Birth Name: Orlando Bloom
Birth Place: Canterbury, England, GB
Born Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom in Canterbury, Kent, England on Jan. 13, 1977, he was the son of Sonia Constance Josephine Copeland and Harry Saul Bloom, a noted Jewish South African-born lawyer and anti-Apartheid novelist. Nine years after Harry Bloom's death in 1981, however, the 13-year-old Bloom was told that his biological father was, in fact, a longtime family friend named Colin Stone. Stone, the principal at Canterbury's Concorde International language school, had been asked by Harry Bloom to raise Orlando shortly before his death. It was a charge he gladly accepted and years later whenever Bloom was asked about his unconventional upbringing, he casually replied, "Show me a fami...
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