Keira Knightley Was Neurotic

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Keira Knightley was ''pretty neurotic'' until she was 25.

The 29-year-old actress used to take herself ''far too seriously'' and obsessed over the criticism she received, particularly over her looks.

She said: ''Have I not got parts because of the way I look? Yes. I have got parts because of the way I look? Yes.

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Leeds Festival 2014 - Live Review

It came, It went, It conquered as per. Leeds Festival 2014 was a real pinnacle for this year's UK live music, cramming it's masses into the colossus fields of Bramham Park, this year's Leeds Festival was a true menace of a machine. From strolling the sights and stalls of the relatively tame arena, to hiking through the foothills of Red camp and afar, the beast of Leeds Festival was out in full glamour this year. Not only for the sheer size and scale of the glorified playground, nor for the big bad names it captured upon its stages, but purely the immense and sometimes overwhelming atmosphere of Leeds Festival is what attracts the crowds in their droves - (Each and EVERY year).

Leeds Festival 2014 - Live Review

This year's line-up, though transparent in parts, boasted an array of big names and must sees. From Gerrard Way's premier solo show, right the way through to Macklemore's fur coat - teenage girl-screaming onstage antics. All considered, It is fair to say Leeds festival caters to the masses, though in doing so, often leaving the fringes of those masses at somewhat of a loose-end. Fear no-more, as this year with 10 arena stages and a dozen campsite venues, attendants waved farewell to mud-mooching moments of waiting around and embarked on the northern event of the year. With Oxfam blazers, slush puppy pleasantries and a number of near 24-hour rave spots all been thrown around, It was hard to find even a moment for the annual carbon monoxide poisoning - plastic bag burning ritual  around the camp fire. 

Without further ado, we present to you this year's top live sets and why they really made this year what it was.

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Keira Knightley Never Wanted To Get Married

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Keira Knightley never planned to get married.

The 'Begin Again' actress walked down the aisle with The Klaxons keyboardist James Righton in an intimate ceremony in the south of France last year, and no one was more surprised that Keira herself because she had never dreamed of tying the knot when she was growing up.

Asked whether it was always part of her plan, she replied to Time Out magazine: ''Never! My parents are deeply hippy. They got married because it was the only way they could get a mortgage. I grew up with them going, 'Don't know why you'd ever get married.' And then we did. But it's been fun.''

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Keira Knightly: Learning Guitar Was Terrible

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Keira Knightley ''nearly killed'' her husband when he tried to teach her to play guitar.

The stunning actress, who had to learn to play the instrument for her role of Greta in the film 'Begin Again', admits it was a bad idea to let her husband, James Righton from indie band The Klaxons, teach her the basics.

Asked if it was fun being taught by James, she said: ''No, I nearly killed him. Don't get your spouse to try to teach you a musical instrument. It's just a terrible idea. I wonder if there's ever been a death by guitar? Do you think anybody's ever done that? I did actually learn to play, but I can't sing and play at the same time.''

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Keira Knightley: Marriage Is Tricky

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Keira Knightley admits marriage can be ''tricky''.

The 'Begin Again' actress admits her working commitments and those of her husband, Klaxons rocker James Righton, make it difficult to spend a lot of time together and she thinks it is important to find a balance of doing things alone and with one another.

Asked if she goes on tour with her spouse, she said: ''Yeah, a little bit but not always. You want to be slightly part of each other's world so you can see what makes them tick. If one person is on tour for three months and the other's on a film set, your lives become very separate. It's tricky. You should have your own thing, but equally you have to build a life together.''

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James Righton Crowd Surfed At Wedding To Keira Knightley

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Klaxons' James Righton crowd surfed at his wedding to Keira Knightley.

The new rave band's keyboard player married the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actress last year in the South of France and his bandmate Jamie Reynolds has revealed that during the nuptials he did a gig-style jump onto their guests' heads as the band performed.

When quizzed on what the couple's wedding song for their first dance was, Reynolds told The Guardian newspaper: ''I don't remember, but I do remember us crowd surfing him to 'Lucky Man' by The Verve. There was a crowd surf at the wedding!

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Keira Knightley Pities Teen Stars

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Keira Knightley pities teenage celebrities that can't get ''unbelievably drunk'' and make mistakes in private.

The 'Begin Again' actress, who landed a role in 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace' when she was 14, admits she would ''100 percent'' discourage her future children from following in her footsteps because she hated growing up in the spotlight.

Asked if she would encourage a daughter to carve out a career in Hollywood, the 29-year-old British star said: ''Oh, 100 percent, I'd absolutely tell her not to. I would 150 million trillion percent be totally discouraging of [her] doing anything like that.''

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The Great Escape Festival 2014: Which Bands Shone Brightest?

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Brighton's Great Escape Festival took place over the weekend and, as the UK's largest street festival, gave music fans a very enjoyable weekend as it does every year. Over 400 acts played, giving the punters chance to see plenty of acts; be it established acts such as Example, These New Puritans, Pulled Apart By Horses and Twin Atlantic, or newer artists such as Gnarwolves, Big Ups, Circa Waves, Prides, MØ and Brawlers. This gave the festival goers a chance to see some old favourites, as well as check out the new talent. 

Nu-rave heroes Klaxons played a secret show on Thursday at midnight in The Warren, a 400 capacity venue, giving their fans a chance to see them in a smaller setting than usual. Klaxons expressed their love of the festival, saying that they enjoyed coming as fans just to see bands. They're especially keen on the intimacy of the festival: 'They've got people right in front of your face; it's brilliant, the connection. You can look people in the eye and they're not miles away'. The band played a mixture of both old songs and new ones that they haven't had chance to play live yet. Co-vocalist and keyboardist James Righton showed his enthusiasm for the new songs saying he couldn't wait to play 'Show Me A Miracle'.

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Keira Knightley: Marriage Is 'alright'

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Keira Knightley's marriage is ''alright''.

The 'Begin Again' actress appeared surprised to learn her and James Righton's wedding anniversary is just a few days away but says all is well in their relationship.

Reminded by E! News that she celebrates a year of marriage on May 4, Keira looked surprised and replied: ''Oh yeah, is it?''

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Keira Knightley's 'extreme' Lifestyle

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Keira Knightley says she can't have a personal life while working on films.

The 'Anna Karenina' actress' schedule so extremely busy when she's on set that she doesn't ever have the time to catch up with her close friends because of her ''extreme'' lifestyle.

She said: ''When I'm not working it's really about seeing as many friends as possible and making sure I'm there in their lives. The way I work is extreme. You can't really have a personal life if you're working on films all the time. There's Skype, but, really, there's just no way of doing it.

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Hard Rock Calling - Day 1 - Performances At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Klaxons and James Righton - Hard Rock Calling - Day 1 - Performances at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 29th June 2013

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At The 'Shut Up And Play The Hits' Premiere Shown At The Hackney Picture House.

Klaxons - Steffan Halperin of The Klaxons, Tuesday 4th September 2012 at the 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' premiere shown at the Hackney Picture House.


The Brit Awards 2008 Held At Earls Court - Red Carpet Arrivals

Klaxons - Wednesday 20th February 2008 at Brit Awards London, England


Brit Awards Held At Earls Court - Press Room

Klaxons - Wednesday 20th February 2008 at The Brit Awards 2008 London, England


Mercury Prize Winners, The Klaxons At The Ivy

The Klaxons - Wednesday 12th September 2007 at The Ivy London London, England

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Mexico ❤️
St Petersburg!! Thank you for the Klaxons chocolate. 
See you tonight for our last show of 2014 🙌❤️🙌
Hello Yekaterinburg! See you tonight 🙌❤️🙌
Thanks to everyone that came to see us over the last 6 weeks...
The whole thing wouldn't be possible without these three legends. 
Onions / Dr Risso / King Jim
So so amazing Yekaterinburg ❤️ #youmakemefeelreal
Moscow : I think that may have just been our best show! Huge ❤️
St Petersburg : Wow! We are truly overwhelmed. You were beyond brilliant. Thank you. Thank you xxxx
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