101 Facts About Keira Knightley

1. Keira Knightley was supposed to be named "Kira", after Russian figure skater Kira Ivanova.

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2. Keira Knightley began acting as a child on television and made her feature film debut in 1995; she played such supporting roles as Sabe in Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace and Frankie Smith in the psychological horror film The Hole (2001).

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3. At the age of 15, Keira Knightley appeared in the thriller "The Pit", where, among other things, there were scenes of her exposure.

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4. Keira Knightley was supposed to be named "Kira", after Russian figure skater Kira Ivanova.

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5. Keira Knightley stars in the true story of British secret-service officer and whistleblower Katharine Gun, who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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6. Keira Knightley began acting as a child on television and made her feature film debut in 1995; she played such supporting roles as Sabe in Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace and Frankie Smith in the psychological horror film The Hole (2001).

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7. Keira Knightley was supposed to be named "Kira", after Russian figure skater Kira Ivanova.

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8. Keira Knightley began acting as a child on television and made her feature film debut in 1995; she played such supporting roles as Sabe in Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace and Frankie Smith in the psychological horror film The Hole (2001).

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9. Keira Knightley dated several celebrities in her career including Del Synnott, Jamie Dornan and Rupert Friend.

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10. Keira Knightley performed a role as a supporting actress in the movie Star Wars Episode I: The Pentam Menace and became prominent by performing a significant role in the psychological horror movie The Hole.

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11. Keira Knightley has garnered the prestigious Academy Award nominations a total of two times in the year 2006 and 2015.

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12. Keira Knightley was born in Teddington on March 26, 1985, to parents Sharman Macdonald and Will Knightley.

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13. Keira Knightley was in a relationship with British Actor Del Synnott from 2001 to 2003.

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14. Keira Knightley pursued acting whenever she had the chance, often putting on performances at home.

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15. Keira Knightley has nonetheless handled historical, contemporary and futuristic roles with equal ease.

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16. Keira Knightley landed her first blockbuster hit in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

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17. Keira Knightley tackled a role that Julie Christie made famous in the 1962 feature film.

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18. In 2002 Keira Knightley had a career breakthrough with Bend It Like Beckham.

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19. Keira Knightley wore a strapless white tulle gown with pink pumps, a cropped Chanel jacket, and a floral headpiece.

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20. Keira Knightley began dating English musician James Righton in February 2011.

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21. Keira Knightley won the suit and was awarded $6,000 USD in damage.

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22. Keira Knightley acted in her first topless scene in 2001's The Hole.

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23. In 2008, Keira Knightley starred in The Edge of Love, a wartime drama that was actually written by her mother.

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24. Keira Knightley dated fellow UK actor Jamie Dornan for two years between 2003 and 2005.

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25. In 2014, Keira Knightley agreed to pose topless for the September issue of Interview magazine on the condition that her body would not be photoshopped in any way.

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26. Keira Knightley was supposed to be named "Kira", after Russian figure skater Kira Ivanova.

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27. In 2009, Keira Knightley starred in a video that was made to create awareness about domestic abuse.

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28. Keira Knightley worked hard to do well in this role.

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29. Keira Knightley is an English actress and model, who debut in the entertainment industry as a child at the age of six.

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30. In September 2016, Keira Knightley co-hosted A Night to Remember, part of the Green Carpet Challenge, a charity event highlighting sustainability within the fashion industry.

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31. Keira Knightley was the celebrity face for the luxury goods brands Asprey, Shiatzy Chen as well as Lux haircare products in Japanese television commercials.

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32. In 2008 Keira Knightley had to have hypnotherapy to prevent panic attacks in order to be able to attend that year's BAFTAS.

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33. Keira Knightley co-starred with Steve Carell in the 2012 comedy drama Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

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34. Keira Knightley initially felt embarrassed while singing live: "I was shaking like a leaf", but eventually went through with the plan.

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35. Keira Knightley began acting as a child on television and made her feature film debut in 1995; she played such supporting roles as Sabe in Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace and Frankie Smith in the psychological horror film The Hole (2001).

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36. Keira Knightley is certain the world is ready for more badass queens.

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37. Keira Knightley gives one of the most annoying performances I have ever seen as The Sugar Plum Fairy.

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38. Keira Knightley has 'banned' her 3-year-old daughter from watching certain Disney films.

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39. Keira Knightley wore a baker boy hat for one scene in hit film Love Actually, because she wanted to cover up a pimple.

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40. Keira Knightley wore Love Actually hat to cover up zit on her forehead.

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41. Keira Knightley has revealed the reason she wore her signature blue cap in Love Actually—and it's so relatable.

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42. Keira Knightley was suffering from a very relatable issue during filming of Love Actually.

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43. Keira Knightley reveals she had to wear a hat in Love Actually to cover a huge spot.

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44. Keira Knightley has credited becoming a mother for helping her become less self-conscious while acting.

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45. Keira Knightley is adamant that a statement lip is the best way to boost self-esteem.

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46. Keira Knightley looks like a "big pink cake" in her new movie 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms'.

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47. Keira Knightley has a lot of fun with her role as the Sugar Plum Fairy, with a high-pitched, whack-a-doodle characterization that is both.

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48. Keira Knightley reveals the real reason she wore a big hat in 'Love Actually'.

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49. Keira Knightley explains why she wore that big hat in 'Love Actually'.

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50. Keira Knightley has revealed that she won't let her three-year-old daughter Edie watch certain Disney films.

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51. Keira Knightley admits she doesn't remember how Love Actually ends.

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52. Keira Knightley has criticized Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge for unintentionally piling on the pressure for new mothers to appear picture perfect by posing for cameras hours after giving birth.

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53. Keira Knightley has no memory of how her beloved festive film Love Actually ends.

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54. Keira Knightley has banned some Disney movies in her home, but has exceptions.

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55. Keira Knightley was speaking to Wired about The Nutcracker and the Four.

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56. Keira Knightley sparked controversy recently when she stated in her interview that her three-year-old daughter Edie was banned from watching classic Disney princess films such as; "Cinderella" and.

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57. Keira Knightley is less self-conscious as an actress now she has children.

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58. Keira Knightley said she is "team 'Frozen'" as she explained why she banned her daughter from watching Disney princess movies.

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59. Keira Knightley explains why she's banned her daughter from watching Disney princess movies.

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60. Keira Knightley has let both herself and the entire nation down by only watching Love Actually once.

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61. Keira Knightley received media attention for her perspectives on feminism, voiced in an interview for Harper's Bazaar UK published in the February 2014 edition.

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62. In May 2016, Keira Knightley signed a letter imploring Britain to vote "remain" in the forthcoming UK EU Referendum.

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63. In July 2014 Keira Knightley travelled to South Sudan on behalf of Oxfam to meet refugees of the South Sudanese Civil War and raise awareness of the conflict.

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64. In November 2010, Keira Knightley became patron of the SMA Trust, a British charity that funds medical research into the disease spinal muscular atrophy.

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65. In April 2009, Keira Knightley appeared in a video to raise awareness of domestic abuse entitled Cut shot for Women's Aid.

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66. Keira Knightley is the face of an Amnesty International campaign to support human rights, marking the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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67. Keira Knightley has appeared in television commercials for Chanel directed by Joe Wright since 2007, and has endorsed Chanel Fine Jewelry's collection Coco Crush.

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68. Keira Knightley was the celebrity face for the luxury goods brand Asprey, Shiatzy Chen as well as Lux haircare products in Japanese television commercials.

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69. Keira Knightley has been in a relationship with musician James Righton, of Klaxons, since February 2011.

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70. Keira Knightley began dating actor Del Synnott in 2001, having met him during the filming of Princess of Thieves; they split up in 2003.

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71. Keira Knightley won the lawsuit, and was awarded £3,000 in damages.

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72. Keira Knightley is set to star alongside Alexander Skarsgard in The Aftermath, a film adaption of the novel by Rhidian Brook.

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73. In 2016, it was announced that Keira Knightley will play the Sugar Plum Fairy in an adaptation of The Nutcracker titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, directed by Lasse Hallstrom.

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74. Keira Knightley was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity.

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75. In October 2015, Keira Knightley made her Broadway debut playing the title role in Helen Edmundson's adaptation of Emile Zola's Therese Raquin at Studio 54.

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76. For her performance, Keira Knightley received her second Academy Award nomination, for Best Supporting Actress.

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77. Keira Knightley portrayed cryptanalyst and numismatist Joan Clarke, who decrypted German intelligence codes for the British government during World War II with Turing.

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78. Keira Knightley garnered positive reviews for her performance, prompting early Oscar buzz.

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79. Keira Knightley portrayed Spielrein, the troubled but beautiful young psychoanalyst who comes between Jung and Freud.

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80. Keira Knightley starred in a 2011 revival of The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman at the Comedy Theatre in London.

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81. Keira Knightley described the script as unique, one that made the reader think.

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82. Keira Knightley decided to act in a theatre production as she felt that "if I don't do theatre right now, I think I'm going to start being too terrified to do it".

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83. Keira Knightley garnered widespread acclaim and such accolades as the BAFTA and a nomination for the Golden Globes for her portrayal of Cecilia Tallis, the elder of the two Tallis sisters.

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84. Keira Knightley was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, among other artists in 2006.

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85. Keira Knightley earned Best Actress nominations at the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards for her performance, becoming the third-youngest nominee for the latter.

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86. Keira Knightley appeared in three films in 2005, the first of which was the psychological thriller The Jacket, co-starring Adrien Brody.

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87. Keira Knightley appeared in the $247 million grossing British romantic comedy Love Actually, which featured an ensemble cast, including her childhood idol Emma Thompson.

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88. In the same year, Keira Knightley starred as a pregnant drug addict in Gillies MacKinnon's drama film Pure.

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89. Keira Knightley took on the role of Lara Antipova in the miniseries adaptation of Doctor Zhivago, which first aired in 2002 to positive reviews and high ratings.

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90. At the age of three Keira Knightley expressed the desire for an agent like her parents', she eventually got one at age six.

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91. Keira Knightley has noted that she was "single-minded about acting" during her childhood.

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92. Keira Knightley began acting as a child on television and made her feature film debut in 1995; she played such supporting roles as Sabe in Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace and Frankie Smith in the psychological horror film The Hole (2001).

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93. Keira Knightley looks absolutely spectacular in the latest ads for the Coco Mademoiselle fragrance.

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94. Keira Knightley is a beauty in blue while walking the red carpet at the 2018 Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards on Tuesday at The Ballroom of Claridges in London, England.

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95. Keira Knightley joins her co-stars on the red carpet at the premiere of The Nutcracker And The Four Realms held at Vue Westfield on Thursday evening in London, England.

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96. Keira Knightley dressed very appropriately for the European premiere of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms in London last night, having a real fairytale fashion moment in an off-the-shoulder Chanel dress.

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97. Keira Knightley had a fairytale fashion moment on the red carpet last night.

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98. Keira Knightley stepped out in an ethereal ensemble as she hit the red carpet at the London premiere of "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" yesterday.

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99. Keira Knightley is on 'Team Elsa' when it comes to Disney princesses.

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100. Keira Knightley looked like a fairytale for her European Premiere of Disney's "The Nutcracker" in London on Thursday night.

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101. Keira Knightley wears breathtaking Chanel gown to 'The Nutcracker' premiere.

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