Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

  • Highest Rated: 89% The Imitation Game (2014)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% Silk (2007)
  • Birthday: Mar 26, 1985
  • Birthplace: England
  • Pixie-ish British actress Keira Knightley went from a relative unknown to a blockbuster leading lady after 2002's sleeper soccer flick Bend It Like Beckham caught on with an international audience. Born in Teddington, London, England, in 1985, young Knightley was enticed by the lure of cinema at an early age. Playwright mother Sharman McDonald and actor father Will Knightley were at first reluctant to let their daughter follow them into show business. Although they would accommodate her wish three years later, their strict demand that their daughter study through school holidays and only take jobs that didn't interfere with her education ensured that Keira would keep her priorities straight.Trained in dance from an early age, Knightley made her film debut when she was 12 in Moira Armstrong's romantic drama A Village Affair. Gradually climbing the credits with subsequent roles in Innocent Lies (1995) and the made-for-TV features Treasure Seekers (1996) and Coming Home (1998), she got her first big break when cast as the decoy queen in the eagerly anticipated Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Knightley resembled the actual queen (portrayed by Natalie Portman) so much that her mother couldn't distinguish the two and some fans still insist both were portrayed by Portman. Returning to non-decoy status for the television miniseries Oliver Twist (2000), Knightley stayed with the small screen as Robin Hood's daughter in the 2001 adventure Princess of Thieves. Although audiences would truly begin to take note of her talent in the thriller The Hole that same year, her star-making turn in the sleeper comedy drama Bend It Like Beckham endeared her to audiences everywhere and ultimately served as her breakthrough starring role. Playing the best friend to Parminder K. Nagra, Knightley proved that she could turn what might have been little more than a noteworthy supporting role into a truly spunky, scene-stealing performance. As Lara Antipova in the 2002 miniseries Doctor Zhivago, Knightley gracefully slipped into a role that was previously made famous by Julie Christie, and the timeless romantic drama proved a hit with U.K. television viewers. With the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, however, the actress was catapulted into an entirely new realm of popularity. Opposite Johnny Depp's truly eccentric portrayal of pirate Jack Sparrow, Knightley charmed as the beautiful young maiden whose blood may hold the key to life for a group of undead pirates.While King Arthur (2004) and Domino (2005) were high-profile flops, Knightley's status as a movie-star on both sides of the pond was firmly cemented in early 2006 when she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role in 2005's Pride & Prejudice. 2006 also saw the release of the sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, which was shot back-to-back with the franchise's third entry, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, which was scheduled for release in 2007. In the meantime, Knightley forged ahead on the period drama Silk, opposite Michael Pitt. As the decade wore on, Knightly remained a fixed presence on screen, appearing in such films as The Duchess, London Boulevard, A Dangerous Method, Anna Karenina, and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.Knightley appeared in a pair of indie films in 2014, {Laggies and Begin Again, as well as the big-budget action film Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. However, she earned the most praise that year for her supporting turn in The Imitation Game, playing a woman who helps crack German codes during WWII. She garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her work in that film, which also scored Best Picture and Best Actor nods.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

82% Official Secrets Katharine Gun 2019
27% The Aftermath Rachael Morgan 2019
11% Berlin, I Love You Jane 2019
33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Sugar Plum Fairy 2018
87% Colette Colette 2018
No Score Yet Nøtteknekkeren og de fire kongerikene Sugar Plum Fairy 2018
No Score Yet Red Nose Day Actually Actor 2017
14% Collateral Beauty Amy $31M 2016
73% Everest Jan Arnold $46.6M 2015
No Score Yet The Other Typist Actor Producer 2015
89% The Imitation Game Joan Clarke 2014
65% Laggies Megan 2014
82% Begin Again Gretta $12.1M 2014
55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Cathy Muller $43.1M 2014
62% Anna Karenina Anna Karenina $12.9M 2012
60% Stars In Shorts Actor 2012
55% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Penny $7.2M 2012
78% A Dangerous Method Sabina Spielrein $5.8M 2011
36% London Boulevard Charlotte $11K 2011
53% Last Night Joanna Reed $0.2M 2011
No Score Yet The Emperor's Children Actor 2011
69% Never Let Me Go Ruth $2.5M 2010
No Score Yet The Continuing And Lamentable Saga Of The Suicide Brothers The Fairy 2009
62% The Duchess Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire $13.9M 2008
37% The Edge of Love Vera Phillips 2008
7% Silk Helene Joncour $1.2M 2007
83% Atonement Cecilia Tallis $50.9M 2007
44% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End Elizabeth Swann $309.5M 2007
53% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Elizabeth Swann $423.1M 2006
86% Pride and Prejudice Elizabeth Bennet $38.3M 2005
18% Domino Domino Harvey $10.2M 2005
44% The Jacket Jackie Price $6.3M 2005
No Score Yet Stories of Lost Souls Leah 2005
31% King Arthur Guinevere $51.8M 2004
64% Love Actually Juliet $59.4M 2003
85% Bend It like Beckham Juliette Paxton $32.5M 2003
79% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Elizabeth Swann $305.4M 2003
No Score Yet Doctor Zhivago Actor 2002
No Score Yet Pure Louise 2002
No Score Yet Princess of Thieves Gwyn Hood 2001
50% The Hole Frances 'Frankie' Almond Smith 2001
53% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Sabe $431.1M 1999
No Score Yet Coming Home Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Treasure Seekers The Princess 1996
No Score Yet A Village Affair Actor 1994

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2012
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2003
57% Neverland
2011
Tinkerbell Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2005
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Lara Rose Fleming Lara Antipova
  • 2003
  • 2000

QUOTES FROM Keira Knightley CHARACTERS

Will Turner
If you want pain, try wearing a corset!
Elizabeth Swann
If you want pain, try wearing a corset!
Joan Clarke
I know it's not ordinary. But who ever loved ordinary?
Joan Clarke
Do you know, this morning I was on a train that went through a city that wouldn't exist if it wasn't for you. I bought a ticket from a man who would likely be dead if it wasn't for you. I read up, on my work, a whole field of scientific inquiry that only exists because of you. Now, if you wish you could have been normal... I can promise you I do not. The world is an infinitely better place precisely because you weren't.
Gretta
Are you really an A & R man? You look more like a homeless man.
Dan
You've got some talent. I wanna make records with you.
Gretta
I'm not a performer, I just write songs from time to time.
Dan
What do you write them for?
Elizabeth Bennet
I wonder who first discovered the power of poetry in driving away love.
Mr. Darcy
I thought poetry was the food of love.
Elizabeth Bennet
Of a fine, stout love it may. But if it is only a vague inclination I'm convinced one poor sonnet would kill it stone dead.
Mr. Darcy
So what do you recommend, to encourage affection?
Elizabeth Bennet
Dancing. Even if one's partner is barely tolerable.
Penny
I'm scared...
Dodge
I'm.... madly in love with you...
Elizabeth Swann
Our destinies have been entwined, Elizabeth.....but never joined.
Elizabeth Swann
Our destinies have been entwined, Elizabeth but never joined.
Joanna Reed
What I wouldn't have given to have tired of you.
Joanna Reed
Tonight isn't finished yet ..
Joanna Reed
Tonight isn't finished yet.
Penny
I thought we could save each other
Penny
I thought we could save each other.
Dodge
We did
Dodge
We did.
Carl Jung
My love for you was the most important thing in my life. For better or worse, it made me understand who I am.
Carl Jung
[looking at her pregnant belly] He should be mine.
Carl Jung
He should be mine.
Sabina Spielrein
Yes.
Carl Jung
Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living. [we see Sabina crying as she leaves in a coach, then we see Jung sitting emotionally withdrawn in his backyard]
Carl Jung
Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living.
Carl Jung
Listen, I made a stupid mistake.
Sabina Spielrein
Is that what it was?
Carl Jung
I broke one of the elementary rules of my profession,I'm your doctor! And I believe I did you some good. I can't forgive myself for overstepping the mark. I should have known that if I gave you what you wanted, you wouldn't be able to help wanting me.
Carl Jung
I broke one of the elementary rules of my profession, I'm your doctor! And I believe I did you some good. I can't forgive myself for overstepping the mark. I should have known that if I gave you what you wanted, you wouldn't be able to help wanting me.
Penny
I won't steal anything if you don't rape me.
Sabina Spielrein
it's no good making yourself ill in the process
Sabina Spielrein
it's no good making yourself ill in the process.
Elizabeth Swann
This is madness.
Jack Sparrow
This is politics.
Elizabeth Bennet
From the first moment I met you, your arrogance and conceit, your selfish disdain for the feelings of others, made me realize that you were the last man in the world I could ever be prevailed upon to marry.
Anna Karenina
I'd die for my son. But I can't live for him like this.
Cutler Beckett
No doubt you've discovered that loyalty is no longer the currency of the realm, as your father believes.
Elizabeth Swann
And what is?
Cutler Beckett
I'm afraid currency is the currency of the realm.
Elizabeth Swann
Then perhaps we can come to some sort of understanding. I'm here to negotiate.
Cutler Beckett
I'm listening. [Held at gunpoint]... I am listening intently.
Vera Phillips
You don't even see me, do you? Dylan! All you've got is stories in your head. Words. And I have to feel real. William... makes me real.
Anna Karenina
This must stop. If you have any thought for me you must give me back my peace.
Elizabeth Bennet
"You are the last man I would ever be prevailed upon to marry" *thunder*
Elizabeth Bennet
You are the last man I would ever be prevailed upon to marry. *thunder*
Elizabeth Bennet
I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry. [thunder]
Penny
I wish we met each other a long time ago. When we were kids.
Dodge
It couldn't have happened any other way. It had to happen now.
Penny
But it isn't enough time--
Dodge
It never would have been.
Elizabeth Bennet
you may call me Mrs Darcy when
Elizabeth Bennet
No! No. You may only call me 'Mrs. Darcy'... when you are completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy.
Elizabeth Swann
Barbossa! Marry us!
Captain Barbossa
I'm a little busy at the moment!
Juliette "Jules" Paxton
Mother, just because I wear trakkies and play sport does not make me a lesbian!
Aleksei Karenin
ALEKSEI:I love you! ANNA: why? ALEKSEI:You cant ask why, about love.
Aleksei Karenin
I love you!
Alexander Vronsky
I love you!
Anna Karenina
Why?
Aleksei Karenin
You cant ask why, about love.
Alexander Vronsky
You can't ask why, about love.
Elizabeth Swann
The other ships will still be looking to us, to the Black Pearl, to lead, and what will they see? Frightened bilgerats aboard a derelict ship? No, no they will see free men and freedom! And what the enemy will see, they will see the flash of our cannons, and they will hear the ringing of our swords, and they will know what we can do! By the sweat of our brow and the strength of our backs and the courage in our hearts! Gentlemen, hoist the colors.
Georgiana Spencer
I thought he'd be like Papa but he never talks to me he seems to care more about his dogs.
Georgiana Spencer
Of all the women in England, you had to throw yourself on her. I have never objected to any of your affairs. I have accepted whatever arrangement you have proposed. But this... I have one single thing of my own. Why couldn't you let me keep Elizabeth for myself? She is my sole comfort in our marriage. You have robbed me of my only friend! I want her out!
Duke of Devonshire
Well I couldn't ask her of that.
Georgiana Spencer
What is wrong with me?
Duke of Devonshire
As a husband I have fulfilled my obligations you have not.
Georgiana Spencer
Do you think of me when we're not together?
Earl Grey
You ought to know I do.
Georgiana Spencer
You hesitated before you replied
Earl Grey
No, I'm unused to being asked so directly. And by you of all people. I think of you all the time. I always have.
Captain Barbossa
Aye, we are good and lost now.
Elizabeth Swann
Lost?
Captain Barbossa
For certain you have to be lost to find something that cannot be found, else everyone would know where it is.
Carl Jung
It's generally thought to be the man who should take the initiative.
Sabina Spielrein
Don't you think there's something male in every woman and something female in every man? Or should be?
Joanna Reed
I can't do any more then look him in the eye.
Joanna Reed
In the middle of most nights when I can't sleep, I still replay you.
Norrington
Jack Sparrow: You look bloody awful, what are you doing here? Norrington: You hired me. I can't help it if your standards are lax. Jack Sparrow: You smell funny! Elizabeth Swann: Jack!
Jack Sparrow
You look bloody awful, what are you doing here?
Norrington
You hired me. I can't help it if your standards are lax.
Jack Sparrow
You smell funny!
Elizabeth Swann
Jack!
Will Turner
Elizabeth! Will you marry me?
Elizabeth Swann
I don't think now's the best time!
Will Turner
Now may be the only time
Will Turner
Now may be the only time.
Penny
I won't steal anything, if you promise not to rape me
Penny
I won't steal anything, if you promise not to rape me.
Dodge
OK
Dodge
Okay.
Carl Jung
Explain this analogy made between the sexes, the death instinct.
Sabina Spielrein
Professor Freud claims that the sexual drive arises from a simple urge towards pleasure. If he's right, the question is why is this urge so often successfully repressed?
Carl Jung
You used to have a theory involving the impulse towards destruction, self destruction. Losing oneself.
Sabina Spielrein
Suppose we think of sexuality as futile, losing oneself as you say, but losing oneself in the other. In other words, destroying ones own individuality. Wouldn't the ego in self defense automatically resist the impulse?
Carl Jung
You mean for selfish not for social reasons?
Sabina Spielrein
Yes. I'm saying that perhaps true sexuality demands the destruction of the ego.
Carl Jung
In other words, the opposite of what Freud propose
Carl Jung
In other words, the opposite of what Freud propose.
Penny
Is she the one that got away?
Dodge
Well they all got away but... she was the first.
Penny
So, what are you doing with the rest of your life?
Dodge
Catching up on some me time.
Elizabeth Swann
From the sweat of a man's brows, and the strength of his back and the courage of our hearts...Gentlemen, hoist the colors.
Will Turner
Hoist the colors.
Ragetti
Hoist the colors.
Pintel
Hoist the colors!
Gibbs
Aye, the winds are on our side boys, that's all we need!
Cutler Beckett
Advise your brethren. You can fight and all of you will die, or you can not fight, in which case, only most of you will die.
Elizabeth Swann
We will fight and you will die.
Elizabeth Bennet
(Playing the piano) You mean to frighten me Mr. Darcy by coming in all your state to hear me. But I won't be alarmed even if your sister does play so well.
Elizabeth Bennet
[playing the piano] You mean to frighten me Mr. Darcy by coming in all your state to hear me. But I won't be alarmed even if your sister does play so well.
Mr. Darcy
I'm well enough acquainted with you, Miss Elizabeth, that I cannot alarm you even if I should wish it.
Sabina Spielrein
My greatest desire when I become a doctor is to give people back their freedom.
Sabina Spielrein
Don't you think that there is something male in every woman and female in every man?
Sabina Spielrein
If I am right, only the clash of destructive forces can create something new.
Norrington
Go, I'll follow!
Elizabeth Swann
You're lying.
Norrington
Our fates have been intertwined, Elizabeth...but never joined. Go...go now!
Captain Barbossa
Aye, we're good and lost now.
Elizabeth Swann
Lost?
Captain Barbossa
For certain you have to be lost to find a place as can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was
Captain Barbossa
For certain you have to be lost to find a place as can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was.
Domino Harvey
If you're wondering what's true and what isn't you can fuck off, because it's none of your goddamn business.
Domino Harvey
Sometimes a girl has to be naughty in order to get herself out of a jam.
Domino Harvey
Sometimes a girl has to be naughty in order to get herself out of a jam.
Elizabeth Swann
Captain Barbosa, I have come to negotiate the cessation of hostilities against Port Royal.
Captain Barbossa
That's a lot of long words, miss. We're naught but humble pirates! What is it you were wanting, exactly?
Elizabeth Swann
I want you to leave and never come back.
Captain Barbossa
I'm disinclined to acquiesce to your request. It means no.
Elizabeth Swann
Commodore, I really must protest!
Governor Swann
Shoot him!
Elizabeth Swann
Commadore, are you going to kill my rescuer?!
Norrington
In that case, I believe thanks are in order? [offers his hand to Jack. Jack reluctantly takes it and when he does Norrington pulls up Jack's sleeve displaying brands and tattoos]
Norrington
Pirate. Keep your guns on him, men! Gilette! Fetch some irons! Hm, had a brush with the East India Trading Company did we? Ah, Jack Sparrow.
Jack Sparrow
CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow.
Norrington
Captain? I don't see you're ship.
Jack Sparrow
I'm in the market, as it were.
Governor Swann
Shoot him!
Elizabeth Swann
Commadore, are you going to kill my rescuer?!
Norrington
In that case, I believe thanks are in order? [offers his hand to Jack. Jack reluctantly takes it and when he does Norrington pulls up Jack's sleeve displaying brands and tattoos]
Norrington
Pirate. Keep your guns on him, men! Gilette! Fetch some irons! Hm, had a brush with the East India Trading Company did we? Ah, Jack Sparrow.
Jack Sparrow
CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow.
Norrington
Captain? I don't see you're ship.
Jack Sparrow
I'm in the market, as it were.
Sabina Spielrein
To Dr Jung: "I WANT YOU TO PUNISH ME"!
Sabina Spielrein
I WANT YOU TO PUNISH ME!
Carl Jung
OK! (He does)
Carl Jung
Okay!
Cecilia Tallis
[crying] I don't know how I could've been so ignorant about myself... so... so stupid. And you know what I'm talking about, don't you? You knew before I did.
Robbie Turner
Why're you crying?
Cecilia Tallis
Don't you know?
Robbie Turner
Yes, I know exactly. [kisses her]
Elizabeth Bennet
I don't understand
Mr. Darcy
I love you.......Most Ardently
Mr. Darcy
I love you... Most Ardently.
Elizabeth Bennet
*To Lady Catherine* You have insulted me in every possible way and can now have nothing further to say? I must ask you to leave. Goodnight.
Sabina Spielrein
If you ever want to take the initiative, I live in that building there.
Sigmund Freud
[from trailer] Tell me about the first time you can remember being beaten by your father.
Sabina Spielrein
It excited me!
Charlotte
If I fell in love with you, what would you do about it?
Mitchel
Everything.
Elizabeth Bennet
You are last man I will ever prevail to marry!
Elizabeth Bennet
And those are the words of a gentleman. From the first moment I met you, your arrogance and conceit, your selfish disdain for the feelings of others made me realize that you were the last man in the world I could ever be prevailed upon to marry. [they look at each other for a long time as though about to kiss]
Elizabeth Swann
We've come to rescue you.
Jack Sparrow
Have you, now? It's very kind of you. But it would seem that as I possess a ship, and you don't... you're the ones in need of rescuing, and I'm not sure that I'm in the mood.
Elizabeth Swann
Everything you said to me was a lie?
Jack Sparrow
Pretty much.
Elizabeth Swann
I've had it! I've had it with wobbly-legged, rum-soaked PIRATES!
Elizabeth Swann
Oh fine! Let's just haul out our swords and start banging away at each other! That will solve everything!
Elizabeth Swann
I hardly believe in ghost stories, Captain Barbossa.
Captain Barbossa
Aye. That's exactly what I thought when first told of the tale. Buried in the island of the dead that which cannot be found except by those who already knows where it is. Find it, we did. And there be the chest... and inside, be the gold. We took them all! Spent 'em, traded 'em and fritted 'em away, for drink and food and pleasurable company. But the more we gave them away, the more we came to realize. The drink would not satisfy, food turned to ash in our mouths, nor the company in the world would harm or slake our lust. We are cursed men, Miss Turner. Compelled by greed, we were. But now, we are consumed by it.
Captain Barbossa
Aye. That's exactly what I thought when first told of the tale. Buried in the island of the dead that which cannot be found except by those who already knows where it is. Find it, we did. And there be the chest, and inside, be the gold. We took them all! Spent 'em, traded 'em and fritted 'em away, for drink and food and pleasurable company. But the more we gave them away, the more we came to realize. The drink would not satisfy, food turned to ash in our mouths, nor the company in the world would harm or slake our lust. We are cursed men, Miss Turner. Compelled by greed, we were. But now, we are consumed by it.
Joanna Reed
She's pretty. You never mentioned that!
Joanna Reed
Geography, and timing.