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Keira Knightley


Keira Christina Knightley was born in the South West Greater London suburb of Richmond on March 26th 1985. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald. An older brother, Caleb Knightley, was born in 1979. Her father is English, while her Scottish-born mother is of Scottish and Welsh origin. Brought ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 93 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Pride & Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice Elizabeth Bennet
(2005)
Atonement
Atonement Cecilia Tallis
(2007)
The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game Joan Clarke
(2014)

Filmography

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 2018 Colette (post-production)
Colette
 2018 The Aftermath (completed)
Rachael Morgan
 2017 Red Nose Day Actually (TV Short)
Juliet
 2016 Collateral Beauty
Amy
 2015 Everest
Jan Hall
 2014 The Imitation Game
Joan Clarke
 2014 Laggies
Megan
 2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Cathy Muller
 2013/II Begin Again
Gretta
 2013 Once Upon a Time... (Video short)
Gabrielle Chanel
 2012/I Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
 2011 Neverland (TV Mini-Series)
Tinker Bell
- Part 2 (2011) ... Tinker Bell (voice)
- Part 1 (2011) ... Tinker Bell (voice)
 2011 A Dangerous Method
Sabina Spielrein
 2010 London Boulevard
Charlotte
 2010 Steve (Short)
Woman
 2010/I Last Night
Joanna
 2010 Never Let Me Go
Ruth
 2008 The Duchess
Georgiana
 2008 The Edge of Love
Vera Phillips
 2007 Bloopers of the Caribbean (Video short)
Elizabeth Swann (uncredited)
 2007 Silk
Hélène Joncour
 2007 Atonement
Cecilia Tallis
 2006 Pride & Prejudice: Alternate US Ending (Video short)
Elizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
 2005 Domino
Domino Harvey
 2005 Pride & Prejudice
Elizabeth Bennet
 2005 The Jacket
Jackie Price
 2004 King Arthur
Guinevere
 2003 Love Actually
Juliet
 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Gaijin (Video short)
Kate (voice)
 2002 Doctor Zhivago (TV Mini-Series)
Lara Antipova
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Lara Antipova
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Lara Antipova
 2002 The Seasons Alter (Short)
Helena
 2002 New Year's Eve (Short)
Leah
 2002/I Pure
Louise
 2002 Thunderpants
Music School Student (uncredited)
 2002 Bend It Like Beckham
Juliette 'Jules' Paxton
 2001 Deflation (Short)
Jogger
 2001 The Hole
Frankie
 2001 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Gwyn
- Princess of Thieves (2001) ... Gwyn
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Sabé (as Kiera Knightley)
 1998 The Treasure Seekers (TV Movie)
The Princess
 1998 Coming Home (TV Mini-Series)
Young Judith
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Young Judith
 1995 Innocent Lies
Young Celia
 1995 A Village Affair (TV Movie)
Natasha Jordan
 1995 The Bill (TV Series)
Sheena Rose
- Swan Song (1995) ... Sheena Rose
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Angela
- Royal Celebration (1993) ... Angela
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Other Works:

TV commercial for "Coco Mademoiselle" perfume from Chanel. Red silk gown by Karl Lagerfeld. Soundtrack song "L-O-V-E" sung by Joss Stone. Art direction: Jacques Hélleu. Director: Joe Wright. Location: Paris. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 39 Articles | 20 Pictorials | 136 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kiera Knightley

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

On wearing a corset on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003): "I had a Scarlett O'Hara thing, she gets her waist down to 18 and a half inches--so I thought I would try that. For five minutes, it's fantastic--you have this tiny waist and fantastic cleavage, but oxygen deprivation is a big problem! See more »

Trivia:

Took elocution lessons at the beginning of her career. See more »

Trademark:

Often stars in period pieces

Star Sign:

Aries

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