Birth Date: 22 Mar 1985
Birth Place: Teddington, London, England, UK
Weight: 123 lbs
Hair color: Blonde
Eye Color: Brown
Favorite Subject: History
Film Debut: A Village Affair-1994
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Keira Knightley is beautiful actress of England. She is just 21 years old. Keira played role in the King Arthur, Pirates of The Caribbean, Bend It Like Beckham and Love. She has also played a role in the recent movie Pride and Prejudice. She is one of the rising stars in latest news. Keira is in stage that she has thousands of fans today. Keira Knightley is born at England, UK on 22nd March 1985. All of you might be aware of Will Knightley who is an actor and he is father of Keira. Keira's mother Sharman Macdonald who is also an actress.
Thus Academy Award-nominated English actress Keira's are from film related family. She was famous in year 2003 but she career was begun as a child actor. She has got a major role in the film Bend It Like Beckham and Pirates of the Caribbean. After that she has become famous actress. She has done good role in many film but she has got Academy Award in the year 2005 as "Best Actress" in 2005.
You know Keira Knightley work on production from an age of 9. Moira Armstrong's A Village Affair, which was first production in which Keira was played a role in 1994. She has got a major role in 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Thus she has completed impressive actress form childhood.
Keira Knightley - Biography
Keira caught the acting tactic in early age of life because her father is an actor and mother is screenwriter. She has one older brother Caleb. He was born in year 1979. Kightley suffered from dyslexic so she had facing problem for reading and writing in school. But her family supports her in each and every stage. Knightly got first chance as an actor at an age of 6 as small girl in Royal Celebration, which is TV, serial in year 1993. The Bill was next TV serial of Keira in 1995. She had been played a role in number of TV serial before being cast as Sabe.
In year 1994 the movie A Village Affair in which she has got first multi-scene role. Bend It Like Beckham was successive movie of Keira knightley in year 2002. She is trained dancer. She was raising her credits with her role in TV serial Innocent Lies in 1995 and then Treasure Seekers in 1996.
She got first big break in The Phantom Menace. In that movie she appeared like queen. Her mother couldn't distinguish the difference between keira and Natalie Portman. She had again play a role for TV serial Oliver Twist in 2000. In 2001 she had played role of Robin Hood's daughter in Princess of Thieves. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, it was big budget movie and in which Keira got role to play. It was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and released in 2003. This movie was biggest hits of summer 2003 and through which Keira becomes leading actress. In the same year Keira's another one movie is also released which was romantic comedy and the name of the movie was Love Actually. Next movie of Keira was released in year 2004 King Arhtur. Some people described her as sexy and muddy girl.
Del Synnott, he was a first boy friend of Keira who was her co-star in Thunderpants in 2002. The Hole movie of Nick Hamm's is a thriller movie in which she had played a role and this movie was released in 2002. Because this movie she kept busy in 2000. She had given final exam of school in 2001 summer. Parminder Nagra is a movie in which she had played a role of Asian girl. Keira had continued her college with study of English Literature and Political History. But still continue to take role. Andy Harries, a producer who gave advise to Keira to leave school and give full concentration on acting.
Keira is also a producer of the Jerry Bruckheimer's. In 2003 July she had become celebrity face of British jeweler and luxury goods retailer Asprey. Keira fall in love with Northern Irish in August. Keira got first Hollywood Film Award in 2004. Keira is currently filming the popular Pirates of the Caribbean series, which will release in the summers of 2006 and 2007 respectively.
Following is the list of Keira Knightley's film career.
As an Actress - filmography
Year Movie Name OR TV Series
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean 3
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2005 Kingdom Hearts II
2005 Pride and 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
2002 The Seasons Alter
2002 "Doctor Zhivago" (mini) TV Series
2002 New Year's Eve
2002 Bend It Like Beckham
2001 The Hole
2001 Princess of Thieves (TV)
1999 "Oliver Twist" (mini) TV Series
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
1998 Coming Home (TV)
1996 Treasure Seekers (TV)
1995 Innocent Lies
1994 A Village Affair
1993 Royal Celebration (TV)
Miscellaneous Crew - filmography
Year Movie Name OR TV Sries
2001 Deflation (grip)
Herself - filmography
Year Movie Name OR TV Sries
2005 The Jacket: Project History and Deleted Scenes (V)
2005 Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 (TV)
2005 Blood on the Land: The Making of a King (V)
2005 King Arthur: A Roundtable Discussion (V)
2004 52 Most Irresistible Women (TV)
2003 An Epic at Sea: The Making of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' (V)
2003 She Shoots, She Scores: The Making of 'Bend It Like Beckham' (V) Archive Footage
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean (VG)
Notable TV Guest Appearances
Year TV Sries
11 November 2005 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
9 November 2005 The Daily Show
9 November 2005 HBO First Look in episode: Pride and Prejudice
9 November 2005 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
14 October 2005 Magacine
10 October 2005 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
13 September 2005 Corazon de
9 September 2005 GMTV
5 September 2005 GMTV
16 July 2004 This Morning
14 July 2004 This Morning
29 June 2004 Late Show with David Letterman
15 November 2003 Tinseltown TV
24 June 2003 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
8 April 2003 The View
13 April 1995 The Bill playing Sheena Rose in episode: Swan Song
Keira Knightley - Quotes
When I was about 5 we think, I desperately wanted to be a pirate and have the hat and everything.
I feel less blonde now and, er, smarter!
The problem for me was that by being in the film the magic was broken. I loved the first Star Wars film and my mum was really into it too, that's why I took the part. But the Force wasn't there when we were filming it, and they didn't have real light sabres, which annoyed me.
I was told I didn't have to do it, but I said, 'No, it's a beautiful scene, we have to do it.' It's extraordinary that you can cause an uproar by getting your tits out.
At the end of the two days it was time for me to jump off, and Gore (the director) said to me, 'you don't actually have to jump off; I can get a stunt girl to do that. But I told him: 'I've been standing up here terrified for two days, there is no way I'm not jumping off!' So I jumped off the plank, and I got a big pirate cheer at the end from all the guys, which was a very big compliment.
It's not everyday you get to do a pirate movie, you might as well go for it.
I tried college for three months but I was desperately unhappy. I just wanted to perform. I was getting straight As but I had no friends and cried every day.
History was always my favorite subject anyway, and I love reading, kind of, biographies and that sort of stuff.
I think every girl is looking for her Mr Darcy.
It's scary because acting was always my salvation from school. So if anything had gone wrong at school, I could say, 'Oh, but I can do this.' But now it's the only thing. So you sort of think, 'Okay, but what happens if that goes wrong? What's the salvation?' That's a bit scary.
Yes, I have breasts. So does 50% of the population. Do we really have to waste time talking about mine? I don't think so.
You go back to the sort of Errol Flynn movies, and the real swashbuckling kind of things, and yeah, I knew about them.
I'm doing a film now with a lot of guys as well, so at the end of that I will be growing a beard.
Somebody thought it would be a great idea if they brought their teenage daughters along to the set on the day that we did the kissing scene - I thought I was gonna die! I thought they'd stampede me with the evil eyes I was getting from all of them.
I finished filming Pirates a couple of days before my 18th birthday, and made sure I was in London to celebrate it. There's no point having an 18th birthday in America, it doesn't mean anything as you can't go out and drink.
He was completely amazing, ... He did love having six women around him all the time. We took him to a party one night but he was wearing a mask, because he can't be around cigarettes but felt anyone who wanted to smoke could, so he came with a little mask he wore.
I've got a kind, close-knit family group.
I did a film called The Hole when I was 16 and, when it came out, a couple of the popular girls at school said, quite loudly, 'She's in a crap movie, so it doesn't count.' It was rude and I was upset, but if you let that stuff bother you, you're going to be in for a tough time. I wasn't popular at school. I learned to let those comments wash over me. I toughened up quite quickly.
They're all fab and they tell me when I'm acting up and laugh at me as much as possible, which is important.
I finished filming Pirates a couple of days before my 18th birthday, and made sure I was in London to celebrate it. There's no point having an 18th birthday in America, it doesn't mean anything as you can't go out and drink!
My friends are laughing at me after last night's premiere and taking the piss out of me mercilessly for pouting as much as I did in front of the cameras!
keira-knightley's - Awards & Achievements
Award Year Category Movie Name
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2004 Best Supporting Actress Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Bordeaux International Festival of Women in Cinema 2002 Best Actress (Meilleure Comedienne Long Metrage) Bend It Like Beckham
Empire Awards, UK 2005 Best British Actress King Arthur
Empire Awards, UK 2004 Best British Actress Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Empire Awards, UK 2003 Best British Actress Bend It Like Beckham
Empire Awards, UK 2003 Best British Actress Bend It Like Beckham
Empire Awards, UK 2002 Best Debut The Hole
IFTA Awards 2004 Best International Actress Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
London Critics Circle Film Awards 2003 British Newcomer of the Year Bend It Like Beckham
MTV Movie Awards 2004 Breakthrough Female Performance Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
MTV Movie Awards 2003 Best Trans-Atlantic Breakthrough Performer -
Online Film Critics Society Awards 2004 Breakthrough Female Performance Bend It Like Beckham
Teen Choice Awards 2005 Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure/Thriller King Arthur
Teen Choice Awards 2004 Choice Movie Chemistry Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Teen Choice Awards 2004 Choice Movie Liplock Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Teen Choice Awards 2004 Choice Breakout Movie Star - Female Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Visual Effects Society Awards 2004 Outstanding Performance by a Male or Female Actor in an Effects Film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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