Born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977, Orlando
Bloom moved to London at 16 where he received an education in
serious drama at the National Youth Theatre, later training at
the British American Drama Academy before his final graduate studies
at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
after graduation, Bloom returned to the stage where he was spotted
by director Peter Jackson, who offered him the part of Legolas
in a Lord
of the Rings.
As Will Turner in Pirates.
appearing in the three-part epic blockbuster, Bloom subsequently
took on high-profile roles in other major hits. They include Ridley
Scott's Black Hawk Down and an appearance alongside Johnny
Depp in Pirates
of the Caribbean.
actor next co-starred with Brad
Pitt in Troy
and in the medieval crusade epic, Kingdom of Heaven.
reprised his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
in 2006 and followed up with his last appearance in the franchise,
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End in 2007.
As Legolas in Lord
of the Rings..
The actor next appeared in another costume period adventure, The Three Musketeers, released in 2011, as the Duke of Buckingham followed by a reprise of
his Lord of the Rings role as Legolas in "The Hobbit".
Peter Jackson's three-part "Hobbit" franchise is prequel to the Rings trilogy and includes "An Unexpected Journey" (2012), "The Desolation of Smaug" (2013) and "There and Back Again" (2014).
Off the set, Bloom has been romantically linked to actress Kate Bosworth and Australian model Miranda Kerr, whom the actor married in 2010. The following year, the couple announced the birth of their first child in Los Angeles, a boy named Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom.
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