Raised in Canterbury, England
Joined National Youth Theatre at age 16
Made feature acting debut as a rent boy in Oscar Wilde biopic "Wilde"
Cast in minor role in Ridley Scott's ensemble war drama "Black Hawk Down"
Reprised role of Legolas in "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"
Again played Legolas in "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
Cast as Greek warrior Paris, abductor of Helen of Troy in director Wolfgang Petersen's epic "Troy"
Played Joe Byrne, a member of the Kelly gang opposite Heath Ledger in "Ned Kelly"
Cast as a young blacksmith in Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven"
Co-starred with Kirsten Dunst in Cameron Crowe's drama "Elizabethtown"
Reprised role of Will Turner in Gore Verbinski's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"
Guest starred on an episode of Ricky Gervais' HBO comedy series "Extras" titled "Orlando Bloom"
Made West End debut in veteran Brit playwright David Storey's 1969 drama "In Celebration"
Reprised role of Will Turner in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
Joined ensemble cast of anthology feature "New York, I Love You"
Co-starred with Colin Firth and Patricia Clarkson in small town drama "Main Street"
Cast as the Duke of Buckingham in Paul W.S. Anderson's "The Three Musketeers"
Starred as Romeo in a film version of the Broadway play "Romeo and Juliet"
Reprised his role as Legolas in the Oscar-nominated "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
Co-starred opposite Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt in "Digging for Fire"