Keira Knightley

Inside the Actors and Directors world

Keira Knightley is the face of an Amnesty International campaign to support human rights, marking the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Keira Knightley is the face of an Amnesty International campaign to support human rights, marking the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

is the face of an Amnesty International campaign to support human rights, marking the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Keira Christina Knightley (born 26 March 1985) is an English actress and model. She began acting as a child on and made her in 1995. She gained widespread recognition in 2002 after co-starring in the film Bend It Like Beckham and achieved from 2003 as a result of her appearances in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (2003–07).

In 2008, Forbes claimed Keira Knightley to be the second highest-paid actress in Hollywood, having reportedly earned $32 million in 2007, making her the only non-American on the list of highest-paid actresses.

Keira Knightley was born in Teddington, London, England, the daughter of Sharman Macdonald, an award-winning playwright, and Will Knightley, a theatre and television actor. Her father is English and her Scottish mother is of half Welsh ancestry.

She was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of six, but nevertheless was successful in school and was thus permitted to acquire a talent agent and pursue an acting career. She requested an agent as early as the age of three.Knightley has noted that she was “single-minded about acting” during her childhood.

Keira Knightley had a relationship with actor Jamie Dornan from 2003 to 2005. She dated her Pride & Prejudice co-star Rupert Friend from 2005 until December 2010. She began dating musician James Righton in late February 2011,and the couple became engaged in May 2012. Keira Knightley has denied rumours she is anorexic, although her family has a history of anorexia.

Keira Knightley's Filmography

2015 Everest
2014 The Imitation Game
2014 Laggies
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
2013 Begin Again
2012 Stars in Shorts
2012 Anna Karenina
2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
2011 A Dangerous Method
2010 London Boulevard
2010 Steve
2010 Last Night
2010 Never Let Me Go
2009 The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers
2008 Looking Over: The Edge of Love
2008 The Duchess
2008 The Edge of Love
2007 Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind
2007 Silk
2007 Atonement
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2005 Domino
2005 Pride & Prejudice
2005 The Jacket
2004 King Arthur
2003 Love Actually
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2002 The Seasons Alter
2002 Doctor Zhivago
2002 New Year's Eve
2002 Pure
2002 Thunderpants
2002 Bend It Like Beckham
2001 The Hole
2001 Princess of Thieves
2001 Deflation
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
1998 Coming Home
1996 The Treasure Seekers
1995 The Bill
1995 Innocent Lies
1995 A Village Affair

 

Share this article: Keira Knightley

Facebook
LinkedIn
WhatsApp
Pinterest
Twitter
Email

MORE TOPICS

The Colony

Award-winning director Jeff Renfroe delivers an action-packed, post-apocalyptic thriller in his icy feature The Colony. Set during the next ice-age, an outpost of colonists struggle to survive below the world’s frozen surface. Short on supplies, and plagued by illness and internal conflict, the colonists suspect the worst when they mysteriously lose contact with their only other known settlement, Colony 5.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Mr. Popper’s Penguins is an action comedy film starring Jim Carrey, based on the children’s book of the same name. The film was originally slated for a release on August 5, 2011, but was pulled up to June 17, 2011.

True Legend

True Legend is a 2010 Chinese martial arts action film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, starring Vincent Zhao, Zhou Xun, Jay Chou, Michelle Yeoh. This is David Carradine’s final film appearance before his death on June 3, 2009

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit is the title planned for a two-part film. The film is intended to be based on the novel of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien. The film is in development and Peter Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy will serve as executive producer and co-writer.

Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones tells story of Newt Knight, a fearless Mississippi farmer, who led a band of poor white farmers and runaway slaves in an armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the height of the Civil War.

Composer and musician Keegan DeWitt provided the film’s evocative score, one of six he has written for Sundance Film Festival selections in the past three years. DeWitt is also the lead singer and songwriter of the band Wild Cub

I’ll See You in My Dreams

After the death of her beloved dog, Carol (Blythe Danner) finds the everyday activities that have given her life structure – her regular bridge game, gardening, a glass of wine or two – have lost their luster. Carol decides to embrace the world pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott)