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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 »

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The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game Joan Clarke
(2014)
Pride & Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice Elizabeth Bennet
(2005)

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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 »

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

Alternate Names:

Kiera Knightley

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5' 7" (1.7 m)
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I love working in Britain because it is my home and it means I can be with my friends and family and work at the same time. If you are working in Britain, a lot of the time you are doing much smaller budget. I like doing a mixture of both. Early on in my career I did some enormously huge-budget films, and to be able to switch it up a bit and do small-budget ones is great as well. See more »

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Voted the Sexiest Film Star of All Time by Empire magazine poll. See more »

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