Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
clay trapper. He worked as a shooting club assistant, as a clay trapper, when he was 13, he enjoyed the fresh air.
16. He left home at the tender age of 16 and gained a scholarship for the British American Drama Academy.
|What football team (soccer) is Orlando rumored to barrack for in the F.A. Premier League?||Orlando Bloom
Manchester United. He supports Manchester United.
|Although impressed by 'Superman', which movie was it that inspired Orlando to become an actor?||Orlando Bloom
Stand by Me. He says 'Once I realised Superman was an actor, I thought, 'That's for me mate' but when asked what his first film was he said 'Superman', but 'Stand By Me' got me into acting'
|His pet dog's name, the one he had in 2001 when he was living in London, is _____ ?||Orlando Bloom
|Orlando graduated from __________ right after he won the part for Legolas in LOTR?||Orlando Bloom
Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After playing rent boy in 'Wilde' he was offered a position at Guildhall and chose to postpone his career in order to further his education.
Rent Boy. He played a homosexual in the 1997 movie 'Wilde'.
Canterbury, England. He was born in Canterbury, Kent, England.
13th. That makes him a Capricorn.
Orli. Another nickname is OB, but Orli is the name used adoringly by most fans. Orlando's nickname when young was Lando.
|Orlando was briefly engaged to a beautiful model in 2000: her name is __________ ?||Orlando Bloom
Jemma Kidd. Orlando insists he is married to his career, but when it comes to affairs of the heart he isn't completely immune to temptation as he revealed when questioned about film stars' inflated salaries. The 18-month shoot for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy eventually cost him his longtime girlfriend Joanne Morley. Following the split he took up with model Jemma Kidd - to whom he became engaged - but the relationship didn't last. Orlando himself refuses to answer questions about his love-life, however. "I won't admit or deny anything," he says. "Makes me more interesting." www.orlandomultimedia.net/bio/legolas_orlando.html
f. Orlando was raised by his mother and his sister. He believed his father was South African lawyer and novelist, Harry Bloom, a novelist, who died when he was just 4 years old.
In an interview with 'The Face' magazine, Orlando revealed that his real dad was his supposed legal guardian Colin Stone. Up until he was a teenager, Orlando had believed Colin was nothing more than a close family friend, until his mum revealed that he was in fact his biological father. Orlando says, "I found out that Colin was my father - not Harry, but Colin," said Orlando. He explains further: "When my father (Harry) died, Colin Stone was made my guardian. He was always a close family friend but I always thought Harry was my biological father."
( from www.orlandobloom.co.nz/ob.html )
|Orlando decided that acting was for him, before he reached his teens?||Orlando Bloom
t. When Orlando decided acting was for him when he was very young. Later in his life hewas quoted as saying, "I think it began when I spent a Christmas in B oston with my cousin. I was like twelve and my cousin from Los Angeles, who's a commercials director was in town and he rented some videos for the holiday period, and one of them was 'The Hustler' with Paul Newman. I was young and didn't think I was going to be impressed with it, but I was so impressed by the cool of Paul Newman in that film - as a young kid my mum was quite into us being creative, we'd go to musicals, plays and theatre - I somehow knew that's what I wanted to do." So, the story begins...
|What was his character's name in the film "Black Hawk Down"?||Orlando Bloom
Todd Blackburn. In "Black Hawk Down," he starred alongside Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana and Ewan McGregor.
|In 1997, he made his film debut. What is the name of the movie?||Orlando Bloom
Wilde. "I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be?" - Orlando talking about being in "Lord of The Rings" in an edition of "Bliss" Magazine.
|What was the first television series that he was in?||Orlando Bloom
Casualty. In 1994, Orlando starred in the television series "Casualty", a popular television programme in the United Kingdom. His appearance was uncredited.
|Orlando first auditioned for "The Lord of The Rings", and almost did not get the part until he asked to be re-auditioned?||Orlando Bloom
F. He originally auditioned for the part of Faramir, Boromir's brother in "Lord of The Rings" who wouldn't be introduced until "Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers." He was turned down for that part, but was then asked to audition for Legolas. He learned that he got the part the day before he graduated from The Guildhall Academy.
No. He has an older sister, Samantha. "We fought a lot as kids. We're just starting to get along a lot better now that we're older. She did get me into clothes at a young age, though. She used to dress me and she'd get stuff from thrift shops. I had loafers and cowboy boots and cowboy shirts and, like, preppie-like check shirts." - Sugar Magazine
16. At sixteen years old Orlando moved to London, where he joined the National Youth Theatre for two seasons, and then gained a scholarship to train with the British American Drama Academy.
Canterbury, Kent. Orlando was born on 13 January 1977, in Canterbury, England.
t. On December 8, 2001, Orlando guest starred as himself on an episode of British television show, "The Saturday Show." The episode was in Season 1, and it was the 12th episode.
No. Orlando had an uncredited guest appearance on the British sitcom, "Smack The Pony," which is kind of like "Saturday Night Live." His guest appearance was on May 26, 2000, in Season 2, Episode 6.
|After filming "The Lord of the Rings," Orlando had a short, but important role in the film "Black Hawk Down." What was the name of the character that he played?||Orlando Bloom: Filmography
Todd Blackburn. Orlando's character, Todd Blackburn, falls from a helicopter and becomes the first man down in the mission. Along with the rest of the cast, Orlando received military bootcamp and met the real survivors in preparation for the film.
|Of course we all know Orlando from "The Lord of the Rings," in which he plays elf Legolas Greenleaf. But what character part did he originally audition for?||Orlando Bloom: Filmography
Faramir. Director Peter Jackson insisted that Orlando play the role of Legolas instead, which is just aswell because he plays the part beautifully. To prepare for the character Legolas, Orlando practiced horseback riding, fencing, archery and samurai warrior techniques. Orlando also broke his ribs while falling off a horse during filming. To make himself appear more elf-like he had to wear prosthetic ears, a blonde wig, blue contact lenses, and powder his skin.
|After "Wilde", Orlando appeared on an episode of a popular British mystery series called "Midsomer Murders." What is the title of the episode that he appeared in?||Orlando Bloom: Filmography
Judgement Day. Orlando played Peter Drinkwater, the town's local rogue who came to an untimely end.
|Orlando's first movie role was in the film "Wilde," a story about the life of Oscar Wilde. What part did Orlando play? ||Orlando Bloom: Filmography
Rentboy. Although Orlando had just a small part in this movie, his performance caught attention for those that saw the film.
|When Orlando was in school, he had a very hard time learning and focusing. What was the cause of his lack of attention during class?||Do You Really Know Orlando Bloom?
He was diagnosed with dyslexia, and therefore could not concentrate; as all the words and numbers seemed jumbled.. He has always been dyslexic and sometimes had trouble in school because of it, but he was able to overcome his dyslexia through lots of hard work.
Achilles. Orlando plays Paris. Paris has an affair with Helen, who is already married. When he refuses to return Helen to her husband, the Trojan War begins. Paris shoots Achilles, played by Brad Pitt, in his heel, the only place where he can be killed, but is later killed by the gods. "Troy" was co-written and directed by Wolfgang Peterson ("Air Force One", "The Perfect Storm"). Co-producers were Gail Katz, and Diana Rathbun. It was written by David Benioff ("The 25th Hour").
Key ring. Orlando then wore the key ring on a chain around his neck, along with a shell from Thailand, a piece of greenstone from Billy Boyd, a prayer baton from India, a silver ball from Tokyo, and a New York City handcuff key. He says, "I've always kept all these funny little things, even as a kid. But I'm trying to cut it out, become more streamlined. Otherwise it starts to feel like the things own you. These things fill up my heart. If I were to ever lose them, I'd be really devastated."
Green Peace. The organization's supporters were protesting a gas station company that they believed pollutes the air more than others. Some people even handcuffed themselves to the gas pumps, while others, like Orlando, just signed a petition. Since this incident, there has been an annual project by Orlando's fans around his birthday, called the Orlando Bloom Birthday Project. Fans donate money to the project's directors who then send the money to Green Peace under Orlando's name.
|Orlando had the accident that nearly left him paralyzed. He was pinned between the edge of a lower balcony and a household appliance. What was this appliance?||Do You Really Know Orlando Bloom?
Washing machine. Orlando was visiting a friend's new apartment when he noticed that the balcony was only a few feet over and down from the window he was standing at. The adventurous young man decided he could just jump onto the drainpipe and then across and down to the balcony. Unfortunately, the drainpipe was old and falling apart and collapsed. Orlando plummeted 3 stories before landing on another balcony, pinned between a washing machine and the wall of the balcony. No one was home in the apartment, so they had to bring in a helicopter to transport him to the hospital. He had broken his back, but luckily recovered and escaped paralysis.