- Birthday1st Jan, 70
- Birth PlaceUnited Kingdom
- Marital statusMarried
Orlando Bloom is an English actor who had breakthrough role in The Lord of the Rings in 2001. He gained prominence as Will Turner in 2003 in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He also had lead roles in leading Hollywood films like Kingdom of Heaven. Bloom is an accomplished stage actor too and he made his debut in at the Theater of Duke of York with In Celebration. In October 2009 Orlando Bloom was appointed the Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. Orlando won the hearts of the kids as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings. But withBlack Hawk Down he proved to his critics and when it comes to serious films he is 'not bad' either.
Orlando Bloom earned $5 million from the first Pirates movies, $12 million for the second part and $17 million for the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He reportedly earned an amount of $10,500,500 for playing the role of Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and also earned $1 million for playing Legolas in the film,The Hobbit. The actor earns a lot of money through endorsements. He is the face of Uniqlo, the biggest retailing shop in Japan. He promotes their winter collection and he looks real good in the dresses. He has also endorsed for Topshop, the most influential High Street fashion brand in the UK.
Orlando Bloom owns a house in Hollywood Hills which was the target of a break-in in July. The house features four bedrooms and three bathrooms and occupies a space of more than 3,200 sq ft. The property is heavily gated and is on three-quarters of an acre. As per last received information he drives an Audi A8. The actor is also associated with many charities like The Lunchbox Fund, Red Cross, Project HOME & Peace First.
Bloom met actress Kate Bosworth in 2002 and they had an "off and on" relationship till they split up in 2006. In late 2007 he became romantically involved with Australian model Miranda Kerr. They got engaged in June 2010 and in January next year, Kerr gave birth to a baby boy. In July 2010 Bloom was presented with an Honorary Degree from the University of Kent.
Family & relationships
Hollywood hills home
Orlando Bloom put up his luxurious Hollywood Hills home for lease on July 2011. The actor fixed the monthly lease rental price of his home at $18,000 and his desire of ensuring more privacy for his family has been speculated as the reason behind the move. Bloom purchased the home in the year 2007 after forking out $2.75 million for it. The house was once occupied by actor Thomas Gibson and it served as the permanent residence of the actor and his supermodel wife, Miranda Kerr for almost four years.
However, after immediately occupying the ranch style home the actor decided to paint it in a charcoal grey shade. It is the same home which was burgled on 2009 by the infamous celebrity targeting “Bling Ring” gang, who managed to loot almost $500,000 worth of valuables including some of the priciest gems of Bloom’s exotic watch collection. The luxury home was built during the 1940’s decade.
Location: Bloom’s former home is situated in the upscale gated Hollywood Hills community of Los Angeles, California.
Accommodation: Orlando’s home is situated in the middle of a heavily landscaped estate measured at 0.75 acre. The single storied home offers a total living area of 3200 square feet and comes with four bedrooms, living room, dining area, a modern gourmet kitchen equipped with walnut and cherry cabinetry, library and four bathrooms. There is also a long driveway leading to a motor court and an outdoor three car garage.
Features: The outdoor area of the estate includes luxury amenities like a medium sized kidney shaped swimming pool, a pro swim machine and a lagoon styled spa. The dining terrace has a built in barbeque counter. Security cameras have been installed at several areas of the estate.
Neighborhood: Jennifer Aniston stays near Bloom’s former home.
Mitsubishi Outlander GT
Orlando Bloom seems to be a man of multiple vehicles. Apart from his motorbikes, he was also spotted loading a mountain bike into his Mitsubishi Outlander GT. The Outlander is a stylish crossover, 5-seater SUV which can be expanded into a 7-seater via the third row of flip-up seats. The 2010-remodeled version arrives with a 3-liter V6 engine capable of 230 hp and 28 mpg fuel economy. It is as safe as it looks and arrives with an all-wheel control for added secure gripping on road. The seats are all spacious while the dash and instrument panel are handsome and functional. The SUV comes in 4 different trim levels.
Ducati sport classic
"Old is Gold" is what Orlando Bloom seems to chorus along with the Ducati Sport Classic that has been given a retro-styling by the superbike brand. However, there is nothing retro about its components which include a 922 cc motor producing 91 hp of power when mated with the 6-speed transmission. Huge Brembo brakes, huge exhausts, huge instrument panel, huge fuel tank and a huge engine - everything about the bike is huge. Though the seat seems to be a bit uncomfortable and the handlebars a bit low, the Ducati Sport is definitely a blend of timeless design and modern technology.
The actor Orlando Bloom purchased a matte black Audi A8 on December 2010, and has been photographed taking out his wife, supermodel Miranda Kerr and the couple’s infant son on long drives near his Hollywood Hills home in Los Angeles. The Audi A8 has been blessed with a very stylish exterior appearance on account of its external accessories like a bold front grille, large fog lamps, alloy wheels and a metallic paint finish. Bloom has upholstered the seats and steering wheel of his A8 in high end suede leather and opted for a walnut wood trim level.
Orlando Bloom’s love for high end Audi cars led him to acquire a brand new phantom black Audi Q7 on January 2013. The actor loves to take out his Q7 on long drives on Californian highways. The Audi Q7’s majestic appearance is further attenuated due to its external accessories like twin automatically activated halogen headlamps, a broad chrome lined radiator intake, daytime LED lights, wavy tail lamps and vertical chrome grills. The car has been equipped with a panoramic sunroof and contains several high end electronic gadgets like a rear view camera, dual zone automatic climate control and power lift gate.
Ducati Monster 1100
Having become a dad, the star actor Orlando Bloom seemed to take all safety precautions as he took his Ducati Monster for a ride through the streets of New York City. At a mere 414 pounds when full with 3.4 gallons of fuel, this bike is among the lightest liter-class bikes around. Its 1100 cc Desmodue Evoluzione engine boasts of a car-like 100 hp power. This works via the 6-speed transmission to take the bike to an zipping 150 km/h.It has been given a four-level traction control system, non-linked ABS and strong radial calipers for the brakes to ensure safety. The seat is broad and comfy while the sound of the engines give the reason behind naming this bike as 'monster'!
Orlando seems to 'bloom' at the sight of a Ducati! The British actor owns a couple of them and has been seen riding his Streetfighter in New York. This bike seems to be a harmonious blend of the previous three Ducati bikes and thus, has been the cynosure of several eyes. The superbike is truly a pleasure to rid with its sharp, flickable chassis, lower-spec suspension, braking and wheel. The $13,000 price tag seems to be justified in its 132 hp power that races it to beyond the 170 km/h mark with a healthy torque boost starting at 8,000 rpm. The performance credit goes to its Testastretta 11° motor, of course.
The avid biker Orlando Bloom drives a matte black colored Buell 1125CR, and was photographed going around the streets of London on March 2009 in his motorcycle. The actor was in the British capital for the filming of his movie “Sympathy for Delicious” and took advantage of the breaks in his shooting schedule to embark on long bike rides. The menacing external appearance of the 1125CR is enhanced manifold due to the bike’s external accessories like eyebrow shaped head lights, windshield and a compact Clubman style aluminum handlebar. The Buell 1125CR can attain a maximum speed of 260 km/hour.
Orlando Bloom rides a brick red colored BMW R1200GS bike. The actor often takes out his wife, supermodel Miranda Kerr on long bike rides on Californian highways on his BMW R1200GS motorcycle, which has been blessed with the twin virtues of great looks and superb on road performance in even some of the toughest terrain in the world. The $22,000 bike is powered by a 1170cc petrol engine that delivers a peak rated output of 125HP at 7500rpm along with 85 lb-ft of torque at 5500rpm and can attain a top speed of 200 km/hour.
Ducati Hypermotard 1100
Known to be an avid biker, Orlando Bloom rides a matte black colored Ducati Hypermotard 1100 motorbike, and was photographed on January 2013 heading to a fitness center located in West Hollywood, California on his motorcycle. The paparazzi managed to click a snap of the actor picking up his wife, supermodel Miranda Kerr from the beauty center, “Diamond Nails & Spa Tanning” on his Ducati. The $15,000 motorcycle possesses an irresistible combination of great looks and superb on road performance. The Ducati Hypermotard 1100 derives its impressive power from its 1100cc air cooled V-twin engine that delivers a peak work rate of 95HP along with 75 lb-ft of torque.
Ducati Streetfighter 848
The actor Orlando Bloom rides a fly yellow colored Ducati Streetfighter 848 bike, and was photographed cruising on a New York street on June 2012 on his Ducati Streetfighter motorcycle. The Streetfighter is powered by an 849cc vee-twin Testastretta engine that generates a peak rated torque 93.5Nm at 9500rpm along with an output of 132PS at 10000rpm. Key parts of the chassis have been fashioned out of carbon fiber material and the bike sports lightweight 10 spoke wheels along with LED positioning lights. The top rated speed is 260 km/hour.
Orlando Bloom’s love for vintage sports led him to acquire a matte black Porsche 912 dating back to the sixties decade. The actor loves to take out his wife, supermodel Miranda Kerr on long drives on Californian highways in his Porsche. The 912 sports a sleek exterior appearance and has been fitted with halogen fog lights along with an electric sunroof. Bloom has upholstered the Recaro seats in high end suede leather and fitted an air conditioning system inside the 912. The Porsche 912 can reach a top speed of 192 km/hour.
Orlando Bloom took advantage of his supermodel wife Miranda Kerr’s work commitments and tagged along with her to the exotic beach resort of Cancun on the last week of January 2013. Incidentally, Kerr was in town to inaugurate a new Louis Vuitton boutique. The actor was also accompanied by his infant son for the entire duration of his four day long holiday. Bloom utilized his vacation to spend quality time with his family and played a lot with his son on the beach side. Orlando even went for a swim in the ocean and tried his hand at the aquatic sport of paddle boarding.
Location: Cancun is located in Mexico.
Accommodation: Cancun possesses more than 25 high end resorts and hotels. Availing a room over the weekend during the holiday season at a five star rated resort of the class of "The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres", "Hard Rock Hotel Cancun", "Inter Continental Presidente Cancun Resort" and "Le Blanc Spa Resort" can cost as much as $2,500.
Main Attractions: Cancun is one of the most frequented holiday destinations in Mexico due to its lovely beaches that offer ample sunshine throughout the year. The beaches possess world class infrastructure for aquatic recreational activities like scuba diving, kayaking, rafting and paddle boarding. Cancun is also home to several medieval historical sites like “Tulum”, “Las Ruinas del Rey”and “El Meco” which traced their origin to the Mayan civilization. These sites hold a treasure trove of Mayan artifacts and ruins.
Shares a kiss with his partner
On family vacation
Splash in the waves
Orlando Bloom embarked on a yacht cruise to the exotic island of Hamilton on August 2012 when he wanted to take a break from his grueling shooting schedule. The actor was accompanied by his wife, “Victoria’s Secret” angel Miranda Kerr and the couple’s infant son for the entire length of his week long holiday. Bloom spent a lot of time sunbathing on the deck of the yacht along with his wife. The family stayed at the luxurious “Qualia Resort” when they alighted from their boat at Hamilton Island. They even found time to embark on a sightseeing tour around the entire Whitsunday islands on their luxury yacht. The actor’s wife was mightily pleased with the enjoyable experience provided by their vacation and uploaded pictures of the family holiday on Twitter.
Location: The island of Hamilton is a part of the Whitsunday archipelago situated in the Australian province of Queensland.
Accommodation: Hamilton is home to almost half a dozen high end resorts and hotels. Availing a room for a weekend at a five star resort of the likes of “Qualia”, ”Beach Club” and “Palm Bungalows” can cost in the range of $1,200 to $2,000.
Main Attractions: Hamilton Islands has been blessed with some of the most spectacular natural scenery on the Australian continent. An aerial helicopter tour or a luxury boat cruise is great options to soak in the beautiful landscape. There is also a wildlife park which showcases some rare animal species.
Bloom has heavily campaigned for this non-profit organization which is focused to fight against the emergence of AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa by raising public awareness through effective policies, programs thus helping to save lives. The NGO supported by Angelina Jolie campaigns to educate children in order to improve their future.
The actor has shown a lot of involvement to support this charitable organization dedicated to providing relief to victims of disasters by responding to emergencies and protecting the dignity of victims of internal violence. The organization supported by Shane Warne aims to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian principles.
The actor was named a UNICEF goodwill ambassador on October 2012. The NGO works in over 150 countries and strives to save children's life. UNICEF has the support of many well-known personalities like Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and is committed to providing better health care facilities, education, sanitation and emergency relief.
Orlando Bloom loves to collect expensive watches. The self-confessed watch freak imbibed the habit from a very early age and was hugely inspired by his grandfather’s hobby of collecting antique timepieces. The actor possesses more than forty designer timepieces in his envious collection. Pride of place in his collection goes to vintage watches of the class of a 1950's anti-magnetic Milgauss vintage timepiece valued at around $200,000, a $32,000 Rolex Submariner.12 which gained iconic status after it was featured in a James Bond movie and an IWC Pilot’s Watch Classic Chronograph Automatic Watch, considered to be one of the most reliable pilot’s timepieces in the globe.
Bloom’s entire watch collection has been valued at around $330,000. In an unfortunate incident that took place on July 2009, Bloom’s Los Angeles home was burgled and the “Bling Ring” thieves’ gang managed to take away 8 exotic timepieces, out of which only two could be later recovered by the police. Six Rolex watches in the missing booty have still not been traced. Bloom counts IWC, Panerai and Rolex as his favorite brands. Orlando auctioned off a few of his classic watches including the vintage $12,600 “1973 Explorer II Steve McQueen” timepiece to raise money for the international charitable organization, UNICEF.
Rick Owens Mountain Shearling Leather Jacket
The actor looked trendy while donning this leather jacket. The black mountain jacket features 100% sheepskin with two zipped pockets and buttons on cuffs. The $2,887 winter wear is completely lined with a decentralized zip closure and twin buttons on its neck.
Oliver Peoples Sheldrake Sunglasses
Orlando occasionally wears his favorite shades. The hand sculpted optical frame in classic black color features a keyhole shaped bridge and frontal frame detailing with small silver plaques. The $365 vintage styled glares has a core wire within the temple with designer logo detailing on it.
Bassike Slim Tapered Pants
The artist was photographed wearing the tapered pants. The slim fit track pants is made from 100% organic Australian cotton and comes with an elasticated ankle. The slim trousers have a button fly, internal drawstring waistband and two patch pockets.
Balenciaga Men’s Leather Mid Top Sneakers
Bloom wore the Balenciaga sneakers while accompanying his wife to an event. The olive sneakers features cracked leather front laces, metal eyelets and a thick black rubber sole. The $547 sportswear is available in select colors and looks great when worn with a pair of narrow jeans.