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Keira Knightley

Actress
Female
Born Mar 26, 1985

Keira Christina Knightley is an English actress and model. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. Knightley had a supporting role as Sabé in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and her first significant role came in The Hole (2001). She gained widespread recognition in 2002 after co-starring in the film Bend It Like Beckham and achieved international fame in 2003 as a result of her appearances in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (2003–07).… Read More

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Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Keira Knightley.

CHILDHOOD

1985 Birth Born on March 26, 1985.
1993 8 Years Old After getting an agent at six, Knightley worked mostly in commercials and small TV roles. Her first role was "Little Girl" in Royal Celebration, a 1993 TV film. … Read More
1995 10 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. … Read More

TEENAGE

1996 - 2001 5 More Events
2002 17 Years Old 1 More Event
She appeared in the miniseries adaptation of Doctor Zhivago as Lara, alongside Scottish actor Hans Matheson in the title role, which first aired in 2002 to good reviews and high ratings. … Read More
2003 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Knightley had a role in the British romantic comedy Love Actually, which opened in November 2003, which co-starred her childhood idol Emma Thompson.
2004 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Her next film, King Arthur, opened in July 2004 to negative reviews; in preparation for the role she took boxing, fighting, archery and horseriding lessons for four days a week for three months.

TWENTIES

2005 20 Years Old 1 More Event
She appeared in three films in 2005, the first of which was The Jacket, alongside Adrien Brody. … Read More
2006 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Knightley was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
2007 - 2009 3 More Events
2010 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, Knightley appeared in Massy Tadjedin's romantic drama Last Night, in which she co-starred with Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington and Guillaume Canet. … Read More
2011 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Knightley's only film of 2011 was David Cronenberg's historical drama A Dangerous Method, co-starring Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender and Vincent Cassel. Based on writer Christopher Hampton's 2002 stage play The Talking Cure and set on the eve of World War I, the film depicts the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein. … Read More
2012 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, she appeared with Steve Carell in the dramedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. … Read More
Knightley's first film of 2014 premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, prior to its US general-release opening on 24 October. … Read More

THIRTIES

…  In October 2015, Knightley made her Broadway debut in the title role of Thérèse Raquin. … Read More
In 2016 it was announced that Knightley will play the Sugar Plum Fairy in an adaptation of The Nutcracker titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. … Read More
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