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Bio For: Keira Knightley
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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY earned Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet in Joe Wright's "Pride & Prejudice," based on Jane Austen's novel. Two years later, she was a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominee for her performance as Cecilia Tallis in "Atonement," again directed Wright and based on the novel by Ian McEwan. In 2012, she starred in the title role of Anna Karenina, where she reunited with Mr. Wright, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy and adapted by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard.

The U.K. native made her television debut at the age of six in the telefilm "Royal Celebration." Her subsequent television credits include such telefilms and miniseries as "The Treasure Seekers," "Coming Home," "Oliver Twist," "Doctor Zhivago" and "Princess of Thieves," starring as Robin Hood's daughter.

Knightley landed her first feature film role at the age of ten, in "Innocent Lies." She then starred in "The Hole," "Pure," and appeared alongside Natalie Portman in George Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace." Her breakout movie role was in "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 "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," directed by Gore Verbinski, in which she starred 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 opposite Adrien Brody 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."

Her subsequent movies have included "The Edge of Love," which was scripted by Ms. Knightley's mother Sharman Macdonald; "Silk;" "The Duchess," for which she earned a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nomination for Best Actress; Mark Romanek's "Never Let Me Go," for which she was again a BIFA Award nominee; "Last Night;" "London Boulevard;" David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," in which she starred as real-life psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein; and, the comedy "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," in which she starred opposite Steve Carell.

In December 2009, Knightley made her West End theatrical debut in Martin Crimp's translation of Molière's comedy The Misanthrope, staged by Thea Sharrock at the Comedy Theatre in London. She received an Olivier Award nomination as well as an Evening Standard Award nomination for the Natasha Richardson Award. In January 2011, Ms. Knightley returned to the Comedy Theatre and starred in Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, staged by Ian Rickson.

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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
BEGIN AGAIN (R) At Theaters: 7/2/2014
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