Screen hunk Orlando Bloom is still inspired by his late step-father's political legacy - even though he was just four when he died.

The PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN star's step-dad HARRY BLOOM fought tirelessly for civil rights in apartheid-torn South Africa, and although he died of a stroke when Bloom was just a young child, the 28-year-old star will never forget the difference his peace-loving parent made.

Bloom says, "He was an inspiration because he stood against apartheid and he was connected with Nelson Mandela.

"So, although he wasn't a huge part of my life, his legacy has stayed with me."

06/05/2005 19:15