Keira Knightley

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  • Name: Kira Knightley ( Keira Christina Knightley )
  • Date of birth: 26 March 1985.
  • Age: 31 years
  • Place of birth: London
  • Height: 170
  • Activities: actress
  • Marital status: Married

    Keira Knightley: biography

    Keira Christina Knightley was born in London in March 1985. Her birth occurred thanks to the parent agreement. Kira’s mother Sharman MacDonald dreamed of becoming an actress, and aside from playing in the theater of the time wrote plays. Her acting was not very good roles were offered rarely. Then Sherman made a bet with her husband-actor, in the case of more successful in drama than in Comedy, she will give birth to a second child. Soon, London theatre took the play, McDonald to your repertoire, but artist with Sherman failed. So was born the daughter of Cyrus, whose name was given by the father in honor of the beloved Russian figure skater Kira Ivanova.

    Actor biography keira Knightley began very early. A small role in the movie the girl was playing since 3 years of age. In 6 years she had her own agent. A 7-year old keira made her debut in a significant role in the film «Royal celebration». Visit the auditions since becoming a regular.

    But in school, Knightley has time. It was a compulsory condition of the parents when little Kira asked them to find her an agent. Future Hollywood star kept his word and brought home good grades. Although the study was given to the girl much harder than her peers. Because Kiera Knightley was diagnosed with «dyslexia». To learn to read and write without problems, she needs two times more effort than classmates.


    In 11 years in the portfolio of young London actress has had several roles in mini-series and shows that broadcast European channels. One of the most famous paintings in which there was a small artist, was the movie «Return home», in which keira played with the famous Peter O Toole.

    A circumstance which helped Knightley to rapidly climb the corporate ladder, it was her resemblance to the famous Natalie Portman. In the film «Star wars: episode I the phantom menace», released in 1999, Kira was covering Natalie, that went unnoticed by the audience. Many people today think that Portman played two roles of Queen Amidala and her double Saba.

    The first two major role keira Knightley in movies were played in 1999 and 2001. the Actress appeared in popular TV series «Oliver Twist» and the film «the Pit.» These roles did not bring Kira popularity, but drew attention to her Directors. In 2001, Knightley starred in the film «Daughter of Robin hood: Princess of thieves,» and the following year he played a teenager in the film «bend it like Beckham». After these two films the London the actress woke up famous. And the last picture in addition to glory brought a good income. It grossed almost $ 80 million, exceeding the deposited amount 20 times.

    In 2002, Knightley tried to continue their education by enrolling in College. She wanted to study classical literature and English history, but her employment and the many contracts it was impossible. Had to leave school, barely begun.

    In 2003, the actress appeared in «Pirates of the Caribbean» with johnny Depp and Orlando bloom. With the release of the pictures Knightley has risen to Hollywood Olympus. Later she starred in the sequels of the popular film, which has collected more than $ 1.5 billion at the box office and brought Knightley three awards at once.

    From 2007 to 2012-th years, the actress has appeared in the top ten most popular films, the most famous of which are «a Dangerous method» and «Atonement.» For the work in the latter film, keira Knightley was nominated for «Best dramatic actress».

    In September of 2012 on the world’s screens out the film «Anna Karenina» is Wright. Cyrus starred in the title role along with Jude law. And in 2014, Knightley appeared in the drama Thriller «Jack Ryan: chaos Theory» and historical film «the imitation Game».

    In 2015 it is planned the release of the film «Patisserie» where Cyrus will appear in the title role with Robert De Niro.

    Personal life

    Novels Actresses were always under the scrutiny of the press. With actor Jamie Dornan met keira Knightley on the set of the painting «the Jacket». This relationship continued for 2 years. Dornan and keira Knightley broke up in the early fall of 2005. In the same year, Kyra began an affair with Rupert Friend. The pair met for quite some time, vacationing together in the Bahamas, but in December 2010 announced the severance of relations.

    Personal life keira Knightley was adjusted in the following year, when she met with musician James Ryton. The engagement took place in spring 2012. In the spring of 2013 in Provence held a secret wedding ceremony. To register marriage decided by the mayor personally. The ceremony was attended by only relatives of the actress and musician.

    The profound secrecy observed Kira and James and during the birth of her daughter Edie, the emergence of light which journalists only learned when the family went for a walk around Manhattan.


    • Star wars: episode I the phantom menace
    • Oliver Twist
    • Pit
    • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • A dangerous method
    • Redemption
    • Pride and prejudice
    • Anna Karenina
    • Jack Ryan: chaos Theory
    • Game simulation


    Keira Knightley

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