About Orlando Bloom
Hollywood film actor Orlando Bloom is to star in dark comic thriller, Killer Joe, in London’s West End.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor will play a cop who moonlights as a contract killer in Tracy Letts’ multi-award winning, gut twisting thriller.
The killer cast also includes Sophie Cookson, Adam Gillen, Neve McIntosh and Steffan Rhodri.
Orlando Bloom’s previous roles
A graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Lord of the Rings actor made his Broadway debut as ‘Romeo’ in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by David Leveaux and his West End debut in 2007 in a revival of David Storey’s 1969 drama In Celebration.
The actor is best known for his Hollywood roles, including playing ‘Legolas’ in Peter Jackson’s trilogy The Lord of the Rings and The Hobitt; Peter Jackson’s trilogy The Lord of the Rings and The Hobitt; Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down and Kingdom of Heaven; Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown; Wolfgang Peterson’s epic Troy and the part of Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise.
Bloom will star in Carnival Row in 2019, Amazon’s newest original series, a fantasy noir in eight-episodes set in a neo-Victorian city.
What role does Orlando Bloom play
Orlando Bloom will play Joe Cooper, a cop who moonlights as a contract killer-for-hire, in the black comic thriller Killer Joe.
What is Killer Joe about
Tracy Letts’ multi-award winning thriller, Killer Joe, follows the story of the Smith family who hire a contract killer to take out one of their own for the insurance money. They hire Joe Cooper, a police detective and part-time contract killer, to do the job. The plan spirals out of control when he enters their trailer and comes face to face with their innocent daughter.
Directed by Simon Evans (The Dazzle and Bug at Found111 and current West End hit The Best Man at The Playhouse), the play asks where the moral line is drawn in the fight for survival.
In the words of Orlando Bloon, “Tracy Lett’s Killer Joe is an incredible, adrenaline-fueled piece of writing, with a dark and gritty character to play. It’s an interesting comment on a disenfranchised view of the American dream.”
Killer Joe is booking from 18 May 2018 until 18 August at Trafalgar Studios 1, London.