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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."
Filmography | 2000-2009
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The Edge of Love (2008)

Keira as: Vera Phillips
Other Cast: Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, Cillian Murphy
Directed by: John Maybury
Release Date: March 13, 2009
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The passion and pathos of legendary poet Dylan Thomas is told through the lives of two extraordinary women. Vera Phillips and Dylan were each other’s first loves who feel the thunderbolt once more when they unexpectedly meet in London ten years later. Caitlin is his adventurous wife, wily at using her beauty and always up for a bit of fun. Despite their love-rival status, the women form a surprising friendship – and though bombs rain down on London, the trio indulge in the glory of being young, and alive. When Vera meets and marries handsome Officer William Killick, Dylan resents his trio becoming a foursome – and Caitlin notes it. The collapse of their group is avoided when William gets sent away to war – and the others move back to rural Wales. With Vera now heavily pregnant and missing a husband who never writes back, the battle between her heart and head becomes more intense…

  • The Duchess (2008)

    Keira as: Georgiana Cavendish
    Other Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling
    Directed by: Saul Dibb
    Release Date: October 10, 2008
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    Based on the remarkable, true story of the beautiful, powerful and notoriously scandalous Duchess of Devonshire, The Duchess unfolds the tale of a woman who became one of the world’s first celebrities, who was adored by all the people of England, save one: her husband, the Duke. Once she marries him, she will attain the very heights of society. Whatever she wears will become the fashion of the day. Whatever party she throws will be the place to be at the moment. And whoever desires political office will seek out her influential endorsement. Yet, for all her power and notoriety, for all the affection she receives from the masses, she will have to break all of society’s rules, and sacrifice everything, to set her own passionate heart free.

  • Atonement (2007)

    Keira as: Cecilia Tallis
    Other Cast: James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Romola Garai
    Directed by: Joe Wright
    Release Date: January 11, 2008
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    In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony’s vivid imagination. Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), the educated son of the family’s housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony’s headstrong older sister Cecilia (Keira Knightley). Cecilia, he hopes, has comparable feelings; all it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony–who has a crush on Robbie–is compelled to interfere, going so far as accusing Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but he is arrested–and with Briony bearing false witness, the course of three lives is changed forever.

  • Silk (2007)

    Keira as: Hélène Joncour
    Other Cast: Michael Pitt, Sei Ashina, Kôji Yakusho, Alfred Molina
    Directed by: François Girard
    Release Date: September 21, 2007
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    French silkworm trader Hervé (Michael Pitt) is married to the beautiful Hélène (Keira Knightley). When an outbreak of disease ravages European silkworms, Hervé must travel to Japan to retrieve healthy eggs. After a long journey, Hervé finally arrives at a village where he can buy them. Here, he becomes infatuated with a young concubine (Sei Ashina) and goes to great lengths to see her again. But, when war breaks out in Japan, the concubine flees, forcing Hervé to return home to his wife.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

    Keira as: Elizabeth Swann
    Other Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport
    Directed by: Gore Verbinski
    Release Date: May 25, 2007
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    Just when he’s needed most, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), that witty and wily charmer of a pirate, is trapped on a sea of sand in Davy Jones’ Locker. In an increasingly shaky alliance, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) begin a desperate quest to find and rescue him. Captain Jack’s the last of the nine Pirate Lords of the Brethren Court who must come together united in one last stand to preserve the freedom-loving pirates’ way of life. From exotic Singapore to World’s End and beyond, from Shipwreck Island to a titanic battle, this adventure’s filled with over-the-edge action, irreverent humor and seafaring myth and magic.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

    Keira as: Elizabeth Swann
    Other Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Stellan Skarsgård, Jack Davenport
    Directed by: Gore Verbinski
    Release Date: July 7, 2006
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    Charming rogue pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is back for a grand, swashbuckling, nonstop joyride filled with devilish pirate humor, monstrous sea creatures, and breathtaking black magic. Now Jack’s got a blood debt to pay — he owes his soul to the legendary Davy Jones, ghostly Ruler of the Ocean Depths… but ever-crafty Jack isn’t about to go down without a fight. Along the way, dashing Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and the beautiful Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) get caught up in the thrilling whirlpool of misadventures stirred up in Jack’s quest to avoid eternal damnation by seizing the fabled Dead Man’s Chest!

  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)

    Keira as: Elizabeth Bennett
    Other Cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Rosamund Pike, Carey Mulligan
    Directed by: Joe Wright
    Release Date: November 23, 2005
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    One of the greatest love stories of all time, Pride & Prejudice, comes to the screen in a glorious new adaptation starring Keira Knightley. When Elizabeth Bennett (Keira Knightley) meets the handsome Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen), she believes he is the last man on earth she could ever marry. But as their lives become intertwined in an unexpected adventure, she finds herself captivated by the very person she swore to loathe for all eternity. Based on the beloved masterpiece by Jane Austen, it is the classic tale of love and misunderstanding that sparkles with romance, wit and emotional force.

  • Domino (2005)

    Keira as: Domino Harvey
    Other Cast: Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramírez, Lucy Lui, Delroy Lindo
    Directed by: Tony Scott
    Release Date: October 14, 2005
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    “I am a bounty hunter. Heads you live, tails you die.” Based on the true story of Domino Harvey, daughter of actor Laurence Harvey, Domino follows the story of a bored young woman who decides to become a bounty hunter. What starts as a fun venture turns deadly when a masked gang robs an armored car for ten million dollars, starting a chain-reaction of non-stop action as the mob, the FBI, a TV producer, and a terminally-ill child all get caught up in the adventure.

  • The Jacket (2005)

    Keira as: Jackie Price
    Other Cast: Adrien Brody, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch
    Directed by: John Maybury
    Release Date: March 4, 2005
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    After recuperating from a gunshot wound to the head, Gulf War veteran Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) returns to his native Vermont suffering from amnesia. When he is accused of murdering a police officer and committed to a mental institution, a physician, Dr Becker (Kris Kristofferson), puts him on a controversial treatment regimen in which Starks is injected with experimental drugs, confined in a straight-jacket, and locked for extended periods in the body drawer of the basement morgue. In his drugged and disoriented state, Starks’ mind propels him into the future, where he meets Jackie (Keira Knightley), and discovers that he is destined to die in four days. Together, they search for a way to save him from his fate.

  • King Arthur (2004)

    Keira as: Guinevere
    Other Cast: Clive Owen, Ioan Gruffudd, Mads Mikkelsen, Joel Edgerton
    Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
    Release Date: July 7, 2004
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    Historians have thought for centuries that King Arthur was only a myth, but the legend was based on a real hero, torn between his private ambitions and his public sense of duty. A reluctant leader, Arthur (Clive Owen) wishes only to leave Britain and return to the peace and stability of Rome. Before he can, one final mission leads him and his Knights of the Round Table – Lancelot, Galahad, Bors, Tristan, and Gawain – to the conclusion that when Rome is gone, Britain will need a leader to fill the vacuum – someone not only to defend against the current threat of invading Saxons, but to lead the isle into a new age. Under the guidance of Merlin, a former enemy, and the beautiful, courageous Guinevere (Keira Knightley) by his side, Arthur will have to find the strength within himself to change the course of history. Thrilling adventure, edge-of-your-seat action and historical grandeur come together in this unique look at the origins of one of the greatest legends ever told.

  • Love Actully (2003)

    Keira as: Juliet
    Other Cast: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney
    Directed by: Richard Curtis
    Release Date: November 14, 2003
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    Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

    Keira as: Elizabeth Swann
    Other Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport
    Directed by: Gore Verbinski
    Release Date: July 9, 2003
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    The roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal, kidnapping the governor’s beautiful daughter Elizabeth (Keira Knightley). In a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl, Elizabeth’s childhood friend Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) joins forces with Jack. What Will doesn’t know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead. Rich in suspense-filled adventure, sword-clashing action, mystery, humor, unforgettable characters, and never-before-seen special effects, Pirates is a must-have epic on the grandest scale ever.

  • Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

    Keira as: Juliette ‘Jules’ Paxton
    Other Cast: Parminder Nagra, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi
    Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
    Release Date: August 1, 2003
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    A kaleidoscope of color and culture clash humorously as an Indian family in London tries to raise their football-playing daughter in a traditional way. Unlike tarty elder sister Pinky, who is preparing for an Indian wedding and a lifetime of cooking the perfect chapatti, Jess’ dream is to play football professionally like her hero David Beckham. Wholeheartedly against Jess’ unorthodox ambition, her parents eventually reveal that their reservations have more to do with protecting her than with holding her back. When Jess is forced to make a choice between tradition and her beloved sport, her family must decide whether to let her chase her dream… and a football.

  • Pure (2002)

    Keira as: Louise
    Other Cast: Harry Eden, Molly Parker, David Wenham, Nitin Ganatra
    Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon
    Release Date: November 15, 2002
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    Set in London’s East End, Pure is a story about innocence, seen through the eyes of 10 year old Paul. Following the death of his father, he takes on the role of caretaker to mother Mel and younger brother Lee. Paul’s hunger for his mother’s affection is as moving as her inability to respond as she seeks solace in drugs. With heroic optimism, Paul takes drastic steps to rescue Mel from her addiction. But only when she hits rock bottom is Mel able to summon the power to save herself and her family.

  • The Hole (2001)

    Keira as: Frankie
    Other Cast: Thora Birch, Embeth Davidtz, Laurence Fox, Desmond Harrington
    Directed by: Nick Hamm
    Release Date: April 20, 2001
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    The media and the police are baffled: Four teenagers have been missing for 18 days. With everyone fearing the worst, Liz (Thora Birch) suddenly appears from an underground bunker – alone. She is so traumatized she is unable to recount the events surrounding her disappearance. A police psychiatrist, Phillippa is called in to counsel Liz and to try and unlock her tormented mind. It would seem that Liz was caught up in a teenage prank that went drastically wrong. However it also becomes clear that Liz is unable to sort fact from fiction. Is she so disturbed by the experience that she has blanked out the truth? Or is there another reason for her confusion? What really happened down the Hole?

  • Princess of Thieves (2001)

    Keira as: Gwyn
    Other Cast: Stephen Moyer, Stuart Wilson, Malcolm McDowell, Del Synnott
    Directed by: Peter Hewitt
    Release Date: March 11, 2001
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    Sherwood forest has a courageous new hero – Gwyn, the daughter of Robin Hood. Possessing the cunning skills of her legendary father and the beauty and intelligence of her mother Maid Marian, Gwyn is anxious to follow in her father’s footsteps. King Richard nears death and Robin Hood and his Merry Men are summoned to help bring Richard’s son Philip to his rightful place on the throne before the evil Prince John can assume power. Robin Hood’s life and that of the future King of England soon lies in Gwyn’s hands when Robin is captured and sentenced to death.