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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY (Ruth) is widely acknowledged as one of the UK's most acclaimed film stars. A the age of 21 she was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress for her performance as Elizabeth Bennett in Joe Wright's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. More recently she was nominated for a Golden Globe and received a BAFTA nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed ATONEMENT, directed by Joe Wright from the novel by Ian McEwan.

Knightley first became known in Gurinder Chadha's hit, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, for which she won the London Critics Circle Award for British Newcomer of the Year. She was then cast opposite Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush in the 2003 worldwide blockbuster PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL which was followed with the international box office smash hits: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END. Other film credits include Saul Dibb's THE DUCHESS, John Maybury's THE EDGE OF LOVE, Bill Monahan's LONDON BOULEVARD, Tony Scott's DOMINO, Antoine Fuqua and Jerry Bruckheimer's KING ARTHUR, John Maybury's THE JACKET and Richard Curtis' LOVE ACTUALLY. Knightley's upcoming projects include LONDON BOULEVARD, LAST NIGHT and DANGEROUS METHOD.

Knightley's early TV credits include "Oliver Twist” and starring in the adaptation of Boris Pasternak's classic novel "Doctor Zhivago.” In addition to her acting roles, Knightley was recently chosen as the face of Coco Mademoiselle for Chanel. This occasion was marked by her third collaboration with Joe Wright, as writer and director of her debut commercial for the brand.

Knightley most recently finished a highly successful run in her London West End debut in THE MISANTHROPE.


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