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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, "It Would Mean Nothing Without a Woman or a Girl," with Keira Knightley and Alberto Ammann, for Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel Paris perfume, with the song "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" (written by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome) performed (voiceover) by Joss Stone, and direction by Joe Wright. 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

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Every part I've ever got, I always thought it was completely ridiculous that I was up for it. With Pirates, I only packed for a week because I was sure that I was going to get sacked. I thought they'd made the hugest mistake. See more »

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Her father is English, and was born in Essex South Western, Essex. Her mother, who is of Scottish and Welsh descent, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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