The Lord of the Rings. Pirates of the Caribbean. Troy. These movies have two things in common. They are the biggest smash hits in recent cinema history; and they feature one of the most charismatic young actors of this, or any other, generation. Devastatingly good looking, and one of the most convincing leading men the silver screen has witnessed for a very long time, Orlando Bloom sets hearts pounding! As Legolas the elf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy - the most successful movie enterprise of all time - he wowed audiences with his convincing characterisation and fabulous action sequences. In Pirates of the Caribbean he created the surprise hit of the summer as Johnny Depp's swashbuckling sidekick. And in Troy his reputation as Hollywood's leading heart-throb looks set to be consolidated as he stars alongside Brad Pitt in the biggest movie of 2004. Orlando Bloom: The Biography is a fabulously illustrated, intimate yet affectionate biography of a man to whom fame has come quickly, but who has remained endearingly unaffected by the whirl of publicity that has surrounded him. It is a book that Orlando's growing legion of fans will have to own.
Adam Parfitt is a London-based writer whose previous books include Nigel Benn: Dark Destroyer ('Best sporting book of the year' The Times), The Secret Diary of Brooklyn Beckham ('Unputdownable!' Mail on Sunday), So Solid: My Dangerous Life with So Solid Crew by Asher D, and The David Beckham Joke Book ('Utterly hysterical' Daily Mail).