Orlando Bloom was born on 13 January, 1977 in Canterbury, Kent, England. He has one older sister, born in 1975. His mother is Sonia Constance Josephine. Her family, and she, lived in Australia, India and Japan. Orlando believed that his father is Harry Saul Bloom, his mother’s husband and novelist. When he was 13 years old, his mother told him, that the biological father is Colin Stone, a family friend. He is the principal of the Concorde International language school and since Harry’s death a legal guardian of Orlando Bloom. The interesting name isn’t made up, he got the name after Orlando Gibbons, a composer from the 16th century.
His first role was in the movie Wilde (1997) where he played Rentboy. His most popular movies are: Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Troy and Kingdom of Heaven. During his career, Orlando appeared in popular movies: Black Hawk Down (2001), Haven (2004), Elizabethtown (2005), Love and Other Disasters (2006), New York, I Love You (2009), Romeo and Juliet (2014), The Hobbit (2014) and many others. His new movies, Digging for Fire and Unlocked are in post-production.
In 2003, Orlando started dating with Kate Bosworth, an American actress. They broke up in 2006. A year later, in 2007, he started dating with Miranda Kerr, an Australian supermodel. They married in July 2010. In 2011 they got their first child, Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom. In 2013 they separated and announced that they will divorce. Orlando is practicing Buddhism, and he is a member of Soka Gakkai International. He is a member of Global Green, so he modified his house in London to use solar power and incorporate recycled materials.