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 is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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