Keira Knightley
Biographical Information
Born March 26th, 1985
London, England
Productions Bend It Like Beckham as Juliette Paxton
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as Elizabeth Swann
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Elizabeth Swann
The Edge of Love as Vera Phillips
Begin Again as Gretta James
Recordings The Edge of Love (film soundtrack)
Begin Again (film soundtrack)

Keira Knightley is an English actress.


Born in Teddington, London, Knightley gained an agent at the age of six and appeared in a number of advertisements and television roles before her first major part as Sabé in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. She made her breakthrough soon after and became internationally recognised for her appearances in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

Though following this up with a number of action roles, Knightley became recognised as playing roles in period costume dramas such as Pride and Predjudice and The Duchess. She made an impressive stage debut in The Misanthrope which gained her an Olivier Award nomination, and received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in The Imitation Game.


Knightley's breakthrough role in Bend It Like Beckham yielded her first singing part as well, as a backing vocalist on "Hot, Hot, Hot". She followed this singing the pirate songs "A Pirate's Life for Me" and "Hoist the Colours" in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

Greater singing parts would appear in the form of The Edge of Love, where she played Vera Phillips, a singer seeking the romantic affections of Dylan Thomas, and Begin Again, in which she played Gretta James, a talented but struggling singer-songwriter.


Bend It Like Beckham (2002)Edit

  • Hot, Hot, Hot

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)Edit

  • A Pirate's Life for Me (duet)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)Edit

  • Hoist the Colours (reprise)(contains solo lines)

The Edge of Love (2008)Edit

  • Blue Tahitian Moon (solo)
  • Maybe It's Because I Love You Too Much (solo)
  • Drifting and Dreaming (solo)

Begin Again (2013)Edit

  • Step You Can't Take Back (solo)
  • Lost Stars (solo)
  • Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home (solo)
  • Coming Up Roses (solo)
  • Like a Fool (solo)

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