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Keira Knightley


The daughter of actor Will Knightley and playwright Sharman Macdonald. After she requested an agent at the age of three, her parents allowed her to work on productions in her summer holidays. Her first role was at the age of 9, in Moira Armstrong's A Village Affair (1995). However, Knightley's first high profile role came in 1999, as Sabe, Decoy ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Candy Store (pre-production)
Cherry
 2014 Laggies
Megan
 2013/II Begin Again
Greta
 2013 Once Upon a Time... (Video short)
Gabrielle Chanel
 2012 Stars in Shorts
Woman
 2011 Neverland (TV Mini-Series)
Tinker Bell
- Part 2 (2011) ... Tinker Bell (voice)
- Part 1 (2011) ... Tinker Bell (voice)
 2010 Steve (Short)
Woman
 2010/I Last Night
Joanna
 2007 Bloopers of the Caribbean (Video short)
Elizabeth Swann (uncredited)
 2006 Bloopers of the Caribbean (Video short)
Elizabeth Swann (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)
Helena
 2002 New Year's Eve (Short)
Leah
 2002/I Pure
Louise
 2002 Thunderpants
Music School Student (uncredited)
 2001 Deflation (Short)
Jogger
 2001 Princess of Thieves (TV Movie)
Gwyn
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Sabé (as Kiera Knightley)
 1998 Coming Home (TV Movie)
Young Judith
 1996 The Treasure Seekers (TV Movie)
The Princess
 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)
Angela
- Royal Celebration (1993) ... Angela
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Starred as "Jennifer" in a modern adaptation of Molière's "The Misanthrope" at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End. She received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination and an Evening Standard Theatre Award nomination for her performance. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 36 Articles | 20 Pictorials | 131 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kiera Knightley

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on performing certain scenes in A Dangerous Method (2011)] I phoned up David (David Cronenberg) and said, 'I love you, I love your work, but I really don't think that I want to do this'. And he said, 'Well it would be a tragedy if you turned the role down because of that, so if necessary we can take them out'. And I said, 'No, because I understand why they are there'. He said, 'Well, look, I ... See more »

Trivia:

Was originally cast as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, but later dropped out of the project. Carey Mulligan was then cast instead. See more »

Trademark:

Often stars in period pieces

Star Sign:

Aries

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