Orlando bloom born on January 13, 1977 is an English actor who played Legolas in the Lord of the Ringswhichwas his breakthrough role in 2001. Following his role as legolas, he took on parts in film such as Troy, Kingdom of Heaven and Elizabethtown. Aside from Legolas, he is best known for the role of Will Turner in the Pirates of Caribbean Films.
Orlando Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England, and has one sister, Samantha Bloom. Bloom’s first appearance on the screen was in a small part, as a rent boy, in the 1997 film Wilde. Two days after graduating from Guildhall in 1999, he was cast in his first in his major role, playing Legolas in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001 – 2003). He had originally auditioned for the part of Faramir, who does not appear until the second movie, but the director, Peter Jackson, cast him as Legolas instead.
He is an Elf of the Woodland Realm and one of nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. Legolas was the son of the Elven King, Thranduil. Tolkien first describes Legolas in The Fellowship of the Ring as “a strange Elf, clad in green and brown” As part of the Fellowship of the Ring, Legolas is armed with a bow and arrows and one “long white knife” which hangs by his side. While the Fellowship attempts to cross Caradhras, Legolas alone remains light-hearted. He is little affected by the blowing winds and snow; he does not even wear boots, only light shoes, and his feet scarcely make imprints on the snow.The character legolas, which doesn’t appear in the books but has been added to the film version, will appear in the second and third installments of the trilogy – The Desolation of Smaug.