Keira Knightley was born in England on March 26, 1985. Therefore, there are a lot of great acting years ahead of her, and we can’t wait to see what awaits us. She has acting roots in her family, as her dad was an actor, and her mom too, for a period of time. She started early and was signed with her first agent at the young age of six. Keira Knightley was nominated for 2 Oscars in her career, and nominated for other awards almost a hundred times.
|Keira Knightley Details|
|Known As||Keira Knightley|
|Full Name||Keira Christina Knightley|
|Net Worth||2017 – $50 Million|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||March 26, 1985|
|Birth Place||Teddington, Middlesex, England, UK|
|Fan Mail Address||Keira Knightley
United Agents Ltd.
12-26 Lexington Street
London, W1F 0LE
|School||Stanley Junior School, Teddington School|
|Educational Qualification||College degree|
|Best Friends||Sienna Miller, Carey Mulligan, Johnny Depp|
|Website||No Official website|
|Social Media Profiles||Keira Knightley doesn’t use Social Media|
|Debut||Innocent Lies (1995)|
|Famous Role||Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean series|
|Salary||She received around $5,000,000 for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)|
|Husband/Spouse||James Righton (2011-Present, m.2013)|
|Children||Edie Knightley Righton|
|Hobbies||Shoes Collecting, Listening to Music, Reading|
|Brand Endorsements||Asprey Diamonds, American Library Association’s “Read” program, Chanel Coco perfumes, Amnesty International charity|
|Likes and Dislikes||
Keira Knightley had an early start like we said, so one of her first roles was in TV series in 1993 and 1995, called Screen One and The Bill, respectively. The first movie she did, on the other hand, had a bit more of a success and was called Innocent Lies (1995). Producers started noticing her in those roles, and she got her first serious and famous role in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace in 1999. That’s why she might look familiar to you if you’re a Star Wars fan.
Keira Knightley was Sabé, but unfortunately, that was the end of her Star Wars roles, and she admitted she lost the magic for the movie franchise. The reason being – there weren’t lightsabers and Force, which made it less cool and annoyed her. But that allowed her to try out for other roles, and she successfully gained fame with Pirates of the Caribbean series where she played Elizabeth Swann. That franchise had many sequels, and Keira Knightley got to star with her friend, Johnny Depp. The movie sequel returned in 2017, and you should definitely take a look at the trailer if you haven’t watched it yet.
Keira Knightley Movies and Series
|1995||The Bill||Sheena Rose|
|1995||A Village Affair||Natasha Jordan|
|1995||Innocent Lies||Young Celia|
|1998||Coming Home||Young Judith|
|1998||The Treasure Seekers||The Princess|
|1999||Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace||Sabé (as Kiera Knightley)|
|1999||Oliver Twist||Rose Fleming|
|2001||The Wonderful World of Disney||Gwyn|
|2002||Bend It Like Beckham||Juliette ‘Jules’ Paxton|
|2002||Thunderpants||Music School Student (uncredited)|
|2002||New Year’s Eve||Leah|
|2002||The Seasons Alter||Helena|
|2002||Doctor Zhivago||Lara Antipova|
|2003||Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl||Elizabeth Swann|
|2003||Pirates of the Caribbean (Video Game)||Narrator (voice)|
|2005||The Jacket||Jackie Price|
|2005||Pride & Prejudice||Elizabeth Bennet|
|2006||Pride & Prejudice: Alternate US Ending||Elizabeth Bennet (uncredited)|
|2006||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest||Elizabeth Swann|
|2007||Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End||Elizabeth Swann|
|2007||Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind||Em (voice)|
|2008||The Edge of Love||Vera Phillips|
|2009||The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers||The Fairy|
|2010||Never Let Me Go||Ruth|
|2011||A Dangerous Method||Sabina Spielrein|
|2012||Seeking a Friend for the End of the World||Penny|
|2012||Anna Karenina||Anna Karenina|
|2013||Once Upon a Time…||Gabrielle Chanel|
|2014||Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit||Cathy Muller|
|2014||The Imitation Game||Joan Clarke|
|2017||Red Nose Day Actually||Juliet|
|2017||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||Elizabeth Swann|
|Official Secrets (pre-production)||Katharine Gun|
|2018||The Aftermath (completed)||Rachael Morgan|
|2018||Berlin, I Love You (post-production)|
|2018||The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (filming)||Sugar Plum Fairy|
There are projects ”under construction” for Keira Knightley, and she’s working hard on making us happy with new movies. In 2018 we’ll get to see four of her movies, and if you like World War II themes, you should hurry to the cinema once The Aftermath (2018) comes out. But if you want to stray away from dark and dangerous times, take a look at Keira Knightley’s Berlin, I Love You movie that comes out this year.
Keira Knightley Facts
- Trained in dancing, and was modeling as well as acting.
- Since she was young, it was discovered that she had trouble writing and reading. To battle with her dyslexia, Keira Knightley had to wear special glasses to help her.
- She was voted the most beautiful among 50 Most Beautiful Celebs in 2004 by New Woman magazine.
- She’s an avid shoe collector.
- Keira means “dark-haired” in Irish, but “glittery and shiny” in Japanese.
- She promoted Coco Chanel’s perfumes and was the face of “Mademoiselle” one in 2007.
- She was to get a role of Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), but it ultimately went to Anne Hathaway.
- Keira Knightley actually fell asleep during the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, because she was exhausted. The problem was, she doesn’t watch her own movies after they’re done, so she has never actually seen it fully.