Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

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
Nick Name KeiK
Profession Actress, Producer
Net Worth 2017 – $50 Million
Height 5′ 7″
Weight 54 kilograms
Build Slim
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Personal Details
Date of Birth March 26, 1985
Birth Place Teddington, Middlesex, England, UK
Sun Sign Aries
Nationality English
Religion Atheist
Marital Status Married
Hometown Teddington
Fan Mail Address Keira Knightley
United Agents Ltd.
12-26 Lexington Street
London, W1F 0LE
School Stanley Junior School, Teddington School
College Esher College
Educational Qualification College degree
Best Friends Sienna Miller, Carey Mulligan, Johnny Depp
  1. Del Synnott (2001-2003)
  2. Jamie Dornan (2003-2005)
  3. Rupert Friend (2006-2010)
  4. James Righton (2011-Present, m.2013)
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)
Father Will Knightley
Mother Sharman Macdonald
Siblings Caleb Knightley
Husband/Spouse James Righton (2011-Present, m.2013)
Children Edie Knightley Righton
Other Details
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
  • Likes to read, some of her favorite books are The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway, and The Old Man and the Sea -Ernest Hemingway
  • Music – Metronomy, Leonard Cohen
  • Movies – Little Miss Sunshine, Black Swan, Blue Valentine
  • Animals, dogs in particular
Distinctive Features
  • Slim stature
Cars Range Rover

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 Toronto Film Festival 2011
Keira Knightley at the Toronto Film Festival in 2011

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

Year Movie Role
1993 Screen One Angela
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
2001 The Hole Frankie
2001 Deflation Jogger
2002 Bend It Like Beckham Juliette ‘Jules’ Paxton
2002 Thunderpants Music School Student (uncredited)
2002 Pure Louise
2002 New Year’s Eve Leah
2002 The Seasons Alter Helena
2002 Doctor Zhivago Lara Antipova
2003 Gaijin Kate (voice)
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Elizabeth Swann
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean (Video Game) Narrator (voice)
2003 Love Actually Juliet
2004 King Arthur Guinevere
2005 The Jacket Jackie Price
2005 Pride & Prejudice Elizabeth Bennet
2005 Domino Domino Harvey
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 Atonement Cecilia Tallis
2007 Silk Hélène Joncour
2007 Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind Em (voice)
2008 The Edge of Love Vera Phillips
2008 The Duchess Georgiana
2009 The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers The Fairy
2010 Never Let Me Go Ruth
2010 Last Night Joanna
2010 Steve Woman
2010 London Boulevard Charlotte
2011 A Dangerous Method Sabina Spielrein
2011 Neverland Tinker Bell
2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Penny
2012 Anna Karenina Anna Karenina
2013 Once Upon a Time… Gabrielle Chanel
2013 Begin Again Gretta
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Cathy Muller
2014 Laggies Megan
2014 The Imitation Game Joan Clarke
2015 Everest Jan Hall
2016 Collateral Beauty Amy
2017 Red Nose Day Actually Juliet
2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Elizabeth Swann
2018 Colette Colette
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.