Keira Knightley started acting at just 9 years old. Nowadays, she is a successful Hollywood actress. She’s featured in films from “The Pirates of the Caribbean” through to Academy Award Winners like “The Duchess”. Released in 2008, “The Duchess” is based on Georgiana Cavendish, who was a casino enthusiast that played at the gaming tables of Georgian high society. The movie is set in the 18th century England, a time where gambling in land-based gaming rooms was the norm. Nowadays, we’re seeing a shift towards online gaming, where even games like online slots are so popular.
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6 interesting facts about Keira Knightley
- She grew up is on the Middlesex side of town, with her playwright mother and actor father
- When she was nominated for the first time at the Oscars as best actress, she was only 21 years old!
- As a young girl, Keira suffered from dyslexia: she had difficulty reading and writing because she wore special glasses
- She has worked for large fashion houses including Chanel’s perfume ‘Coco Mademoiselle’
- As one of the gorgeous girls in Hollywood, Keira’s been on Vanity Fair magazine covers with Scarlet Johansson
Who is Keira Knightley?
One of the most fascinating faces in the world of cinema, the wonderful Keira Knightley, rose to fame with the hit film Bend it Like Beckham. Besides having an amazing career, Keira also seems to enjoy a satisfying and happy private life. Let’s find out more about her, from her career to marriage with a well-known English musician!
Keira Knightly was born in Teddington on the 26th of March 1985. Keira Knightley grew up surrounded by television, art and theatre; as she is the daughter of a screenwriter, Sharman Macdonald, and a theatre and television actor, Will Knightley. Keira Knightley is passionate about acting thanks to her parents. Since she was a child, she had very clear ideas about her future so much, that she wanted to start studying acting immediately. Indeed, she was only 9 years old when she appeared for the first time on TV in the film – A Village Affair.
Her career began in various films, and she rose to fame in the hit “Bend it Like Beckham“. She debuted as a Hollywood actress with the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, alongside Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp. Even the movie “Pride and Prejudice” brought her resounding success, so much so, that she was a candidate for an Academy Award Nomination as Best Actress for both the Oscars and the Golden Globes. To date, this charming actress has an incredible and rewarding career, which even includes Walt Disney’s recent “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”.
Keira Knightley’s Personal Achievements
Long engaged to Jamie Dornan, the actor best known for Fifty Shades of Grey. After separating, she formed a relationship with Rupert Friend, a co-star from Pride and Prejudice. Then, in 2011, she met what appears to be the man of her life – English musician James Righton. They married the following year in Provence, France and had a baby girl named Edie, in 2015. The couple seems to be very reserved; in fact, they avoid showing themselves in public, especially with their daughter. In April 2019, however, they were happy and smiling on the red carpet for the cocktail party for Chanel J12 with another small characteristic. Keira was showing off a sweet little belly bump.
Who is Keira Knightley’s husband – James Righton?
Born in 1983, James Righton was born on August 25 in England. Passionate about music since he was a child, James began playing the guitar in high school, with which he began a satisfying music career. He played as a drummer in Klaxons, a well-known British rock band. Today he follows a solo career and is known as Shock Machine. In addition to music, he also enjoys acting, where he made a short film in 2015, “Benjamin” by Simon Amstell.