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Canterbury-born movie star Orlando Bloom to receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week

24 March 2014
by Lowri Stafford

Canterbury-born actor Orlando Bloom's celebrity will be cemented when he unveils his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star will receive the honour on Wednesday, April 2, along with the likes of Matthew McConaughey and pop star Katy Perry.

Actor Orlando Bloom pictured outside the Marlowe Theatre

Actor Orlando Bloom pictured outside the Marlowe Theatre

Bloom's will be the 2,521st star to be revealed, and will be located at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard.

The 37-year-old will be there, along with actor Forest Whitaker and director David Leveaux who will give speeches.

His award comes hot on the heels of fellow Brit Kate Winslet, who secured her place on the Walk of Fame last week.

Orlando's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Orlando's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Orlando went to St Edmund's School in Canterbury and developed a love of acting at the city's Marlowe Theatre.

He went on to train at the National Youth Theatre in London and the British American Drama Academy, before going on to international stardom.

About 20 names are added to the famous walk each year, which is run by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Hollywood heartthrob Orlando Bloom grew up in Canterbury

Hollywood heartthrob Orlando Bloom grew up in Canterbury

Walk of Fame selection committee chairman David Green said: "We have a great mix of celebrities and industry executives who have made Hollywood what it is today – one of the greatest entertainment destinations in the world.

"The new selections will bring great joy and fond memories for those millions who visit Hollywood each year."

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