Actor who won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in 2003 for his role as Legolas in Lord of the Rings. He also played Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
He was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2009.
He had a breakthrough role as Legolas in the renowned film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, directed by Peter Jackson.
He and his sister participated in poetry and Bible reading competitions while growing up. He was brought up as a member of the Church of England.
After his mother's husband, the anti-Apartheid novelist Harry Saul Bloom died, his mother told him that his real father was family friend Colin Stone. He dated actress Kirsten Dunst in 2005 after co-starring in Elizabethtown together. He had a son named Flynn with model Miranda Kerr, who he was married to from 2010 to 2013.