Mar. 26th, 1985
Teddington, Middlesex, England, UK
Keira Knightley's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2011 - A Dangerous Method
2010 - Never Let Me Go
2008 - The Edge of Love
2008 - The Duchess
2007 - Atonement
2007 - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
2006 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2005 - Domino
2005 - The Jacket
2005 - Pride & Prejudice
2004 - King Arthur
2003 - Love Actually
2003 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2002 - Bend It Like Beckham
2002 - Thunderpants
2001 - The Hole
1999 - Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Guest TV Roles
The daughter of actor Will Knightley and playwright Sharman Macdonald. After she requested an agent at the age of three, her parents allowed her to work on productions in her summer holidays. Her first role was at the age of 9, in Moira Armstrong's A Village Affair (1995) (TV). However, Knightley's first high profile role came in 1999, as Sabe, Decoy Queen to Natalie Portman's Queen Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). Since then she has completed an impressive array of films including The Hole (2001), but is probably best known for her role of tomboy footballer Jules Paxton in Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham (2002).
- Campaigned for the lead female role in _The Rum Diary (2010)_ (qv), but lost out to 'Amber Heard' (qv).
- Voted #1 in New Woman magazine's 50 Most Beautiful Celebs 2004.
- Loves to collect shoes.
- At 16, she went to Esher College to study for her A Levels, but quit the course when offered the role of Lara in _Doctor Zhivago (2002) (TV)_ (qv).
- When auditioning for the role of Jackie Price in _The Jacket (2005)_ (qv), she had suffered food poisoning a few days earlier. She decided to audition anyway and the film makers liked her "acting" for the scene, as Jackie Price was to be a woman with many issues of loss and pain as well as being physically sick in general.
- Tatler announced that Keira is the most desirable single woman in the UK (2004).
- Daughter of actor 'Will Knightley' (qv).
- Named #5 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).