FULL BLOOM!, from Shout Magazine, April, 2002
Meet Lord of the Ring star, Orlando Bloom.....
- Orlando was born in
Canterbury, England on 13 January 1977, and is 5'11" tall.
- At school his
nicknames were OB and Orli.
- He first decided to become an actor when he
realized Superman was just an actor.
Orlando thought it would b cool to play
action hero parts and the rest is history.
- Orlando has a tattoo of
the number 9 in elvish, after all the main actors in
Lord of the Rings, got 1, each on a
secret place on their bodies!
- He was nearly killed three years ago when
he broke his back in a fall out of a third floor window. he was warned that
he might not walk again, but 12 days after the operation, he walked out of
the hospital and on to stardom.
- Orlando has a 2-yr-older sister called
- He says he isn't too bothered about how much he earns:
don't care much about the money at all. frankly, if
I get a chance to kiss
someone in a movie, they wouldn't need to pay me at all."
- His first
job was helping out at a clay pigeon shooting range when he was
- As all the stars were stranded in
New Zealand during filming, Orlando decided to try and find something they could all do
stop them getting bored. after suggesting motor, then mountain bikes, they
finally all agreed on surfing!
- Orlando is the most popular lad on the
internet right now and is amazed so many people have searched for him:
a complete technophobe, which is why
I don't have e-mail, but now my mum
wants me to start my own website."
- During the filming of
Lord of the Rings, Orlando broke his ribs when he fell off his horse an another actor landed on
top of him! he admits to being accident prone:
"I've broken my back, my
ribs, my nose, both my legs, my arm, my wrist, a finger and a toe, and
cracked my skull three times!"