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Keira Knightley

Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress / Voice Actress / Model (person) / Stage Actress | * 03/26/1985 (35) | Teddington, London, England, UK
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Keira Christina Knightley, (born 26 March 1985) is a British actress. Her starring roles in independent films, and period dramas as well as big-budget blockbuster productions have earned her nominations for two British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three British Independent Film Awards, and two Academy Awards. Knightley began acting as a child on television and made her feature film debut in 1995, before making her breakthrough with the 2002 sports film Bend It Like Beckham, for which she won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for Best Newcomer. She gained wider recognition for playing Elizabeth Swann in the 2003 fantasy swashbuckler film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, a role she reprised in subsequent films of the franchise. Knightley received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for starring as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005) and later became known for starring in several other period dramas, earning praise for her... ()
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Keira Christina Knightley (born 26 March 1985) is an English actress and model. She began acting as a child and came to international prominence in 2002 after co-starring in the films Bend It Like Beckham and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Knightley has appeared in several Hollywood films and earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in Joe Wright's 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice. Two years later she again was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Atonement. In 2008, Forbes claimed Knightley to be the second highest paid actress in Hollywood, having reportedly earned $32 million in 2007, making her the only non-American on the list of highest paid actresses.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Keira Knightley

Teen Choice Award for Choice Hissy Fit Empire Award for Best Actress Empire Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Actress European Film Award for Best Actress European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film

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Movies with Keira Knightley as Actress(56)

as Sally Alexander2020 Misbehaviour
as herself2019 Greed
as Katharine Gun2019 Official Secrets
as Rachael Morgan2019 The Aftermath
as Jane2019 Berlin, I Love You
as Sugar Plum Fairy2018 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
as Colette2018 Colette
as Juliet2017 Red Nose Day Actually
as Amy Moore2016 Collateral Beauty
as Jan Arnold2015 Everest
as Joan Clarke2014 The Imitation Game
as Megan Burch2014 Laggies
as Cathy Muller2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
as Gabrielle Chanel2013 Once Upon a Time...
as Gretta James2013 Begin Again
as Penelope "Penny" Lockhart2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
as Anna Karenina2012 Anna Karenina
as Woman2012 Stars In Shorts
as Tinker Bell (Voice)2011 Neverland
as Sabina Spielrein2011 A Dangerous Method
as Joanna Reed2010 Last Night
as Ruth C.2010 Never Let Me Go
as Charlotte2010 London Boulevard
as Woman2010 Steve
as Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire2008 The Duchess
as Vera Phillips2008 The Edge of Love
as Herself - Actress2007 Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
as Hélène Joncour2007 Silk
as Cecilia Tallis2007 Atonement
as Domino Harvey2005 Domino
as Jackie Price2005 The Jacket
as Elizabeth Bennet2005 Pride & Prejudice
as Guinevere2004 King Arthur
as Juliet2003 Love Actually
as Louise2002 Pure
as Leah2002 New Year's Eve
as Juliette 'Jules' Paxton2002 Bend It Like Beckham
as Helena2002 The Seasons Alter
as Music School Student2002 Thunderpants
as Frances 'Frankie' Almond Smith2001 The Hole
as Jogger2001 Deflation
as Young Judith1998 Coming Home
as The Princess1996 The Treasure Seekers
as Natasha Jordan1995 A Village Affair
as Young Celia1995 Innocent Lies

TV Shows/Series with Keira Knightley as Actress(19)

Movies with Keira Knightley as Crew(1)

Camera/Grip2001 Deflation

TV Shows/Series with Keira Knightley as Crew(1)

Production/Producer2020 The Other Typist

Additional Information

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Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Tuesday, 03/26 1985 (March) in Teddington (current age: 35 years + 189 days)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Esher College, Teddington School
Named after: Kira Ivanova
Spouses (current/former): James Righton
Siblings: Caleb Knightley
Other names for Keira Knightley (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Keira Christina Knightley"
"Кира Найтли"
"เคียรา ไนต์ลีย์"
"姬拉·麗莉"
"キーラ・ナイトレイ"
"키이라 나이틀리"
"كيرا نايتلي"
"Кіра Найтлі"
"Κίρα Νάιτλι"
"凯拉 奈特莉"
Keira Knightley frequently works together with these people:
Daniel Radcliffe (9x, Actor)
Jack Black (9x, Actor)
Charlize Theron (9x, Actress)
Emma Thompson (9x, Actress)
Ellen DeGeneres (9x, Actress)
Chris Rock (9x, Actor)
Zach Braff (9x, Actor)
Terry Rossio (9x, Crew)
Kelly Clarkson (9x, Actress)
Christina Applegate (8x, Actress)
Kiefer Sutherland (8x, Actor)
Martina McBride (8x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:212, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/29/2020