Orlando Bloom young
January 13, 1977
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
77 kg | 170 pounds
43 in | 109 cm
9 US | 42 EU
33 in | 84 cm
Orlando Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England, UK, on January 13, 1977, is an English actor. Young Orlando Bloom made his big screen debut in biographical film Wilde (1997) in role as Rentboy. Orlando's breakthrough performance came as Legolas in fantasy adventure film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), directed by Peter Jackson. He made his stage debut in a play In Celebration, at the Duke of York's Theatre in London (2007).
He played Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy:
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Two Towers (2002)
The Return of the King (2003)
He played the same character in The Hobbit movies: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).
He portrayed Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series:
The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Dead Man's Chest (2006)
At World's End (2007)
On Stranger Tides (2011)
Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Troy (2004) epic period war in role as Paris
Kingdom of Heaven (2005) epic historical drama with Eva Green and Liam Neeson
Elizabethtown (2005) romantic comedy with Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon and Jessica Biel
The Three Musketeers (2011) romantic action adventure with Logan Lerman and Milla Jovovich
Haven (2004) drama thriller with Zoe Saldana
The Calcium Kid (2004) sport comedy with Michael Peña
Zulu (2013) drama crime with Forest Whitaker
He is Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
He was married to Australian supermode Miranda Kerr (2010-2013), they have one son.
Fan of football team Manchester United.
He is a long time Buddhist.
He dated actress Kate Bosworth (2003-2006).
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 2, 2014.
Loves mountain bike riding and yoga.
He received the BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award (2015).
He started dating American singer Katy Perry in 2016.
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
Theatre is something that I feel very important for an actor to keep doing. I think it keeps you sharp. But at the moment I'm intrigued with movies and filmmaking. It hasn't lured me away from theatre, but I'm just going to try to ride this wave and then jump onto another and see how far it takes me.
A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery.
Although it is a fantasy film, it's as real as it can be. You have to imagine that an audience will buy their ticket to a cinema and get on a first-class flight and journey to Middle Earth.
I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends.
I'm always amazed at anyone's interest in what I have to say.
Vig used to call me 'Elf boy', and I'd call him 'filthy human'. As an Elf, I never got a scratch on me, never got dirty. And Vig would come out with blood and sweat all over him. And he'd say to me, 'Oh, go manicure your nails.'
I feel really privileged to be an actor, to be paid to do something I love.
When I finished the trilogy of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies, I had a gear shift and thought, 'I need to take a moment to smell the roses.'