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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY is internationally renowned for her unbridled commitment to her art, and for challenging herself with each new role.

She has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, most recently for her portrayal of Joan Clarke in the Best Picture Oscar nominee The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Ms. Knightley's performance also earned her Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

She was previously an Academy Award nominee for her performance as Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet in Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice, for which she also received Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award nominations. Ms. Knightley collaborated again with Mr. Wright on Atonement, for which she received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations and which was a Best Picture Oscar nominee, and Anna Karenina.

She starred alongside Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom in Gore Verbinski's three blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean movies; in Gurinder Chadha's sleeper hit Bend It Like Beckham; and as part of the ensemble in Richard Curtis' beloved Love Actually.

Among Ms. Knightley's other films are John Maybury's The Edge of Love, written by Sharman Macdonald, and The Jacket; Saul Dibb's The Duchess, for which she was a British Independent Film Award nominee; David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method; John Carney's Begin Again; Baltasar Kormakur's Everest; Massy Tadjedin's Last Night; Lynn Shelton's Laggies; Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go; Kenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit; and George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Upcoming movies that she stars in include James Kent's The Aftermath, with Alexander Skarsgard and Jason Clarke; Gavin Hood's Official Secrets; and Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

On television, Ms. Knightley starred in dramas including the miniseries Doctor Zhivago, directed by Giacomo Campiotti.

In addition to her television and film performances, she has acted in the theatre. She made her West End debut in Thea Sharrock's staging of The Misanthrope, for which she was an Olivier Award nominee, and then starred in Ian Rickson's production of The Children's Hour. She made her Broadway debut in Even Cabnet's staging of Therese Raquin.

In 2018, Ms. Knightley was appointed as a Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to drama and charity.


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