Watch: Orlando Bloom Goes Dark In ‘The Good Doctor’

Well, well, well. It seems that if enough people suggest that a famous, handsome movie star is perhaps not the best actor in the world, and that actor is prepared to take a risk or two, sooner or later they’ll find themself in a role that suits their peculiar talents.

So here’s Orlando Bloom, taking a break from his stiff swashbuckling and his preposterous blond wig, to play a genuinely unsettling doctor, with perhaps a little too much skill in the chemistry lab and too little as a human being. He may seem a little stiff, but that’s the character, yeah? You can tell he’s a rotter because of the haircut. Or is he?

Yes, he is.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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