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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 & 93 nominations. See more awards »

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Pride & Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice Elizabeth Bennet
Atonement Cecilia Tallis
The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game Joan Clarke


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 2018 The Aftermath (completed)
Rachael Morgan
  Official Secrets (filming)
Katharine Gun
 2018 Colette
 2017 Red Nose Day Actually (TV Short)
 2016 Collateral Beauty
 2015 Everest
Jan Hall
 2014 The Imitation Game
Joan Clarke
 2014 Laggies
 2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Cathy Muller
 2013/II Begin Again
 2013 Once Upon a Time... (Video short)
Gabrielle Chanel
 2012/I Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
 2011 Neverland (TV Mini-Series)
Tinker Bell
- Part 2 (2011) ... Tinker Bell (voice)
- Part 1 (2011) ... Tinker Bell (voice)
 2011 A Dangerous Method
Sabina Spielrein
 2010 London Boulevard
 2010 Steve (Short)
 2010/I Last Night
 2010 Never Let Me Go
 2008 The Duchess
 2008 The Edge of Love
Vera Phillips
 2007 Silk
Hélène Joncour
 2007 Atonement
Cecilia Tallis
 2006 Pride & Prejudice: Alternate US Ending (Video short)
Elizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
 2005 Domino
Domino Harvey
 2005 Pride & Prejudice
Elizabeth Bennet
 2005 The Jacket
Jackie Price
 2004 King Arthur
 2003 Love Actually
 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Gaijin (Video short)
Kate (voice)
 2002 Doctor Zhivago (TV Mini-Series)
Lara Antipova
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Lara Antipova
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Lara Antipova
 2002 The Seasons Alter (Short)
 2002 New Year's Eve (Short)
 2002/I Pure
 2002 Thunderpants
Music School Student (uncredited)
 2002 Bend It Like Beckham
Juliette 'Jules' Paxton
 2001 Deflation (Short)
 2001 The Hole
 2001 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
- Princess of Thieves (2001) ... Gwyn
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Sabé (as Kiera Knightley)
 1998 The Treasure Seekers (TV Movie)
The Princess
 1998 Coming Home (TV Mini-Series)
Young Judith
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Young Judith
 1995 Innocent Lies
Young Celia
 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)
- Royal Celebration (1993) ... Angela
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Model for Japanese brand "Lux". See more »

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1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 39 Articles | 20 Pictorials | 136 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kiera Knightley


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[on being relieved that Mr. Cherkaoui never fixated on perfection] There was no point where he went, "Oh, I've got a bunch of actors who aren't dancers, so I'm going to simplify this." He was just, "That's what it is, so do it and do it better." Trying to tell this particular story in those two different ways was fascinating. See more »


Her birth name should have been "Kiera" but her mother made a typo on the the birth certificate. See more »


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