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Keira Knightley is a Actor and Grip British born on 26 march 1985 at Teddington (United-kingdom)

Keira Knightley

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Birth name Keira Christina Knightley
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 26 march 1985 (33 years) at Teddington (United-kingdom)

Keira Christina Knightley (/ˌkɪərə ˈnaɪtli/; born 26 March 1985) is an English actress. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. She had a supporting role as Sabé in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) and her first significant role came in the psychological horror film The Hole (2001). She gained widespread recognition in 2002 after co-starring in the film Bend It Like Beckham and achieved international fame in 2003 after appearing as Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

Since the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Knightley has become known for starring in period drama films such as Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), Silk (2007), The Duchess (2008), A Dangerous Method (2011), and Anna Karenina (2012). She has also appeared in a variety of genres of Hollywood films, including the romantic comedy Love Actually (2003), as Guinevere in the historical action King Arthur (2004), the psychological thriller The Jacket (2005), biographical action Domino (2005), the historical drama The Edge of Love (2008), the film noir London Boulevard (2010), the dystopian science fiction Never Let Me Go (2010), the romantic drama Last Night (2010), and the dark comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012).

Knightley earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in Joe Wright's 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice. Two years later she was nominated again for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Wright's Atonement. In its 2008 list, Forbes identified Knightley as the second highest-paid actress in Hollywood, with reported earnings of US$32 million in 2007, making her the only non-American on the list of highest-paid actresses that year.

In 2014, Knightley appeared in four films: the action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, the musical comedy-drama Begin Again, the romantic comedy Laggies and the historical thriller The Imitation Game. For her performance as Joan Clarke in the latter film, she was nominated for a Golden Globe, a SAG, a BAFTA Award, and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In October 2015, Knightley will make her Broadway debut in the title role of Thérèse Raquin.

Biography

Knightley was in a relationship with actor Del Synnott from 2001 to 2003, whom she met during the filming of Princess of Thieves. From 2003 to 2005 she dated actor Jamie Dornan. She was in a relationship with Pride & Prejudice co-star Rupert Friend from 2005 until December 2010. In February 2011 Knightley began dating musician James Righton, of Klaxons, and on 4 May 2013 they were married in Mazan, Vaucluse in the south of France. They have a daughter, Edie, born in London in May 2015.

In July 2006, Knightley said she has become a workaholic, suggesting that she would take a one-year break from acting to travel and focus on her personal life. Speaking to the press in July 2014, Knightley explained that she felt like she had reached the end of the first stage of her career, and the 2014 film Begin Again was like "it's beginning again."


Charity work
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. In 2004, she travelled to Ethiopia alongside Richard Curtis, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Julian Metcalfe on behalf of the Comic Relief charity. She posed for photos for WaterAid in 2005 and also for the American Library Association's "Read" campaign (a promotional poster of Pride & Prejudice). The dress she wore to the 2006 Academy Awards was donated to the charity Oxfam, where it raised £4,300.

In April 2009, Knightley appeared in a video to raise awareness of domestic abuse entitled Cut shot for Women's Aid. The video created controversy, with some sources calling it too graphic, while other groups support the video for showing a realistic depiction of domestic violence.

In November 2010, Knightley became patron of the SMA Trust, a British charity that funds medical research into the disease spinal muscular atrophy.

For International Women's Day 2014, Knightley was one of the artist signatories of Amnesty International's letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, in which the organisation campaigned for women's rights in Afghanistan.

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Filmography of Keira Knightley (45 films)

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Actress

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Directed by Joe Johnston, Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant
Roles Sugar Plum Fairy
Rating56% 2.8303452.8303452.8303452.8303452.830345
À la veille de Noël, Clara, une petite fille, voulait une clé - une clé unique qui peut débloquer une boîte qui détient un cadeau inestimable de sa défunte mère. Un fil d'or, qui lui est présenté lors de la fête annuelle du parrain Drosselmeyer, la conduit à la clé convoitée qui disparaît rapidement dans un monde parallèle étrange et mystérieux. C'est là que Clara rencontre un soldat nommé Phillip, un groupe de souris et les régents qui veille trois Royaumes: la Terre des Flocons de neige, la Terre des Fleurs et la Terre des Bonbons. Clara et Phillip doivent braver le quatrième Royaume inquiétant, celui de la tyran, la mère Ginger, pour récupérer la clé de Clara et, espérons-le, retourner l'harmonie dans le monde instable.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, 2h9
Directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Children's films
Actors Johnny Depp, Kaya Scodelario-Davis, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites, Javier Bardem, Kevin McNally
Roles Elizabeth Swann
Rating65% 3.2999853.2999853.2999853.2999853.299985
Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by an old enemy, Captain Salazar, who along with his crew of ghost pirates has escaped from the Devil's Triangle and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack seeks the Trident of Poseidon, which grants its possessor total control over the seas to use against Salazar.
Collateral Beauty, 1h37
Directed by David Frankel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films
Actors Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Michael Peña
Roles Amy Moore
Rating68% 3.405393.405393.405393.405393.40539
Howard Inlet (Will Smith), un publicitaire new-yorkais, vit une tragédie et tombe dans une profonde dépression lorsque sa fille de 6 ans meurt.
Everest
Everest (2015)
, 2h1
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Alpinisme, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Christian Bale, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Sam Worthington
Roles Jan Arnold
Rating70% 3.5470553.5470553.5470553.5470553.547055
In March 1996, several commercial expeditions arrive at Mount Everest base camp to prepare for a climb to the summit. Rob Hall, who first popularized guided Everest climbs, is the leader of Adventure Consultants, whose clients include Beck Weathers, an experienced climber; Doug Hansen, a former mailman pursuing his dream; and climbing veteran Yasuko Namba, who is hoping to complete her last of the Seven Summits. Scott Fischer is the chief guide for competitor Mountain Madness. Helen Wilton is Rob's base camp manager.
The Imitation Game, 1h54
Directed by Morten Tyldum
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about computing, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Allen Leech
Roles Joan Clarke
Rating80% 4.0007354.0007354.0007354.0007354.000735
In 1951, two policemen, Nock and Staehl, investigate mathematician Alan Turing after an apparent break-in at his home. Turing's suspicious behaviour and lack of war records triggers Nock's suspicion that he might be a Soviet spy. During his interrogation by Nock, Turing tells of his time working at Bletchley Park.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 1h45
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Gangster films
Actors Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh, David Paymer, Nonso Anozie
Roles Cathy Muller
Rating61% 3.0986453.0986453.0986453.0986453.098645
After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Jack Ryan (Pine), studying at the London School of Economics, becomes a U.S. Marine second lieutenant fighting in Afghanistan, where his spine is critically injured when his helicopter is shot down. During a lengthy recovery, he attracts the attention of Cathy Muller (Knightley), the medical student helping him learn to walk again, and Thomas Harper (Costner), an official with the CIA who recruits him.
Laggies
Laggies (2014)
, 1h39
Directed by Lynn Shelton, Lynn Shelton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, Mark Webber, Ellie Kemper, Kaitlyn Dever
Roles Megan Burch
Rating63% 3.197533.197533.197533.197533.19753
Megan (Keira Knightley) is an aimless twenty-eight year old who is in a committed relationship with her high school sweetheart and is still close with her high school friends. At her friend Allison's (Ellie Kemper) wedding, her boyfriend unexpectedly proposes marriage. She also sees her father cheating on her mother. Shocked and confused, she flees and runs into teenager Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her friends. After buying them alcohol, Megan plays with their skateboard. When they ask her to join them on their night out, she does.
Begin Again, 1h41
Directed by John Carney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, Catherine Keener, Mos Def
Roles Gretta James
Rating73% 3.6984753.6984753.6984753.6984753.698475
Dan Mulligann (Mark Ruffalo) is a formerly successful record label executive living in New York City who is estranged from his wife Miriam and struggling to keep up with the changing music industry. After being fired from his job, he goes on a drinking binge which leads him to a bar in the Lower East Side where he encounters Gretta James (Keira Knightley). Gretta is a young and fiercely independent songwriter who has just broken up with her long-time boyfriend and songwriting partner Dave Kohl (Adam Levine), a newly successful musician who had an affair with one of his producers' assistants. Captivated by Gretta's music, Dan offers to sign her to his former record label, and although she initially refuses she reconsiders the offer and agrees.
Anna Karenina, 2h10
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about suicide
Actors Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Alicia Vikander, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen
Roles Anna Karenina
Rating66% 3.3005953.3005953.3005953.3005953.300595
In 1874 Imperial Russia, Prince Stephan "Stiva" Oblonsky's wife, Princess Daria "Dolly", surprises him cheating with their governess and banishes him from home. Stiva's sister, Anna Karenina, is a well off and liked socialite, living St. Petersburg with her elder husband, Count Alexei Karenin and their son, Seryozha travels to Moscow to persuade Dolly to forgive her unfaithful Stiva.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, 1h41
Directed by Lorene Scafaria
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes La fin du monde, Films about religion, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Disaster films
Actors Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Brody, William Petersen, Derek Luke
Roles Penelope "Penny" Lockhart
Rating66% 3.3484753.3484753.3484753.3484753.348475
A news report is broadcast informing the world that a mission to stop an incoming asteroid from destroying life on earth has failed and that it will make impact in three weeks time. Dodge Petersen (Steve Carell) and his wife Linda (Nancy Carell) listen to the broadcast from the side of the road. After Dodge has an uninterested response, Linda looks at him in abject disgust and flees the vehicle without saying a word.
A Dangerous Method, 1h33
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Psychologie, Théâtre, Psychanalyse, Films based on plays
Actors Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel, Sarah Gadon, André Hennicke
Roles Sabina Spielrein
Rating63% 3.1994853.1994853.1994853.1994853.199485
Sabina Spielrein arrives at the Burghölzli, the pre-eminent psychiatric hospital in Zurich, with a typical case of hysteria and begins a new course of treatment with the young Swiss doctor, Carl Jung. He is using word association and dream interpretation as part of his approach to Freud's radical new science of psychoanalysis, and finds that Sabina Spielrein's condition was triggered by the humiliation and sexual arousal she felt as a child due to her short-tempered father's habit of spanking her naked. These conflicting feelings were compounded by her instinctive knowledge (imparted by an angel's voice that speaks in German) that she had done nothing to deserve such a punishment and in fact that she may have been a stand-in for her mother in her father's abuse (since her mother was unfaithful). Also, her affluent Russian Jewish family afforded her an exceptional education in preparation for university study, although not on the subject of sex, and she was a virgin.
Neverland (miniseries), 2h41
Directed by Nick Willing
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Charles Dance, Q'orianka Kilcher, Bob Hoskins, Charlie Rowe
Roles Tinkerbell (voice)
Rating64% 3.2475153.2475153.2475153.2475153.247515
Part 1 In London, England 1906, orphan Peter Pan (Charlie Rowe) is one of a gang of juvenile street thieves assembled by arch crook and ace fencer James "Jimmy" Hook (Rhys Ifans). When Jimmy proposes the risky, but well worth it, job of Harbottle's Jewelry and Antiques, the ever-willing-to-please Peter talks the other boys into attempting the heist, despite their original protests, however their arguments had caused Jimmy to change his mind, stating that they weren't ready and he didn't want them to get caught and thrown in prison. Peter, wanting to prove to Jimmy both that they were ready and that he was old enough to become Jimmy's partner, convinced the other boys to join him in robbing Harbottle's that night, though he neglected to mention that Jimmy had explicitly told him not to.
Steve
Steve (2010)

Directed by Rupert Friend
Origin United-kingdom
Actors Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Tom Mison
Roles Woman
Rating72% 3.639693.639693.639693.639693.63969
A young couple receive visits from their downstairs neighbour that become increasingly frequent and unpredictable.
Last Night
Last Night (2010)
, 1h32
Directed by Massy Tadjedin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes, Guillaume Canet, Stephanie Romanov, Griffin Dunne
Roles Joanna Reed
Rating65% 3.297773.297773.297773.297773.29777
Joanna is a writer who is married to Michael, a commercial real estate agent. They live in New York. The film begins with Joanna and Michael attending a party with Michael's colleagues. Joanna notices Michael spending most of his time chatting with the beautiful Laura, one of his colleagues, whom he has never mentioned to her before. She suspects him of having an affair and confronts him when they return home. They argue but reconcile later in the night.