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Keira Knightley

Keira Christina Knightley (play /ˌkɪərə ˈnaɪtli/; born 26 March 1985) is an English actress and model. She began acting as a child and came to international notice in 2002 after co-starring in the film Bend It Like Beckham. From 2003 her appearances in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series took her to much greater prominence. Knightley has appeared in several Hollywood films and earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in Joe Wright's 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice. Two years later she again was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Atonement. In 2008, Forbes claimed Knightley to be the second highest paid actress in Hollywood, having reportedly earned $32 million in 2007, making her the only non-American on the list of highest paid actresses.

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KEIRA'S TRAGIC CHARACTER HISTORY

Keira Knightley seen on Mar 31 2014 in London, England. Keira Knightley was photographed out and about in London, England on March 31, and sported a rock and roll cool-girl look while making her way to her car. Starting with a black leather motorcycle jacket (two great options here on CoutureCandy are June's Leather Motorcycle Jacket in Black and Burning Torch's Leather Moto Jacket in Black), Keira then slipped her enviable pins into a pair of sleek skinny jeans (try Citizens of Humanity's Racer Low Rise Skinny in Weekender) and a pair of midnight blue ponyhair boots. From there, Keira tried to keep a low profile in a slouchy black beanie, and carried an oversized black tote (like Kooba's Leroy in Black) to finish things off. Are you into KK's casual off-duty style here, everyone? In other Keira news, the talented actress recently chatted with DuJour Magazine about how she recently realized that many of the characters that she portrays are pretty much all met with some tragic fate. Says Keira: "After Anna Karenina, I suddenly realized that for the past five years, in all of my films, I either died or was subjected to situations that were each more horrific than the last. So I wanted more positive vibrations! And nothing could correspond better than this New York fairy tale [her new film "Begin Again"] of a young woman who tries to finally have the life that she always wanted." Are any of you excited to check out her upcoming flick?

KEIRA'S LOW-KEY LONDON OUTING

Keira Knightley seen on May 15 2013 in London, England. Keira Knightley was photographed leaving a club in London on May 15, after enjoying a low-key evening with pals after returning to London after her wedding in France. For her night-out ensemble, the English actress started with a pair of printed shorts (like Black Sheep's Juke Shorts in Ebony) and then wore a grey sweater (try Free People's I'm Cool With Stripe in Blue) with a black leather biker jacket. For a leather-less option, check out Free People's Vegan Leather Jacket in Black. From there, KN wore an opaque pair of black tights and finished things off with black booties, very similar to Steven by Steve Madden's Wesleyy Bootie in Black. What do you think of Keira's look here, love it or lose it? In other KK news, the brunette actress is now reportedly at the top of the list to star in the much-buzzed-about Fifty Shades Of Grey film. According to Hollywood Life, "Keira may play Anastasia Steele in the film. Joe Wright is in the running to direct the film and he loves having Keira star as his leading lady. Hereís the thing, Joe has a great relationship with Focus and Universal which is the film company that is slated to make the film. This British director has made four films with them: Anna Karenina, Hanna, Atonement and Pride & Prejudice. Guess who has starred in three of those movies? Keira!" It's all still speculation for now, but do you like the idea of Keira starring in the film?

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Keira Knightley seen on Dec 05 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Keira Knightley was photographed making her way through LAX on December 5, and the beautiful actress didn't seem to be too pleased to spot the paparazzi. Airport outfit wise, Keira started with a floral mini skirt (for an option that's a bit longer yet still has a fanciful floral print, try Nanette Lepore's Rosebud Skirt in Black) and then wore a grey sweater (get the look with Free People's West End Pullover in Snow) under a long black coat (try Vava by Joy Han's Terry Coat in Black), and accessorized with a pair of opaque black tights and a brown over the shoulder satchel. A pair of vintage-looking sunnies and black boots (try Steve Madden's Prizzze Bootie in Black) completed KK's outfit. What are your thoughts on her ensemble, friends... is this a look you would sport at the 'port? In other Keira news, it seems the rumors that she will be starring in the film adaptations of the popular book series "Fifty Shades of Grey" is totally untrue. When asked by MTV what her next project was, Keira replied: "Itís not going to be 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' You know, I normally donít like to give a definite about anything [but] I can definitely say it will not be 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'" Now that Keira is out of the running, who would you like to see star in the films? Emma Stone anyone??

SHAKESPEARE WITH A TWIST

Keira Knightley seen on Sep 02 2011 in Venice, Italy. Keira Knightley looked stunning as she stepped out for a photo call for her new film A Dangerous Method that was held at the Palazzo del Cinema in Venice, Italy on September 2, donning a eye-catching Mary Katrantzou Fall 2011 patterned dress and nude platform pumps. I don't know about you, but I am loving her sharp bob and fierce pout. For two uniquely printed dresses here on CoutureCandy, check out Meghan Los Angeles' Akubi Dress in Blue and Desigual's Vest Yaquelina Dress in Negro. From there, accessorize with a bold cocktail ring like Keira did, like Femme Metale Jewlery's Crowned Gem Ring in Silver. Diane von Furstenberg's Davis Shoe in Pewter are a great alternative to the been-there, worn-that nude platform. Thoughts on Keira's 'fit here, everyone? For those of you who are fans of the British actress, you may be excited to hear that she's in the running to star in a new retelling of "Romeo and Juliet." The project is based on Rebecca Serle's as-yet-unpublished first novel "When You Were Mine," a twist on the classic Shakespeare tome. According to New York Magazine, "Hollywood is so hot for it, the odds are now actually good that it will become a finished feature film even before it hits booksellers. Whatís more, Fox 2000 Pictures is in discussions with Keira Knightley about starring." Also in the running to star? Lily Collins. What do you think - would you be interested in this re-telling of the tale if Keira was to star?

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