Research Keira Knightley

In this presentation i'm going to talk about Keira Knightley. She is a good, charming young actress. She is famous for her different interpretations in a lot of films, for example: Love Actually (2003), Pride and Prejudice (2005), Anna Karenina (2012).

Her CHILDHOOD and ADOLESCENCE

Keira was born on the 26th of March 1985, in Teddington, a suburb in the South West of London, UK. Her parents wanted to name her Kira, after the Russian Ice-skater Kira Ivanova, but her mother gave the register office a wrong spelling. At the age of three she was already interested in acting because her parents were actors.

She went to an ordinary state school in Teddington, where they discovered she had difficulties in reading and writing. With the help of her parents she worked very hard untill she overcame her problems. Her parents allowed her to play in films only if it did not interfere with her school education.

Her first interpretation was "little girl" in Royal Celebration, a 1993 TV film: she was seven, while at the age of nine she completed her first movie starring Natasha Jordan in A Village Affair.

After that she continued to play small roles in many productions, she appared in Oliver Twist, Star Wars and many others.

In the summer of 2001 she took her final school exams where she got six A's.

She started studying classics, English Literature and Political History at Esher College, but continued to act in different roles.

In 2001 she met an important producer Andy Harries. The meeting induced Keira to leave her studies, after that she devoted herself to full-time acting.

Keira's breakthrough role was in the film Bend It Like Beckham (Sognando Becham), which was a worldwide success in 2002.

She worked in many films: New Year's Eve (2002) , Love Actually (2003), Pirati dei Caraibi (2003), Pride and Prejudice (2005), Anna Karenina (2012)

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