1. After having his breakthrough in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he rose to fame by further appearing in epic fantasy, historical epic, and fantasy adventure films.
2. His best-known roles include Legolas in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Paris in Troy, and Balian de Ibelin in Kingdom of Heaven.
3. Bloom subsequently established himself as a leading man in Hollywood films such as Elizabethtown and appeared in ensemble films such as New York, I Love You and Main Street.
4. He has one child with Australian model Miranda Kerr, whom he married in 2010.
5. Bloom was born at Canterbury in Kent in 1977, and was named after the 16th century composer Orlando Gibbons. He has one sister, Samantha Bloom, born in 1975.
6. It was discovered that Bloom is dyslexic. In 1993, he moved to London to follow a two-year A Level course in Drama, Photography and Sculpture at Fine Arts College, Hampstead.
7. He then joined the National Youth Theatre, spending two seasons there and earning a scholarship to train at the British American Drama Academy. and subsequently made his film debut in Wilde , opposite Stephen Fry, before entering the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he studied acting.
8. Two days after graduating from Guildhall in 1999, He had originally auditioned for the part of Faramir, who does not appear until the second movie, but the director, Peter Jackson, cast him as Legolas instead.