Keira Knightley

Knightley in 2011 Keira Christina Knightley (; born 26 March 1985) is an English actress. Known for her work in independent films and blockbusters, particularly period dramas, she has received numerous accolades, including nominations for two Academy Awards, three BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, and a Laurence Olivier Award. In 2018, she was appointed an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to drama and charity.

Born in London to actors Will Knightley and Sharman Macdonald, Knightley obtained an agent at age six and initially worked in commercials and television films. Following a minor role as Sabé in ''Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace'' (1999), her breakthrough came when she played a tomboy footballer in ''Bend It Like Beckham'' (2002) and co-starred in ''Love Actually'' (2003). She went on to achieve global recognition for playing Elizabeth Swann in the ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' film series (2003–2007, 2017).

For her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet in ''Pride & Prejudice'' (2005), Knightley was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She starred in several more period films over the next few years, including ''Atonement'' (2007), ''The Duchess'' (2008), ''A Dangerous Method'' (2011), and ''Anna Karenina'' (2012). She then forayed into contemporary pieces, with headline parts in ''Seeking a Friend for the End of the World'' (2012), ''Begin Again'' (2013), and ''Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'' (2014). Knightley returned to historical films playing Joan Clarke in ''The Imitation Game'' (2014), earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She later starred as the title character in ''Colette'' (2018) and journalist Loretta McLaughlin in ''Boston Strangler'' (2023).

On stage, Knightley has appeared in two West End productions: ''The Misanthrope'' in 2009, which earned her an Olivier Award nomination, and ''The Children's Hour'' in 2011. She also starred as the titular heroine in the 2015 Broadway production of ''Thérèse Raquin''. Knightley is known for her outspoken stance on social issues and has worked extensively with Amnesty International, Oxfam, and Comic Relief. She is married to musician James Righton, with whom she has two daughters. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Clancy, Tom, 1947-2013,
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