Orlando is set to present an award at the BAFTAs, the Orange British Academy Film Awards. The awards take place on Sunday February 10 at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. The awards will be televised in the US on BBC America on February 10 at 8pm EST, and repeat at 10:30pm and on the 11th at 1am. In the UK, it will air on February 10 at 9pm on BBC1.
From theargus.co.uk: Orlando recently visited a boy with a rare disease at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. The boy’s father said, “It was such a wonderful surprise for Daniel as he loves the Pirate of the Caribbean films. Orlando signed copies of the DVDs Daniel had taken with him into hospital.”
Kate Bosworth is on the February cover of Vogue, and according to Popsugar, mentions Orlando: “Orlando and I met when we were kids. Blue Crush hadn’t come out. Lord of the Rings hadn’t come out. … He was the first big heartbreak. … First love: You feel like it’s the be-all and end-all. … To put as little pressure on the relationship you’re in is very important. I regret that it was too intense for both of us.”
From NY Post: It was “happening” at LA’s Chateau Marmont. Lunching in the garden were Orlando Bloom and Laura Linney. These two actors are both repped by the same management company and were talking a possible movie project.Departing, they ran into Felicity Huffman, who was dining with friends. Laura introduced Felicity to Orlando; they chatted for five minutes and left. As they walked away, the “Desperate Housewives” Golden Globe 2006 winner and the Emmy 2005 winner remarked to her table, “Boy! Is he ever cute!” Then she mock fanned herself. Well, we know Felicity has one of Hollywood’s happiest marriages to the terrific William H. Macy, but still she ain’t dead yet. She can still appreciate!
Orlando recently made a four-day visit to schools and villages in a remote area of Nepal as a United Nations Children’s Fund international ambassador. Visit the UNICEF web site for the full article, and a video of Orlando discussing his trip. You can also view the video on Youtube. Here are some photos from the trip, thanks to Orlando Love.