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Bio For: Keira Knightley
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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY (Joan Clarke). The U.K. native made her television debut at the age of 6 in the telefilm "Royal Celebration", directed by Ferdinand Fairfax. Her subsequent television credits included such telefilms and miniseries as "The Treasure Seekers", "Coming Home", "Oliver Twist", "Doctor Zhivago" and "Princess of Thieves", starring as Robin Hood's daughter.

She landed her first feature film role at the age of 10, in Patrick Dewolf's "Innocent Lies". She then starred in Nick Hamm's "The Hole" and Gillies MacKinnon's "Pure" and appeared alongside Natalie Portman in George Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace". Her breakout movie role was in Gurinder Chadha's "Bend It Like Beckham", for which she won the London Critics' Circle Film Awards' British Newcomer of the Year prize. Audiences worldwide then took notice of her as the heroine Elizabeth Swann in Gore Verbinski's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl", starring with Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Geoffrey Rush. She then reteamed with the film's producer Jerry Bruckheimer on Antoine Fuqua's "King Arthur" and was part of the ensemble cast of Richard Curtis' "Love Actually". She next starred in "The Jacket", directed by John Maybury and as real-life bounty hunter Domino Harvey in Tony Scott's "Domino", before reuniting with the "Pirates of the Caribbean" team on two sequels, "Dead Man's Chest" and "At World's End".

Keira earned Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet in Joe Wright's version of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice". Two years later, she was a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominee for her performance in Joe Wright's film of Ian McEwan's "Atonement".

Her subsequent movies have included John Maybury's "The Edge of Love", scripted by her mother Sharman Macdonald, François Girard's "Silk", Saul Dibb's "The Duchess", for which she earned a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nomination for Best Actress; Mark Romanek's "Never Let Me Go" (again a BIFA Award nominee), Massy Tadjedin's "Last Night", William Monahan's "London Boulevard", David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method", Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina" and Lorene Scafaria's "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World", opposite Steve Carell. She can next be seen in Kenneth Branagh's "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit", John Carney's "Can A Song Save Your Life?" and Lynn Shelton's "Laggies".

She made her West End theatrical debut in 2009 at the Comedy Theatre in Molière's comedy "The Misanthrope", staged by Thea Sharrock, receiving an Olivier Award nomination and a Natasha Richardson Award nomination from the Evening Standard Award. Returning to the Comedy Theatre in 2011, she starred in Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour", staged by Ian Rickson. She supports - among other charitable and humanitarian causes - Amnesty International, Comic Relief, and Women's Aid; and is a patron of the SMA Trust, which funds medical research into the children's disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Movies For: Keira Knightley
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BEGIN AGAIN (R) On Video: 10/28/2014 At Theaters: 7/2/2014
JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (PG-13) On Video: 6/10/2014 At Theaters: 1/17/2014
ANNA KARENINA (R) On Video: 2/19/2013 At Theaters: 11/16/2012
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (R) On Video: 10/23/2012 At Theaters: 6/22/2012
A DANGEROUS METHOD (R) On Video: 3/27/2012 At Theaters: 11/23/2011
NEVER LET ME GO (R) On Video: 2/1/2011 At Theaters: 9/15/2010
THE DUCHESS (PG-13) On Video: 12/27/2008 At Theaters: 10/10/2008
ATONEMENT (R) On Video: 3/18/2008 At Theaters: 12/7/2007
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN AT WORLD'S END (PG-13) On Video: 12/4/2007 At Theaters: 5/25/2007
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN DEAD MAN'S CHEST (PG-13) On Video: 12/5/2006 At Theaters: 7/7/2006
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (PG) On Video: 2/28/2006 At Theaters: 11/11/2005
DOMINO (R) On Video: 2/21/2006 At Theaters: 10/14/2005
THE JACKET (R) On Video: 6/21/2005 At Theaters: 3/4/2005
KING ARTHUR (PG-13) On Video: 12/21/2004 At Theaters: 7/7/2004
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN (PG-13) On Video: 12/2/2003 At Theaters: 7/9/2003
BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM (PG-13) On Video: 9/30/2003 At Theaters: 4/11/2003
LAGGIES (R) At Theaters: 10/24/2014
THE IMITATION GAME (PG-13) At Theaters: 11/28/2014
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