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
starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Ms. Knightley's performance also earned her
BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
She was previously an Academy Award nominee for her performance as Jane
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
which she received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations and which was a Best
Oscar nominee, and Anna Karenina.
She starred alongside Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom in Gore Verbinski's three
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
Award nominee; David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method; John Carney's Begin Again;
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
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
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
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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