Screen Talk - Keira Knightley | BFI London Film Festival 2018

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Keira Knightley talks with LFF artistic director Tricia Tuttle about her career.

First appearing on cinema screens at the age of nine in A Village Affair, she landed her first major role while still a teenager in 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Her breakthrough performance as a tomboy soccer player in Gurinder Chadha’s 2002 comedy Bend It Like Beckham was followed by international blockbuster fame as part of the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and its sequels. After showing her action movie range as warrior queen Guinevere in King Arthur, Knightley received a first Academy Award® nomination by playing Elizabeth Bennett in Joe Wright’s 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. The star and director’s fruitful collaboration continued with Atonement and Anna Karenina, in 2007 and 2012 respectively. Knightley has also won acclaim for versatile work in The Duchess, A Dangerous Method and The Imitation Game, the latter bringing her a second Oscar nomination in 2015.


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