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Pay List 2003, Sunday Telegraph Magazine (UK), November 2, 2003
scans by Michelle

125= 6m, Orlando Bloom (film, age 26)
Bloom's first cinema role was as a rent boy in the 1997 film Wilde, when he was at drama school; he had already appeared on TV in London' Burning (note: he has denied this) and Casualty. Then he auditioned for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, winning the role of the Elf Legolas Greenleaf. It has been a whirlwind ever since. Still only 26, Bloom has swiftly graduated into the top-pay league of British film stars. Reportedly paid between 2m and 3m a film, in the past year he has made Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, a critical and box-office success. His latest role is Paris in Wolfgang Petersen's film Troy. Between them, these two films should bring him at least 5m. We add his fees for the lower-budget films Ned Kelly and The Calcium Kid. Bloom, who once said, "I came into acting because of the women," (note: he has denied this too) should have no shortage of suitors.
New entry.



And on page 42 there is a list of the top ten earners in movies. Orlando is 5th, below Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ewan McGregor, Sir Ridley Scott and Patrick Stewart. In the writing below, it begins:

The highest new entry is Orlando Bloom. Plucked from nowhere to star as Legolas Greenleaf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama graduate has seen his box-office worth rise rapidly in Hollywood.