Orlando Bloom was born on January 13, 1977. The British actor was encouraged by his mother Sonia to pursue drama and by aged 16 he was a student at the He moved from Canterbury in the UK to London and joined the National Youth Theatre.
To this day, Sonia remains his biggest supporter. In 2017, she sent every publication in the UK a copy of his resume because she was “fed up” with “repeated inaccuracies in the media” about Orlando’s “upbringing and career”.
Bloom has since established himself as a leading Hollywood man, starring in films such as The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean film franchises.
There has been much interest in his personal life too — he was married to Aussie model Miranda Kerr, who is the mother of his son, Flynn. And now Bloom is engaged to singer Katy Perry. They welcomed a daughter Daisy together in August 2020.