was born in Canterbury, England and trained at the National Youth Theatre in London. After completing his scholarship at the British American Drama Academy, he made his feature film debut in "Wilde", starring Stephen Fry and Jude Law. Next he he attended to London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Upon graduation, a then unknown Bloom was cast in the films that launched his career: Peter Jackson’s Academy Award winning trilogy,"The Lord of the Rings". In 2003, Bloom starred opposite Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley in the Disney hit, "Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl", directed by Gore Verbinski. Then he starred in Scott’s "Kingdom of Heaven"and in in Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical, "Elizabethtown". Then the blockbuster sequels on the pirates of the Caribbean followed. Soon after, Bloom made his debut on London's West End in a revival of David Storey's 1969 drama, "In Celebration". Bloom's additional film credits include "Ned Kelly", "Troy"; Haven"; and "New York: I love You". Most recently, Orlando starred in Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut, "Sympathy for Deliciou", which won the Audience Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, in "Main Street" and in Paul W.S. Anderson’s "The Three Musketeers".