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
|1995||Innocent Lies||Young Celia|
|1999||Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace||Sabé (Decoy Queen)|
|2001||Princess of Thieves||Gwyn|
|2001||The Hole||Frances 'Frankie' Almond Smith||Nominated – Empire Award for Best Debut|
|2002||Thunderpants||Music school student||Uncredited|
|2002||Bend It Like Beckham||Juliette "Jules" Paxton|
|2002||New Year's Eve||Leah|
|2002||The Seasons Alter||Helena|
|2003||Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl||Elizabeth Swann|
|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|
|2008||The Edge of Love||Vera Phillips|
|2008||The Duchess||Georgiana Cavendish|
|2009||The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers||The Fairy||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||A 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|