childhood

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Orlando Bloom: Profile!


The birth name of Orlando Bloom is Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom. He was born in Canterbury England, a small city on January 13, 1977. Harry Bloom, his father, died when he was only four years old of a stroke. Eventhough, Orlando and his older sister, Samantha, who also studied drama and music like him, were raised only by her mother, called Sonia.

At the age of eight, Orlando was diagnosed with dislexia. However, he started participating in school plays and was active at his local theater. In 1998, he attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Altough it was there were he fell from a rooftop and broke his back, and inspite of fears that he would be paralyzed for the rest of his life, he recuperated very quickly and returned to school. It was there, when in a drama play, Peter Jackson saw him and said to him that if he could audition for his next movie: The Lords Of The Rings. Consequently, he got the role in the movie, spending 18 months in New Zealand, playing the role of "Legolas".

Nowadays, he has been chosen as one of the most 50 Hottest Stars on Peoples Magazine. He supports English football team Manchester United, despite he can not practice, because of his work. Major film roles in Troy, The Lord of The Rings and coming soon, Elizabethtown.

1 Comments:

  • He's okay, but he was much cuter as an elf, with his long blond hair and pointy little ears!

    By Blogger Erin, at 11:00 AM  

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