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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Keira Knightley was born on March 26th, 1985 in Teddington, England with the birth name Keira Christina Knightley, born to actor Will Knightley and playwright, Sharmon Macdonald.  At the age of three she was already involved in acting and was working in productions during her summer breaks from school.  When she was six years old she had her first television role, "Screen One: Royal Celebration" (1993) and then at the age of nine she made her first television movie appearance in, "A Village Affair" (1995) and then she was seen in, "The Treasure Seekers" (1996), "Coming Home" (1998) and her first well known role followed in 1999 in, "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace". 
 
Soon roles were coming very easy to her with an appearance on British television in, "Oliver Twist" (1999) and her first major television film role in, "Princess of Thieves" (2001).  Also in 2001 she was cast in, "The Hole" when she was fifteen she did her first nude scene which they waited to release until she was sixteen years old.
 
As her career progressed she graced the big screen with roles in such films as, "Bend It Like Beckham" (2002), "Purse" (2002), "The Season After" (2002), "New Year's Eve" (2002) and a role in the television movie, "Doctor Zhivago" (2002).
 
She left high school at this point and chose to focus 100% on her acting career.  More prominent film roles continued to follow such as, "Love Actually" (2003), "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the black Pearl" (2003) and "King Arthur" (2004).
 
Keira had also at this point in her career been hired as the face of  British jeweler and luxury good retailer, Asprey.  In 2007 she was also the face of Channel's fragrance 'Mademoiselle'.  In 2005 two more films released that starred Knightley, "The Jacket" and "Pride & Prejudice". 
 
She was now also really being noticed in Hollywood and was being honored in a number of ways such as receiving the Hollywood Film Award for Best Breakthrough actor-Female and being voted the Sexiest Movie Star Ever from empire magazine.  She was also honored with a Golden Globe nomination for her role in, "Pride & Prejudice".  FHM magazine named her one of, "100 Sexiest Women in the World" in 2006 and Maxim magazine ranked her #20 on their Hot 100 list in 2007. 
 
Some of her later films appearances have been in, "Silk" (2007), "The Edge of Love" (2008), "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (2007) and "Atonement" (2007) for which she won Best Actress.  In 2011 the film, "Neverland" released to the public and soon to release are two other films, "Anna Karenina" (2012) and "Untouched" (2012).
 
She currently resides in London and is currently dating, James Righton since 2011. 


Filmography

2013 Untouched
2012 Anna Karenina
2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 
2011 Neverland 
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 
2005 Stories of Lost Souls
2004 King Arthur 
2003 Love Actually 
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 
2003 Gaijin
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 Oliver Twist
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
1993 Screen One





Matinee Classics - Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Talulah Riley, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Carey Mulligan, Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn, Claudie Blakley, Simon Woods, Kelly Reilly, Rupert Friend, Tom Hollander, Judi Dench, Rosamund Stephen, Cornelius Booth, Penelope Wilton, Peter Wight, Meg Wynn Owen, Tamzin Merchant and Sinead Matthews


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