Know About Orlando Bloom; Age, Movies, Engagement, Katy Perry

Published Date: 18 Feb, 2019 Updated date: 23 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

The Hollywood heartthrob, Orlando Bloom has established himself as a leading man in the entertainment industry with his captivating acting skills. Besides, the talented actor had a recent buzz on social media following his engagement with pop star Katy Perry.

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom aka Orlando Bloom is an English actor known for his role as Legolas in the fantasy drama Lord of the Rings. He is also acknowledged as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean series and Prince Paris in the historical drama Troy. Apart from that, Orlando is also the international ambassador of the UNICEF.

Short Bio: Age, Height, Ethnicity

42-years-of-age Orlando Bloom was born on 13 January 1977, in Canterbury, England to Sonia Constance Josephine and Colin Stone. He grew up believing he was biological son of his stepdad, South African novelist Harry Saul Bloom till he was 13 years old.

Orlando was brought up in Church of England with his sister, Samantha Bloom. He attended St. Peters Methodist Primary School, junior school of the Kings School and St. Edmund School in Canterbury. Subsequently, he took an A-level course in Drama, Photography, and Sculpture at Fine Arts College, Hampstead and has also earned a scholarship to train at British American Drama Academy.

Though his mother was born in India and some of his ancestors were born in both India and Australia, they are all of the English descent. Orlando stands at a tall height of 1.8m.

Career, Net Worth & Earnings

Orlando started his career appearing in the 1997 film Wilde as a role of a rent boy. Subsequently, he grabbed his breakthrough role of Legolas in the epic fantasy adventure film series Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003). At the same time, he played a brief role in war movie Black Hawk Down (2001).


Orlando Bloom as Legolas on Lord of the Rings (Picture: The Mirror)

Apart from that, Orlando has starred in 5 movies of Pirates of the Caribbean series alongside Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley (2003-2017) as Will Turner. His other Hollywood projects include Troy (2004), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Elizabethtown (2005), New York; I Love You (2009), The Three Musketeers (2011), The Hobbit trilogy (2013-2014), and S.M.A.R.T Chase (2017). He is currently shooting for Needle in a Timestack.

Likewise, his role as Legolas Greenleaf in the Hobbit series is also praiseworthy. He was a part in the second installment of the movie under the director of New Zealand filmmaker, Peter Jackson. The 2013 release was produced WingNut Films on $217 million to which its box office figures was $958.4 million. A year later, he also got to play the recurring role in the third installment of the film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). Like his previous direction role, Peter helmed the highly anticipated movie. The film on a production scale of $250 (gross) took the box-office by storm with $956 million.

The net worth of the British actor is estimated to swirl around $40 million in which the success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Pirates of the Caribbean has played a huge role. Orlando did a cameo role of Captain William “Will” Turner Jr. in the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The movie was directed by two directors, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg from a script by Jeff Nathanson. Keeping its brand value, the fantasy film under a production cost between $230 to $320 million made $794.9 million. He apparently charges $3million-$4 million per movie.

Recent Engagement With Katy Perry; Child From Past Relationship

For the recent few days, Orlando Bloom has been the buzz of the town following his engagement with singing sensation Katy Perry. The pair had an on-and-off relationship for over three years which started in January 2016, right after the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.


Orlando flashes engagement moment with pop star Katy Perry on 15 February 2019 (Picture: Orlando’s Instagram)

However, Orlando and Katy confirmed their split in February 2017 only to resume the relationship in April 2018. Finally, the long-hauled lovebirds publicized their engagement a day after Valentines on 15 February 2019. A $5 Million-worth flower-shaped ring suited amazingly well on the acclaimed singer’s finger.

Before Katy, the actor with looks of a boy next door was involved in various serious relationships throughout his career. He had an unsettling relationship with American actress Kate Bosworth between 2003 and 2006. Besides, he dated Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr from late 2007s and the pair announced their engagement in 2010. They eventually shared wedding vows the next month and had a child, a son named Flynn Christopher Bloom in 2011. Unfortunately, the married pair divorced at the end of 2013.  

Orlando’s dating history also involves his short-term flings with Luisa Moraes and Ashley Hass.

Some Interesting Facts about Orlando Bloom

  • Though Orlando’s IQ is very high, he was a dyslexic child and has claimed that taking art and drama classes have helped a lot to recover.
  • He is a cousin of photographer Sebastian Copeland.
  • Back in 2002, Orlando made the marks as one of the Teen People “25 Hottest Stars Under 25.”
  • Besides, he made as hottest Hollywood bachelor in the People’s magazine’s 2004 list.
  • Orlando had originally auditioned for the role of Faramir in Lord of the Rings but got the part of Legolas instead.
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