Alongside Cate Blanchett (which is UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador), Kit Harrington, Juliet Stevenson, Peter Capaldi, Stanley Tucci, Chiwetel Ejiofor,Douglas Booth, Jesse Eisenberg and Neil Gaiman, Keira has taken part in a reading of a poem written by Jenifer Toksvig highlighting the current refugee crisis, entitled ‘What They Took With Them’.
The video is exclusively released on the Facebook platform. The centre-piece of the UN Refugee Agency’s #WithRefugees campaign is a petition asking governments to ensure all refugee children can go to school, all refugees have a safe place to live and that all refugees can work and contribute to their local community.
It already has nearly 900,000 signatures and will be delivered to the UN Secretary General and the President of the UN General Assembly on Friday September 16 ahead of the historic UN Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants on September 19.
Watch the short version below:
The petition can be sign here >> www.withrefugees.org
You can now view the whole interview from Actors on Actors, when Keira had an in-depth discussion with fellow actor Ethan Hawke.
For the second year in a row, Indiewire has partnered with iNDEMAND to create Indiewire Awards Season Spotlight.
Indiewire editors selected some of the year’s finest actors and filmmakers and captured them in original photos by Daniel Bergeron and video interviews conducted by the inDEMAND team. And this year, our Spotlight is bigger than ever.
Over the next eight weeks we’re profiling more than 30 talented people, featuring intimate Contender Conversations with “The Theory of Everything” star Eddie Redmayne, “Top Five” director and star Chris Rock, “Birdman” director Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Imitation Game” star Keira Knightley and many more.
This preview will give you an idea of what you can expect, starting Monday Dec. 8 and running through the Oscars at the end of February. It’s going to be great.
Keira has nabbed a spot on Glamour’s 50 Best Dressed Women 2014, coming in at a very respectable 21st place. Also, check out this great video from behind the scenes at her latest Glamour cover shoot, complete with “Would You Rather?” game.