Knightley, Keira 1985–
Knightley, Keira 1985–
Full name, Keira Christina Knightley; born March 26, 1985, in Teddington, Middlesex, England; daughter of Will Knightley (an actor) and Sharman Macdonald (an actress and author). Education: Trained as a dancer. Avocational Interests: Collecting shoes.
Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Peters, Fraser, and Dunlop, Drury House, 34-43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA United Kingdom; Special Artists Agency, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 890, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
Actress. Heathham House Youth Project, member. Model for Asprey jewelry and Japanese brand Lux haircare products; appeared in television commercials and print ads for Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle perfume.
Empire Award nomination, best debut, Sony Ericsson Empire Awards, 2002, for The Hole; MTV Movie Award nomination, best trans-Atlantic breakthrough performance, 2003; Golden Wave Award, best actress, Bordeaux International Festival of Women in Cinema, Empire Award nomination, best British actress, ALFS Award, British newcomer of the year, London Critics Circle Film Awards, 2003, Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best breakthrough performance, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination, breakout performance—on screen, 2004, all for Bend It Like Beckham; Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award nomination, female, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, Empire Award, best British actress, MTV Movie Award nomination, breakthrough female performance, Teen Choice Awards (with Orlando Bloom), choice movie chemistry and choice liplock, Teen Choice Award nomination, choice breakout movie star—female, Visual Effects Society Award nomination, outstanding performance by a male or female actor in an effects film, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination, breakout performance—on screen, 2004, Audience Award, best international actress, Irish Film and Television Awards, 2005, all for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl; Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination (with others), best ensemble acting, 2004, for Love Actually; Hollywood Breakthrough Award, breakthrough actress, Hollywood Film Festival, 2004; Entertainment Personality Award, British Independent Film Awards, 2005; Empire Award, best British actress, Teen Choice Award nominations, choice breakout movie star—female, 2004 and choice movie actress—action/adventure/thriller, 2005, Audience Award, best international actress, Irish Film and Television Awards, 2005, all for King Arthur; Satellite Award nomination, outstanding actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical, International Press Academy, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award nomination, best actress, 2005, Academy Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a leading role, Critics Choice Award nomination, best actress, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Camie Award (with others), Character and Morality in Entertainment, 2006, Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, best actress, Empire Award nomination, best actress, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a motion picture—musical or comedy, Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best actress, ALFS Award nomination, British actress of the year, London Critics Circle Film Awards, Teen Choice Award nomination, movies—choice actress: drama/action adventure, 2006, all for Pride & Prejudice; People's Choice Award nomination, favorite female action movie star, 2005; MTV Movie Award nomination, best performance, Teen Choice Awards, movie—choice scream, movies—choice hissy fit, and (with Orlando Bloom) choice movie-liplock, Teen Choice Award nomination, movies—choice actress: drama/action/action adventure, 2006, Empire Award nomination, best actress, People's Choice Award (with Johnny Depp), favorite on-screen match-up, Kids Choice Award nomination, favorite female movie star, 2007, all for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest; Teen Choice Award, choice movie actress—action adventure, 2007, for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
Young Celia, Halcyon Days (also known as Innocent Lies and Les peches mortels), PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1995.
Frankie, The Hole (also known as After the Hole), Granada Films/Pathe, 2001.
Jogger, Deflation, 2001.
Juliette "Jules" Paxton, Bend It Like Beckham (also known as Kick It Like Beckham), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.
(Uncredited) Music school student, Thunderpants (also known as Donderbroek and L'incroyable histoire de Patrick Smash), Genius Products, 2002.
Louise, Pure, Indican Pictures, 2002.
Leah, New Year's Eve (short), 2002.
Helena, The Season's Alter (short), 2002.
Elizabeth Swann, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (also known as P.O.T.C.), Buena Vista, 2003.
Juliet, Love Actually, Universal, 2003.
Voice of Kate, Gaijin (animated short), 2003.
Herself, She Shoots, She Scores: The Making of "Bend It Like Beckham" (documentary short), Fox Video, 2003.
Herself, An Epic at Sea: The Making of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (documentary short), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2003.
Guinevere, King Arthur, Buena Vista, 2004.
Jackie Price, The Jacket, Warner Bros., 2005.
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bennet, Pride & Prejudice (also known as Orgueil et prejuges), Focus Features, 2005.
Domino Harvey, Domino, New Line Cinema, 2005.
Herself, King Arthur: A Roundtable Discussion (documentary short), Buena Vista Home Video, 2005.
Herself, Blood on the Land: The Making of a King (documentary short), Buena Vista Home Video, 2005.
Herself, "The Jacket": Project History and Deleted Scenes (documentary short), Warner Independent Pictures, 2005.
Leah, "New Year's Eve," Stories of Lost Souls (also known as Historias de almas perdidas), America Video, 2006.
Elizabeth Swann, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (also known as P.O.T.C. 2 and Pirates 2), Buena Vista, 2006.
Herself, The Bennets (documentary short), 2006.
Herself, The Politics of Dating (documentary short), 2006.
Herself, On Set Diaries (documentary short), 2006.
Herself, I Am a Bounty Hunter: Domino Harvey's Life (documentary short), New Line Home Video, 2006.
Elizabeth Swann, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (also known as P.O.T.C.3 and Pirates 3), Buena Vista, 2007.
Cecilia Tallis, Atonement, Focus Features, 2007.
Helene Joncour, Silk (also known as Seta and Soie), Picturehouse Entertainment, 2007.
Vera Phillips, The Edge of Love, 2008.
Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire, The Duchess, Paramount Vantage, 2008.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
(As Kiera Knightly) Rose Fleming, Oliver Twist, PBS, 1999.
Lara Antipova (nee Guishar), Doctor Zhivago, PBS, 2002.
Television Appearances; Movies:
The Princess, Treasure Seekers, Carlton, 1996.
Young Judith Dunbar, Coming Home (also known as Heimkehr, Rosamunde Pilcher—Heimkehr, and Rosamunde Pilcher's Coming Home), ITV, 1998.
Gwyn, Princess of Thieves, ABC, 2001.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Natasha Jordan, A Village Affair, Carlton, 1994.
Starz Special: On the Set of "King Arthur," 2004.
52 Most Irresistible Women, Spike TV, 2004.
Comic Relief: Red Nose Light Live 05, BBC, 2005.
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2006 Golden Globe Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2006.
The 78th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2006.
"Pirates of the Caribbean": Secrets of Dead Man's Chest, 2006.
A Journey Behind the Scenes of "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," Starz, 2007.
Idol Gives Back, Fox, 2007.
Also appeared in Mindscape, BBC Scotland; The Music Practice, BBC; Royal Celebration, BBC.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Little girl, "Royal Celebration," Screen One, 1993.
Sheena Rose, "Swan Song," The Bill, ITV1, 1995.
The View, ABC, 2003.
Tinseltown TV, International Channel, 2003.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003, 2005.
Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 2004.
Richard and Judy, Channel 4, 2004.
"Johnny Depp: Under His Skin," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.
Sunday Morning Shootout, AMC, 2005.
"Keira Knightley," My Shot With, 2005.
GMTV, ITV, 2005.
The Daily Show (also known as Jon Stewart, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2005.
"‘Pride & Prejudice’: A Classic in the Making," HBO First Look, HBO, 2005.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2005.
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2006.
"Oprah's After-Oscar Party 2006," The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2006.
"Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens," American Masters, PBS, 2006.
Entertainment Tonight (also known as E.T.), syndicated, 2006, 2007.
HypaSpace (also known as HypaSpace Daily and HypaSpace Weekly), Space Channel, 2007.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC, 2007.
Appeared in After Juliet; United States.
Polly, Villette, BBC Radio, 1999.
A High Wind in Jamaica, BBC Radio, 2000.
Voice of narrator, Pirates of the Caribbean, Bethesda Software, 2003.
Newsmakers, Issue 2, Thomson Gale, 2005.
Interview, March, 2003, p. 72.
Newsweek, December 29, 2003, p. 102.
People Weekly, July 19, 2004, p. 65.
Teen People, December 1, 2003, p. 71; June 1, 2004, p. 140.
Time, July 5, 2004, p. 84.
Variety, November 21, 2005, p. C2.
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