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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 25 wins & 83 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Laggies
 2013/II Begin Again
 2013 Once Upon a Time... (Video short)
Gabrielle Chanel
 2011 Neverland (TV Mini-Series)
Tinker Bell
- Part 2 (2011) ... Tinker Bell (voice)
- Part 1 (2011) ... Tinker Bell (voice)
 2010 Steve (Short)
 2010/I Last Night
 2007 Bloopers of the Caribbean (Video short)
Elizabeth Swann (uncredited)
 2006 Bloopers of the Caribbean (Video short)
Elizabeth Swann (uncredited)
 2006 Pride & Prejudice: Alternate US Ending (Video short)
Elizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
 2003 Blooper Reel (Video short)
Elizabeth Swann (uncredited)
 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Gaijin (Video short)
Kate (voice)
 2002 The Seasons Alter (Short)
 2002 Doctor Zhivago (TV Mini-Series)
Lara Antipova
 2002 New Year's Eve (Short)
 2002/I Pure
 2002 Thunderpants
Music School Student (uncredited)
 2001 Deflation (Short)
 2001 The Hole
 2001 Princess of Thieves (TV Movie)
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Sabé (as Kiera Knightley)
 1998 Coming Home (TV Movie)
Young Judith
 1995 The Bill (TV Series)
Sheena Rose
- Swan Song (1995) ... Sheena Rose
 1995 A Village Affair (TV Movie)
Natasha Jordan
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
- Royal Celebration (1993) ... Angela
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Other Works:

Public Service Announcement (PSA) TV commercial, regarding domestic abuse for the Women's Aid Federation of England, directed by Joe Wright. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 38 Articles | 20 Pictorials | 136 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kiera Knightley


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[on Johnny Depp] Working with Johnny is incredible. He's one of the most talented actors of his generation and seeing him work and create the character is really extraordinary. He takes risks. He's not one of those actors who's like, "well, this is what my fans would like" or anything like that. He really pushes boundaries and that's an extraordinary thing for a young actress to see. I remember ... See more »


Trained four days a week for three months in preparation for King Arthur (2004). She did about two hours of weight lifting, and then three hours either boxing, fighting, or horseback riding - Cosmopolitan, August 2004. See more »


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