Orlando Bloom
British actor
Orlando Bloom
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom is an English actor. He had his break-through roles in 2001 as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and in 2003 as blacksmith Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood films, including Elizabethtown and Kingdom of Heaven. He appeared in the ensemble films Troy, New York, I Love You, Sympathy for Delicious, and Main Street.
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It Appears Miranda Kerr And Fiancé Evan Spiegel Are Waiting To Have Sex
Huffington Post - 18 days
It looks like Miranda Kerr and her fiancé Evan Spiegel are sticking to sexy Snapchats.  The model insinuated that she and her betrothed are waiting to have sex until after the wedding in a recent interview with UK paper The Times. It all came out during an exchange about methods of birth control, after Kerr admitted that she wasn’t using protection. When the interviewer asked whether or not she was planning to have another baby, the model explained: “Not yet. Not until after we get married. My partner is very traditional.” “We can’t... I mean we’re just... waiting,” she continued.  The apparent decision to wait is reminiscent of another celebrity couple, singer Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who didn’t have sex until their wedding night.  Spiegel and Kerr were first reported to be dating in 2015 and made their red carpet debut in February 2016. Just a few months later, the two announced their engagement in July, using a Snapchat filter of course ...
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'Lord of the Rings' Castmates Reunite
ABC News - 28 days
Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen and Orlando Bloom had a fun guys' night out.
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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom spread holiday cheer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
LATimes - 2 months
Looks like Mr. and Mrs. Claus made an early stop before traveling the world to deliver presents. Oh, wait, that's just pop star Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom dressed in their best North Pole gear to visit the kids at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Earlier this week, the couple made a stop...
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Hillary Clinton Reacts to Katy Perry's Amazing Halloween Costume - Us Weekly
Google News - 4 months
Us Weekly Hillary Clinton Reacts to Katy Perry's Amazing Halloween Costume Us Weekly Extra's Tracey Edmonds showed the Oval Office hopeful, 69, a photo of the 32-year-old pop star covered in prosthetics and clad in a red pantsuit and her boyfriend, Orlando Bloom, dressed as a cartoonish Donald Trump. Clinton was stunned at Perry's ... Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Travel Back to the '50s for Her Star-Studded Sock Hop Birthday CelebrationE! Online Katy Perry Celebrates Her 32nd Birthday with a Sock Hop BashPEOPLE.com How the Stars Are Celebrating HalloweenABC News InStyle -UPI.com -New Zealand Herald (blog) -Times of India all 149 news articles »
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Kendall Jenner Twerking On Katy Perry Dressed As Hillary Clinton Is Peak 2016 Halloween
Huffington Post - 4 months
Katy Perry proved her unwavering fealty to Hillary Clinton on Friday night, with a costume of such startling accuracy we’re inclined to crown her the queen of Halloween right here and now ― and we haven’t even seen what Heidi Klum has up her sleeve.  With the help of a team of make up artists, prosthetics, a red jumpsuit, the perfect wig and a signature Clinton can-do attitude, the pop star transformed herself into the Democratic presidential candidate, whom she’s been supporting on the campaign trail for the past year.  Having a little pre party before I take office #IMWITHME Cheers to @svedkavodka  #howtosvedka @hillaryclinton ✨ A photo posted by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Oct 28, 2016 at 11:54pm PDT Thankfully, Perry, who got all dressed up to attend Kate Hudson’s Halloween party, documented the transformation on Instagram for your viewing pleasure and, of course, as a gift to the makers of future memes. “I don’t play games on Halloween,” ...
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Orlando Bloom Throws It Back To That Time The 'Lord Of The Rings' Cast Got Matching Tattoos
Huffington Post - 5 months
Orlando Bloom is nostalgic for the good old days. The ones when the world was unaware of his preferred paddleboarding regalia, his ears were pointy, and his hair was more majestic than Katy Perry’s ever will be.  That’s why Bloom threw it back to the time he spent filming the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy on Thursday, with an Instagram of his co-stars and their matching Elvish tattoos.  Filming a fantasy epic for more than a year straight and reuniting every year for weeks of additional filming apparently bonds a cast for life. To commemorate the experience, Bloom and other members of the “fellowship,” including Sir Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd, got tattoos of the Elvish number nine.  “tbt to when we all got tats cos we loved so much,” he captioned the photo where they all look like LITERAL BABIES. tbt to when we all got tats cos we loved so much A photo posted by orlandobloom (@orlandobloom) on Oct 13, 2016 at 1 ...
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Nightlife Photographer Patrick McMullan Explains What It's Like To Party For A Living
Huffington Post - 5 months
When Patrick McMullan was in the ninth grade, he told his guidance counselor he didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life. When pressed to provide some sort of career outlook, he said what most teens would say: “Well, I like going to parties.” The guidance counselor was less than impressed, telling McMullan, “Well, forget it. You’re never going to find a job going to parties.”  And then, he did. McMullan, who recently syndicated his entire collection of photographs with Getty Images to increase their visibility, has become a mainstay in the celebrity nightlife scene. Over the years, he’s given us myriad iconic photos (like the one below of a young Leonardo DiCaprio goofing around in New York City.) Not only has he managed to carve a spot for himself in the industry, he’s also made plenty of famous friends along the way. McMullan’s interest in shooting celebrity nightlife stems from his general love of parties and a desire to capture all types of people. Building relat ...
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Miranda Kerr Reveals Orlando Bloom Was Embarrassed Over Nude Paddleboarding Photos
Huffington Post - 6 months
Now that the world has seen Orlando Bloom’s manhood, Miranda Kerr has finally spoken about the infamous nude photos.  During an interview on Australian radio program “The Kyle and Jackie O Show,” the model, who was married to Bloom from 2010 to 2013, revealed that her ex gave her a heads up about the pics.  “Oh, my God ― he texted me and he was like, ‘Um, I’m really embarrassed. Some photos are coming out. Just thought I should let you know,’” Kerr, 33, said. The photos of Bloom surfaced online earlier this month while he was vacationing with his new girlfriend, Katy Perry. As a result, the internet went nuts.  “I was like, ‘Hmm ... right, what were you thinking? Seriously, what were you thinking?’” she said of her response, before jokingly adding that she would send Bloom one of her new Bonds swimsuits for future outings.  You can listen to the interview below (it starts around 1:05). -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington ...
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Justin Bieber And Lionel Richie's 17-Year-Old Daughter Are Now Instagram Official
Huffington Post - 7 months
”Hello! Is it me you’re looking for?” is a question Lionel Richie would probably answer in the negative, if Justin Bieber ever asked for the singer’s permission to date his 17-year-old daughter. And yet, Orlando Bloom’s arch-nemesis has been linked to Sofia Richie over the past couple weeks, with the two going on hikes together, taking in ocean views, almost holding hands and flying to Japan for Bieber’s world tour. On Friday the duo finally made things Instagram official with a series of posts, indicating that they might have an “Endless Love” cuddle sesh in their future.  Bieber was the first to fuel the relationship rumors with a photo of himself smiling next to Richie in the back seat of a car. Of course, to keep it extra mysterious, he left the Instagram sans caption. A photo posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Aug 12, 2016 at 7:33pm PDT Bieber later shared a more intimate image of the two in a hotel room, with the pop star appearing ...
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The Internet Is Having A Field Day Comparing Justin Bieber And Orlando Bloom's Nude Pics
Huffington Post - 7 months
The year was 2014. The setting was Ibiza, Spain. The culprits were Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber. The two were caught on camera trading barbs and punches outside a restaurant after Bieber reportedly taunted Bloom over his split with supermodel Miranda Kerr, who was friendly with the singer.  Flash forward to 2016, when nude photos of both Bloom and Bieber surfaced online, resulting in an internet response so great, we can already feel Kim Kardashian reaching for her phone to take another selfie. Two days after photos of the “Lord Of The Rings” actor paddleboarding in the buff with girlfriend Katy Perry made the rounds, The Daily News published pics of Bieber skinny-dipping with model and rumored girlfriend Sahara Ray. The coincidence of two people who feuded in the past having nudes leaked the same week was too much for social media to handle. Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom allegedly staging nude shoots is the equivalent of 2007's Brit/Lilo/Paris "forgetting to ...
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WATCH: Orlando Bloom Caught Paddle Boarding Naked With Katy Perry
ABC News - 7 months
"The View" co-hosts discuss the double standards that exist with female and male nudity.
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People On Twitter Have Zero Chill Over Orlando Bloom's Nude Photos
Huffington Post - 7 months
Yesterday, photos of Orlando Bloom paddleboarding in the nude while on vacation in Italy with Katy Perry were published online by the New York Daily News. Unlike the full-frontal photos of Justin Bieber it obtained, however, the news outlet decided to cover Bloom’s penis with black boxes. A reminder: Taking nude photos of people without their consent and publishing them for the world to see is not cool, no matter how famous the subject is. But we digress. The only thing the Daily News’ censorship achieved was to send the Twitterverse into a curiosity-filled frenzy, with people everywhere wondering what lay beneath. (The curse of the black pearl boxes?) Saw #OrlandoBloom trending and clicked on the hashtag pic.twitter.com/n7gYqbJcSY — Laneka Brown (@lanekabrown) August 4, 2016 Orlando Bloom's shadow...oh my — Fawn Liebowitz (@Fawn_Liebowitz) August 3, 2016 What a great start to my morning. #OrlandoBloom pic.twitter.com/w9aQzxTUvw — T ...
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Selena Gomez Skips Taylor Swift's Fourth of July Party, Plays Katy Perry Instead
Huffington Post - 8 months
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Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Answer Our Prayers, Post Photo Together
Huffington Post - 9 months
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry look tired, but that's what you get for waking up in Cannes.  The singer posted a punny photo of the two in white robes, splayed out on the stairs of a very fancy looking hotel. (They're so tiny, at least we think that's them). The shot and caption, "we cannes't," is super cute, and it marks the first time Perry and the actor have made things Instagram official.  we cannes't A photo posted by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on May 20, 2016 at 12:49pm PDT The loved-up couple have been photographed out and about around the Cannes Film Festival, hitting up the amFAR gala and lounging on a yacht. The "Roar" singer and Bloom reportedly made things official back in March, just after they were spotted holding hands while on vacation in Hawaii.  Despite a little drama after the actor was spotted getting cozy with singer Selena Gomez in Vegas, it seems the two are totally back on.  -- This feed and its contents are the pro ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Orlando Bloom
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 38
    On 14 August 2015 Disney officially announced that Bloom will reprise his role as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, scheduled for May 2017.
    More Details Hide Details Bloom reprised his role as Legolas in parts two and three of The Hobbit, Peter Jackson's three-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
  • 2014
    Age 37
    Bloom received the 2,521st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 2 April 2014.
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  • 2013
    Age 36
    On 25 October 2013, Bloom and Kerr announced that they had separated several months earlier, and intended to end their marriage. The two were divorced by the end of 2013.
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    Bloom made his Broadway stage debut as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet in August 2013 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details The New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley described Bloom's performance as “a first-rate Broadway debut” in the title role: “For once, we have a Romeo who evolves substantively, from a posturing youth in love with love, to a man who discovers the startling revelation of real love, with a last-act descent into bilious, bitter anger that verges on madness.” Bloom has said that he tries "not to exclude himself from real life as much as possible." During filming in Morocco for Kingdom of Heaven, Bloom rescued and adopted a dog, Sidi (a black Saluki mix with a white mark on his chest). Bloom is a practising Buddhist under Soka Gakkai International. In 2004, he became a full member of SGI-UK (the UK branch of Soka Gakkai International), a lay Buddhist association affiliated with the teachings of Nichiren.
  • 2010
    Age 33
    On 13 July 2010, Bloom was presented with an Honorary Degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury Cathedral.
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  • 2009
    Age 32
    On 13 July 2009, four hooded teenagers broke into the Hollywood Hills home of Orlando Bloom and stole nearly half a million dollars worth of possessions.
    More Details Hide Details The burglars, dubbed the "Bling Ring", targeted the homes of young celebrities. Most of Bloom's stolen items were retrieved.
    On 12 October 2009, Bloom was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
    More Details Hide Details He has been involved in the organisation since 2007 and has visited schools and villages in Nepal in support of sanitation and education programmes. Bloom has sustained several injuries: he broke his left arm and cracked his skull three times, broke his nose while playing rugby union, broke his right leg skiing in Switzerland, broke his left leg in a motorbike crash, and broke his right wrist while snowboarding. He also broke his back when he slipped trying to reach a roof terrace of a friend's house and fell three floors. He also broke some ribs while shooting The Lord of the Rings.
    On 12 February 2009, Bloom actively participated in the 'Australia Unites' fundraiser to raise support for the victims of the Australian bushfires on 7 February 2009.
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    Also in 2009, he was one of many stars to appear in New York, I Love You, which contained 12 short films in one.
    More Details Hide Details He then appeared in The Three Musketeers opposite Milla Jovovich, Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Juno Temple and Christoph Waltz, released in 2011. In October 2011, Bloom stated that he would like to return for a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film if he was offered.
  • 2008
    Age 31
    In 2008 he signed on to play a small role in the British film An Education but dropped out to take the lead in Johnnie To's film Red Circle.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 30
    In late 2007 Bloom began dating Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr. They announced their engagement in June 2010, and were married the following month. Kerr gave birth to their son in January 2011 in Los Angeles.
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    On 24 August 2007 he made his first ever TV commercial appearance on late-night Japanese TV, promoting the Uno brand of cosmetics maker Shiseido.
    More Details Hide Details A "one night only", 2-minute version of the Sci-Fi themed commercial kicked off the product's marketing campaign.
    During the summer of 2007 he appeared in a London revival of In Celebration, a play by David Storey.
    More Details Hide Details His character was one of three brothers returning home for their parents' 40th wedding anniversary.
    Bloom then again portrayed Will Turner, in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, released on 24 May 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Bloom, who had intended to become a stage actor after graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, had stated that he would like to leave films for a time and instead appear in stage roles, and is "avidly looking for the right sort of material that he can do something with" and go "back to basics."
    As of May 2007, Bloom has appeared in four of the top 15 highest-grossing films of all time.
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    Bloom subsequently established himself as a leading man in Hollywood films such as Elizabethtown and appeared in ensemble films such as New York, I Love You and Main Street. He made his professional stage debut in West End's In Celebration at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2007 and starred in a Broadway adaption of Romeo and Juliet in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, Bloom was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
  • 2006
    Age 29
    Also in 2006, Bloom was the most searched male on Google News.
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    In 2006, Bloom starred in sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and in the independently made Haven, of which he was also executive producer.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year he was one of the guest stars in the sitcom Extras, in which he portrayed an exaggeratedly arrogant, narcissistic version of himself who had a great loathing for Johnny Depp (his co-star in Pirates of the Caribbean); Bloom pushed for Extras to go further by making his part unlikeable, and contributed to the gag about him admiring Depp out of sheer jealousy, that Depp was far more talented than he was, not to mention rated higher than him on the 'top hottest' charts.
  • 2004
    Age 27
    After the success of Pirates, Bloom next took to the screen as Paris, the man who effectively started the Trojan War, in the 2004 Spring blockbuster, Troy opposite Brad Pitt, Eric Bana and Peter O'Toole.
    More Details Hide Details He subsequently played the lead roles in Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven and Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown (both 2005).
  • 2003
    Age 26
    Bloom had an "on-and-off relationship" with American actress Kate Bosworth, from 2003 until splitting up in September 2006.
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    Bloom next starred opposite Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which was a blockbuster hit during the summer of 2003.
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  • 2002
    Age 25
    In 2002, he was chosen as one of the Teen People "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" and was named People's hottest Hollywood bachelor in the magazine's 2004 list.
    More Details Hide Details All members of the cast of the Rings films were nominated for Best Ensemble Acting at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for three years in a row, finally winning in 2003 for the third film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Bloom has also won other awards, including European Film Awards, Hollywood Festival Award, Empire Awards and Teen Choice Awards, and has been nominated for many others. Most of Bloom's box office successes have been as part of an ensemble cast.
  • 1999
    Age 22
    Two days after graduating from Guildhall in 1999, he was cast in his first major role, playing Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003).
    More Details Hide Details He had originally auditioned for the part of Faramir, who does not appear until the second movie, but the director, Peter Jackson, cast him as Legolas instead. While shooting a scene, he broke a rib after falling off a horse, but eventually recovered and continued shooting. At the same time, Bloom also played a brief role in Ridley Scott's war film Black Hawk Down as PFC Todd Blackburn.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1997
    Age 20
    Bloom's first appearance on the screen was in a small role, as a rent boy, in the 1997 film Wilde.
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  • 1993
    Age 16
    In 1993, he moved to London to follow a two-year A Level course in Drama, Photography and Sculpture at Fine Arts College, Hampstead.
    More Details Hide Details He then joined the National Youth Theatre, spending two seasons there and earning a scholarship to train at the British American Drama Academy. Bloom began acting professionally with television roles in episodes of Casualty and Midsomer Murders, and subsequently made his film debut in Wilde (1997), opposite Stephen Fry, before entering the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he studied acting.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Age 0
    Bloom was born in 1977 in Canterbury, Kent, and was named after the 16th century composer Orlando Gibbons.
    More Details Hide Details He has an older sister, Samantha Bloom. Orlando initially believed that his biological father was his mother's husband, the Jewish South African-born anti-Apartheid novelist Harry Saul Bloom (1913–81), who died when Bloom was four years old. However, when he was 13 (nine years after Harry's death), Bloom's mother revealed to him that his biological father was actually Colin Stone, his mother's partner and family friend. Stone, the principal of the Concorde International language school, became Orlando Bloom's legal guardian after Harry Bloom's death. Bloom's mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (née Copeland), was born in Calcutta, India, the daughter of Francis John Copeland, a physician and surgeon, and Betty Constance Josephine (née Walker). Through her, Bloom is a cousin of photographer Sebastian Copeland. Bloom's mother's family lived in Tasmania (Australia), Japan, and India, and were of English descent, some of them having originally come from Kent.
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