Keira Knightley Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

8th January 2017

Fact: A medallion Keira Knightley wore in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is on the auction block. The prop is expected to fetch more than $2,500 (£2,000) when all bids are in at RR Auction's site on 11 January (17).

26th August 2016

Fact: Helen Mirren is the latest star poised to join The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The Oscar winner is said to be in talks to play an unspecified role in the live-action movie, based on the classic Tchaikovsky ballet and a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Twilight's MACkenzie Foy and ballerina Misty Copeland are also on board for the project.

11th August 2015

Quote: "I was heavily pregnant, I couldn't drink - what is the point of having a 30th birthday if I couldn't get phenomenally drunk? But my husband took over, arranged a lovely lunch at one of my favourite restaurants, 20 of us, and they were all being so sweet, like, 'Look, you can have a great time and be sober!' Then they came back to our house... and they got completely obliterated (drunk)... And I was there eight months pregnant, completely sober. So it was lovely, but it wasn't what I'd imagined a 30th birthday was going to be." New mum Keira Knightley has mixed feelings about her sober 30th birthday party, which she celebrated in March (15). The British actress and her husband, rocker James Righton, welcomed daughter Edie in the spring (15).

11th June 2015

Fact: CONSTANTINE TV star MATT RYAN is set to romance Keira Knightley onstage in an upcoming production of THERESE RAQUIN. The British actress, who welcomed her first child with husband James Righton last month (May15), will make her Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of the Emile Zola novel in October (15), when veteran star Judith Light will also join the cast.

18th February 2015

Quote: "Having 20 to 30 men who you don't know on a 24-hour surveillance outside your house calling you a 'whore' every time you leave the door to try to get a reaction from you is quite a difficult thing to deal with... It was a time when there was a lot of money for pictures of women crying or of women in some state of undress. You'd walk down the street and you'd have men trying to get under your skirt to take pictures up your skirt and all the time calling you a 'whore' or all the time spitting at you." Keira Knightley on her worst run-ins with the most vile members of the paparazzi.

13th February 2015

Quote: "When we actually worked together on Atonement, I think he... spent quite a lot of time trying to teach me tennis, which did not work. (He was) better than me. I don't remember him being particularly good, but he certainly thought he was good!" Actress Keira Knightley pokes fun at her Atonement and The Imitation Game co-star Benedict Cumberbatch's sporting skills, or lack thereof.

13th February 2015

Quote: "Jack Nicholson, he gave me a running commentary the whole way through. It was absolutely amazing! And then I think he was presenting Best Picture, or something like that, and he said, 'Right, I'm gonna go up and present and I'm gonna wave to you from backstage.' And he absolutely did...! It was great!" British actress Keira Knightley had an entertaining time sitting next to the Hollywood legend at her very first Oscars in 2006, when she was nominated for her role in Pride & Prejudice.

13th February 2015

Quote: "You normally do go to an awards show and have a drink or two. This has been a very sober awards season for me. And actually, I was nominated for an Oscar before and last time I was 20 and horrifically in this country (America), you can't drink until you're 21, so last time I was sober as well!" Pregnant Keira Knightley laments not being able to sip champagne at the upcoming Academy Awards, where she is up for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Imitation Game.

27th January 2015

Quote: "Break the rules. I've always hated the idea that you should be wearing this or that, because it makes me feel like I'm getting everything wrong. I hated it at school, and I don't want it as an adult. If you want to wear a f**king flowerpot on your head and that makes you happy, then wear a f**king flowerpot on your head." Keira Knightley is a big fan of individuality.

27th January 2015

Quote: "I was meant to be named Kiera, after a Russian ice skater who was on the Tv one day. My dad fancied her and nicked (stole) her name for me. But it was my mum who went to register my birth, and she accidentally spelled ‘ei’ instead of ‘ie’ because my mum’s crap at spelling. Apparently, when she came back he (father) said, 'What The F**? You’ve spelt her name wrong...!' And that’s me. A spelling error." Actress Keira Knightley reveals her mum blundered on her birth certificate.

26th January 2015

Fact: British actress Kaya Scodelario will follow in Keira Knightley's footsteps by playing the female lead in the fifth installment of Pirates Of The Caribbean. The news was confirmed by the movie's producer Jerry Bruckheimer on

20th November 2014

Quote: "People (were) saying, 'She's s**t, she can't act, she can't do it. What's the point? She's pouty, she's thin.' Being a teenager, you do read it all... (and) you go, 'Oh, my God, I'm that awful.' I remember going to Hollywood... I had only packed a small bag because I was convinced they were going to fire me." Former teen star Keira Knightley believed her bad press and felt sure she'd never make it in Hollywood when she landed her first big role in 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

11th November 2014

Quote: "It gets really smelly after three days. There's four of them in the band and then there's like four crew - eight men in a bus together, without a shower... The bus is nice." Keira Knightley on touring with her husband James Righton's band The Klaxons.

11th November 2014

Quote: "Somebody actually came up to me and said, 'Hey, if you ever wanna see a spaceship, here's my card', which has never happened to me before, so I may phone him... And apart from that I'm a technophobe and so my conversation with tech people is kind of minimal." Keira Knightley was stumped at a screening for her new movie The Imitation Game at an estate owned by a top tech entrepreneur. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was among the guests.

31st October 2014

Quote: "I've turned a lot (of roles) down because... of really overt sex and violence that is just, in my view, not justified. I'm not saying that there can't be really interesting stories about sex and violence, but a lot of it I just think, 'This is gratuitous for the sake of being gratuitous, and you'd never ask a dude to do this'. Keira Knightley has axed movie roles because she doesn't think sex scenes are valid.

30th September 2014

Quote: "I should imagine that if she wanted to act, I wouldn't have a choice. But, no, I certainly wouldn't recommend it. It can be completely heartbreaking for most people who do it - the amount of rejection is enormous. It doesn't matter what kind of person you are, it's impossible for that not to take a toll... I would say to my daughter, 'Be a doctor or a lawyer, something stable and useful'." Actress Keira Knightley hopes any daughter she has will steer clear of acting.

25th September 2014

Quote: "Keira just moved around the corner from me." British actress Rosamund Pike is still in touch with her Pride & Prejudice co-star Keira Knightley.

9th September 2014

Quote: "I can officially say I'm not on any social network. If there's a name out there pretending to be me, sorry." Keira Knightley insists she doesn't have an Instagram, Twitter or Facebook account.

5th August 2014

Quote: "He did keep saying, 'If you were on The Voice, I'd turn around', but I've seen that show and I know he wouldn't turn around if I was on because, as much as I might be able to put a song over, they need big voices and they'd just basically sit there going, 'Are you kidding?' He was lying, but he was sweet." Keira Knightley didn't believe her Begin Again co-star and The Voice U.S. judge Adam Levine when he complimented her singing ability.

26th June 2014

Quote: "I've never sung like this and I was just quite disappointed that I didn't sound like Adele... When you're in the shower and you're just singing, you think, 'I sound so good right now... I could totally do that Adele thing,' and then you kinda get into a recording studio and go, 'I can't do the Adele thing'." Keira Knightley was upset she didn't sound like Adele when she hit to studio to prepare for her role as a singer in new movie Begin Again.

11th June 2014

Quote: "I went to do the passport thing. 'Cause I was thinking, Shall I do it? It will be helpful. But you actually have to see it written down, and I found I couldn't do it. I couldn't go there. Yet." British actress Keira Knightley does not yet feel ready to change her name after marrying rocker James Righton last year (13).

11th June 2014

Quote: "He did play a d**khead very well. Actually, I admire him being so willing. To play a d**khead is quite a big thing when you are trying to break into film and you want to be likable." Actress Keira Knightley on her Begin Again co-star, singer Adam Levine, who plays her off-putting boyfriend in the upcoming film.

20th March 2014

Fact: Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo's new movie Can A Song Save Your Life? has a new title - the film is now being marketed as Begin Again. The music-driven romantic drama has been selected to close the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York on 26 April (14), ahead of its official release in July (14).

15th February 2014

Fact: Stars including Keira Knightley, Uma Thurman, Naomie Harris, Steve McQueen and Steve Coogan turned out for movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's special dinner for British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominees in London on Friday night (14Feb14) ahead of the prizegiving on Sunday (16Feb14).

30th December 2013

Quote: "It made me feel a little bit like being in a school playground and not being popular and standing on the sidelines kind of going, 'Argh.'" Keira Knightley on creating and promptly deleting her account after only 12 hours.

16th September 2013

Fact: Newlywed actress Keira Knightley and her husband James Righton have put their London home on the market. The couple bought the eight-bedroom Georgian-style townhouse in East London last year (12) and hopes to make a $900,000 (£600,000) profit by placing it up for sale at $4.5 million (£3 million), according to

4th December 2012

Fact: Actress Keira Knightley and musician Dave Matthews faced off against singer Michael Buble and the U.S. Tv host of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon during a game of musical charades on Monday night (03Dec12). Each team member picked the name of a song out of a hat and had 30 seconds to try and play the tune using a musical instrument. Fallon and Home hitmaker Buble, who was a surprise guest, emerged victorious.

15th November 2012

Quote: "It’s Mario Testino and he’s been trying to get my clothes off for years... It sort of seemed rude to keep saying no. So it happened." Keira Knightley on baring all for the famed photographer's new Allure magazine cover shot.

15th November 2012

Quote: "He interrupted me having a wee, which was quite an extraordinary experience because it disappeared. You interrupted my flow! But it was a unique experience, so thank you." Actress Keira Knightley jokingly scolds U.S. Tv host Jay Leno for walking in on her in the bathroom ahead of an appearance on his show.

12th November 2012

Quote: "I was only angry when they were really droopy. For King Arthur, for a poster, they gave me these really strange droopy t­**s. If you're going to make me fantasy breasts, at least make perky breasts." British actress Keira Knightley was annoyed when movie bosses enhanced her assets for 2004 movie King Arthur.

12th November 2012

Quote: "I left school at 16 so I started reading the classics to make myself feel less stupid - and I read this when I was 19." British actress Keira Knightley first delved into Leo Tolstoy's ANNA KARENINA as a teen before revisiting the story again recently as she prepared to portray the tragic title character in the new big screen adaptation of the same name.

12th November 2012

Quote: "We're both working too hard, so I'm just enjoying this bit." Actress [Keira Knightley] is in no rush to plan her wedding to her fiance, Klaxons rocker [James Righton]. The couple became engaged in May (12).

28th September 2012

Quote: "I'd love to do a new play. Which is why I think Off-Broadway or in a smaller venue in London would be amazing." Actress Keira Knightley is hoping to return to the stage in the near future. The British beauty earned a nomination for the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her turn in London's West End show The Misanthrope in 2009 and returned to the London stage in 2011 for The Children's Hour.

18th September 2012

Quote: "I literally had no life outside of acting, and I just wanted to go off and not be 'on' all the time, not be photographed... I once went to the Glastonbury music festival and was completely surrounded by packs of paparazzi the entire time, so I ended up sitting in a trailer, unable to go out." Actress Keira Knightley explains her decision to take a nine-month break from Hollywood in 2008.

8th September 2012

Quote: "I believe in romance very deeply. Although sometimes it can be difficult sustaining those intense feelings when you're working a lot and often away on some distant film set. As you learn more about yourself you also learn to be more caring and vulnerable to the man you love." Keira Knightley, who is engaged to Klaxons rocker James Righton, shares her thoughts on romance.

7th September 2012

Quote: "I've been asked whether I am pregnant yet, about four or five times. I started thinking, 'Do I look like I'm pregnant?' I'm a very thin girl. I'm sure I don't look pregnant! I'm not ready for it." Actress Keira Knightley has been quizzed about her plans to start a family ever since announcing her engagement in May (12).

18th June 2012

Quote: "I don't really do any of that. And I suppose I don't do it because I don't feel comfortable with it. I like the idea that if you're going to say something s**tty to someone, say it to their face or don't say it at all. It allows a disconnect with humanity which I find quite frightening." Keira Knightley is no fan of social networking sites.

10th January 2012

Quote: "I think it's because I spend so much time in hotel rooms and the first thing I do is switch the television on... so when I kind of go home I just like being with my friends." Actress Keira Knightley doesn't own a TV.

4th September 2011

Quote: "I got a great book, it was like Jung for children - an idiot's handbook. I found pretty much everything that I needed to find in that little book." Keira Knightley on how she researched for her role in new drama A Dangerous Method, about psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

10th March 2011

Fact: Keira Knightley will voice the fairy character Tinkerbell in new Peter Pan adaptation Neverland for Sky Movies. The two-part live action film event stars Rhys Ifans and Anna Friel, who became a couple while shooting the project.

2nd March 2011

Fact: Christian Bale's niece Florence has a small part in Keira Knightley's latest film Never Let Me Go.

10th February 2011

Fact: British actress Keira Knightley has reportedly paid a staggering $3 million (£2 million) for an 18th century house in East London. The property boasts a cinema room, library, music parlour and studio house in the back garden.

18th January 2011

Fact: Keira Knightley's short film MAZE is set to be screened on the London Underground as part of an innovative new movie festival. The Smile for London initiative will see 36 films screened on train platforms in a bid to cheer up grumpy commuters.

5th January 2011

Quote: "Keira is the friend I call when I'm in trouble or suffering from a broken heart. She'll meet me in the bar with a Mojito and be there for me." Carey Mulligan relies on pal Keira Knightley to nurse her through heartache.

4th October 2010

Quote: "I had an amazing time on it. It was a rather substantial chunk of my life. I was 17 when I started it and 21 when I finished. And I think that was enough for me. I'm on a different path." Keira Knightley is adamant she was right to walk away from the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise.

6th August 2010

Fact: A new film starring British actresses Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan will open the London Film Festival in November (10). Never Let Me Go, an adaptation of a 2005 Kazuo Ishiguro novel, also features new Spider-Man Andrew Garfield.

25th March 2010

Fact: Richard Gere, Keira Knightley and Eric Bana are teaming up for new movie THE EMPEROR'S CHILDREN, which chronicles the horror of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York.

25th November 2009

Quote: "I have to say she has been a delight to work with. Her instinct is unbelievably good for someone who hasn't been on the stage professionally." Damian Lewis is impressed with Keira Knightley's transition from movie star to theatre actress for their West End play THE MISANTHROPE.

20th October 2009

Fact: A London theatre has scored record sales for Keira Knightley's West End debut. Ticket sales for The Misanthrope pulled in over $1.5 million (£1 million) in just four days. The play, an updated version of Moliere's 17th century comedy, will open on 7 December (09).

8th May 2009

Quote: "I haven't made anything for six months. I wish I had more time for my wood-based activities. I made a table - the top was very good, but the legs fell apart." Keira Knightley's actor boyfriend Rupert Friend is a closet carpenter.

1st April 2009

Quote: "Going to the toilet was difficult. I didn't fit into the loo in my trailer!" Keira Knightley had difficulty with her costume in THE DUCHESS.

25th March 2009

Quote: "I go for someone who is a little brooding and somebody you can have a good conversation with, a good fight with, who will always keep you guessing and make you laugh. And he has to have good shoes." Keira Knightley lists fancy footwear as a requirement for potential partners.

11th March 2009

Quote: "I think we keep ourselves afloat. If things happen in the press that are hard to deal with or you give in to that awful temptation to occasionally Google yourself and be mortified at what people can write about you, it's hard to ignore it. Keira will phone me up. She's like, 'I'm thinking about doing it'. I'm like, 'I am, too, but don't do it'. And we'll kind of talk each other out of it." Sienna Miller relies on close friend and fellow actress Keira Knightley for support in times of stress.

5th March 2009

Quote: "I think it takes a strong man to say, 'My woman will always achieve more than I ever will, she will always have more power and she will probably be more popular and I don't care.'" Keira Knightley's actor boyfriend Rupert Friend.

25th January 2009

Fact: Keira Knightley is to play a reclusive actress opposite Colin Farrell in a new crime drama, called LONDON BOULEVARD. Farrell will play a criminal posing as a handyman in the film.

20th November 2008

Quote: "It's obvious why women were called the weaker sex, because you can hardly breathe (in a corset). It's a fight just to get oxygen to your brain." Actress Keira Knightley is winded after lacing up for her roles in period films Pride And Prejudice and THE DUCHESS.

7th October 2008

Quote: "I detest unnecessary nudity and what it says about women in society... I think you see a lot of films where, oh, yes, the woman gets her (breasts) out again and runs around naked for no reason. And you kind of go, 'Ugh, do we have to?'" Keira Knightley insists the nude scene in her new period movie THE DUCHESS is more tasteful and necessary than most.

17th September 2008

Quote: "I heard that the other day! And I think they're wrong, because they put Angelina Jolie third, and where is Scarlett Johansson? I don't think I beat either of those really, so I go against that. I mean, thanks and everything, but I think they're wrong." Actress Keira Knightley insists she doesn't deserve the title of Best Pout, after she topped a poll by lipbalm manufacturer Blistex.

16th September 2008

Quote: "In every performance, in everything I try to do, you have to look failure in the face. You have to accept that you’re going to fall down in a really embarrassing way and then dive into it knowing that it could go very wrong but trying your best." Actress Keira Knightley approaches each new film role with the same attitude.

16th September 2008

Quote: "I've read the books but haven't seen the films. He's a snake, right? I didn't watch it because I decided I think it would frighten me if I had to play his wife." Actress Keira Knightley avoided watching her THE DUCHESS co-star Ralph Fiennes' turn as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies.

16th September 2008

Quote: "It was scary but equally so rare that such a wonderful character comes through the door. You can’t say no. You have to play her.” Keira Knightley relished the challenge of her role as GEORGIANA CAVENDISH in period drama THE DUCHESS.

15th September 2008

Quote: "I could wear a fat-suit." Slender actress Keira Knightley has come up with a solution for her lack of curves.

11th September 2008

Quote: "That's a good reason for me to have a kid. Oh good, they wouldn't say I'm anorexic any more. S**t, I've got to have a child." Slim star Keira Knightley fears becoming pregnant may be the only way to put to rest speculation she has an eating disorder.

4th September 2008

Quote: "I can't give him marks out of 10, but I can say he is a very good kisser - and I should know." Keira Knightley on her THE DUCHESS co-star DOMINIC COOPER's smooching talent.

3rd September 2008

Quote: "I'd probably s**t myself if I had to give a speech." Actress Keira Knightley is terrified at the prospect of having to speak to the audience at the Academy Awards if she ever wins an Oscar.

3rd September 2008

Quote: "I'd probably s**t myself if I had to give a speech." Actress Keira Knightley is terrified at the prospect of having to speak to the audience at the Academy Awards if she ever wins an Oscar.

29th August 2008

Quote: "I have a lot of respect for Keira, she's another girl who's in a similar position to me but she still has her reputation intact. Naturally I intend to sully it before the year's out. Only joking..." Actress Sienna Miller is envious of her THE EDGE OF LOVE co-star Keira Knightley's innocent image.

25th August 2008

Quote: "I wish people would focus on the work rather than my weight. I am just lucky, naturally very thin, and if they studied my art a bit more the films might get somewhere at the box office." Keira Knightley hits out at critics of her thin frame.

21st August 2008

Quote: "There was one wig for a scene that was about two feet high. I couldn't lift my head, it was so heavy. Halfway through a scene Saul (Dibb, director) said, 'We can't see your eyes any more.' And it was because my neck couldn't hold the weight of my own head." Keira Knightley on filming new movie THE DUCHESS.

6th August 2008

Quote: "He tried to teach me some dance moves from MAMMA MIA!, at which I completely failed." Keira Knightley couldn't quite grasp the dance moves used by her THE DUCHESS co-star DOMINIC COOPER in the Abba musical.

5th August 2008

Quote: "I love Sienna, I think she's a wonderful actress. But we've been like two ships passing in the night recently. I think that's what's lovely but also sad about acting." Keira Knightley regrets not seeing more of her THE EDGE OF LOVE co-star Sienna Miller.

24th June 2008

Quote: "We actually had to redo a lot of the scenes 'cause in the background you can hear them clicking." Actress Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley attracted a huge paparazzi following while filming THE EDGE OF LOVE in Wales last year (07).

23rd June 2008

Quote: "It was all hyperbolised. They made out that there was this big lesbian scene between Keira and I, but it's not like that at all. It's really beautiful (but) there is a bath scene..." Actress Sienna Miller laughs off reports she and co-star Keira Knightley enjoy a full-blown love scene together in new movie THE EDGE OF LOVE.

23rd June 2008

Quote: "I'm a huge fan of Lindsay's work, I think she's a wonderful actress. I've only met her a couple of times but she was so lovely." THE EDGE OF LOVE star Keira Knightley likes the work of actress Lindsay Lohan, reports

18th June 2008

Fact: Keira Knightley smoked faked cigarettes while filming new movie THE EDGE OF LOVE, while her costar Sienna Miller smoked real ones.

29th May 2008

Quote: "In Hollywood they don't know what to make of us, because we both drink, smoke and eat." British actress Sienna Miller insists she and Keira Knightley don't fit in with the other residents of Hollywood.

20th May 2008

Fact: Keira Knightley is to team up with GYWNETH PALTROW to play the daughters of King Lear in a new movie adaptation of the Shakespearian play.

29th February 2008

Quote: "All I can say is thank f**k ATONEMENT isn't in there. Thank the Lord." British actor Danny Dyer was delighted the Keira Knightley-starring movie wasn't up for the Best Film prize at Thursday's (28Feb08) NME Awards in London.

12th February 2008

Quote: "My nails are absolutely ruined. I can't be a lady and regrout the bathroom at the same time." Keira Knightley refused to show off her nails at the BAFTA Film Awards in London on Sunday (10Feb08) - because she arrived at the event fresh from regrouting the tiles in her bathroom.

19th January 2008

Quote: "The roles I want usually go to Kirsten Dunst, Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman or Kate Bosworth... These are all girls I respect. I think they're cute, good actresses and I admire their fashion sense." Former THE O.C. star Rachel Bilson on her competition.

3rd January 2008

Quote: "Be happy in your body; there's no other option. It's the only one you've got, so you might as well like it. And for God's sake, don't try to make it into anything it isn't." Actress Keira Knightley encourages women everywhere to be proud of their physiques.

31st December 2007

Fact: British actress Keira Knightley has been named the number one beauty icon for women. The 22-year-old landed the prestigious title over the likes of supermodel Kate Moss and Paris Hilton, in the poll carried out by U.K. high street chemist Superdrug.

31st December 2007

Fact: British actress Keira Knightley has been named the number one beauty icon for women. The 22-year-old landed the prestigious title over the likes of supermodel Kate Moss and Paris Hilton, in the poll carried out by U.K. high street chemist Superdrug.

24th December 2007

Quote: "I'm celebrating Christmas by eating a lot, drinking a lot and sleeping a lot. I'm going into hibernation." Busy Keira Knightley is planning a quiet Christmas at home in England.

13th December 2007

Quote: "This town isn't going to know what hit it! I'm going wild tonight! And if I see any of Keira's competition, I'll break their legs." Scottish star James McAvoy plans to celebrate his Golden Globe Awards Best Actor nomination by attacking fellow nominee and ATONEMENT co-star Keira Knightley's rivals.

13th December 2007

Quote: "I'm absolutely desperate to play a crack whore." Keira Knightley is looking to expand her range.

10th December 2007

Quote: "Being there while Keira Knightley was being told to w**k me off was a high point." Actor James McAvoy's favourite moment filming ATONEMENT was hearing his co-star receiving instructions while shooting their sex scene.

5th December 2007

Quote: "Ordinarily, I dress like a teenage boy in layered T-shirts and Converse... I'd rather aspire to look like Cate Blanchett, who's always immaculate, or Keira Knightley." Emily Blunt admits she couldn't be less like her fashion-obsessed character, EMILY, in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA.

3rd December 2007

Quote: "If you look at modern romances, they are like being raped by sugar." Keira Knightley explains her preference for period dramas.

23rd November 2007

Quote: "We don't have a lesbian love affair. I know that it's been widely reported we do. I have no idea how that happened but no I do not have a lesbian relationship with Sienna Miller." Keira Knightley plays down a sensual scene in her new DYLAN THOMAS biopic THE EDGE OF LOVE.

21st November 2007

Quote: "It's nothing to be proud of; I'm trying to fix it. My dad often gives me the look which says, 'You've said far too many expletives in one sentence.'" Keira Knightley is ashamed of her foul mouth.

12th November 2007

Quote: "I'm a total romantic - I love romantic films. But I don't like being raped by sugar." Keira Knightley hates it when romantic movies are sickly sweet.

7th November 2007

Quote: "I hate them. It rings, and then I realise that I don't want to talk to anyone. So I always press ignore." Keira Knightley hates cell phones.

26th September 2007

Quote: "All these people were coming up to my face and screaming, 'Seven out of ten!', referring to the way I look! And you think, 'You rude f**k'." Actress Keira Knightley enjoyed being nominated for an Oscar for Pride And Prejudice, but disliked the ceremony.

20th September 2007

Quote: "I've learned how to cook now, too - I didn't need to before because I was living in hotels. I'm very good at lemon pies and roast chicken." Actress Keira Knightley on her newly-acquired domestic skills.

16th September 2007

Quote: "I'm very glad I'm not anorexic, or I wouldn't have been able to climb mountains." Actress Keira Knightley insists a recent trip to Bhutan proves reports she suffers from an eating disorder are false.

13th September 2007

Quote: "I don't want to call her a liar, but, between Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, I don't know." Actor James McAvoy is flattered by ATONEMENT co-star Keira Knightley's comments about his kissing skills.

12th September 2007

Quote: "I think scruffy is quite cool. I do try not to be scruffy, but I usually just end up that way anyway." Actress Keira Knightley refuses to completely revamp her wardrobe, despite fronting a new perfume campaign for upmarket fashion house, Chanel.

12th September 2007

Quote: "I go for simple things - flowers and chocolates, that does it for me. Maybe diamonds one day, but flowers and chocolates for the moment." Actress Keira Knightley admits it doesn't take much to win her affection.

6th September 2007

Quote: "They don't give advice. They're more likely to take me out for a glass of wine and a cigarette and hope for the best." Actress Keira Knightley is grateful her friends do not try to interfere with her life.

3rd September 2007

Quote: "Not in the foreseeable future, no. I've been married five times, had three children and countless proposals so I think that's about enough really." Actress Keira Knightley lives through her roles.

6th July 2007

Fact: Keira Knightley's actor boyfriend Rupert Friend will play British monarch Prince Albert in new movie YOUNG VICTORIA.

28th May 2007

Quote: "I rarely have anything in the fridge except a rotting apple and an old bottle of soda." Actress Keira Knightley admits she isn't much of a domestic goddess.

17th May 2007

Fact: Keira Knightley was so determined to keep herself to herself while filming the third Pirates of The Caribbean movie she threw her BlackBerry mobile communications device into the ocean.

2nd April 2007

Fact: Lindsay Lohan and Keira Knightley are to play love rivals in a new biopic about Welsh poet DYLAN THOMAS. Matthew Rhys will play Thomas in the film, THE BEST TIME OF OUR LIVES, which will start shooting in May (07).

8th March 2007

Quote: "It wasn't a chore. When you're kissing a guy... we just had a glass of wine and got on with it." Keira Knightley's boyfriend Rupert Friend wasn't daunted by his gay kiss with The Libertine co-star Johnny Depp.

14th January 2007

Fact: British actor Ewan McGregor has followed in the footsteps of Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom by becoming the new face of the American Library. He appears on posters holding a copy of THE COMPLETE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER, a spin on his latest movie role in MISS POTTER.

21st December 2006

Quote: "I want a '59 Chevy Impala, a new record player... and to see ROCKY BALBOA. I'd also like to find Keira Knightley under my tree." HINDER singer AUSTIN WINKLER on his Christmas wish list.

18th August 2006

Quote: "Keira Knightley may be dying to get out of corsets, but I'm dying to get into one!" Jessica Biel is desperate to land a role in a period drama.

15th July 2006

Quote: "I'd tone down my a**e. That I could do very simply by just working out, but I obviously don't want it that much!" Pirates Of The Caribbean star Keira Knightley on what she would like to change about her body.

5th July 2006

Quote: "There's absolutely nothing wrong with wearing raunchy outfits. It's fabulous fun and I love a bit of saucy stuff now and then." Keira Knightley on the eye-popping gown she wore at the London premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean: DEAD MAN'S CHEST last night (05JUL06).

4th July 2006

Quote: "I asked the writers to just give me one kiss. I got it. It was good. Really good." Keira Knightley enjoyed smooching Johnny Depp in Pirates Of The Caribbean: DEAD MAN'S CHEST.

29th June 2006

Quote: "Nudity frightens me, but I think I will do it if I think it's necessary - or when it makes me giggle." Keira Knightley reveals what it would take for her to bare all on camera.

23rd June 2006

Quote: "Orlando wasn't that great. Let's just say, my face needed a tissue afterwards. But Johnny Depp certainly wasn't bad." Keira Knightley rates the kissing skills of her Pirates Of The Caribbean co-stars Orlando Bloom and JOHNNY DEPP.

7th March 2006

Quote: "What's the point of being subtle at the Oscars? You've got to go for it!" Best Actress nominee Keira Knightley, who wore a vintage 1960s Bulgari necklace with her Vera Wang gown to the Oscar ceremony.

7th March 2006

Quote: "They're going to start paying me to keep my clothes on." Keira Knightley after posing nude on the cover of style magazine Vanity Fair.

6th March 2006

Fact: Keira Knightley has been picked to play KING HENRY VIII's ill-fated wife Anne Boleyn in a new movie about the British royal.

6th March 2006

Fact: Keira Knightley wore a 1960s Bulgari necklace to the Oscars last night (05MAR06).

6th March 2006

Fact: Keira Knightley went red for the Oscars - the Academy Awards nominee stunned fans with a strawberry blonde look at the ceremony. She dyed her hair for the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN sequels.

6th March 2006

Quote: "I went to the Golden Globes and it was a bit like being in a dog show - you kinda get trotted out as sort of Britain's prize poodle... and they give you marks out of 10." Oscar nominee Keira Knightley isn't a fan of awards shows.

6th March 2006

Quote: "I watch it now and I can pick it apart completely - the way I speak, the way I look, the way I move, anything." Keira Knightley insists she isn't deserving of her Best Actress Oscar nomination for PRIDE + PREJUDICE.

6th March 2006

Quote: "I felt so stupid talking to the mirror. I think I'll be pretty safe without one." Keira Knightley didn't prepare a speech ahead of the Oscars last night (06MAR06).

6th March 2006

Quote: "I went to the Golden Globes and it was a bit like being in a dog show - you kinda get trotted out as sort of Britain's prize poodle... and they give you marks out of 10." Oscar nominee Keira Knightley isn't a fan of awards shows.

6th March 2006

Quote: "I watch it now and I can pick it apart completely - the way I speak, the way I look, the way I move, anything." Keira Knightley insists she isn't deserving of her Best Actress Oscar nomination for PRIDE + PREJUDICE.

4th March 2006

Fact: Keira Knightley is in negotiations to replace Nicole Kidman as the new face of Chanel Cosmetics.

26th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I would love to say I worked really hard and really deserved it but I don't at all." Oscar-nominee Keira Knightley insists she hasn't earned her glittering career. </p>

23rd February 2006

Quote: <p>"I think there's quite a bit more to see. There are a lot of strategically placed arms. I think it's hilarious." Actress Keira Knightley isn't embarrassed by appearing nude on the cover Vanity Fair's March (06) issue. </p>

20th February 2006

Fact: <p>Keira Knightley has an interesting party trick - she can play Burt Bacharach's RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD on her teeth. </p>

17th February 2006

Fact: <p>Actresses Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson had never met before their Vanity Fair cover shoot. The pair appear on the March (06) cover naked with designer Tom Ford. </p>

16th February 2006

Quote: <p>"We got there and they said, 'Do you mind doing it nude?' and I said, 'No, I can't, I haven't shaved my legs,' and they went, 'Don't worry about it. We'll touch it up.'" Keira Knightley was shocked when she realised she'd have to bare all for the cover of the new Vanity Fair magazine. </p>

7th February 2006

Fact: <p>Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley are set to shock fans by getting naked in a new Vanity Fair photospread. The sexy actresses disrobe in the upcoming Hollywood issue of the magazine. </p>

6th December 2005

Quote: <p>"It's nearly like having to say, 'I'm an alcoholic' - 'I'm a non-driver.'" Keira Knightley on the pitfalls of not being able to drive in Los Angeles. </p>

24th November 2005

Quote: <p>"There's quite a wealth of stuff that we had to leave out because it didn't go with our story, but that's fine because the next film, PRIDE + PREJUDICE 2, will get into that." Keira Knightley jokes about a sequel to the latest movie adaptation of JANE AUSTEN's classic. </p>

22nd November 2005

Quote: <p>"She's the Marilyn Monroe of her time." Donald Sutherland has high praise for his PRIDE + PREJUDICE co-star Keira Knightley. </p>

16th November 2005

Fact: <p>Eccentric fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi has landed Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Keira Knightley among his first guests when his new chat show, ISAAC, airs on America's Style TV network next month (05DEC05). </p>

16th November 2005

Fact: <p>Keira Knightley's new period movie PRIDE + PREJUDICE broke a 23-year-old record at the US box office in its first weekend on release (11-13NOV05) by becoming the first film to top $2.8 million (GBP1.5 million) on just 300 screens since Terms Of Endearment. </p>

30th September 2005

Fact: <p>Keira Knightley is hoping to team up with her playwright mother on a new DYLAN THOMAS biopic - the actress' mum, Sharman MacDonald, is writing a screenplay for the film about the Welsh poet and Knightley hopes to star in it. </p>

27th September 2005

Quote: <p>"The machine gun freaked the f**k out of me. Something about the power of it - after I finished practising with it, I burst into tears." Gun-shy Keira Knightley on preparing for her role as socialite bounty hunter DOMINO HARVEY. </p>

23rd September 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm European, and I need a glass of red wine with dinner." Keira Knightley hates the fact that, at 20, she's too young to drink in America. </p>

8th September 2005

Quote: <p>"A newspaper voted me one of the scruffiest people in Britain. I'm quite proud of that... I'm not one of these people who says, 'Oh no, I can't wear that because I wore it yesterday.' If it doesn't smell, it's fine." Keira Knightley. </p>

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