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Keira Knightley

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Keira Knightley

A portrait of Keira Knightley, wearing black tied-up hair, red lipstick, and a gold dress.
Born
Keira Christina Knightley

(1985-03-26) 26 March 1985 (age 36)
London, England
Education
OccupationActress
Years active1993–present
Works
List of performances
Spouse(s)
(m. 2013)
Children2
Parents
AwardsFull list

Keira Christina Knightley OBE (/ˈkɪərəˈntli/; born 26 March 1985) is a British actress. She has starred in both independent films and big-budget blockbusters, and is particularly noted for her roles in period dramas. Her accolades include two Empire Awards and nominations for two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and one Laurence Olivier Award.

Knightley began acting as a child on television and made her feature film debut in 1995, before making her breakthrough with the 2002 sports film Bend It Like Beckham, for which she won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for Best Newcomer. She achieved global stardom at age 18 for her role as Elizabeth Swann in the 2003 fantasy swashbuckler film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, as well as in subsequent films of the franchise.

Knightley received her first nominations for Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical and an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at age twenty for starring as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005), becoming the second-youngest Best Actress nominee at the time. Knightley's profile continued to grow with leading roles in several other period dramas, earning acclaim for her roles as Cecilia Tallis in Atonement (2007), Georgiana Cavendish in The Duchess (2008), and the titular characters in Anna Karenina (2012) and Colette (2018). She received her second Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Joan Clarke in the historical film The Imitation Game (2014), as she continued to experiment with comedic and dramatic roles in the musical film Begin Again (2013), the adventure thriller Everest (2015), and the docudrama Official Secrets (2019).

On stage, Knightley appeared in Martin Crimp's 2009 West End production of The Misanthrope, which earned her a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play. She also starred as the eponymous heroine in the 2015 Broadway production of Thérèse Raquin. Knightley is known for her outspoken stance on social issues, and has worked extensively with Amnesty International, Oxfam, and Comic Relief. She was appointed an OBE in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity.[1]

Early life and education

Keira Christina Knightley was born on 26 March 1985 in the Teddington suburb of London, to theatre actors Will Knightley and Sharman Macdonald.[2] Her father is English and her mother is of Scottish and Welsh ancestry.[3] She was meant to be named "Kiera", the anglicised form of "Kira", after Kira Ivanova, whom her father admired. However, Macdonald misspelled the name when she went to register her daughter, writing the "e" before the "i".[4] Knightley has an older brother, Caleb.[5] Macdonald also worked as a playwright after her career as an actress came to an end. She introduced her children to theatre and ballet very early.[6] This furthered Knightley's interest in acting.[7]

Knightley attended Teddington School.[8] At age six, she was diagnosed with dyslexia but by the time she was 11, with her parents' support, Knightley says, "they deemed me to have got over it sufficiently." She is still a slow reader and cannot read out loud.[9] Knightley said she was "single-minded about acting".[10] At age three, she expressed the desire for an agent like her parents and got one at six. This led to her taking a number of small parts in TV dramas.[11] Knightley performed in a number of local amateur productions, which included After Juliet, written by her mother, and United States, written by her drama teacher. She focused on art, history, and English literature while studying at Esher College, but left after a year to pursue an acting career.[12] Her mother's friends encouraged her to go to drama school, which she declined for financial and professional reasons.[13]

Acting career

1993–2002: Career beginnings and breakthrough

Knightley's costume (posing as Padmé Amidala) from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts
Knightley's costume (posing as Padmé Amidala) from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts

After getting an agent at age six, Knightley began working in commercials and small television roles. Her first on-screen appearance was in the 1993 Screen One television episode titled "Royal Celebration". She then played Natasha Jordan, a young girl whose mother is involved in an extramarital affair, in the romantic drama A Village Affair (1995). After appearing in a spate of television films through the mid-to-late 1990s, including Innocent Lies (1995), The Treasure Seekers (1996), Coming Home (1998), and Oliver Twist (1999),[14] Knightley landed the role of Sabé, Padmé Amidala's handmaiden and decoy, in the 1999 science fiction blockbuster Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Her dialogue was dubbed over by Natalie Portman, who played Padmé. Knightley was cast in the role because of her close resemblance to Portman; even the two actresses' mothers had difficulty telling their daughters apart when they were in full make-up.[15]

In her first major role, the 2001 Walt Disney Productions feature film Princess of Thieves, Knightley played the daughter of Robin Hood. In preparation for the film, she trained for several weeks in archery, fencing, and horse riding.[16] Concurrently, she appeared in The Hole, a thriller that received a direct-to-video release in the US. The film's director Nick Hamm described her as "a young version of Julie Christie".[17] Knightley also took on the role of Lara Antipova in the 2002 miniseries adaptation of Doctor Zhivago, to positive reviews and high ratings.[18] In the same year, Knightley starred as a pregnant drug addict in Gillies MacKinnon's drama film Pure. Co-starring Molly Parker and Harry Eden, the film had its world premiere at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival.[19] In a retrospect review for AboutFilm.com, Carlo Cavagna noted Knightley's screen presence and wrote that "[although Knightley] doesn't have half of Parker's ability [...] she has spunk and grit [and] shines brightly in Pure".[20]

Despite having appeared in over a dozen film and television roles, Knightley struggled to get a breakthrough.[21] That changed in 2002, when she starred in Gurinder Chadha's sports comedy film Bend It Like Beckham, which was a smash hit both in the UK and in the US, grossing over $76.6 million.[21] Knightley portrayed Jules, a tomboy football player struggling against social norms who convinces her friend to pursue the sport.[22] The film surprised film critics who were laudatory of its "charming" and "inspiring" nature, social context and the cast's performances.[23] Knightley and her co-star Parminder Nagra attracted international attention for their performances in the film.[24] To prepare for their roles, they underwent three months of extensive football training under the English football coach Simon Clifford. Knightley, who was initially sceptical of the project, went on to win the London Film Critics' Circle for Best Newcomer and the Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. In an interview with Tracy Smith she said, "I remember telling friends I was doing this girls' soccer movie [...] And nobody thought that it was gonna be any good."[25] Film critic James Berardinelli, who was largely laudatory of the film and the "energetic and likable" cast, noted that Knightley and Nagra brought "a lot of spirit to their instantly likable characters".[26]

2003–2007: Pirates of the Caribbean and worldwide recognition

Knightley portrayed the role of Elizabeth Swann, in the 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.[27] The film, based on the Disney theme park attraction, revolves around infamous buccaneer Jack Sparrow and blacksmith Will Turner rescuing Swann, in possession of a cursed golden medallion, from 18th-century pirates.[28] Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski chose Knightley for her "indescribable quality [...] reminiscent of motion picture stars from Hollywood's heyday."[29] Knightley underestimated the stunt work required and believed she'd primarily be sitting in carriages; at one point during filming, she stood for two days on a plank and rejected a stunt double's offer to jump off the platform for the scene.[29][30] Despite boasting the names of stars like Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom and a $135 million budget, Pirates was expected to fail at the box office.[31] Knightley herself was not optimistic about its prospects.[32] The film opened at number one on the box office, and became one of the highest-grossing releases of the year, with worldwide revenues of $654 million.[33] Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times compared Knightley's "strident and confident" physical assurance to Nicole Kidman, while Keith Phipps of The A.V Club branded her and Bloom as appealing leads.[34][35]

Also in 2003, Knightley appeared in Richard Curtis' Christmas-themed romantic comedy Love Actually, featuring an ensemble cast, which included her childhood idol Emma Thompson.[36][37] Knightley portrays Juliet, a woman whose fiancée’s best man is secretly in love with her.[38] Megan Conner of The Guardian remarked that the film turned Knightley into a household name.[13] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, however, criticized the waste of Knightley's talent in a "nothing" role.[39] Love Actually has been referred to as a modern-day Christmas classic.[40] Knightley believes the film's trajectory to be "extraordinary", given that its popularity resurfaced a few years after the film's release.[41] Knightley's only release of 2004 was the historical film King Arthur, where she played Guinevere, a warrior queen and the wife of the titular character.[42] The role required her to learn boxing, archery, and horse riding.[36][43] Critic A. O. Scott praised Knightley for "throw[ing] herself bodily into every scene".[44] Although the film received unfavourable reviews, Knightley's stature as a performer grew; she was voted by the readers of Hello magazine as the industry's most promising teen star,[45] and featured in Time magazine's article, which stated that she seemed dedicated to develop herself as a serious actor rather than a film star.[46]

Knightley appeared in three films in 2005, the first of which was the psychological thriller The Jacket, co-starring Adrien Brody.[47] In a mixed review for Empire, Kim Newman wrote that the role was unlike the ones she had previously taken up : "getting out of period gear and talking American, tries to broaden her range and is arguably well-cast".[48] Knightley next played the titular character in Tony Scott's French-American action film Domino, based on the life of Domino Harvey. The film's release was delayed on several occasions and, on its eventual release in November, it received negative reviews and performed poorly at the box office.[49]

Knightley's most successful release of the year was Pride & Prejudice, a period drama based on Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice.[50] Joe Wright selected Knightley for her tomboyish nature combined with a "lively mind" and sense of humor.[51] Knightley, who had admired the book from a young age,[52] said of her character, "The beauty of Elizabeth is that every woman who ever reads the book seems to recognise herself, with all her faults and imperfections."[52] On release, the film became a huge commercial success, with total collections of around US$120 million worldwide, and received positive reviews from critics.[53] Writing for The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw labeled her performance of "beauty, delicacy, spirit and wit; in her growing lustre and confidence" and Derek Elley of Variety regarded "luminous strength" to be reminiscent of a young Audrey Hepburn.[54][55] Knightley earned Best Actress in a Leading Role nominations at the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards for her performance at age 20, becoming the third-youngest nominee for the latter.[56] BAFTA's failure to provide her with a nomination drew criticism from the film's producer Tim Bevan.[57]

Knightley's consecutive successes came with increased media scrutiny, and she later admitted to having struggled with her mental health during this period.[58] Knightley was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, among other artists in 2006.[59] Later that year, she reprised her role as Elizabeth Swann in the second and third productions of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. The two sequels were conceived in 2004, with the writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio developing a story arc that would span both films. The plot of the films see Swann buck convention to seek adventure and become fierce pirate and fighter to match the skills of Sparrow and her love interest, Turner.[60] The sequel installments allowed Knightley to train in swordfighting, which she had sought to do since the first film.[29] Filming for the projects took place in 2005; the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, released in July 2006. With the worldwide collections of $1.066 billion, it became the biggest financial hit in Knightley's career.[61] The third instalment in the series, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, was released in May, the following year.[62] A.O Scott labeled Knightley's performance as "a vision of imperial British pluckiness, with an intriguing dash of romantic recklessness that surfaces toward the end".[63]

Knightley's continued association with period dramas yielded varying results, as seen with two of her 2007 releases, François Girard's Silk, and Joe Wright's Atonement, the feature film adaptations of the novels by Alessandro Baricco and Ian McEwan respectively.[64] The former project failed at the box office, while the latter became a critical and commercial success. Knightley portrayed Cecilia Tallis, the elder of the two Tallis sisters, who struggles with a wartime romance with her love interest, played by James McAvoy.[65] She admitted that the pacing on the smaller, more intimate film was an adjustment compared to the Pirates franchise.[66] In preparing for the film, Knightley studied the novel as well as the "naturalism" of the performance as seen in the films from 1930s and 1940s, such as In Which We Serve (1942) and Brief Encounter (1945).[67][66] She admired the multi-layered nature of her character and described her conflicting noble nature and behavior as "fascinating".[68] Knightley was widely acclaimed and received accolades and nominations as the BAFTA and the Golden Globes. Critic Richard Roeper, who thought the lead duo were "superb" in their respective roles, was puzzled by their failure to receive Academy Award nominations.[69]

2008–2013: Independent films and London stage

Knightley appeared alongside Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy, and Matthew Rhys in John Maybury's 2008 wartime drama The Edge of Love. The film had her play the role of Vera Phillips, a childhood friend of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his wife Caitlin Macnamara. Knightley wrote the script with her mother, Sharman Macdonald, with Macnamara in mind.[70] After Knightley signed on, her character's role was increased with the film focusing on her romance with a British soldier.[70] Knightley connected to Vera's quietness, and described her as "tragic and beautiful".[70] She based her performance on Marlene Dietrich, and was to mime to her prerecorded voice, prior to being told by Maybury to sing live. Knightley initially felt embarrassed to do so, saying she "[shook] like a leaf" but eventually went through with the plan.[70] Upon release, the film became a moderate critical and commercial success.[71] Knightley's performance and singing abilities were praised by film critics; The Independent noted that Knightley "gives Vera an independence and complexity that's aeons ahead", while the Los Angeles Times wrote "the film belongs to the women, with Knightley going from strength to strength (and showing she can sing!)".[72]

Knightley gained acclaim for her portrayal as Georgiana Cavendish in The Duchess (2008)
Knightley gained acclaim for her portrayal as Georgiana Cavendish in The Duchess (2008)

Knightley then starred as the 18th-century English aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire in Saul Dibb's period drama The Duchess (2008), based on the best-selling biographical novel, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman.[73] The film tells the story of Georgiana's rise in society as a sociopolitical tastemaker after her marriage deorientates.[74] The script Knightley was sent was covered in "huge white ostrich feathers" and a gold ribbon.[75] Gabrielle Tana, the film's producer, stated Knightley "brought an instinctive understanding" of such aspects of Georgiana's life a celebrity from her own experiences.[76] Knightley was attracted to her character's strength and status as a political influence and fashion prowess, while being inwardly vulnerable and isolated.[75] Simon Crooke of Empire described her performance as an "an enigmatic, free-spirited turn and a role she’ll be remembered for, probably her best role to date in a film not directed by Joe Wright."[77] The following year, she was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Actress.[78] A film adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear set to star Knightley and Anthony Hopkins was cancelled due to recession.[79]

Knightley made her West End debut with Martin Crimp's version of Molière's comedy The Misanthrope. Starring Knightley, Damian Lewis, Tara Fitzgerald, and Dominic Rowan, the play was staged at London's Comedy Theatre in December 2009. She portrayed Jennifer, a shallow, amorous, and vulnerable American film star who is courted by an analytical and veracious playwright.[80] Knightley chose the role as she felt that "if I don't do theatre right now, I think I'm going to start being too terrified to do it" and described the production as an "extraordinary and incredibly fulfilling" experience, she was sceptical of her performance.[81] Paul Taylor of The Independent remarked that Knightley was "not only strikingly convincing, but, at times, rather thrilling in its satiric aplomb".[82] However, The Guardian's Michael Billington noted that due to the nature of the role, "one could say that she is not unduly stretched".[83] In recognition of her theatre debut, Knightley was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and an Evening Standard Award.[84]

Knightley began the new decade with three films, commented that her work during this period helped her "empathise with people or with situations that I don't necessarily find it easy to empathise with".[85] Two of the productions, Massy Tadjedin's romantic drama Last Night and William Monahan's crime noir film London Boulevard opened to mixed response from critics and rank among the lowest-grossing films in Knightley's career.[86][61] Knightley's other release, Never Let Me Go, an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel of the same name fared better at the box office and received positive reviews. Knightley described the script as unique, one that made the reader think.[85] Co-starring Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan, Knightley played Ruth, one of three graduates of an autocratic boarding school that discovers their fates in a dystopia.[87][88] She appeared in a video installation by artist Stuart Pearson Wright titled Maze.

Knightley starred in a 2011 revival of The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman at the Comedy Theatre in London.[89] She portrayed Karen Wright, an engaged schoolteacher accused of lesbianism in 1934.[90] Ben Brantley of the New York Times commented that her performance showed an "intensity" and "credible fiercenes" within the outdated material.[90] 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. Knightley portrayed Spielrein, the troubled but beautiful young psychoanalyst who comes between Jung and Freud.[91] Knightley spent four months reading and discussing her character's behavior with psychologists to prepare for the role.[92][93] She appreciated the depth and variety of her character arc, which she viewed as rare for female roles.[94] The film premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival to a positive reception, while Knightley earned generally favourable reviews by critics, with Andrew O'Hehir of Salon noting her "the real star of this film".[95]

Knightley co-starred with Steve Carell in the 2012 comedy drama Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, which was critically panned."[96][97] Later that year, she reunited with director Joe Wright to film their third production, Anna Karenina, in which she starred as the title character.[98] She this collaboration as the most important of her career.[99][100] Knightley viewed that her character's complex "moral culpability" was in question, but attracted compassion.[100] Knightley received positive reviews for her performance, prompting early Oscar buzz.[101] Batsy Sharky of the Los Angeles Times stated Knightley "puts hearts and anguish on the line in trying to bring an emotional reality".[102] The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival saw the release of Knightley's first musical film Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo. Directed by John Carney, it had its theatrical release in 2014. The Guardian commented that Knightley and Ruffalo were "nicely natural as the increasingly idealistic musos".[103] Carney later repeatedly criticised Knightley's performance in the film, saying she was not convincing enough in portraying a singer-songwriter and derogatorily referred to her as a "model".[104] He later apologised to her on Twitter for his comments.[105] Knightley later commented that music "sink in" for her, and she is more interested in books and drama.[106] Later that year, she appeared in Karl Lagerfeld's short period film Once Upon a Time ...[107]

2014–present: Film resurgence and Broadway

Speaking to the press in July 2014, she explained that it felt like she had reached the end of the first stage of her career, and that making Begin Again was like "it's beginning again".[106] 2014 began for Knightley with the spy thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit alongside Chris Pine. It was based on novelist Tom Clancy's fictional character Jack Ryan and was the fifth film in the Jack Ryan film series.[108] The film received mixed critical reviews nonetheless strong box-office response.[109] Knightley's next film Laggies (2014), premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival prior to its US general-release on 24 October.[110] A romantic comedy also starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell, the film follows the life of Megan (played by Knightley), a 28-year-old underachiever going through a quarter-life crisis. Laggies opened to mostly positive reviews from critics, with Knightley's performance being chiefly praised by critics.[111] Inkoo Kaang of TheWrap wrote of her "delightfully uncouth" performance, "She's a loose-limbed revelation as a pretty-but-normal-looking woman who just can't take things seriously enough to pull her life together."[112]

Knightley speaking at a British Film Academy event in 2015
Knightley speaking at a British Film Academy event in 2015

It was followed by her appearance in Morten Tyldum's historical drama The Imitation Game, a film based on the British mathematician Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch). Knightley portrayed cryptanalyst and numismatist Joan Clarke, who decrypted German intelligence codes for the British government during World War II with Turing.[113] The Imitation Game became a critical and commercial success grossing over $233.6 million.[114] For her performance, Knightley received her second Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations, and third Golden Globe Award nomination, all for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.[113] Though Lady Jean Forde, who worked with Clarke and Turing at that time felt Knightley was "too beautiful" to play Clarke and said "She [Clarke] was nothing like Keira".[115] Knightley's sole release in 2015 was as part of the ensemble cast in the biographical disaster film Everest. The film was based on the 1996 Mount Everest disaster with Knightley portraying mountaineer Rob Hall's wife.[116] Everest opened to mixed review from critics.[117]

In October 2015, Knightley made her Broadway debut playing the title role in Helen Edmundson's adaptation of Émile Zola's Thérèse Raquin at Studio 54.[118] Her performance received positive reviews. Alexandra Villarreal of The Huffington Post wrote, "She fumes, and rages, and withdraws, and you can watch her psychological evolution from stifled wife to impassioned mistress to haunted murderer".[119] In 2016, it emerged Knightley was set to star in a feature biopic about the 18th-century Russian empress Catherine the Great based on the top 2014 Black List script produced by Gil Netter and directed by Barbra Streisand.[120] As of 2021 nothing has come out of these plans. Knightley then starred in the ensemble drama Collateral Beauty (2016), alongside Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, and Helen Mirren.[121] The film was critically panned,[122] and earned the cast a Razzie nomination.[123] Despite previously stating on a number of occasions that she would never return to the Pirates of the Caribbean series,[124] Knightley reprised the role of Elizabeth Swann with a cameo appearance in 2017's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.[125]

In 2018, Colette was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. In an interview with Variety to promote the film, Knightley criticised the way women are portrayed in films set in the modern day, stating, "I don't really do films set in the modern day because the female characters nearly always get raped. I always find something distasteful in the way women are portrayed, whereas I've always found very inspiring characters offered to me in historical pieces".[126] Knightley was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity.[127] The same year, she played the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney's adaptation of The Nutcracker, titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston.[128] The film received generally negative reviews.[129]

In 2019, Knightley co-starred in The Aftermath, a film adaption of the novel by Rhidian Brook, alongside Alexander Skarsgård.[130][131] While promoting it, Knightley said she chose to no longer appear nude in film after having a child.[132] The film and Knightley received mixed reviews.[131][133][134] The Boston Globe's Ty Burr praised Knightley for adding "conviction, grace, heart, and nerve" to the film,[133] while the Los Angeles Times' Katie Walsh felt Knightley and Skarsgård were too reserved.[134] Knightley played Katharine Gun in Official Secrets,[135] which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 28 January 2019 to positive reviews.[136] The following year, she portrayed the feminist activist Sally Alexander in Misbehaviour, a film about the crowning of the first black Miss World contestant at the 1970 Miss World competition.[137][138] In 2020, Knightley was attached to star in and produce an Apple TV+ adaptation of English author Sarah Perry's novel The Essex Serpent,[139] but later dropped out due to concerns about access to childcare during the lockdown period of the COVID-19 pandemic.[140] Knightley is set to star in the upcoming holiday comedy Silent Night.[141]

Media image

Knightley has been described by media outlets as being "famously open with media",[142] although she herself has asserted the contrary, "I don't talk about my private life."[143] In a 2004 BBC poll, she was named among the most influential people in British culture.[144] Knightley has been included several times on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women list, making her first appearance in 2004 and topping the list in 2006;[145] she was included in every subsequent issue until 2009.[146] She was part of the American editions of the list from 2004 to 2006, and was also placed ninth on Maxim's Hot 100 list in 2006.[147]

Knightley received media attention for her perspectives on feminism, voiced in an interview with Harper's Bazaar UK published in the February 2014 edition. She explained that women face greater hurdles in the film industry compared to their male counterparts, and also revealed that she was perplexed by the use of "feminist" in a derogatory sense. "Somehow, it [feminism] became a dirty word. I thought it was really weird for a long time, and I think it's great that we're coming out of that."[148] Knightley posed topless on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Interview magazine, on the condition that the image not be digitally altered, to draw attention to how "women's bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame."[149]

Knightley was the celebrity face for the luxury goods brands Asprey and Shiatzy Chen as well as Lux haircare products in Japanese television commercials.[150] In April 2006, she was confirmed as the new celebrity face of Chanel's perfume Coco Mademoiselle, though the first photo from the campaign was not released until May 2007.[151] Knightley has appeared in television commercials for Chanel directed by Joe Wright since 2007, and has endorsed Chanel Fine Jewellery's collection Coco Crush.[152] In 2008, Knightley was the highest-earning British Hollywood star according to the Forbes Celebrity 100 list[153] and was named amongst the most bankable actors in 2009.[154]

Humanitarian endeavours

Knightley is the face of an Amnesty International campaign to support human rights, marking the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.[155] In 2004, she travelled to Ethiopia alongside Richard Curtis, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Julian Metcalfe on behalf of the Comic Relief charity.[156] She posed for photos for WaterAid in 2005 and also for the American Library Association's "Read" campaign (a promotional poster of Pride & Prejudice).[157] The dress she wore to the 2006 Academy Awards was donated to the charity Oxfam, where it raised £4,300.[158]

In April 2009, Knightley appeared in a video to raise awareness of domestic abuse entitled Cut shot for Women's Aid.[159] The video created controversy, with some sources calling it too graphic, while other groups support the video for showing a realistic depiction of domestic violence.[160] In November 2010, Knightley became patron of the SMA Trust, a British charity that funds medical research into the disease spinal muscular atrophy.[161]

For International Women's Day 2014, Knightley was one of the artist signatories of Amnesty International's letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron, in which the organisation campaigned for women's rights in Afghanistan.[162] In July 2014 Knightley travelled to South Sudan on behalf of Oxfam to meet refugees of the South Sudanese Civil War and raise awareness of the conflict.[163]

In May 2016, Knightley signed a letter imploring Britain to vote "remain" in the UK EU referendum. The letter was also signed by John le Carré, Benedict Cumberbatch and Danny Boyle among others.[164] Later, she appeared in a video aimed at encouraging younger people to vote in the referendum.[165]

On 12 September 2016, Knightley, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Jesse Eisenberg, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington and Stanley Tucci, appeared in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness of the global refugee crisis. The video, titled "What They Took With Them", has the actors reading a poem, written by Jenifer Toksvig and inspired by primary accounts of refugees, and is part of UNHCR's #WithRefugees campaign, of which also includes a petition to governments to expand asylum to provide further shelter, integrating job opportunities, and education.[166]

In September 2016, Knightley co-hosted A Night to Remember, part of the Green Carpet Challenge, a charity event highlighting sustainability within the fashion industry.[167] In September 2017, Knightley traded stocks on behalf of the spinal muscular atrophy charity SMA Trust as part of the BGC Charity Day which was set up to commemorate the stockbrokers who were killed during the September 11 attacks.[168]

Personal life

Knightley began dating actor Del Synnott in 2001, whom she met on the set of Princess of Thieves; they broke up in 2003. She then dated the model and actor Jamie Dornan from 2003 to 2005.[169] She was in a relationship with her Pride & Prejudice co-star Rupert Friend from 2005 until December 2010.[170] Knightley then began a relationship with musician James Righton, of Klaxons, in February 2011.[171] They wed on 4 May 2013 in Mazan, France.[172] The couple have two daughters, Edie, born in May 2015,[173] and Delilah, born in September 2019.[174] Knightley advocates for equal paternity leave and has spoken about the expense of childcare in England. She remarked in 2016 on "how lucky I've been to be able to afford really good childcare, because otherwise it would be at least four years out of my career."[175]

In 2007, Knightley successfully sued the British tabloid Daily Mail for libel after it claimed she had lied about not suffering from anorexia nervosa or some other eating disorder. The actress was awarded £3,000 in damages; she added to this amount and donated a total of £6,000 to Beat, a charity for those suffering from mental illness and eating disorders.[176] A 41-year-old man was charged with harassment in February 2010 after trying to contact Knightley on several occasions outside the Comedy Theatre in London, where she appeared in the play The Misanthrope.[177] The subsequent trial folded after she was unavailable to testify in court.[178] Another man was sentenced to eight weeks in prison after harassing Knightley outside her home and stalking her in December 2016.[179]

Knightley is an atheist.[180] The actress took a break from working in 2006,[181] suggesting that she wanted to take some time off acting to travel and focus on her personal life.[182] In 2018, Knightley revealed she had a mental breakdown at age 22 and was subsequently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder as she struggled to adjust to her sudden rise to fame. She recounted how at one point she did not leave the house for three months, and in 2008 she had to have hypnotherapy to prevent panic attacks so she could be able to properly attend that year's BAFTA ceremony.[183]

Acting credits and awards

According to the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, Knightley's most critically successful films are Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Love Actually, (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), The Duchess (2008), Never Let Me Go (2010), A Dangerous Method (2011), The Imitation Game, (2014), Everest (2015), Colette (2018), Official Secrets (2019), and Misbehaviour (2020). Her television appearances include Oliver Twist (1999), Princess of Thieves (2001), and Doctor Zhivago (2002).[184][16][18] On stage, Knightley has starred in The Misanthrope and The Children's Hour at the Harold Pinter Theatre, as well as in Thérèse Raquin at the Roundabout Theatre Company.[185][186]

Knightley has received two Academy Award nominations: Best Actress for Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Best Supporting Actress for The Imitation Game (2014). She has been nominated at the Golden Globe Awards for the Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama, Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture categories, for her performances in Pride & Prejudice (2005) Atonement (2007) and The Imitation Game, (2014), respectively.[187] Knightley has twice been nominated at the British Academy Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Atonement (2007), and Best Actress in a Supporting Role and for The Imitation Game (2014).[188] She also received nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play for The Misanthrope.[189] She won the Empire Award for Best Actress for her performance in Atonement (2007) after five nominations.[190]

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