Keira Knightley was born thanks to a bet made between her parents - the famous British actor Will Knightley and Sharman Macdonald. Actors made a bet that if Sherman, who took up drama, will sell his first play, someone in their family will have another child. While the actors already had a son, Caleb, who was born in 1979. Sherman was able to sell the play. When Cyrus was three years old, she asked her parents that she had a home agent. The parents agreed to this on one condition: Cyrus was a good student. Cyrus so excited about the idea that everything is very carefully taught. She knew the answers to any questions and was always prepared for all lessons. She wanted to be the best in the school, especially because I wanted to overcome the innate dyslexia (reading and writing disorders). However, apart from training, Kira really wanted to become a famous actress. During school holidays, she attended acting classes.

In six years, Kira has had her agent, whereby seven years, she starred in her debut film «Royal Celebration», where she performed the role of a little girl.

Over the next few years, Cyrus participated in the mini TV series and TV shows that are shown on European channels. She also played a little in the film "Village Business" (1994), "Innocent Lies" (1995), "Treasure Hunters" (1996) and "The Homecoming" (1998). In a career of actress Kyra helped resemblance to Natalie Portman. The make-up Keira Knightley could not be distinguished from Natalie Portman even their mother. George Lucas invited Keira Knightley for the role of Queen of the twin - Sabau. Sometimes even a substitute for Cyrus on the set itself Portman. The first serious role of Kira was the role of Rose Fleming in the British TV series "Oliver Twist" (1999). In 2001, Cyrus played a small role of Lara in the TV movie "Doctor Zhivago", where the actress appeared nude for the first time. The first major role was the role of Guin actress in the film "Princess of Thieves" in 2001. However, to break into a great movie actress was possible thanks to starring in the film "Bend It Like Beckham" in 2002, where Keira Knightley played a teenage girl Juliet Paxton. The global box office film has collected 76 million dollars. Thanks to this film, the actress received the long-awaited recognition.

From this point Keira Knightley received recognition, fame and popularity. The actress immediately began to do a bunch of different offers and lucrative contracts. In 2002, Keira Knightley went to college, where she studied the classics, English literature and history. Soon, however, she had to leave for college, as she could not combine this with a career as an actress. In 2003, Keira Knightley sang the female lead in the film "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the" Black Pearl "." She starred with celebrities such as Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom. This role has made her even more popular, and approached the steps of the Hollywood Olympus. Then Keira Knightley in 2003 starred in the role of Juliet in "Love Actually," in 2004, she starred as Guinevere in "King Arthur", in 2005, Cyrus starred in the "jacket", "Domino". For the role of Elizabeth Bennet in "Pride and Prejudice" 2005 Keira Knightley was nominated for an Oscar as best actress. In 2005, Knightley was voted sexiest actress. She managed to get around Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie and Marilyn Monroe. Knightley is an official jewelry house Asprey.

In the January 2007 edition of The Daily Mail accused Kira that she was too thin and sets a bad example to their fans. Allegedly, trying to be like Cyrus the girl died from exhaustion. In May 2007, Cyrus won the lawsuit and received from the newspaper compensation for moral damages. Spring actress started acting in the film "The Edge of Love." The script for this film wrote her mother. The shooting took place in Wales, so Cyrus spent all his free time with his family and loved ones. At the end of 2007, the company released the Chanel fragrance Coco Mademoiselle, whose face became Cyrus. In 2010, the screens went just 4 films with the actress: "Last night in New York," where she played the role of Joanna Reed, "The Bodyguard", where Cyrus starred as Charlotte's "Never Let Me Go" and "Steve."

Interesting Facts
- Keira Knightley wants to play Eleanor of Aquitaine from the movie "The Lion in Winter."
- On the set of "Pirates of the Caribbean" Cyrus wore a corset, Scarlett O'Hara both from "Gone With the Wind." Thanks to him, she pulls the waist up to 18.5 inches.
- Keira Knightley is engaged in boxing and dancing.

Personal life
With Jamie Dornan Keira Knightley met during a photocall of the film "jacket". They began an affair that lasted two years. The couple broke up in September 2005. In 2005, the film "Pride and Prejudice," Keira Knightley have struck up a romance with actor Rupert Friend. In March 2006 they were seen together in the Bahamas. Their relationship lasted for more than five years. They were together until December 2010.

Rupert is also an actor. He played in movies such as The Young Victoria (2008), Cheri (2008), Jolie (2008) Virgin Territory (2007), The Last Legion (2007), Beyond the Law (2007), Mrs. Palfrey at Claremont (2005), Pride and Prejudice (2005), The Libertine (2004) In 2011, Knightley began dating keyboardist rock band Klaxons James Righton.

Keira Knightley


Wiki info

Knightley grew up in a modest household in Richmond, London, where she attended Stanley Junior School and Teddington School. At the age of six, she was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia but by the time she was eleven, with her parents' support and much tuition, Knightley said: "they deemed me to have got over dyslexia sufficiently". She is still a slow reader and cannot sight-read. Knightley has noted that she was "single-minded about acting" during her childhood. Speaking of her fascination with acting, she has said: "There was never anything else, I wanted to be a part of my parents' world, even though I knew there are times when you're unemployed". Knightley performed in a number of local amateur productions, which included After Juliet, written by her mother, and United States, written by her drama teacher, Ian McShane. [Note 1] She focused on art, history, and English literature while studying at the Esher College, but left after a year to pursue a full-time acting career.