Talk:Keira Knightley

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"...but her work in Pride and Prejudice is what took her to true stardom." Malformed drivel like this is why Wikipedia makes me sad.

Circumstances of her birth[edit]

Knightley has stated in several interviews the circumstances of her birth, for which Sharmond and Will Knightley agreed to a bet that they would only have a child (Keira) if Sharmond sold a play. I think this is an interesting bit of info that we could squeeze into the biography. Thoughts? (talk)nomnom —Preceding undated comment added 19:37, 19 October 2010 (UTC).

Sounds trivial. Are there any reliable sources? Wlmg (talk) 20:10, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
Agree, trivial - sources? --BwB (talk) 13:59, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
Yes, trivial, but quite interesting. It would need to be sourced and would be a welcome addition to "Early life", which could use some expansion. Also, regarding that section, please see #Ian McShane, below.  —  Paine Ellsworth CLIMAX )  08:28, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Padmé clarification of Sabe's (Knightley's) role[edit]

Padmé posed as her own handmaiden when she accompanied the Jedi off the ship representing the Queen Padmé Amidala's interests. So yes one person but acting as two characters later revealed to be one. It's something of a plot hole in the Phantom Menace that the Jedi didn't notice she had the first name as the queen. Perhaps Padmé is a common name. The fact that queen decoy Sabe (Knightley) dubs the Queen's dialogue in varying releases make it more confusing. Moreover this whole ruse in the Phantom Menace was designed to confuse, and apparently worked in the real world as well. The section could use some clarification for all it would do. --Wlmg (talk) 03:03, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

The statement in this article is the first I've heard of Knightley's voice being used to dub over Portman's. I was under the impression that they had at times, specifically when she appeared as the Queen, lowered Portman's voice digitally in post production but that it was always Portman speaking. Is there a source for the claim that they replaced the voice of one of the film's stars with Knightley's? Being a bit of a giant geek I'm surprised to never have heard of this despite having watched and read embarrassing amounts of behind the scenes stuff. If true it sure would be interesting trivia. -- (talk) 15:54, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

"She requested an agent as early as the age of three and got one when she turned six, from her mother as a reward for studying hard."?[edit]

wikipedia allows rumblings of parents now? -- (talk) 15:46, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

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GA Reassessment[edit]

This discussion is transcluded from Talk:Keira Knightley/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the reassessment.

This article does not merit its GA status, which it acquired back in 2006 when standards were very different and all it took was this quite cursory review.

In particular, the article is in acute violation of WP:WIAGA 2a and 2b, with at least ten "citation needed" flags currently present. In addition, one of the main sources that is used is a Biography Today series volume, which are intended for juvenile audiences and may not be especially reliable.

The article also has trouble with respect to WIAGA 3a, in that the very first sentence says that she's a model, yet nothing in the article ever describes any modeling career. And the lead section has a problem with WIAGA 4, in that it stresses her positive notices to the exclusion of the negative ones (such as for The Misanthrope).

In terms of writing style, there are problems with WIAGA 1, in that there are too many short, choppy, one- or two-sentence paragraphs, especially in the later sections. And the while the footnote formatting isn't terrible, a number of them are missing some of the information (author, publisher, publication date, etc).

In sum, this article falls short of GA standards in multiple areas. If it were nominated today in its current state, it would be quick-failed. Wasted Time R (talk) 17:46, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

A week having gone by with no response or changes in accordance to the points raised here, I have delisted the article. Wasted Time R (talk) 12:12, 18 March 2012 (UTC)


Whom is she dating? It only says 'She has been dating [[]] since late February 2011'. Anyone? — Preceding unsigned comment added by NorddeutscherBund (talkcontribs) 15:06, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Kiera Knightley[edit]

Conflicting sources? Why? Have you read them? Here is another one that says the same thing of IMDb (Kiera Knightley in Star Wars). -- (talk) 08:18, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Other sources: Young, Famous and British! Keira Knightley's Bebo Profile Tripod Netscape Celebrity -- (talk) 08:40, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

This discussion explains why Kiera is an invention by IMDB. Keira is the only name. --L'Eremita (talk) 12:09, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

This article refers to an interview in Elle where she says that her name was supposed to be Kiera. named after a russian ice skater, but her mother spelt it incorrectly on her birth certificate. [1] (talk) 00:19, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Awful Main Photo![edit]

That pic has got to be by far the worst pic of Keira I have ever seen. (talk) 14:56, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

What a coincidence, I came here to say the same thing. I'm really starting to see a pattern with Wikipedia editors who work on biographical articles. It's like they lack a gene for aesthetic appreciation of images. Nine times out of ten, our biography articles have the most horrible photo of the person in the infobox, even when we have dozens of great photos on commons waiting to be used. I just went through this on Billie Piper and I'm starting to wonder what the deal is around here. Anyway, I'm going to replace the image, as this is ridiculous. Viriditas (talk) 10:11, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Looks like someone changed it again. (talk) 05:06, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Maybe I can try to deal whth it.--Mr.Sun Yat-sen (talk) 05:40, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Qualifications as a Singer[edit]

I know that she has sang in his films thus she has released a couple of soundtrack albums but that does necessarily qualify her as a singer? She only does it in film, which may be argued to be just part of her being an actress in a film. She herself said that she doesn't consider herself as a singer and will not sing outside a context of a film or tv show. So, I don't think she should qualify as a singer. Thoughts?BorjyTorres (talk) 04:08, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

I support removing "and singer" from the lead. Even though anyone who sings is a singer, her singing is only in the context of her acting roles, so I agree that the lead should not explicitly claim she's a singer. Also, none of the sources used claim this, which makes this article's claim WP:OR. -- (talk) 15:40, 15 November 2014 (UTC)


In the lead it says "[...] in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (2003–present)." Knightley's involvement was not until present day. She was not in the 2011 film, and probably won't be in the 2017 film. Therefore I suggest this to be changed to "[..] in the first three films of the Pirates of the Caribbean series (2003, 2006, 2007)." or something along those lines. One source is a 2009 Moviefone interview (referenced by Metro here she said: "It was a completely fantastic experience, and it was an amazingly large portion of my life, but I don’t think I need to go there again. I think that it’s done." Another source is a 2014 Daily Mirror article that is literally titled "Keira Knightley will never go back to Pirates of the Caribbean despite saying she 'loved it'". -- (talk) 15:25, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 November 2014[edit]

For her role as Joan Clarke in The Imitation Game Keira Knightley won:

The Hollywood Film Award for Best Supporting Actress

the TCFF North Star Award for Excellence from the Twin Cities Film Festival Carolinemichaud (talk) 01:06, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

yellow tickY Partly done Have added The Hollywood Film Award for Best Supporting Actress as we have an article to link to, but the Twin Cities Film Festival is considerably less well known - we don't have an article on it. - Arjayay (talk) 17:10, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Career info in "Personal Life" section?[edit]

> Speaking to the press in July 2014, Knightley explained that she felt like she had reached the end
> of the first stage of her career...
This is interesting career-related info, but I don't understand why it's in the Personal Life section. Anyone else think it'd be better elsewhere? – AndyFielding (talk) 09:47, 31 December 2014 (UTC)


Regarding "Knightley has denied rumours she were anorexic". I've never seen this form before but the IP here insists it's correct. Anybody care to weigh in? SlightSmile 15:10, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

The singular was applies here. Problem solved. SlightSmile 15:49, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Years (active)[edit]

Here shows「1993--present」 while Chinese Wikipedia shows「1998至今」(1998--present).Which is right?--Mr.Sun Yat-sen (talk) 04:51, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Where did she graduated from?[edit]

Some of Chinese encyclopedia says that it's Esther College,but I didn't find so called fucking Esther College.Then,where did she graduated from?--Mr.Sun Yat-sen (talk) 03:13, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Can't "sight-read"[edit]

What does this mean? She uses braille?—Chowbok 08:09, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

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