Orlando Bloom

  • Orlando Bloom
    • Famous as : Actor
    • Birth Name : Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom
    • Birth Date : January 13, 1977
    • Birth Place : Canterbury, Kent, England, UK
    • Spouse : Miranda Kerr (supermodel, 22-Jul-10 - 2013)
    • Claim to Fame : As Legolas in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy

Orlando Bloom Biography

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His father Harry Bloom, was a Professor of Law at the University of Kent and also a legendary political activist who fought for civil rights in South Africa, whereas, his mother Sonia C. J. Copeland, was a businesswoman and writer who ran a language school for foreign students. When Orlando was only four years old, Harry died of stroke that he and his older sister Samantha were raised by their mother and family friend, Colin Stone, who Sonia revealed to the 13-year-old Orlando as his biological father.

Orlando first enrolled at the St. Edmunds School in Canterbury, but struggled in many courses because of dyslexia. He did good in the arts, however, and enjoyed pottery, photography and sculpturing, and he also participated in particular school plays and was active at his local theater. Landed his very first job as a clay trapper at a pigeon shooting range, her mother encouraged him and his sister to begin studying poetry and prose and eventually giving readings at Kent Festival. Later on both siblings approved Sonia's suggestion and thanked her that they could favorably win many poetry and Bible reciting competitions.

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