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West End role for Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom rose to fame in the Lord of the Rings trilogy
Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom has revealed he is to tread the boards in London's West End.

The 30-year-old actor told Reuters he was going to star in a revival of In Celebration by British playwright David Storey, which is due to open in July.

"I wanted to feel like going back to basics... and having just a completely different experience," Bloom said.

Bloom joined co-star Johnny Depp at the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean 3 in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The British actor said he intended to go onto the stage after graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, but ended up making it big in Hollywood.

It just felt like I wanted to get back into the driver's seat of my career and my life
Orlando Bloom
The heartthrob has also appeared in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Troy and Kingdom of Heaven.

Asked whether the fame had been a strain, he said: "I think everything takes its toll.

"It just felt like I wanted to get back into the driver's seat of my career and my life, and part of that is coming back to what I have known in the past... really solidifying the foundation of my working career."

Bloom added that he would not close the door on making a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film at a later date.

"It's been an incredible ride for everyone involved," he told Reuters. "Who knows what the future holds. Right now I can't even think about that."

The name of the theatre where Bloom will appear was not available.

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