Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

Highest Rated: 89% The Imitation Game (2014)

Lowest Rated: 7% Silk (2007)

Birthday: Mar 26, 1985

Birthplace: Teddington, Middlesex, England, UK

Keira Knightley was an Oscar-nominated British actress whose acclaimed body of work included such praiseworthy films as "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003), "Atonement" (2007), "Anna Karenina" (2012), and "The Imitation Game" (2014). Born and raised in London, Knightley was immersed in the creative arts from a very young age. Both of her parents were respected London stage actors, so they encouraged their young daughter to embark on acting career of her own. Knightley started attending plays at a very young age and immediately fell in love with acting. She was fortunate enough to land an agent at the age of six, and quickly began landing work on television and commercials. By the mid-90s, when she was still in her early teens, Knightley was appearing in TV movies like "A Village Affair" (ITV, 1995), as well as the mini-series "Coming Home" (ITV, 1998). Then in 1999 Knightley landed her first breakthrough film role when she appeared as Sabe in the widely-anticipated prequel "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace." The global fanbase of the "Star Wars" franchise exposed Knightley to a massive new audience, and her career skyrocketed as a result. Her next big part came in 2003 when she was cast alongside Johnny Depp in the swashbuckling action picture "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." That film was a huge success, spawning four sequels, three of which Knightley reprised her role as Elizabeth Swann. By the mid-2000s, Knightley began earning praise for appearing in a number of period films. These included "Pride & Prejudice" (2005), "Atonement," "Silk" (2007), and "The Duchess" (2008). Her work in "Pride & Prejudice," an adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, earned Knightley her first Oscar nod for acting. By the 2010s, the twenty-something Knightley continued building a notable body of acting work by appearing in such critically-lauded films as "A Dangerous Method" (2011), "Anna Karenina," and "The Imitation Game," the latter of which earned Knightley her second Academy Award nomination. Having done some of her most critically-acclaimed work in period films, Knightley returned to the genre in 2019 with a starring role in "The Aftermath" (2019). The film was set in Hamburg in the immediate aftermath of World War II, and follows a young British couple (Keira Knightley and Jason Clarke) as they share a house in the war torn city with a German widower played by Alexander Skarsgard.

Highest rated movies

The Imitation Game Colette Pride & Prejudice Misbehaviour
Bend It Like Beckham
Begin Again
Atonement
Official Secrets

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% No Score Yet Charlotte Charlotte Salomon (Voice) - 2021
65% 46% Silent Night Nell (Character) - 2021
86% 56% Misbehaviour Sally Alexander (Character) - 2020
82% 89% Official Secrets Katharine Gun (Character) $2.0M 2019
27% 51% The Aftermath Rachael Morgan (Character) $1.6M 2019
11% 26% Berlin, I Love You Jane (Character) - 2019
32% 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Unknown (Character) $54.8M 2018
87% 69% Colette Colette (Character) $5.1M 2018
30% 60% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Elizabeth Swann (Character) $172.5M 2017
No Score Yet 61% Red Nose Day Actually Juliet (Character) - 2017
13% 64% Collateral Beauty Amy (Character) $31.0M 2016
73% 68% Everest Jan Hall (Character) $43.2M 2015
89% 91% The Imitation Game Joan Clarke (Character) $91.1M 2014
65% 50% Laggies Megan (Character) $440.3K 2014
54% 53% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Cathy (Character) $50.5M 2014
83% 81% Begin Again Gretta (Character) $16.2M 2013
60% 66% Stars in Shorts Woman (Character) - 2012
63% 50% Anna Karenina Anna Karenina (Character) $12.8M 2012
55% 53% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Penny (Character) $6.6M 2012
78% 50% A Dangerous Method Sabina Spielrein (Character) $5.7M 2011
38% 30% London Boulevard Charlotte (Character) $10.5K 2010
53% 46% Last Night Joanna (Character) $99.0K 2010
71% 70% Never Let Me Go Ruth (Character) $2.4M 2010
No Score Yet 62% The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers The Fairy (Character) - 2009
37% 43% The Edge of Love Vera (Character) $28.6K 2008
62% 67% The Duchess Georgiana Spencer, Duchess of Devonshire (Character) $13.8M 2008
83% 80% Atonement Cecilia Tallis (Character) $50.9M 2007
7% 29% Silk Helene Joncour (Character) $1.1M 2007
44% 72% Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Elizabeth (Character) $309.4M 2007
53% 72% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Elizabeth Swann (Character) $423.3M 2006
87% 89% Pride & Prejudice Elizabeth Bennet (Character) $38.4M 2005
18% 56% Domino Domino Harvey (Character) $10.1M 2005
44% 73% The Jacket Jackie (Character) $6.3M 2005
No Score Yet 23% Stories of Lost Souls Unknown (Character) - 2004
31% 59% King Arthur Guinevere (Character) $51.9M 2004
64% 72% Love Actually Juliet (Character) $59.4M 2003
80% 86% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Elizabeth Swann (Character) $305.4M 2003
No Score Yet 72% Pure Louise (Character) $102.0K 2002
85% 73% Bend It Like Beckham Jules Paxton (Character) $32.5M 2002
53% 53% The Hole Frances "Frankie" Almond Smith (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 54% Princess of Thieves Gwyn (Character) - 2001

TV

Credit
57% 27% Neverland Tinker Bell (Voice) 2011
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2003