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Keira Knightley

Keira Christina Knightley ( /ˌkɪərə ˈnaɪtli/; born 26 March 1985) is an English actress and model. She began acting as a child and came to ... More »Keira Christina Knightley ( /ˌkɪərə ˈnaɪtli/; 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. Knightley was born in... [ Wikipedia ]

New Ian McEwan novel The Children's Act to take on religion

McEwan won the Booker for the first time in 1998 with Amsterdam, the story of two friends who plot each other's murder, and again in 2001 with Atonement, an ambiguous story of a second-world-war childhood, which was adapted for film starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy in 2007. Our ...

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Chiwetel Ejiofor interview: ‘I’m still not sure I feel like a movie star’

He has been married to Keira Knightley in Love Actually, been an immigrants’ rights activist in Children of Men, and an American geologist in the blockbuster disaster movie 2012. He has rubbed shoulders with Angelina Jolie in Salt, and his performances in thrillers Inside Man and ...

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Jamie Dornan Reveals What He Really Hates About Playing Christian Grey

In the interview taken by The Telegraph, Jamie had remarked that being with his ex-girlfriend of two years (2003 – 2005) Keira Knightley [Unlink], he got an insight into the world which is infested by the paparazzi and how rotten it can be. Jamie was of the view, at that time, that ...

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Kazuo Ishiguro to Publish First Novel Since ‘Never Let Me Go’

In 2010, a film adaptation starring Carrie Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley was released. Ishiguro won the Booker Prize in 1989 for his third novel, The Remains of the Day, about the professional life and love of an English butler. The 1993 film adaptation starred Anthony ...

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'Pirates of the Caribbean': Best Summer Blockbusters, #19

And lest we focus too much on the star, the film also officially launched Keira Knightley’s career as Hollywood’s go-to Beautiful British Ingenue. Cultural Staying Power: And so began the Johnny Depp decade, a remarkable period in Hollywood’s history during which major studios frequently ...

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Sir Jeremy Isaac's love to tell of her tempestuous nights at the opera in revealing new memoirs

It hurts, it hurts, it hurts.’ On Saturday, Keira Knightley dressed down in dungarees for a night out with her husband, James Righton, 30, after he performed with his rock band the Klaxons, in Hackney, East London. Keira, who wore an old dress for her wedding and was spotted ...

Keira Knightley Keira Knightley eyeing up The Typist film role

Keira Knightley is considering accepting a role in Fox's upcoming adaptation of World War II drama, 'The Typist'. The 29-year-old actress is in talks to star in the forthcoming film based on Michael Knight's 2010 book of the same name, which chronicles the early rehabilitation of the ...

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At 17, Chloë Grace Moretz Handles Grown-Up Realities

“She can totally tap into that,” Ms. Shelton said of Ms. Moretz, who in “Laggies” plays a troubled teenager who strikes up an unusual friendship with an aimless woman played by Keira Knightley. “She can make you think she’s not really a teenager,” Ms. Shelton said. But when Ms. Moretz is ...

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