Hobbit's elf prince flutters hearts in Queenstown

Hollywood heart-throb Orlando Bloom has been spotted in Queenstown.

Dressed in casual pants, hooded top and baseball cap, the English actor stopped on Wednesday afternoon at Queenstown's downtown Reading Cinemas complex to watch In Time.

He also had breakfast, for the second day running, at Vudu in the resort where he is resuming his role as elf prince Legolas in The Hobbit.

The actor previously stayed in Queenstown during shooting of The Lord of the Rings trilogy - all directed by Kiwi Sir Peter Jackson.

Bloom told newspaper Mountain Scene: "I'm very happy to be here. Love it. It's a wonderful place."

A Queenstown woman said she sat behind Bloom on his Air New Zealand flight into the resort on Monday morning. The woman said the actor was hit up for photos by three air hostesses, requiring his travel mate - who she believes was Sir Peter's PA - to get up and vacate his seat.

"He was left standing in the aisle like a total pork chop. I just thought it was very inappropriate," the Queenstown resident said.

"Bloom was only identified because of the air hostesses.

"Then the bloke sitting next to me, once he saw who it was, he was deep breathing and couldn't wait for a photo," she added.

"The PA fobbed him off on the plane and when we got into the airport I saw him pursuing them."

- Mountain Scene

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