KEIRA KNIGHTLEY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Keira Knightley was born on March 26th, 1985 in Teddington, England with the birth name Keira Christina Knightley, born to actor Will Knightley and playwright, Sharmon Macdonald. At the age of three she was already involved in acting and was working in productions during her summer breaks from school. When she was six years old she had her first television role, "Screen One: Royal Celebration" (1993) and then at the age of nine she made her first television movie appearance in, "A Village Affair" (1995) and then she was seen in, "The Treasure Seekers" (1996), "Coming Home" (1998) and her first well known role followed in 1999 in, "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace".
Soon roles were coming very easy to her with an appearance on British television in, "Oliver Twist" (1999) and her first major television film role in, "Princess of Thieves" (2001). Also in 2001 she was cast in, "The Hole" when she was fifteen she did her first nude scene which they waited to release until she was sixteen years old.
As her career progressed she graced the big screen with roles in such films as, "Bend It Like Beckham" (2002), "Purse" (2002), "The Season After" (2002), "New Year's Eve" (2002) and a role in the television movie, "Doctor Zhivago" (2002).
She left high school at this point and chose to focus 100% on her acting career. More prominent film roles continued to follow such as, "Love Actually" (2003), "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the black Pearl" (2003) and "King Arthur" (2004).
Keira had also at this point in her career been hired as the face of British jeweler and luxury good retailer, Asprey. In 2007 she was also the face of Channel's fragrance 'Mademoiselle'. In 2005 two more films released that starred Knightley, "The Jacket" and "Pride & Prejudice".
She was now also really being noticed in Hollywood and was being honored in a number of ways such as receiving the Hollywood Film Award for Best Breakthrough actor-Female and being voted the Sexiest Movie Star Ever from empire magazine. She was also honored with a Golden Globe nomination for her role in, "Pride & Prejudice". FHM magazine named her one of, "100 Sexiest Women in the World" in 2006 and Maxim magazine ranked her #20 on their Hot 100 list in 2007.
Some of her later films appearances have been in, "Silk" (2007), "The Edge of Love" (2008), "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (2007) and "Atonement" (2007) for which she won Best Actress. In 2011 the film, "Neverland" released to the public and soon to release are two other films, "Anna Karenina" (2012) and "Untouched" (2012).
She currently resides in London and is currently dating, James Righton since 2011.
2012 Anna Karenina
2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
2011 A Dangerous Method
2010 London Boulevard
2010 Last Night
2010 Never Let Me Go
2009 The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers
2008 Looking Over: The Edge of Love
2008 The Duchess
2008 The Edge of Love
2007 Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2005 Pride & Prejudice
2005 The Jacket
2005 Stories of Lost Souls
2004 King Arthur
2003 Love Actually
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2002 The Seasons Alter
2002 Doctor Zhivago
2002 New Year's Eve
2002 Bend It Like Beckham
2001 The Hole
2001 Princess of Thieves
1999 Oliver Twist
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
1998 Coming Home
1996 The Treasure Seekers
1995 The Bill
1995 Innocent Lies
1995 A Village Affair
1993 Screen One