Keira Knightley has splashed out a staggering $1.4 million (GBP800,000) on a luxury apartment in an exclusive part of London.

The Love Actually actress, 19, is moving out of her family home into her new plush pad in the capital's Mayfair area.

Last year the British beauty lamented that she "couldn't afford to move out" of her parents home in Teddington, England.

However starring roles in THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, Love Actually, King Arthur and The Jacket have helped Knightley to get her foot on the notoriously difficult London property ladder.

28/05/2004 18:00