Keira Knightley

Actress
Possessed of a willowy physicality that belied her formidable inner strength, British actress Keira Knightley rose to international prominence after starring in an independent film and a big-budget action-adventure ... Read more »
Born: 03/26/1985 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (40)

Everest 2015 (Movie)

Jan Hall (Actor)

Hollywood Film Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Herself

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Avantyuristy 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Begin Again 2014 (Movie)

Gretta (Actor)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 (Movie)

Cathy Muller (Actor)

Laggies 2014 (Movie)

Megan (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Stories of Lost Souls 2014 (Movie)

("New Year's Eve") (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Imitation Game 2014 (Movie)

Joan Clarke (Actor)

Anna Karenina 2012 (Movie)

Anna Karenina (Actor)

Neverland 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 (Movie)

Penny (Actor)

Stars In Shorts 2012 (Movie)

(Steve) (Actor)

A Dangerous Method 2011 (Movie)

Sabina Spielrein (Actor)

Last Night 2011 (Movie)

Joanna (Actor)

London Boulevard 2011 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

Never Let Me Go 2010 (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

The Edge of Love 2009 (Movie)

Vera Phillips (Actor)

The Duchess 2008 (Movie)

Georgiana (Actor)

Atonement 2007 (Movie)

Cecilia Tallis (Actor)

Idol Gives Back 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 (Movie)

Elizabeth Swann (Actor)

Silk 2007 (Movie)

Helene Joncour (Actor)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 (Movie)

Elizabeth Swann (Actor)

Domino 2005 (Movie)

Domino Harvey (Actor)

Pride & Prejudice 2005 (Movie)

Elizabeth Bennet (Actor)

Pure 2005 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

The Jacket 2005 (Movie)

Jackie Price (Actor)

Doctor Zhivago 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

King Arthur 2004 (Movie)

Guinevere (Actor)

Bend It Like Beckham 2003 (Movie)

Jules Paxton (Actor)

Love Actually 2003 (Movie)

Juliet (Actor)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 (Movie)

Elizabeth Swann (Actor)

Oliver Twist 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hole 2001 (Movie)

Frankie Smith (Actor)

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 (Movie)

Sabe (Actor)

Neverland (Movie)

Tinkerbell (Voice)

Princess of Thieves (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Begin Again 2014 (Movie)

("Step You Can't Take Back") (Song Performer)

The Edge of Love 2009 (Movie)

("Blue Tahitian Moon") (Song Performer)

Biography

Possessed of a willowy physicality that belied her formidable inner strength, British actress Keira Knightley rose to international prominence after starring in an independent film and a big-budget action-adventure movie, but it was her nuanced work in both period pieces and contemporary dramas that placed her at the top of the list of film's most talented young stars. Having begun her professional career by the age of seven, Knightley was already a veteran by the time she landed a cameo as Natalie Portman's double in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" (1999). It was, however, the one-two punch of the soccer-themed comedy-drama "Bend It Like Beckham" (2002) followed by the swashbuckling juggernaut "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003) and its two sequels that truly cemented Knightley as an international star. Refusing to be pigeonholed, she continually broadened her range as an actress with lauded work in such films as "Pride and Prejudice" (2005), "Atonement" (2007), "Never Let Me Go" (2010) and "A Dangerous Method" (2011). Far more than a delicate, pretty face, Knightley never failed to challenge both herself and the audience with riveting performances in some of the most thought-provoking films of the day.

Relationships

Jamie Dornan Actor

Companion
Met at a Manhattan photo shoot in August 2003 Split August 2005

Rupert Friend Actor

Companion
Met while co-starring in "Pride & Prejudice" (2005) Began dating December 2005 Split in December 2010

Caleb Knightley

Brother
Born in 1979

Will Knightley Actor

Father
Born April 23, 1946

Sharman MacDonald Screenplay

Mother
Born Feb. 8, 1951

James Righton

Companion
Introduced by mutual friend Alexa Chung First spotted together publicly in April 2011 Knightley's rep confirmed engagement in May 2012

Del Synnott Actor

Companion
Met while working together in "Princess Of Thieves" (2001) Split November 2003

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Steve Carell in "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"

2012

Played title role in feature adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina," directed by Joe Wright

2011

Co-starred with Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen in David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method"

2010

Co-starred opposite Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan in the drama "Never Let Me Go," based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro

2009

Portrayed Dylan Thomas' childhood sweetheart in "The Edge of Love"

2008

Nominated for the 2008 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Star

2008

Portrayed Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire in the feature adaption of the best-selling biography, "The Duchess"

2007

Co-starred with James McAvoy in the period drama, "Atonement" based on the novel by Ian McEwan; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama

2007

Reprised role of Elizabeth Swann in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

2007

Played a French silkworm merchant's wife, opposite Michael Pitt in the period drama "Silk"

2006

Re-teamed with Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom in Gore Verbinski's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"

2005

Cast as Elizabeth Bennet, the eldest of five sisters in "Pride and Prejudice," an adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, directed by Joe Wright; earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress

2005

Portrayed Domino Harvey, a model-turned-bounty hunter and daughter of actor Laurence Harvey in Tony Scott's "Domino"

2004

Cast as Guinevere opposite Clive Owen in "King Arthur" a demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

2003

Co-starred in the sleeper hit "Bend it Like Beckham"

2003

Joined Johnny Depp for the action summer feature "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

2003

Co-starred in Richard Curtis' directorial debut "Love Actually"

2001

Co-starred in the independent thriller "The Hole"

1999

Portrayed the character Sabe who acted as a decoy to Natalie Portman's character in "Star Wars Episode 1"

1996

Cast as the princess in the television feature "Treasure Seekers"

1994

First film role in Moira Armstong's "A Villiage Affair"

1989

Obtained her first agent by the age of six

Bonus Trivia

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Knightley was diagnosed with dyslexia as a small child

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