Welcome to Keira Knightley Fan, 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!.
 
latest posts
  • Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace
  • In ‘Colette’, Keira Knightley Finds The “Utterly Inspiring” Female Character She’s Been Looking For
  • 'The Aftermath' UK Trailer and Poster
  • Greg Kinnear & Lesley Manville To Play Bob & Dolores Hope In Keira Knightley Miss World Movie
  • schedule
  • November 22, 2018 'Berlin, I Love You' German Theatrical Release
  • December 11, 2018 'Colette' US Blu-ray Release
  • January 11, 2019 'Colette' UK Theatrical Release
  • March 1, 2019 'The Aftermath' UK Theatrical Release
  • Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace

    At a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace yesterday, Keira received her OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) – for her services to charity and drama. Needless to say, this is a huge honor for Keira and we couldn’t be happier for her!

    In ‘Colette’, Keira Knightley Finds The “Utterly Inspiring” Female Character She’s Been Looking For

    DEADLINE – After earning two Oscar nominations for period work—in Pride & Prejudice and The Imitation Game—Keira Knightley dons a corset once more for Colette, directed by Wash Westmoreland and written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Westmoreland, and his late husband Richard Glatzer. Knightley plays Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a pillar of French literature whose husband greedily took credit for her own brilliant works in the early days of her career. And Colette tells a powerful story about female creativity as the film industry examines its own role in diminishing women’s voices.

    What drew you to Colette? How did you get involved?

    My agent sent me the script and I loved it. That was it, really. I knew a little bit of her writing, but I didn’t really know anything about her life, and definitely nothing about the first marriage. I was just sort of amazed that it was all true, and then spoke to Wash in a FaceTime conversation, as his phone was dying. He was in China, and I was in London, and after about 10 minutes, it was just perfectly obvious that he was great, and I really wanted to be a part of it. I think he’d been trying to make the film for about 17 years. He just knows the character inside out.

    Did you see the parallels with today?

    It amazed me how current it was, what it’s talking about with gender politics and sexual politics and feminism. It felt like it was everything that was being talked about at that point, and everything that I was interested in. I was really excited that you could take something that was 100 years ago, and yet it still feels so alive. Even the celebrity couple aspect of it, the fact that that was very much happening over 100 years ago, I find interesting. I’ve always loved history, making the past live and breathe again, and of course what you realize is that cultures change, but emotionally, as human beings, we don’t change that much. I think that you can make quite overt political points in period pieces where you don’t feel like you’re whacking somebody over the head with it. They can be subtle and hidden in a way that I really like.

    What did Wash convey to you, early on, in terms of his take on Colette?

    The main thing that we were talking about the whole time was just the span of time, and how we marked her becoming herself. At the beginning of the film, I think she’s about 19, and at the end of the film, she’s 34. So, we talked lot about what it feels like to physically become yourself, to be comfortable in your own skin, to find the person that you want to be. We actually used Coal Miner’s Daughter with Sissy Spacek as a reference because I thought she gave between about 13 and 40 in that. The physicality in that is just amazing, so he said, “Kind of do that, but much more subtle.” [Laughs] So, we stuck to that, again using the source material, the Claudines, as an inspiration. The wonderful thing about playing a writer is you literally have her words to go by.

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    ‘The Aftermath’ UK Trailer and Poster

    A new trailer for the UK release of The Aftermath has been unveiled, and if you haven’t already, please do take a look. There’s plenty of new scenes in the trailer and the way it has been put together is really beautiful. In addition, I’ve also added a new poster for the film to the gallery, which you can view here.

    THE AFTERMATH is set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

    Greg Kinnear & Lesley Manville To Play Bob & Dolores Hope In Keira Knightley Miss World Movie

    DEADLINE – Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) and Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey) are joining leads Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha Raw and Jessie Buckley in dramedy Misbehaviour.

    Kinnear and Manville will play Bob and Dolores Hope in the film, which is based on the true story of the 1970 Miss World contest — hosted by comedian Hope — and its disruption by the newly founded Women’s Liberation Movement. Shoot is underway today in London.

    Philippa Lowthorpe (Three Girls) directs from an original script written by Rebecca Frayn (The Lady) with revisions by Gaby Chiappe (Their Finest). The creative team includes production designer, Cristina Casali (The Death Of Stalin); make up and hair designer, Jill Sweeney (The Theory Of Everything); costume designer, Charlotte Walter (The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Society); director of photography, Zac Nicholson (The Death of Stalin); and editor, Una Ni Dhonghaile (Three Girls).

    Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly-formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the 1970 competition, then at the height of its popularity. When the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada – the first black woman to be crowned Miss World.

    The film is being produced by Suzanne Mackie (The Crown) and by Sarah-Jane Wheale. Executive producers are Andy Harries and Rebecca Frayn for Left Bank; Cameron McCracken and Jenny Borgars for Pathé; Rose Garnett for BBC Films, Natascha Wharton for the BFI; and Andrea Scarso for Ingenious. Pathé reps sales.

    Harpers Bazaar UK Scans

    Courtesy of my lovely friend Lora, I’ve added scans of Keira’s cover feature for the December issue of Harpers Bazaar UK to the gallery. For me, this is one of her best shoots in recent years – and I’m sure it will be used for a layout at some point in the future. Enjoy!

    Keira Knightley: Movies That Made Me

    If you haven’t already, be sure to check out this great interview with Keira for BBC Radio 1’s Movies That Made Me segment. The full episode is available in certain regions by clicking here.

    Version 4.0 & Site Content Launch

    At long last, I’m able to welcome back our dedicated visitors to Keira Knightley Fan. As per my posts a couple months back, I’ve been working on the site in my spare time, focusing on a couple of different things. One change you will have noticed is that our gallery is now found at a new url. The decision to rebuild this part of the site was a process that I wasn’t completely sold on at first. The established one has over 6million views, which is an amazing feat for a fansite–but I had my own collection of Keira photos that I’d amassed throughout the years and had no idea how to go about replacing so many images for additional photos, sorting duplicates, replacing for better quality etc. without completely losing my mind. The decision was finally made to create a new gallery, which is still a long way from complete, but will eventually feature lots of rare and exclusive images, as well as Blu-ray quality screen captures from each of Keira’s films that is available on the format (I figured it was time to put my collection to good use!). There’s already quite a few images that were not available in the previous gallery, so I hope you’ll enjoy the additions.

    I have also given some attention to the site’s content pages. My aim with any fansite is to make them as extensive and resourceful as possible, creating an online database for Keira and her career, of sorts. There’s still a long way to go (Keira is a busy lady with an extensive career!), but I hope you’ll enjoy browsing what is available so far. Finally, and most noticeably, we have some new designs for the main site and gallery. The shoot featured is a much older one, but a personal favorite that I feel would coincide perfectly with the fall season. I must thank my dear friend Neide for her amazing coding work, and Nicole for creating the beautiful header. If you should come across any errors whilst browsing the site, please do let me know – either via our contact page or through Twitter, I’d be very grateful!

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