Orlando Bloom, who made his major feature film debut in The Fellowship of the Ring,
graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. During his time at Guildhall,
Bloom performed in the productions "Little Me," "A Month in the City," "Peer Gynt," "Mephisto," "Twelfth Night," "Trojan Women," "The Seagull," "Three Sisters," "Recruiting Officer," "Antigone," "Uncle Vanya," "A Night Out" and "Mystery Plays."
Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent. At 16, he 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. On completion of his scholarship, Bloom played the lead in "A Walk in the Vienna Woods."
Bloom's screen debut was in the feature film Wilde. He was then accepted to Guildhall and
chose to put his screen career on hold for the opportunity to further his education. After graduating from
Guildhall, Bloom performed in the television series "Midsomer Murders."
For his role in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Bloom and the
rest of the principal cast were nominated for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a
Theatrical Motion Picture by the Screen Actors Guild. He has since appeared in Ridley
Scott's Black Hawk Down and will next be seen in Pirates of the Caribbean,
opposite Johnny Depp; and The Kelly Gang, opposite Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush
and Naomi Watts.