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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 & 92 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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 2018 Colette (pre-production)
Colette
 2017 Red Nose Day Actually (TV Short)
Juliet
 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 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:

(24 January 2011 to 11 May 2011) Starred as Karen Wright alongside Elisabeth Moss in an adaptation of Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour" directed by Ian Rickson at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End. 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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[on turning her back on Hollywood blockbuster adventure films]: I can't imagine ever doing another one. I had five months off from Pirates during the summer last year, when I made Silk and Atonement (2007), and it was so great - I want to be able to explore emotions in smaller projects. That's not to say I won't suddenly read a big Hollywood blockbuster and go "Oooh, that might be good..." But I ... See more »

Trivia:

Was originally cast as Mary Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), but dropped out before filming began and Scarlett Johansson was subsequently cast instead. See more »

Trademark:

Often stars in period pieces

Star Sign:

Aries

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