- NAME: Orlando Bloom
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor
- BIRTH DATE: January 13, 1977 (Age: 36)
- EDUCATION: British American Drama Academy, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The King's School, Canterbury, St. Edmund's School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
- Full Name: Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom
- AKA: Orlando Bloom
- ZODIAC SIGN: Capricorn
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The following year, the actor was featured as a leading man in two films: Ridley Scott's Crusades epic Kingdom of Heaven and Cameron Crowe's drama Elizabethtown (both released in 2005). Then, in 2006, Bloom appeared with actress Zoe Saldana in the thriller Haven, which he also co-produced.
In between his more high-profile Hollywood work,
Bloom has starred in indie fare like Ned Kelley (2003) and New York, I Love You (2009). Additionally, in 2007, he returned to the stage for a London revival of In Celebration.
Another cape-and-sword opportunity arose for Bloom when he was cast in a 2011 update of The Three Musketeers, which failed to catch hold at the U.S. box office. The actor then returned to working with Jackson, reprising his role as Greenleaf for portions of The Hobbit film trilogy, the first installment of which was released in December 2012: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Bloom enjoys a number of athletic activities, including mountain bike riding and yoga, and once set voyage as a crewmember on a ship to Antarctica. He is also a practicing Buddhist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Bloom was linked romantically to actress Kate Bosworth for some time before marrying Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr in 2010. The couple welcomed son Flynn Christopher the following year, on January 6, 2011.
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