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

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 2018 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (filming)
Sugar Plum Fairy
 2018 Colette (post-production)
Colette
 2018 The Aftermath (completed)
Rachael Morgan
 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
 2012/I Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
 2011 A Dangerous Method
Sabina Spielrein
 2010 London Boulevard
Charlotte
 2010/I Last Night
Joanna
 2010 Never Let Me Go
Ruth
 2008 The Duchess
Georgiana
 2008 The Edge of Love
Vera Phillips
 2007 Silk
Hélène Joncour
 2007 Atonement
Cecilia Tallis
 2005 Domino
Domino Harvey
 2005 Pride & Prejudice
Elizabeth Bennet
 2005 The Jacket
Jackie Price
 2004 King Arthur
Guinevere
 2003 Love Actually
Juliet
 2002/I Pure
Louise
 2002 Thunderpants
Music School Student (uncredited)
 2002 Bend It Like Beckham
Juliette 'Jules' Paxton
 2001 The Hole
Frankie
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Sabé (as Kiera Knightley)
 1995 Innocent Lies
Young Celia
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Other Works:

Played "Polly" in BBC Radio Play of Charlotte Brontë's "Villette". 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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It comes to a point where you think, "What kind of film can I make that will allow me to live a proper life?". And those tentpole movies make it difficult. I became aware of how much I was complaining about it and you can't complain about the attention you're getting while still doing the films that invite the most attention. I do actually love blockbusters but that decision has a lot that comes ... See more »

Trivia:

Said auditioning for the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (2004) was the singularly most embarrassing moment of her life because "I knew I couldn't sing it." The role eventually went to trained opera singer Emmy Rossum - Marie Claire, 2005. See more »

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Often stars in period pieces

Star Sign:

Aries

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