Almost Famous, Rating (Israel), May 1, 2003, issue 202
translated by Naomi
There hasn't been seen on the silver screen such a sexy
british guy since McGregor. And forget how he looked when he played Legolas in
Lord of the Rings. In real life, with chopped up brown hair and
handsome suits, we are talking about a looker!
The days of his life: 26 years old, born in Canterbury in England. His father was the activist author Harry Bloom (Jewish!),
who fought the Apartheid rule in South Africa. Any wonder Orlando is named after
a book by Virginia Woolf and did theater before being discovered by directer
Peter Jackson? Gorgeous too, and intelligent. Three years
ago he almost got killed falling three stories high, and also during shooting of
LOTR he broke a rib. Someone has to have an eye poked out?
Where have you seen him: As Todd in Ridley
Scott's Black Hawk Down and the first two parts of Lord of the
Rings as Legolas the elf.
Where you'll see him next: In the final part
of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, in Ned Kelly (which has
already hit the screens in the US, but hasn't made it to Israel yet) beside
Heath Ledger, in Pirates of the Caribbean, a movie by director Gore
Verbinsky (The Ring, The Mexican), beside Johnny Depp, and in
Troy, a movie by director Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect
Storm, Air Force 1), where he'll be starring along Brad
A word from Orlando: "I was on a roof of a friends when I fell about three floors. In the hospital they told me I could
never walk again." They were wrong.