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Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Name :

Keira Christina Knightley

Birth Date :

March 26, 1985

Birth Place :

Teddington, Middlesex, UK

Spouse :

James Righton (Klaxons' keyboardist, since 4-May-13)

Claim to fame :

As Juliette Paxton in "Bend It Like Beckham" (2003)

Biography


In some families, one is not always expected to follow the footsteps of what the parents have taken as their profession, and this unexpectedly had occurred in the life of Keira Knightley. Even though she is the daughter of British actor William Knightley and a playwright named Sharman McDonald, this enchanting brunette at first was discouraged to enter the entertainment industry when she revealed her intention to be an actress at a very young age. After she kept repeating her desire for the next several years, her mother eventually gave in with one condition. The six-years-old girl had to study during the school holidays and was obliged to put education on her priority before acting. This was a difficult task due to her struggle with dyslexia, yet she tried hard to finally excel at school.

Born on March 26, 1985 in Teddington, Middlesex, England as Keira Christina Knightley, she earned her first appearance at the age of seven through a TV movie entitled "Royal Celebration" (1993). In the following year, she had already made her big screen debut playing a minor role in "A Village Affair." Continuing her study at Teddington Comprehensive School, she starred in "Innocent Lies" (1995), "Treasure Seekers" (1996), while getting an "introducing..." title in an adaptation of Rosamunde Pilcher's novel, "Coming Home" (1998). A promising chance approached when she joined the cast of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" (1999) to portray Sabe, the handmaiden and decoy of Queen Amidala played by Natalie Portman. Apparently she was selected because of her close resemblance to the beautiful actress.

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Video: Keira Knightley Reenacts 'When Harry Met Sally' Orgasm Scene

February 05, 2015 02:57:39 GMT

Tons of British actors take part in British invasion-themed short films for Vanity Fair. Directed by Jason Bell, the first episode is called "Preparing for War", while the second part sees the Brits "Coming to America" and infiltrating Hollywood. The third part, called "Victory is Assured", features highlight which sees re-enacting the orgasm scene from "When Harry Met Sally".
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Keira Knightley, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter Stun at 2015 SAG Awards

January 26, 2015 01:35:51 GMT

Hollywood celebrities stepped out to attend the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 25. , and were among those who shone on the red carpet.
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Jennifer Lawrence and Pregnant Keira Knightley Glitter 2015 PGA Red Carpet

January 25, 2015 14:50:45 GMT

Hollywood stars flocked to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza for the Producers Guild of America Awards. looked stunning in a white Prada dress with a plunging neckline, while chose a more demure look. The mom-to-be dressed her baby bump in a patterned skirt.
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Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain Dazzle at AFI Awards Luncheon

January 10, 2015 03:00:55 GMT

Hollywood stars stepped out to attend the 2015 AFI Awards Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles on Friday, January 9. Among those who shone on the red carpet were , and .
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Report: Keira Knightley Pregnant With Her First Child

December 11, 2014 20:33:15 GMT

is reportedly entering motherhood. The star who just picked up a nomination at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards for her performance in Alan Turing biopic "" is rumored expecting her first child with husband James Righton, a member of the band .
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'Imitation Game' and 'Gone Girl' Lead Winners of 2014 Hollywood Film Awards

November 15, 2014 05:05:07 GMT

The winners at the 18th annual Hollywood Film Awards were announced in a telecast hosted by at the Hollywood Paladium on Friday night, November 14 in Los Angeles. Alan Turing biopic "" and David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel "" won big at the event.
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Keira Knightley Explains Why She Posed Topless on Magazine Without Photoshop

November 08, 2014 03:44:15 GMT

posed topless for a magazine last month and now she opens up about her decision, saying that it was a protest against retouching photos. In a new interview with The Times of London, the actress shared that she was okay with posing topless as long as her body was not digitally altered.
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Keira Knightley to Make Broadway Debut in 'Therese Raquin'

October 23, 2014 21:05:24 GMT

is heading to Broadway. She is announced to headline a new stage adaptation of Emile Zola's 19th century novel "Therese Raquin". Previews begin on October 1, 2015 to help kick off Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season. Official opening is set for October 29.
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Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch Premiere 'Imitation Game' at London Film Fest

October 09, 2014 04:52:48 GMT

and helped kick off the 58th BFI London Film Festival with the premiere of their new movie "". The rainy day didn't dampen their spirit. The two were all smiles posing for photographers under an umbrella.
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Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell Lock Lips in New 'Laggies' Trailer

September 25, 2014 07:53:36 GMT

A new trailer for romantic comedy "" arrives online. Aside from showing 's Megan getting silly, the video also features new footage like a romantic scene where she is passionately kissed by .
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Keira Knightley Added to Female Lead Casting Rumors for 'True Detective' Season 2

September 24, 2014 22:44:13 GMT

Search for the new female lead on "" season 2 continues. After HBO confirmed and , now a new rumor swirls on the internet suggesting that is eyed to join the upcoming sophomore season which will be directed by Justin Lin ("").
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Keira Knightley Confirms She Won't Join 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

September 10, 2014 07:34:36 GMT

While hopes to return for "", his on-screen love interest says the opposite. During a visit to Toronto International Film Festival to promote "", she said "the ship has sailed" for her to join the fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie.
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Keira Knightley Is a Reluctant Adult in 'Laggies' Trailer

July 17, 2014 02:58:16 GMT

refuses to grow up as seen in the first trailer of "". "Did you hear the one about the grown woman who started hanging out with a bunch of pubescent kids?" asks her. She later laments, "I don't know what to do with my future."
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Keira Knightley Opens Up About Being Called 'Anorexic'

June 04, 2014 09:50:20 GMT

revealed she experienced a verbal abuse at her early years as an actress. She recalled that critics often told her, "You're a s**t actress and you're anorexic and people hate you." Responding to the harsh words, she opened up to Elle U.K., "I wouldn't do my life any differently, but having lived through it or a teenager or somebody in their early 20s, is a very strange thing."
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Keira Knightley Says Husband Tried to Give Her Guitar Lessons for 'Begin Again' Role

April 29, 2014 03:50:31 GMT

chatted a bit about her role in "" and her marriage with E! News at the premiere of the movie at the Tribeca International Film Festival. The British star, who plays a singer alongside in the flick, says that her musician husband James Righton tried to help with the role.
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Keira Knightley Shows Off Insanely Tiny Waist in Chanel Dress

March 05, 2014 14:49:26 GMT

turned heads when attending the Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014 on Tuesday, March 4 for her fashion choice. The British actress went with a black-and-white optical illusion dress that made her look like she had a very tiny waist.
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Chris Pine and Keira Knightley Attend 'Jack Ryan' L.A. Premiere

January 16, 2014 07:56:44 GMT

"" stars flocked to TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California for the movie's special screening on Wednesday, January 15. , who plays the titular tough guy, looked dashing on the red carpet in his tailored suit. His actor father Robert Pine was seen coming to support him.
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Keira Knightley Quits Twitter After Only 12 Hours

January 01, 2014 06:17:22 GMT

failed to see Twitter's appeals. In a new interview with Harper's Bazaar U.K. for its latest issue where she graced the cover, she revealed that she once secretly joined Twitter using a pseudonym only to delete the account 12 hours later.
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Keira Knightley to Produce and Star in 'The Other Typist'

June 27, 2013 08:52:20 GMT

is confirmed to be involved in Fox Searchlight's latest project, The Hollywood Reporter learns. The Elizabeth Swann depicter in "" is set to produce and star in "", the feature version of Suzanne Rindells' debut novel of the same title.
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Keira Knightley Smooching Her New Husband While Honeymooning in Corsica

May 10, 2013 06:00:28 GMT

and her husband James Righton are enjoying wedded bliss. They couldn't keep their hands off of each other during a honeymoon in Corsica. They were pictured sharing a lingering kiss on the lips as they were enjoying a warm sunny day together.
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Keira Knightley Ties the Knot With James Righton in a Low-Key Ceremony

May 06, 2013 03:42:11 GMT

is officially a married woman after she tied the knot with fiance James Righton on Saturday, May 4 in southern France. The pair exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony which was attended by 11 close friends and family. "It was not a long service and very few people," said a witness.
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Keira Knightley to Star as Coco Chanel in Karl Lagerfeld's Short Film

March 20, 2013 09:06:24 GMT

is set to play Coco Chanel in a short film to be directed by Karl Lagerfeld. The mini film will mark the 100th anniversary of the French fashion house, and it will be filmed in the seaside town of Deauville, where the first Chanel boutique opened in 1913, financed by her lover Captain Arthur "Boy" Capel, a wealthy British aristocrat.
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Keira Knightley: People Are Not Interested in My Small Breasts

November 14, 2012 08:25:20 GMT

has no problem exposing her breasts because they're small. To Allure, the actress admits, "I don't mind expossing my tits because they're so small... People really aren't that interested!"
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Keira Knightley Channels Tilda Swinton for W Magazine

October 16, 2012 08:28:56 GMT

W magazine will feature in the cover of its 40th anniversary edition, which will be published on October 23, just in time for Halloween. The actress is dressed up as to represent 2000's stars generation.
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Robbie Williams Welcomes a Baby Girl Teddy

September 19, 2012 07:34:34 GMT

is over the moon as he becomes a proud daddy to a baby girl. The bundle of joy was born by his wife on Tuesday, September 18. The member names the newborn Theodora Rose.
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First Look Photos: Keira Knightley Is Damsel in Distress on 'Jack Ryan' Set

September 19, 2012 07:10:02 GMT

filmed a dramatic scene with on the set of "Jack Ryan" reboot on Monday night, September 17. Channeling her inner damsel in distress persona, Knightley was photographed filming a scene where she was rescued by Pine from being kidnapped by some bad guys.
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Keira Knightley Snatches Role in Kenneth Branagh's 'Jack Ryan'

August 11, 2012 04:44:51 GMT

's upcoming "Jack Ryan" movie is close to find its female lead. The Hollywood Reporter has shared that is currently in talks to tackle the leading lady of 's titular character.
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Rick Ross' Tour Bus Gets Robbed

July 24, 2012 08:30:49 GMT

lost his valuable stuff worth of thousands of dollars during a recent trip. The tour bus the Maybach Music Group rap mogul rode with his entourage was robbed over the weekend while parking in Detroit.
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Kate Gosselin Allegedly Shopping New Dating Show

July 24, 2012 08:01:08 GMT

may be plotting her TV comeback. Almost a year since her reality series "" was canceled by TLC, the 37-year-old mother of eight is said to have signed up to star in a new dating show that will follow her in search for love.
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Jennifer Lopez Releases a Teaser for New Video 'Goin' In'

July 24, 2012 07:55:41 GMT

An official teaser for an upcoming music video for 's track "Goin' In" featuring has been released. The full video will be out on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:50 P.M. ET via MTV.
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