Keira Knightley

    March 26, 1985
Teddington, London, England, UK
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Keira Christina Knightley OBE, is an English actress and model. She began acting as a child and came to international prominence in 2002 after co-starring in the films Bend It Like Beckham and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Knightley has appeared in several Hollywood films and earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in Joe Wright's 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice. Two years later she again was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Atonement. In 2008, Forbes claimed Knightley to be the second highest paid actress in Hollywood, having reportedly earned $32 million in 2007, making her the only non-American on the list of highest paid actresses. Knightley was born in Teddington, within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, to theatre actors Sharman Macdonald and Will Knightley. Her mother is Scottish and her father is English. She was meant to be named "Kiera", the anglicized form of "Kira", after Kira Ivanova, whom her father admired. However, Macdonald misspelled the name when she went to register her daughter, writing the letter "e" before the "i". Macdonald also worked as a playwright after her career as an actress came to an end. She introduced her children to theatre and ballet at an early age. This furthered Knightley's interest in acting, and she requested an agent at the age of three. Knightley has an elder brother named Caleb. Knightley attended Teddington School. At the age of six, she was diagnosed with dyslexia but by the time she was eleven, with her parents' support, Knightley said, "they deemed me to have got over it sufficiently". She is still a slow reader and cannot read out loud. Knightley said she was "single-minded about acting" during her childhood. At the age of three, she expressed the desire for an agent like her parents and got one at age six. This led to her taking a number of small parts in TV dramas throughout her childhood. While growing up, Knightley performed in a number of local amateur productions, which included After Juliet, written by her mother, and United States, written by her drama teacher. She focused on art, history, and English literature while studying at the Esher College, but left after a year to pursue an acting career. This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.

Silent Night 2020
Misbehaviour Sally Alexander 2020
Greed Herself 2020
Official Secrets Katharine Gun 2019
The Aftermath Rachael Morgan 2019
Berlin, I Love You Jane 2019
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Sugar Plum Fairy 2018
Colette Colette 2018
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Elizabeth Swann 2017
Red Nose Day Actually Juliet 2017
Collateral Beauty Amy Moore 2016
Everest Jan Arnold 2015
The Imitation Game Joan Clarke 2014
Laggies Megan Burch 2014
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Cathy Muller 2014
Begin Again Gretta James 2013
Once Upon a Time... Gabrielle Chanel 2013
Wide-Awake The Witch 2012
Stars In Shorts Woman 2012
Anna Karenina Anna Karenina 2012
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Penelope "Penny" Lockhart 2012
A Dangerous Method Sabina Spielrein 2011
London Boulevard Charlotte 2010
Never Let Me Go Ruth C. 2010
Last Night Joanna Reed 2010
Steve Woman 2010
The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers The Fairy 2009
The Duchess Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire 2008
The Edge of Love Vera Phillips 2008
Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind Em (voice) 2007
Silk Hélène Joncour 2007
Atonement Cecilia Tallis 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Elizabeth Swann 2007
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Herself - Actress 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Elizabeth Swann 2006
Domino Domino Harvey 2005
Pride & Prejudice Elizabeth Bennet 2005
The Jacket Jackie Price 2005
Stories of Lost Souls Leah 2004
King Arthur Guinevere 2004
Love Actually Juliet 2003
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Elizabeth Swann 2003
The Seasons Alter Helena 2002
New Year's Eve Leah 2002
Pure Louise 2002
Thunderpants Music School Student 2002
Bend It Like Beckham Juliette 'Jules' Paxton 2002
The Hole Frances 'Frankie' Almond Smith 2001
Princess of Thieves Gwyn 2001
Deflation Jogger 2001
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Sabé 1999
Coming Home Young Judith 1998
The Treasure Seekers The Princess 1996
Innocent Lies Young Celia 1995
A Village Affair Natasha Jordan 1995
If you thought Robin Hood broke all the rules, wait until you meet his daughter. Gwyn
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Movie : Berlin, I Love You   |   Character : Jane

Solid in her performance, as always...

By : Cockatoo 34 | Date : 1 year ago