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an up-to-date and in-depth fan resource for the talented actress. Serving fans since 2004, we are now the longest running fansite dedicated to Keira. Nominated for two Academy Awards, Keira is recogised worldwide for her memorable big screen roles that include 'Pride & Prejudice', 'Atonement', 'The Imitation Game' and Disney's 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise. Our aim is to bring you all the latest news, articles, and photos relating to Keira's career, and strive to remain 100% gossip-and-paparazzi-free. Thank you for visiting!.
Quoting Keira
"All through my life what I've loved doing is watching movies. I love the escapism of film, I love stories. So it is incredible to be able to be in them as much as I am, to see them from the first stitch in a costume to the end product."
Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée Campaign


LES FACONS – A shiver of citrus, the sensual vibration of patchouli, the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée fragrance is a brand new variation featuring an unprecedented, sophisticated and confidential way to wear fragrance.

Conducive to soothing comfort and total release, it is sure to delight the woman who wears it in a new ritual. Orchestrated by Olivier Polge, Chanel In-House Perfumer Creator, and the Chanel Laboratory of Fragrance Creation and Development, this immediately familiar version is designed to be sprayed in an enveloping gesture before bed, as generously on the skin as on the hair or a negligée.

To adapt this variation for sophisticated night usage, Olivier Polge imagined the oriental scent like a watercolor. He toned down the woods to exalt the sparkling freshness of orange, the softness of the floral accord woven with jasmine absolute and rose petals, and the musky facet around comfy white musk notes that nestle on the pillow. The focus of this interpretation is not on an extraverted personality or an incredible diffusion, but rather the promise of a soft and endearing fragrant touch.

The bottle (100ml, 50ml) is elegantly cloaked in a translucent veil. The frosted glass gives a glimpse of the warm fragrance within, while retaining an aura of mystery. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée is written in gold lettering, clearly asserting a confident desire to seduce in the secret intimacy of the night.

For the launch of the Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée, British actress Keira Knightley, once again plays a game of seduction. Irresistibly flirtatious, she reveals herself more audacious than ever before, playing the game of love in the heart of the night.


Keira Knightley Voices Extinction Rebellion Climate Change Film

VARIETY – Keira Knightley is the latest actor to take on narrating duties for an animated short film relaunched by environmental activists Extinction Rebellion.

Titled “Climate Crisis, and Why We Should Panic,” the film, translated into 14 different languages, is the second of a two-part explainer video series for Extinction Rebellion, focusing on the climate and ecological crisis. Knightley — who will next star in and executive produce the series “The Essex Serpent” — explains in the film what is causing climate change, why governments must enter crisis mode to tackle this issue, and what will happen if something isn’t done about it now.

“I want to speak out in support of Extinction Rebellion,” Knightley said. “Lending my voice to the most urgent issue of our time feels like the right way for me to take a stand, in the hope that we can leave a world worth living in for our children.”

“Climate change and the ecological crisis are two sides of the same problem. This animation explains the climate change aspect in a no-nonsense way — though the message is horrifying to hear,” Knightley added.

The film is written, directed and animated by Miritte Ben Yitzchak.

The first part of the film, “Extinction Emergency, and Why We Must Act Now,” voiced by “Moonlight” actor Naomie Harris and scored by Brian Eno, summarizes the planet’s biodiversity loss, runaway consumerism and the ecological crisis that now faces us, and how the consequences will affect millions of lives around the world.

Other film shorts released by Extinction Rebellion include live action “Guardians of Life,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, Adria Arjona, Oona Chaplin, Rosario Dawson, Albert Hammond Jr., Q’orianka Kilcher and Matthew Modine; and the animation “The Gigantic Change,” featuring the voices of Whoopi Goldberg and Livia Nelson.

Extinction Rebellion’s next U.K. protest is set for Sept. 1, when the U.K. Parliament returns after summer recess.

Keira Knightley To Star In & Exec Produce Adaptation Of Period Drama ‘The Essex Serpent’ For Apple TV+

More casting news! And another television role for Keira!

DEADLINE – Colette and The Imitation Game star Keira Knightley has found her next period drama – an adaptation of Sarah Perry’s novel The Essex Serpent for Apple TV+.

The streamer has ordered the project to series from See-Saw Films, the company behind The King’s Speech and Top of the Lake. It will be directed by Dark River and The Selfish Giant director Clio Barnard and is written by Mrs Wilson writer Anna Symon.

The Essex Serpent follows newly widowed Cora, played by Knightley, who, having being released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area.

Set in 1893, the book was published by Serpent’s Tail, an imprint of Profile Books in 2016 and was named Book of the Year by the British Book Awards that year.

Knightley, Barnard and Symon will exec produce alongside Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Patrick Walters, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman. Andrea Cornwell will serve as producer.

The drama was commissioned by Apple out of the UK by Apple’s Heads of Worldwide Video, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, and Creative Director for Europe Worldwide Video, Jay Hunt.

It is Apple TV+’s latest drama to emerge out of the UK following Slow Horses, also produced by See-Saw Films and starring Gary Oldman, and Suspicion, its remake of Israeli drama False Flag starring Uma Thurman from Keshet Productions.

Knightley is represented by United Agents, CAA, Narrative, Sloane Offer.

Keira Knightley to Star in ‘The Other Typist’ Hulu Series From Ilene Chaiken

Hello Keira fans! This news dropped back in June, and I’m so sorry I missed it the first time around. I hope you’ve all kept in the loop a little bit better than I have, but for those who haven’t, we can all agree this is great news. Keira was originally linked to the project back in 2013 when it was set to be a feature film, and it was stuck in development for many years. So I’m really excited that it’s finally happening!

VARIETY – Keira Knightley could be making a big step into television for the first time in a while.

The British actress has signed on to star in a series adaptation of Suzanne Rindell’s novel “The Other Typist,” which is now in development at Hulu. “The L Word” creator Ilene Chaiken is set to pen the pilot, as well as serving as showrunner and producer.

Searchlight Television and 20th Century Fox Television, where Chaiken is under a multi-year overall deal, are producing the series for Hulu. According to sources, Knightley was the one who first brought the project to Searchlight’s attention and was previously developing it as a feature.

The series will center around Rose, a prim, unworldly police department typist who gets drawn into the shady world of her glamorous new co-worker Odalie (Knightley). However, when the ultimate crime is committed, it’s uncertain which of the two women was the more treacherous. Set in New York City at the height of the Prohibition era, “The Other Typist” is described as a “psycho-sexual suspense thriller” that turns on themes of identity, class, obsession and misplaced desire.

The project marks an expansion of Chaiken’s relationship with Hulu, as she already serves as an executive producer on arguably the streamer’s biggest show in “The Handmaid’s Tale.” She is also currently an EP on “The L Word: Generation Q” reboot.

Original author Rindell will serve as a producer on the project alongside Chaiken, Knightley, and Oly Obst for 3 Arts Entertainment.

Knightley most recently starred in the 20th Century Fox pic “Misbehaviour,” which fictionalized the events of the 1970 Miss World competition. Her other recent credits include playing the famous French author in “Colette,” and Joan Clarke in “The Imitation Game” opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. This would mark her first series since 2011’s “Neverland” and before that the “Doctor Zhivago” ITV adaptation from 2002.

She is repped United Agents, CAA, Narrative and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

‘Official Secrets’ Screen Captures

Hello Keira fans! It’s been a little while since we’ve been able to provide you with any Keira-related news (understandably), so I’ve taken the opportunity to update the gallery with Blu-ray screen captures of her role as Katharine Gun in Official Secrets. For anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, I’d recommend doing so, especially if you’re a fan of political thrillers. Her performance as the real-life British translator isn’t one of her most memorable (at least for me), but she does a great job with it. And a little heads up, there’s very little natural light in this movie, so it’s probably not the best to watch in a darkened room! For now, enjoy the captures, and stay safe!

She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the US is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on UN Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.



‘Misbehaviour’ Interviews with HeyUGuys

Keira Knightley on #MeToo, motherhood and Misbehaviour

FINANCIAL TIMES – Keira Knightley is a hypocrite. And so are you. “We’re all hypocrites,” she says. “We’re human beings. Being a human being is being a hypocrite.”

People, with all their messy contradictions, rarely live up to their virtuous ideals. That is how Knightley squares a successful career in an industry that projects impossible beauty standards — while also applauding the feminist protests at the 1970 Miss World competition, the subject of her new film, Misbehaviour.

Knightley plays Sally Alexander, the real-life activist who, together with fellow members of the new Women’s Liberation Movement, interrupted the pageant with ink-squirting toy guns, football rattles and flour bombs. Their actions brought the campaign against the objectification of women to a television audience of 100 million.

For Knightley, exploring conflicting interests — such as the challenge of balancing her own feminist principles with the demands of her job — was part of the film’s attraction. “That’s why I wanted to do it!” she says, with such force you can almost see the exclamation marks project from her mouth.

“I came into this completely on the side of the women’s libbers. Totally. Completely. Yes, 100 per cent, this is disgusting. And yet, I am somebody that makes my living, most of my money, from being a model [in campaigns for Chanel and others] and from doing red carpets.”

On the day we meet in a central London hotel, she is impeccably groomed in a Loewe black jacket, with smoky eye make-up and waved hair. There have been moments on the red carpet, she says, when she felt she was in “a dog show” with “f**king creepy cameras”.

Yet compromised principles are no excuse for inertia. “You’re going to find very few people like Greta Thunberg. [But] by going, ‘Oh God, therefore I can’t say anything’, then nothing is going to happen,” she says. “Nothing’s going to change in any direction whatsoever.”

Knightley may be best known for playing the romantic heroine in a slew of period dramas — from 2005’s Pride & Prejudice (which earned her an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination), to Atonement in 2007 (for which she was shortlisted for a Bafta and Golden Globe) and Anna Karenina in 2012. But it would be a mistake to pigeonhole her. She has increasingly embraced more complicated, unconventional roles.

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