Keira Christina Knightley (born 26 March 1985) is an English actress and model. She began acting as a child and came to international notice in 2002 after co-starring in the film Bend It Like Beckham. From 2003 her appearances in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series took her to much greater prominence.

Knightley has appeared in several Hollywood films and earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in Joe Wright's 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice. Two years later she again was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Atonement.

In 2008, Forbes claimed Knightley to be the second highest paid actress in Hollywood, having reportedly earned $32 million in 2007, making her the only non-American on the list of highest paid actresses.

In 2014, Knightley starred in the historical thriller biography film, The Imitation Game as Joan Clarke, where she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Feature films
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Innocent Lies Young Celia
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Sabé (Decoy Queen)
2001 Deflation Jogger
2001 Princess of Thieves Gwyn
2001 Hole, TheThe Hole Frances 'Frankie' Almond Smith Nominated – Empire Award for Best Debut
2002 Thunderpants Music school student Uncredited
2002 Pure Louise
2002 Bend It Like Beckham Juliette "Jules" Paxton
2002 New Year's Eve Leah
2002 Seasons Alter, TheThe Seasons Alter Helena
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Elizabeth Swann
2003 Love Actually Juliet
2004 King Arthur Guinevere
2005 Jacket, TheThe Jacket Jackie
2005 Domino Domino Harvey
2005 Pride & Prejudice Elizabeth Bennet
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Elizabeth Swann
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Elizabeth Swann
2007 Silk Hélène Joncour
2007 Atonement Cecilia Tallis
2008 Edge of Love, TheThe Edge of Love Vera Phillips
2008 Duchess, TheThe Duchess Georgiana Cavendish
2009 The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers Fairy, TheThe Fairy Short film
2010 London Boulevard Charlotte
2010 Steve Woman Short film
2010 Never Let Me Go Ruth Nominated – Sarturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2010 Last Night Joanna Reed
2011 Dangerous Method, AA Dangerous Method Sabina Spielrein
2012 Seeking A Friend for the End of the World Penny
2012 Anna Karenina Anna Karenina
2014 The Imitation Game Joan Clarke
2019 Official Secrets Katharine Gun
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