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How rich is Keira Knightley?

Keira Knightley net worth:
$50 Million

Keira Knightley information

Keira Knightley information

Birth date: March 26, 1985
Birth place: Teddington, London, United Kingdom
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Profession:Actor, Model, Voice Actor
Nationality:United Kingdom
Spouse:James Righton (m. 2013)

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Keira Christina Knightley was born on 26th March, 1985, in Teddington, London, England, both her parents being actors. She is an actress and she also used to be a model at the beginning of her career. He became famous in 2002, when she appeared in the movie “Bend it Like Beckham”.

So just how rich is Keira Knightley? Sources estimate Keira’s net worth is $50 million, money made in the movie industry and from sponsorship. In 2008, Forbes was naming Keira the second best paid Hollywood actress, after the previous year she had had annual earnings over $32 million, by having important roles in 3 movies and endorsing for Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance. Keira Knightly salary starts from $5 million for a movie and it is believed that 2015 will bring her earning around $10 million. Keira Knightley has her own company, called her company Kck Boo Ltd. At the beginning of 2014, the actress and her husband bought a house in Canonbury, London, for about $6 million. The new home has 5 bedrooms, a wine cellar, a gym, and a big garden. Keira drives an $86,000 Range Rover. Despite her wealth, the actress told the media she is trying to live a normal life and to spend only $50,000 a year, but without quitting on expensive things. One example could be the $2 million Bulgari necklace, which Keira bought on the sale of Queen Soraya Esfandiyari belongings.

Keira Knightley Net Worth $50 Million

Keira started working as an actress when she was 6, having appearances in commercials and television films, including “Royal Celebration”, in 1993, “A Village Affair”, in 1994, “Innocent Lies”, in 1995, and “Oliver Twist”, in 1999. She played also the role of Sabé, in “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace”.

In 2003, Keira Knightley was cast in the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, which had positive reviews and high grosses, and made the actress famous all over the world. After this first successful movie, Keira started making about 2-3 films a year, including “Pride & Prejudice”, “Domino” (2005), “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006), “Silk”, “Atonement”, and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007).

In 2009, Keira made her debut in theatre, playing in an adaptation of “The Misanthrope”, at the Comedy Theatre in London, which has been well received both by the public and critics. A year later she played in “The Children’s Hour”, at the same theatre. In 2015, she was Thérèse Raquin in the play with the same name, on Broadway. Besides her theatre career, the actress continues to have important roles in movies, such as “Anna Karenina” (2012) and “The Imitation Game” (2014). All these add important earnings to Keira’s net worth. Keira Knightley won several awards during her long film career and has 2 nominations for the Academy Awards: Best Actress for “Pride & Prejudice”, in 2005, and Best Supporting Actress for “The Imitation Game”, in 2015.

In 2013, Keira Knightley married James Righton, the keyboard player for the Klaxons, and they have a child. The actress supports the Women’s Aid program and the American Humane Association.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2018 pre-production Sugar Plum Fairy
The Aftermath 2017 pre-production Rachael Morgan
Catherine the Great pre-production Catherine the Great (rumored)
Collateral Beauty 2016 Amy
Everest 2015 Jan Hall
The Imitation Game 2014 Joan Clarke
Laggies 2014 Megan
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 Cathy Muller
Begin Again 2013/II Gretta
Once Upon a Time... 2013 Video short Gabrielle Chanel
Anna Karenina 2012/I Anna Karenina
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 Penny
Neverland 2011 TV Mini-Series Tinker Bell
A Dangerous Method 2011 Sabina Spielrein
London Boulevard 2010 Charlotte
Steve 2010 Short Woman
Last Night 2010/I Joanna
Never Let Me Go 2010 Ruth
The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers 2009 Short The Fairy
The Duchess 2008 Georgiana
The Edge of Love 2008 Vera Phillips
Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind 2007 TV Short Em (voice)
Bloopers of the Caribbean 2007 Video short Elizabeth Swann (uncredited)
Silk 2007 Hélène Joncour
Atonement 2007 Cecilia Tallis
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 Elizabeth Swann
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 Elizabeth Swann
Pride & Prejudice: Alternate US Ending 2006 Video short Elizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
Domino 2005 Domino Harvey
Pride & Prejudice 2005 Elizabeth Bennet
The Jacket 2005 Jackie Price
King Arthur 2004 Guinevere
Blooper Reel 2003 Video short Elizabeth Swann (uncredited)
Love Actually 2003 Juliet
Pirates of the Caribbean 2003 Video Game Narrator (voice)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 Elizabeth Swann
Gaijin 2003 Video short Kate (voice)
Doctor Zhivago 2002 TV Mini-Series Lara Antipova
The Seasons Alter 2002 Short Helena
New Year's Eve 2002 Short Leah
Pure 2002/I Louise
Thunderpants 2002 Music School Student (uncredited)
Bend It Like Beckham 2002 Juliette 'Jules' Paxton
Deflation 2001 Short Jogger
The Hole 2001 Frankie
Princess of Thieves 2001 TV Movie Gwyn
Oliver Twist 1999 TV Mini-Series Rose Fleming
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 Sabé (as Kiera Knightley)
Coming Home 1998 TV Series Young Judith
The Treasure Seekers 1996 TV Movie The Princess
Innocent Lies 1995 Young Celia
The Bill 1995 TV Series Sheena Rose
A Village Affair 1995 TV Movie Natasha Jordan
Screen One 1993 TV Series Angela

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Begin Again 2013/II performer: "Step You Can't Take Back", "Lost Stars" Keira Version, "Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home", "Coming Up Roses", "Like A Fool", "Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home Rooftop Mix" uncredited
The Edge of Love 2008 performer: "Blue Tahitian Moon", "Maybe It's Because I Love You Too Much", "Drifting and Dreaming"
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 performer: "Hoist the Colours"
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 performer: "Yo Ho A Pirate's Life for Me"
Bend It Like Beckham 2002 performer: "Hot Hot Hot" 1983

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Deflation 2001 Short grip

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thunderpants 2002 very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
IMDb Asks 2015 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2015 TV Series Herself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015 TV Special documentary Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2006-2015 TV Series Herself
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - Nominee & Presenter
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015 TV Special Herself
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - Nominee
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 2014 TV Series Herself
CBS This Morning 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Hollywood Film Awards 2014 TV Special Herself
Janela Indiscreta 2014 TV Series Herself
Wimbledon 2014 TV Series Herself - Spectator
The Insider 2014 TV Series Herself
E! News 2014 TV Series Herself
Today 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The View 2003-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Daily Show 2005-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Jack Ryan: The Smartest Guy in the Room 2014 Video short Herself
Sir Kenneth Branagh: The Tsar of Shadow Recruit 2014 Video short Herself
SAG Foundation Conversations 2013 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Style Story 2013 TV Series Herself
Anna Karenina: A Story of Epic Love 2013 Video documentary short Herself
Creating the Extraordinary World of Anna Karenina 2013 Video documentary short Herself
Creating the Stunning Costumes of Anna Karenina 2013 Video documentary short Herself
Keira Knightley: Becoming Anna 2013 Video documentary short Herself
Tavis Smiley 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
DP/30: Conversations About Movies 2012 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Charlie Rose 2008-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2003-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Herself
ES.TV HD 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Entertainers with Byron Allen 2012 TV Series documentary Herself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Soccer Aid 2012 TV Mini-Series Herself
The Jonathan Ross Show 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
55th BFI London Film Festival 2011 TV Movie Herself
Cinema 3 2011 TV Series Herself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Republic of Telly 2011 TV Series Herself
BFI London Film Festival Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
The People Speak UK 2010 Documentary Herself
Georgiana in Her Own Words 2009 Video short Herself
How Far She Went: Making the Duchess 2009 Video short Herself
Looking Over: The Edge of Love 2008 Video short Herself / Vera Phillips
Shootout 2005-2008 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2004-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Xposé 2008 TV Series Herself
Bringing the Past to Life: The Making of 'Atonement' 2008 Video short Herself
Imagine 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
An Evening at the Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Extra 2008 TV Series Herself
This Morning 2004-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Variety Club Showbiz Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Herself - Winner: Film Actress of the Year
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
HypaSpace 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
A Journey Behind the Scenes of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' 2007 TV Short Herself
THS Investigates: Starving for Perfection 2006 TV Special Herself
According to Plan: The Making of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' 2006 Video documentary Herself
Creating the Kraken 2006 Video documentary Herself
Inside Dead Man's Chest 2006 Video documentary Herself
Mastering the Blade with Orlando, Keira and Jack 2006 Video documentary Herself
Meet Davy Jones: Anatomy of a Legend 2006 Video documentary Herself
Pirates on Location: Cannibal Island & Tortuga Bar Brawl 2006 Video documentary Herself
Bloopers of the Caribbean 2006 Video short Herself / Elizabeth Swann (uncredited)
American Masters 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Pirates of the Caribbean: Secrets of Dead Man's Chest 2006 TV Movie Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
I Am a Bounty Hunter: Domino Harvey's Life 2006 Video documentary short Herself / Domino Harvey
Pride & Prejudice: On Set Diaries 2006 Video documentary short Herself
Pride & Prejudice: The Bennets 2006 Video documentary short Herself
Pride & Prejudice: The Politics of 18th Century Dating 2006 Video documentary short Herself
Pride & Prejudice: The Life and Times of Jane Austen 2006 Video documentary short Herself / Elizabeth Bennet
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Basildon Park 2006 Video documentary short Herself / Elizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Burghley House 2006 Video documentary short Herself / Elizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Groombridge Place 2006 Video documentary short Herself / Elizabeth Bennet
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Wilton House 2006 Video documentary short Herself / Elizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
King Arthur: A Roundtable Discussion 2005 Video documentary short Herself
Isaac 2005 TV Series Herself
HBO First Look 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Herself
GMTV 2005 TV Series Herself
My Shot With 2005 TV Series Herself
The Jacket: Project History and Deleted Scenes 2005 Video documentary short Herself
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 2005 TV Special Herself
Blood on the Land: The Making of a King 2004 Video documentary short Herself
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
The Lost Disc: The Monkey's Name Is Jack 2004 Video documentary Herself
The Making of 'King Arthur' 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
52 Most Irresistible Women 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Starz Special: On the Set of 'King Arthur' 2004 TV Movie documentary Guinevere
An Epic at Sea: The Making of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' 2003 Video documentary short Herself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Herself
Cartaz Cultural 2003 TV Series Herself
She Shoots, She Scores: The Making of 'Bend It Like Beckham' 2003 Video documentary short Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - The Imitation Game
The Insider 2014 TV Series Herself
The Graham Norton Show 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Stars in Shorts 2012 Woman
South at Six 2012 TV Series Juliet - Love Actually
Celebrity Naked Ambition 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
Farewell 'The Bill' 2010 TV Movie documentary Sheena Rose (uncredited)
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Raiders of the Lost Archive 2009 TV Series documentary Little Girl
Almost Famous II 2009 TV Movie documentary
The Story of the Costume Drama 2008 TV Series documentary Lara Antipova
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Cecilia Tallis (uncredited)
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Cecilia Tallis Elizabeth Swann (uncredited)
Forbes 20 Under 25: Young, Rich and Famous 2007 TV Movie Herself
Paris Hilton Inc.: The Selling of Celebrity 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Movie Connections 2007 TV Series documentary Jules Paxton
Planet Voice 2007 TV Series Elizabeth Swann
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Cosmetic Surgery Nightmares 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
World of Robin Hood 2006 TV Movie documentary Gwyn (uncredited)
Corazón de... 2005-2006 TV Series Herself
The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Chatsworth House 2006 Video documentary short Herself / Elizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies 2005 TV Movie Herself - Place #92
Greatest Before They Were Stars TV Moments 2005 TV Movie documentary Princess Beatrice
Pride and Prejudice Revisited 2005 TV Movie documentary Elizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
Stories of Lost Souls 2005 Leah (segment "New Year's Eve")

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actress Begin Again (2013)
2015 Ensemble Cast Award Palm Springs International Film Festival The Imitation Game (2014) · Benedict Cumberbatch
· Matthew Goode
· Rory Kinnear
· Allen Leech
· Matthew Beard
· Charles Dance
· Mark Strong
2014 Jury Prize Brasov International Film Festival & Market Best Lead Actress Anna Karenina (2012)
2014 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Supporting Actress of the Year The Imitation Game (2014)
2014 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role The Imitation Game (2014)
2011 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Empire Hero Award
2008 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actress Atonement (2007)
2008 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Female Action Star
2008 Rembrandt Award Rembrandt Awards Best International Actress (Beste Buitenlandse Actrice) Atonement (2007)
2008 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Drama Atonement (2007)
2007 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Seduction Atonement (2007) · James McAvoy
2007 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite On-Screen Match-Up Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) · Johnny Depp
2007 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
2007 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Liplock Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) · Orlando Bloom
2006 Camie Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards Pride & Prejudice (2005) · Joe Wright (director)
· Matthew Macfadyen (actor)
· Brenda Blethyn (actor)
· Donald Sutherland (actor)
2006 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Movie - Choice Scream Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
2006 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Movies - Choice Hissy Fit Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
2005 Variety Award British Independent Film Awards
2005 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Actress Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2004 Hollywood Breakthrough Award Hollywood Film Awards Breakthrough Actress King Arthur (2004)
2004 Audience Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actress Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
2004 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best Actress Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
2004 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Liplock Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) · Orlando Bloom
2004 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Chemistry Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) · Orlando Bloom
2003 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Newcomer of the Year Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
2002 Golden Wave Bordeaux International Festival of Women in Cinema Best Actress (Meilleure Comédienne Long Métrage) Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role The Imitation Game (2014)
2015 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture The Imitation Game (2014)
2015 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actress The Imitation Game (2014)
2015 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Supporting Actress The Imitation Game (2014)
2015 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress The Imitation Game (2014)
2015 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song Begin Again (2013)
2015 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress The Imitation Game (2014)
2015 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actress The Imitation Game (2014)
2015 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress The Imitation Game (2014)
2015 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actress of the Year The Imitation Game (2014)
2015 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress The Imitation Game (2014)
2015 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role The Imitation Game (2014)
2015 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Imitation Game (2014) · Matthew Beard
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Charles Dance
· Matthew Goode
· Rory Kinnear
· Allen Leech
· Mark Strong
2014 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Begin Again (2013)
2014 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actress The Imitation Game (2014)
2014 Halfway Award International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Actress Begin Again (2013)
2014 PCC Award Phoenix Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress The Imitation Game (2014)
2014 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress The Imitation Game (2014)
2014 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble The Imitation Game (2014) · Benedict Cumberbatch
· Matthew Goode
· Rory Kinnear
· Allen Leech
· Matthew Beard
· Charles Dance
· Mark Strong
2014 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role The Imitation Game (2014)
2014 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actress The Imitation Game (2014)
2013 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction Anna Karenina (2012) · Aaron Taylor-Johnson
2013 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) · Steve Carell
2013 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Actress - International Competition Anna Karenina (2012)
2013 European Film Award European Film Awards European Actress Anna Karenina (2012)
2013 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
2012 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress A Dangerous Method (2011)
2012 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction A Dangerous Method (2011) · Michael Fassbender
2012 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture Anna Karenina (2012)
2012 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actress in a Canadian Film A Dangerous Method (2011)
2011 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress Never Let Me Go (2010)
2011 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actress Never Let Me Go (2010)
2011 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actress A Dangerous Method (2011)
2010 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Never Let Me Go (2010)
2009 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Actress in a Leading Role Atonement (2007)
2009 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Female Movie Star
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Atonement (2007)
2008 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actress Atonement (2007)
2008 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actress The Duchess (2008)
2008 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actress Atonement (2007)
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Atonement (2007) · Brenda Blethyn
· Michelle Duncan
· Romola Garai
· James McAvoy
· Vanessa Redgrave
· Saoirse Ronan
· Juno Temple
· Harriet Walter
· Julia West
2008 Audience Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actress Atonement (2007)
2008 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Female Movie Star Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
2008 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actress of the Year Atonement (2007)
2008 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Female Performance Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
2007 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Depiction of Nudity or Sexuality Atonement (2007)
2007 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Atonement (2007)
2007 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Atonement (2007)
2007 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actress Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
2007 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Female Movie Star Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
2007 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Performance Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
2007 National Movie Award National Movie Awards, UK Best Performance by a Female Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Atonement (2007)
2006 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2006 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2006 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2006 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actress Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actress Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2006 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actress of the Year Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2006 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2006 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Movies - Choice Actress: Drama/Action Adventure Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2005 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2005 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best British Actress King Arthur (2004)
2005 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actress of the Year Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2005 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Female Action Movie Star
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2005 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actress Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure/Thriller King Arthur (2004)
2005 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2004 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
2004 Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Female Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
2004 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best British Actress Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
2004 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Female Performance Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
2004 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Love Actually (2003) · Hugh Grant
· Colin Firth
· Sienna Guillory
· Liam Neeson
· Lulu Popplewell
· Emma Thompson
· Kris Marshall
· Heike Makatsch
· Martin Freeman
· Joanna Page
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Andrew Lincoln
· Nina Sosanya
· Martine McCutcheon
· Laura Linney
· Thomas Brodie-Sangster
· Alan Rickman
· Rodrigo Santoro
· Rowan Atkinson
· Claudia Schiffer
· Bill Nighy
· Gregor Fisher
· Rory MacGregor
· Carla Vasconcelos
· Shannon Elizabeth
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2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Breakout Performance - On Screen Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Breakout Performance - On Screen Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
2004 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout Movie Star - Female Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
2004 VES Award Visual Effects Society Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male or Female Actor in an Effects Film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
2003 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best British Actress Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
2003 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Trans-Atlantic Breakthrough Performer
2002 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Debut The Hole (2001)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actress (Schauspielerin)
2006 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actress (Schauspielerin)
2006 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2005 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actress Pride & Prejudice (2005)
2005 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Pride & Prejudice (2005)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress The Imitation Game (2014)
2003 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actress (Schauspielerin)

TitleSalary
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) $5,000,000

#Fact
1 Returned to her film career 9 months after giving birth to her daughter Edie to begin filming Collateral Beauty (2016).
2 Returned to work 5 months after giving birth to her daughter Edie to begin performing in the Broadway production of "Thérèse Raquin".
3 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a daughter named Edie Righton in May 2015 in London. Child's father is her husband, James Righton.
4 (May 4, 2013) Married her boyfriend of 2 years James Righton before 11 guests in a private ceremony in the town hall of Mazan, just 12 miles away from Marseilles. The bride wore a strapless white tulle dress and pink pumps, along with a cropped Chanel jacket and a daisy-chain style garland on her head.
5 Johnny Depp is one of her favorite actors. She worked with him on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007).
6 Her birth name should have been "Kiera" but her mother made a typo on the the birth certificate.
7 Recentlly awarded the TCFF North Star Award for Excellence, for performances in "The Laggies" and "The Imitation Game".
8 Fell asleep during the premiere screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) due to exhaustion and she has never seen the complete film. She has stated that she does not own her own films on DVD and that she never revisits them after she sees them at the first screening.
9 The first time she met with David Cronenberg to prepare their collaboration in A Dangerous Method (2011), they met through Skype. Here, she had to exhibit some of the eccentric expressions she had to use in the film, but Skype froze several times during their meeting, much to her embarrassment.
10 Had a belly button piercing a week before she turned 13.
11 By age 23, Forbes magazine ranked Knightley as the the second highest-paid actress in Hollywood with estimated earnings of $32 million in 2007. She was also the only non-American actress to make the list at that time (2008).
12 Ranked as having one of the most "Beautiful Famous Faces" by "The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World." She was ranked #15 in 2010, #12 in 2009, #4 in 2008, #1 in 2007, #1 in 2006, #2 in 2005, #7 in 2004, #9 in 2003, and #13 in 2002.
13 Ranked #54 in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Woman in the World".
14 Ranked #69 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
15 Ranked #29 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
16 (April 24, 2011) Was bridesmaid at her brother Caleb Knightley's wedding to Kerry Nixon, held at the Pollokshields Burgh Hall in Glasgow.
17 Was considered for the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), but Anne Hathaway was cast instead.
18 Was in a relationship with Jamie Dornan (August 2003-August 2005).
19 Was in a relationship with Rupert Friend, having met on the set of Pride & Prejudice (2005) (December 2005-December 2010).
20 Is close friends with Carey Mulligan, having met on the set of Pride & Prejudice (2005).
21 Her film Bend It Like Beckham (2002) became the first Western film to be screened on North Korean television in 2010 (the screening was to celebrate 10 years of diplomatic relations between North Korea and the United Kingdom).
22 Was originally cast as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, but later dropped out of the project. Carey Mulligan was then cast instead.
23 Was considered for the role of Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), but Hayley Atwell was cast instead.
24 Was originally cast as Mary Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), but dropped out before filming began and Scarlett Johansson was subsequently cast instead.
25 Campaigned for the lead female role in The Rum Diary (2011), but lost out to Amber Heard.
26 Ranked #10 in the 2008 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
27 Ranked #87 on the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture".
28 Ranked #5 on Entertainment Weekly's "30 Under 30" the actress list (2008).
29 The green satin gown she wore in Atonement (2007) was voted the public's favorite film costume of all time in a survey by Sky Movies and In Style magazine. [January 2008]
30 Ranked #9 in Empire magazine's list of 100 Sexiest Stars.
31 Ranked #10 on Forbes List of The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars (2007).
32 The face of Chanel's fragrance "Mademoiselle". [September 2007]
33 In January 2007, the Daily Mail newspaper published an article about a girl who had died from anorexia which falsely suggested that Keira was also anorexic and showed a photograph of her in a bikini alongside an emotive quote from the girl's mother "If pictures like this one of Keira carried a health warning, my darling daughter might have lived". Keira successfully sued the Mail for libel.
34 Was considered for the role of Ann in Evening (2007), but was not able to do it due to schedule conflicts.
35 Voted #15 in the AfterEllen Hot 100, a list of the hottest women in entertainment as voted by lesbian and bisexual women. [June 2007]
36 Made her debut on the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Celebrities in June 2007. She came in a #71 beating out other high profile actresses like Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon.
37 Her first name means 'dark'.
38 Named Most Beautiful Woman and Most Beautiful Face by Independent Critics (indiecritics.com).
39 Ranked #20 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2007 list.
40 Ranked #5 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
41 Her 21st birthday party cost more than $30,000. Actors, designers, and other industry types attended.
42 She attended a pre-Emmy party where she purchased a $7,500 pair of earrings.
43 Invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 2006.
44 Took elocution lessons at the beginning of her career.
45 She has a personal trainer - Tatler, 2005.
46 Told NewWoman in 2004 that for King Arthur (2004), she endured an amazing seventh-month training session.
47 Said auditioning for the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (2004) was the singularly most embarrassing moment of her life because "I knew I couldn't sing it." The role eventually went to trained opera singer Emmy Rossum - Marie Claire, 2005.
48 Trained four days a week for three months in preparation for King Arthur (2004). She did about two hours of weight lifting, and then three hours either boxing, fighting, or horseback riding - Cosmopolitan, August 2004.
49 Attended an engagement party for Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd.
50 Employed a stylist to dress her for premieres and award ceremonies. The stylist also dresses Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Kidman.
51 Ranked #9 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2006 list.
52 Ranked #11 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
53 Her hero is her castmate in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Geoffrey Rush.
54 Was considered for the role of Kate Meer in Neil James's "Ghost Seeker: Genesis" in 2006. Both Lindy King (Knightley's agent) and Knightley herself liked the script, but the shooting schedule of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) meant that the project had to move on without her.
55 Friends with Italian actor [error] and Sienna Miller.
56 Loves to collect shoes.
57 As of February 2006, says she plans on remaining living in London and will not move to Los Angeles to further her career in American films.
58 At age 20, she was the fifth-youngest woman in Oscar history to be nominated for Best Actress.
59 The Daily Mirror named her "Actress of the Year" in December 2005.
60 Named #53 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2005 list.
61 Voted second sexiest voice, behind Sir Sean Connery, in a poll by the UK's Royal National Institute for the Blind, commissioned to celebrate 70 years of their Talking Books service.
62 She has bought a flat in Richmond Upon Thames (2005) but has said to have only have spent a few weeks there. However, she plans to fill it with her own painted canvases.
63 When auditioning for the role of Jackie Price in The Jacket (2005), she had suffered food poisoning a few days earlier. She decided to audition anyway and the film makers liked her "acting" for the scene, as Jackie Price was to be a woman with many issues of loss and pain as well as being physically sick in general.
64 She's an idol in several forum communities from Heavengames.com, one of the most famous websites about Real Time Strategy computer games.
65 Her father is English, and was born in Essex South Western, Essex. Her mother, who is of Scottish and Welsh descent, was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
66 Ranked #18 in the 2005 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
67 At age 16, she went to Esher College to study for her A Levels, but quit the course when offered the role of Lara Antopova in Doctor Zhivago (2002).
68 Auditioned for, and was accepted to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in London, England.
69 She did her first topless scene at age 15, in The Hole (2001), whilst the film was released in 2001 it was filmed in 2000. For legal reasons due to her age, her mother had to agree and the set was closed.
70 Voted the Sexiest Film Star of All Time by Empire magazine poll. [September 2004]
71 Voted #1 in New Woman magazine's 50 Most Beautiful Celebs 2004.
72 (April 23, 2004) The Royal Shakespeare Company of Stratford, England, held a 2004 poll asking movie viewers to vote for the actor and actress they would love to see play Romeo and Juliet, and the winners were Knightley and James Marsters. More than 2,000 people voted for more than 150 different actors for both roles. Keira triumphed over Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson and Juliet Landau in the vote. Knightley said, "I am absolutely thrilled to have come top of the poll, particularly as Juliet is a role I would very much love to play in the future.".
73 Chosen by Glamour magazine for "Most Glamorous Film Actress" (2004).
74 Has dyslexia. She had to wear special glasses in adolescence to help her read.
75 Tatler announced that Keira is the most desirable single woman in the United Kingdom (2004).
76 Mother is actress-turned-author Sharman Macdonald, who wrote "When I Was a Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout" and "The Winter Guest".
77 Is a supporter of West Ham United.
78 Her role as the decoy queen in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) was kept secret in order to not spoil the surprise, it was maintained through the promotions that Portman played both the Queen and the decoy.
79 The similarity between Knightley and Natalie Portman meant that during the filming of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), their own mothers could not tell them apart once in makeup.
80 Trained in dancing.
81 Younger sister of Caleb Knightley.
82 Member of the Heathham House Youth Project.
83 Daughter of actor Will Knightley and Sharman Macdonald.

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1 [on Johnny Depp] Working with Johnny is incredible. He's one of the most talented actors of his generation and seeing him work and create the character is really extraordinary. He takes risks. He's not one of those actors who's like, "well, this is what my fans would like" or anything like that. He really pushes boundaries and that's an extraordinary thing for a young actress to see. I remember seeing him play Captain Jack for the first time and everybody went, "what is he doing?" But he was like, "this is the way I'm playing it!" I love the fact he creates. That's very inspirational. And as a person, he's lovely. I like him very much.
2 [on Alan Turing, the focus of the film The Imitation Game (2014)] I was shocked that I didn't know more about him, and didn't know what he'd done and what happened to him. You can't right a wrong, but you can at least let people know what happened and what he did. He should, at the very least, be a British icon, and a gay icon - and his status isn't that at the moment.
3 I'm not saying bad reviews or things like that don't hurt, because of course they do, and they're designed to and they should hurt. But also I can't take them too seriously. You're basically saying you don't like it when I pretend to be someone else? O.K., cool.
4 [on plastic surgery] I look the way I look, I am not willing to cut my face up.
5 [on live stage performing] I think actually that's why I enjoy theatre: It doesn't exist. It's not like film, which is stuck there forever. The show that you see tonight, whether it works or whether it doesn't work, nobody will ever see that again. Tomorrow will be completely different. And I find that incredibly romantic.
6 If you are on social media and if you do put anything out in the public, you are opening yourself up now to a lot of criticism and a lot of people telling you they hate you.
7 [on her technique for discouraging potential suitors] I've used the "stare straight ahead, don't make contact" one. That's always good. I'm a bit of an ice queen. I think I have quite a frightening exterior. So unless I'm soliciting, unless I'm up for it, I'm far too intimidating.
8 [on her choice of roles] I'm more interested in the idea of somebody trying to fight against something. I like to explore people that I don't necessarily understand in situations that I don't necessarily understand. I don't think I've played anyone who's stupid and maybe I should - maybe that would be a challenge.
9 I like being private. I haven't asked a lot of the actresses who I really admire, "How do you do it?" because I don't want to know. Maybe I'm childish in that way; I just don't want to know about your life.
10 Hollywood has a really long way to go. I don't think that anybody can deny that, really, and I think as much as you are getting more women playing lead roles... they're still pretty few and far between.
11 I think it's great that the discussions are finally being allowed to be had [about feminism], as opposed to anybody mentioning feminism and everybody going, "Oh, f***ing shut up." Somehow, it [feminism] became a dirty word. I thought it was really weird for a long time, and I think it's great that we're coming out of that.
12 I hate knowing too much when I'm going to the cinema. I don't want to know that the actor has just gone through a divorce. I don't want to know that the person is an alcoholic.
13 [on Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)] The movie itself has comic moments, but it's about the end of the world, so obviously it has an apocalyptic feel to it that's not that comic, because everybody dies.
14 There's always the moral question when you're playing real people. Is there any reason to do this, or are you simply exploiting somebody?
15 People liked the spanking on A Dangerous Method (2011) an awful lot. In England, it was pretty much the only thing I got asked about.
16 It comes to a point where you think, "What kind of film can I make that will allow me to live a proper life?". And those tentpole movies make it difficult. I became aware of how much I was complaining about it and you can't complain about the attention you're getting while still doing the films that invite the most attention. I do actually love blockbusters but that decision has a lot that comes with it that I'm not prepared to go with.
17 They always pencil in my boobs. I was only angry when they were really, really droopy. For King Arthur (2004), for a poster, they gave me these really strange droopy boobs. I don't have boobs anyway but they digitally made them, and I thought, "Whoa if you're going to make me fantasy breasts, at least make them perky.".
18 Anna Karenina did come home a couple of times. Because this was so stylized, we had to do it a million different ways, a million different times, through mirrors and twirling into something, so it meant everyone had to keep that level of emotion really high through different 14-hour days. So they did sometimes bleed over into one another.
19 Without going into my own history with therapy, I think a lot of people seek therapy in England, whether it's therapy itself or something like acupuncture. To me, it's extraordinary when anybody recognizes in themselves that they need help and goes and seeks it. They have nothing but my utmost respect.
20 [on being asked, for Anna Karenina (2012), to improvise - through movement - characters' relationships] I started off feeling incredibly stupid and going, "I don't know how to do this. What do you mean? Movement? I'm not a dancer." And he [Cherkaoui] said, "I don't care that you're not a dancer - just move in any way you want to within the story of these two people." That was incredibly liberating and something we used right through the film.
21 [on yoga classes being recommended to assist in developing her characterization of Anna Karenina] Marathon training would have been slightly more helpful.
22 [on being relieved that Mr. Cherkaoui never fixated on perfection] There was no point where he went, "Oh, I've got a bunch of actors who aren't dancers, so I'm going to simplify this." He was just, "That's what it is, so do it and do it better." Trying to tell this particular story in those two different ways was fascinating.
23 I'm good enough to fake playing guitar. I'm not necessarily good enough to actually play the guitar. I've found something really interesting, I don't really like singing, it's not really one of my strong points. Dancing as well, I dance a lot in Anna Karenina (2012) and that's really not a strong point either. But I'm good enough to fake both of them so that's fine.
24 The thing about great fictional characters from literature is that they completely speak to what makes people human.
25 [on playing the title role in Anna Karenina (2012)] I think shame is a deeply difficult thing to live with, and I think she breaks her own moral code. What happens to your own perception of yourself when you break your own moral code? You always make yourself into the heroine, but equally you have self-hatred. She is the heroine and the anti-heroine. She is the perfect narcissist. She hates herself and she loves herself.
26 [on picking her roles] I have to think, wow, I'm fascinated, but I also get to read this amazing book. For A Dangerous Method (2011), I didn't know anything about psychoanalysis, so to get to spend [months] reading as much as I could is one of the parts of the job I fucking love.
27 When you do the Hollywood vibe on a big film you are shot from the perfect angle and you do tests to make sure, so they won't shoot you from this or that angle. With The Jacket (2005) you look shit and that's great. It didn't matter what angle they wanted to film from. I didn't have to look perfect. It's all about finding the truth in any situation and the situation in this wasn't a pretty one.
28 The first thing I knew about Never Let Me Go (2010) was the script that came through my door. I thought it was a completely unique piece. I'd never read anything like it. I then started talking to friends and saying, "I might do this film. I think it's really interesting." And tons of them were saying, "This is my favorite book in the entire world." Actually, one said the most terrifying thing: "It sums up our generation." Which, now having read the book, I find it a bleak prospect indeed. But then when I said yes, I read the book, and I thought it was completely astonishing and, once again, completely unique. And it's very exciting to be part of something like that.
29 [on performing certain scenes in A Dangerous Method (2011)] I phoned up David (David Cronenberg) and said, "I love you, I love your work, but I really don't think that I want to do this." And he said, "Well it would be a tragedy if you turned the role down because of that, so if necessary we can take them out." And I said, "No, because I understand why they are there." He said, "Well, look, I don't want it to be sexy, and I don't want it to be voyeuristic, I want it to be clinical." We talked for quite a long time about exactly what it was, and trying to understand it psychologically. Once we discussed I said, "All right, fine, as long as it's not sexy. That brutal horrible aspect is kept, and it isn't a sexy spanking scene.".
30 I’m a total romantic — I love romantic films, but I don’t like being raped by sugar.
31 I started acting when I was 7, but I asked for an agent when I was 3. I don't remember it, but that's what everybody says. I don't think I knew what agents did, but I thought it was kind of unfair that my mom and dad had one and I didn't.
32 [on Never Let Me Go (2010)] I thought that Ruth was fascinating. For me, it was kind of a study of jealousy. She had a great path and I thought it would be an interesting thing to try and get into her head. I didn't like her. It's tricky playing people that you don't like and finding a way to empathize with them. It's challenging and very exciting for an actor.
33 (on being famous) I think it broke something in me. I was told very early on that if I didn't go out to openings and parties and events I would be left alone. I didn't, and they still didn't leave me alone. I knew it was part of the deal in the life I had signed up to, but the fear of it has never left me. I'm still not good at being recognized. I wear scruffy clothes and hats and keep my head down.
34 I love working in Britain because it is my home and it means I can be with my friends and family and work at the same time. If you are working in Britain, a lot of the time you are doing much smaller budget. I like doing a mixture of both. Early on in my career I did some enormously huge-budget films, and to be able to switch it up a bit and do small-budget ones is great as well.
35 On screen these days, you rarely see a big, strong man. You see slender, androgynous-looking boys. I've worked with very few people whom I feel small against. The most manly thing ever is a guy who can cry, who's in touch with himself.
36 I could never have an affair with any of my leading men, though. They always turn into brothers. I'm a classic turn-them-into-brothers kind of girl.
37 I tried college for three months but I was desperately unhappy. I just wanted to perform. I was getting straight As but I had no friends and cried every day.
38 [on being asked if she would go out with Robbie Williams] I don't know, I don't know him. He's very good looking though.
39 [on her wardrobe] I go for whatever is clean.
40 I think it's important to make time for the people in your life who you love and who love you back.
41 [on her costumes for The Duchess (2008)] I was literally sewn into these dresses. Because of that, and the hoops, I just couldn't fit into the loo at all - I just had to hang on all day.
42 [on turning her back on Hollywood blockbuster adventure films]: I can't imagine ever doing another one. I had five months off from Pirates during the summer last year, when I made Silk and Atonement (2007), and it was so great - I want to be able to explore emotions in smaller projects. That's not to say I won't suddenly read a big Hollywood blockbuster and go "Oooh, that might be good..." But I haven't yet.
43 [on modesty over historical accuracy in King Arthur (2004)] The Celts would've been fighting naked and painted blue, but there was no way I was going to do that. Having a bare midriff and running around killing people was fun. But you don't want to see boobs bumping up and down on a battlefield. It would be distracting.
44 I think I always disappoint people, because they always expect someone very pretty. Very done. There's so much pressure to be thin, blonde and busty. I'm skinny, but even I couldn't fit into some of the clothes there (in L.A.)! In a funny kind of way, I think you create it yourself. I think it's much better to go with the flow and embrace your body, whatever shape it is, and just be happy.
45 I don't read anything and I don't look at newspapers. It's too weird, so I'm not really aware of hype anywhere.
46 I'm naturally an extremely lazy person, so if someone did everything for me, I really think I would do nothing at all.
47 The most exercise I do is turning on the television.
48 Nudity frightens me, but I will do it when I think it's necessary - or when it makes me giggle.
49 People said to me yesterday, "How does it feel to be anorexic?". I had no idea that I was. I can safely say that I'm not. I've got a lot of experience with anorexia. My grandmother and great-grandmother suffered from it. In a way it's good that it's out there and people are talking about it. It's quite interesting because it's normally high-achieving women who suffer from it because, I guess, they're control freaks.
50 People send over dresses for me to wear to these functions, but I often feel like a 5-year-old in my mom's clothes. So I just wear jeans and a top every single time.
51 [on Guinevere] She's very manipulative and calculating and would use whomever to get her own way, whether it was with her sexuality or by killing someone. It felt very empowering playing her!
52 There's no individuality on the red carpet. That's why I loved Björk's Oscar swan dress. I wish I had the courage.
53 I'm incredibly self-conscious about my body.
54 Producers usually hire a stylist for me when I got to premieres because they think I'm so pathetic.
55 If I have a dark side, I haven't discovered it yet. How very boring of me.
56 To be honest, I'd sooner be with my mates having a pint.
57 I'm not a social person, so I really have very few friends in the business.
58 I don't court attention, which is why I've never been to nightclubs like Chinawhite.
59 I'm dyslexic, and at six years old, they realized I couldn't read a word and had been fooling them. My mum said to me: "If you come to me with a book in your hand and a smile on your face every day through the summer holiday, I'll get you an agent.".
60 Last year, I went to the Vanity Fair party after the Oscars and I stood in the corner and had a lot of champagne. It's very, very scary.
61 There are pressures to conform to a certain type, tall, blonde, thin, big breasts, you know - The Type.
62 The most fantastic date I've ever had was going bowling, because I don't bowl and I'm awful.
63 I do remember, at six, thinking I should be earning my own living. My mum says I was born 45.
64 I suppose I'm more of a tomboy than the girly-girl, which is why I can't walk on stilettos very well.
65 A newspaper here voted me one of the scruffiest people in Britain. I'm quite proud of that. It's completely true.
66 On her possibly being anorexic: I've got a lot of experience with anorexia. It was in my family. My grandmother, and my great-grandmother suffered from it and I had a lot of friends at school who suffer from it so I don't think it's anything to be taken lightly.
67 I paint and draw, but very badly.
68 I always feel like I'm the one with everything to prove.
69 Three years after that I was diagnosed as dyslexic, and we struck a deal: I was allowed to start acting on condition that I would read constantly and get good grades at school.
70 In L.A., I'm twice the size - height and everything else - of most of the other actresses who are going for an audition.
71 I've always been quite tomboyish.
72 I don't like parties very much. I'm not a very sociable being.
73 I don't read any magazines or newspapers any more, because I find it really scary and I get really scared when I'm followed by photographers. I have, on many occasions, broken down in tears because I find it terrifying. I dropped out of school when I was 16 so there's nothing else that I can do.
74 I don't do a thing to keep fit, I just cannot make myself work out. My abs are just luck - my mum has good ones so it's a family trait.
75 We're all fans of cinema, you know. Forget about being an actor, I love watching films. I really do. That's what I love doing, as a hobby. I find the whole process fascinating, as do my parents, they go to the cinema a lot.
76 Every part I've ever got, I always thought it was completely ridiculous that I was up for it. With Pirates, I only packed for a week because I was sure that I was going to get sacked. I thought they'd made the hugest mistake.
77 The fact that we haven't focused on the love triangle between Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere was actually one of the things that made me want to do the film. It's interesting to tell it in a completely new way.
78 I don't think about nutrition. The very thought of a diet makes me want chips and ice cream. And I just hate going to the gym. I cannot stand it.
79 [on the love scene with Clive Owen in King Arthur (2004)] It was part of the job. There's no point in being embarrassed about it, because that is the name of the game. It was just another day at the office. A very nice day at the office.
80 I'd wanted to get stuck into the action on Pirates of the Caribbean and I asked Jerry [Jerry Bruckheimer] if I could have a sword fight in that, and he more than made up for it in King Arthur (2004) by giving me axe fights, knife fights, and all the rest of it. I absolutely loved it. It was like being 11 years old and in the playground again.
81 It's also strange when people recognise you in the street and they know you but you don't know them. It's a little weird, but nothing to complain about.
82 I'm a bit of a tomboy so the action stuff was fantastic.
83 I don't have a problem with my body. I'm not just going to strip off all my clothing, but if the part calls for it and I don't think there's any way round, I'm absolutely fine.
84 Acting requires me to be very observant, which means being able to sit in cafes for hours and watch people.
85 (on actresses living in Hollywood) I take my hat off to actresses there, particularly the young ones, because the emphasis is on trying to find perfection. But I think it's the imperfections in people that make them perfect. I don't find perfect faces very interesting.
86 In this business, fame lasts for a second. You can be blown up and be blown down. People keep losing interest in faces because new ones come along every single second. I'm one at the moment. Tomorrow, I won't be. That's cool. I'm not saying that when it does end, I'll be like, "Yay! It's ending." But I'll move on and do something else because that's what has to be done. It's about survival. If you're sad about it, then you're in the wrong job.
87 As a moviegoer and a woman, I want to see that, so it's great to get to play parts like that. But Guinevere is a terrifying creature. If I saw a battle, I'd run in the other direction. I'm not strong in that way at all. But I'm certainly someone who has always known what I wanted and tried to get it.
88 I don't think I can call myself an actress yet. I just don't think my skill level is that high. I hope that with every job it gets better. But until I'm good, I can say I'm trying to be an actor, but I don't think I've completely made it.
89 (on her conception) I was a bet. My mum was desperate for another child, and my dad told her that the only way they could afford to have one was if she sold a play. So Mum wrote "When I Was a Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout".
90 I know for a fact the work is going to dry up, and people will get bored of me. That's not bitterness, just the truth.
91 On making Love Actually (2003): We had kind of done all our wedding and we felt like the stars of the show, then sudden you've got all these other people with story lines and you think "Excuse me, I know you're Alan Rickman, but get out of my film, please, thank you.".
92 When in doubt, faint.
93 Katharine Hepburn and Vivien Leigh are my heroes. Not because of their ability, but because of their perseverance.
94 I'm a tomboy beanpole? I can't use a computer, so maybe I'm a bit out of the loop. I don't know whether to be flattered or not flattered. The beanpole bit, is that good? Can you be a sexy beanpole?
95 (at a photo shoot) I'm a hooker in these pictures, and I must be a high priced one because I'm staying at the Ritz, which is good.
96 (on The View (1997)) I met Barbara Walters backstage and didn't know who she was. She's an American phenomenon, I was told later. I'm just sooo English.
97 (on shoes) I see a pair of shoes I adore, and it doesn't matter if they have them in my size. I buy them anyway.
98 Do you know that on all the sets I've been on, nobody has ever made a pass at me?
99 (After being called the new Hayley Mills) That was cruel! Nothing against Hayley Mills, but I'm trying to be cool here. I'm trying to be edgy.
100 On Bend It Like Beckham (2002): I thought there would be doubles--stunt doubles--and I would just run in for the close-ups, but unfortunately they didn't have the money for that.
101 I've always been a snob about qualifications.
102 There's no point having an 18th birthday in America.
103 I feel less blonde now and, er, smarter!
104 (on kissing Orlando Bloom in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)) There were these teenaged girls off-cam, and they were ready to kill me because I kissed Orlando Bloom!
105 On wearing a corset on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003): "I had a Scarlett O'Hara thing, she gets her waist down to 18 and a half inches--so I thought I would try that. For five minutes, it's fantastic--you have this tiny waist and fantastic cleavage, but oxygen deprivation is a big problem!
106 The problem for me was that by being in the film the magic was broken. I loved the first Star Wars film and my mum was really into it too, that's why I took the part. But the Force wasn't there when we were filming it, and they didn't have real light sabres, which annoyed me.

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