"I was meant to be named 'Kiera', after a Russian ice skater who was on the TV one day," said Knightley.
"My dad fancied her and nicked her name for me.
"But it was my mum who went to register my birth, and she accidentally spelled 'ei' instead of 'ie' because my mum's crap at spelling. Apparently, when she came back he said: 'What The Fuck? You’ve spelt her name wrong!' What were they going to do, though? Once it’s on the piece of paper, it’s on the piece of paper. And that’s me. A spelling error..."
Knightley, the official 'face' of Chanel since 2007, continues to rep the company with 'Coco Mademoiselle' fragrances.
New films for Knightley include an adaptation of "The Other Typist" by Suzanne Rindell.