Keira Knightley


    Starbirth:
    March 26, 1985
Birthplace:
Teddington, London, England, UK
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Keira Christina Knightley (born 26 March 1985) is an English actress. She has starred in both independent films and big-budget blockbusters, and is particularly noted for her roles in period dramas. Her accolades include two Empire Awards and nominations for two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, one Screen Actors Guild Award and one Laurence Olivier Award. Knightley was appointed an OBE in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity. Born in London to actors Will Knightley and Sharman Macdonald, Knightley obtained an agent at age six, and initially worked commercials and television films. She appeared as Sabé, Padmé Amidala's handmaiden, in science fiction blockbuster Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999). Knightley had a break-through role portraying a tomboy footballer in the sports film Bend It Like Beckham (2002). She achieved global stardom with her portrayal of Elizabeth Swann in fantasy swashbuckler series Pirates of the Caribbean. In the same year, she appeared in the Christmas romantic comedy Love Actually (2003) and was labelled a promising teen star. For her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet in the period romance Pride & Prejudice (2005), Knightley was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. At age 20, she became the third-youngest Best Actress nominee at the time. Knightley starred in a series of further period pieces, portraying a complex love interest in Atonement (2007), tastemaker Georgiana Cavendish in The Duchess (2008), and the titular socialite in Anna Karenina (2012). She then forayed into contemporary dramas, appearing as an aspiring musician in Begin Again (2013) and a medical student in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). Knightley returned to historical films by playing cryptoanalyst Joan Clarke in The Imitation Game (2014), earning her a second round of Academy Award and BAFTA nominations, and starred as the eponymous belle époque writer in Colette (2018) to critical acclaim. On stage, Knightley has appeared in two West End productions: The Misanthrope in 2009, which earned her an Olivier Award nomination, and The Children's Hour in 2011. She also starred as the eponymous heroine in the 2015 Broadway production of Thérèse Raquin. Knightley is known for her outspoken stance on social issues, and has worked extensively with Amnesty International, Oxfam, and Comic Relief. She is married to musician James Righton, with whom she has two daughters.


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Charlotte Charlotte Salomon (voice) 2022
Silent Night Nell 2021
2020: The Movie Keira Knightley 2021
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
Last Night Joanna Reed 2010
Never Let Me Go Ruth C. 2010
Steve Woman 2010
Paris Hilton Inc.: The Selling of Celebrity Self (archive footage) 2009
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 Self 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Elizabeth Swann 2006
Domino Domino Harvey 2005
Pride & Prejudice Elizabeth "Lizzy" Bennet 2005
The Jacket Jackie Price 2005
Stories of Lost Souls Leah 2004
The Making of 'King Arthur' Self 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
Royal Celebration Angela 1993
Boston Strangler Loretta McLaughlin
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Movie : Berlin, I Love You   |   Character : Jane

Solid in her performance, as always...

By : Cockatoo 34 | Date : 3 years ago