LORD OF THE RINGS star ORLANDO BLOOM studied lizards at drama school to improve his acting skills.

The British actor made regular trips to London Zoo and became mesmerised by the reptiles' stillness and composure.

Bloom, 28, explains, "We had to go to the zoo, watch the animals, then mimic their behaviour.

"I studied them all but ended up being a lizard."

16/05/2005 17:07