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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 26 wins & 88 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game Joan Clarke
(2014)
Pride & Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice Elizabeth Bennet
(2005)

Filmography

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 2016 Collateral Beauty
Amy
 2015 Everest
Jan Hall
 2014 Laggies
Megan
 2013/II Begin Again
Gretta
 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)
Woman
 2010/I Last Night
Joanna
 2007 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 Doctor Zhivago (TV Mini-Series)
Lara Antipova
 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 The Hole
Frankie
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Sabé (as Kiera Knightley)
 1998 Coming Home (TV Series)
Young Judith
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Young Judith
 1995 A Village Affair (TV Movie)
Natasha Jordan
 1995 The Bill (TV Series)
Sheena Rose
- Swan Song (1995) ... Sheena Rose
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Angela
- Royal Celebration (1993) ... Angela
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Other Works:

TV commercial, "The Chase," for Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel Paris perfume, with Keira Knightley and Danila Kozlovsky, the song "She's Not There," by The Zombies (voiceover), and direction by Joe Wright. 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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Personal Quote:

I'm dyslexic, and at six years old, they realized I couldn't read a word and had been fooling them. My mum said to me: "If you come to me with a book in your hand and a smile on your face every day through the summer holiday, I'll get you an agent.". 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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Star Sign:

Aries

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