Will Knightley

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Will Knightley
Born (1946-04-23) 23 April 1946 (age 73)
London, England
Years active1969–present
Children2, including Keira Knightley

Will Knightley (born 23 April 1946) is an English television and stage actor.[1]

He has primarily worked on the stage, and is a founding member of London's Half Moon Theatre.[2][3] In addition to acting, he has performed voice-over work. He has had TV stints in The Bill, A Touch of Frost, Midsomer Murders and various adverts.[4] In 2009 he appeared in the BBC drama A Short Stay in Switzerland.[5]

In 2004, he appeared on the British series Rosemary & Thyme in the episode "Orpheus in the Undergrowth" as character Jeremy Pearson.[6] He is the father of actor Caleb (b. 1979) and actress Keira Knightley (b. 1985).[7]

Selected credits[edit]

  • EastEnders (2014) as Henry Summerhayes
  • Calendar Girls (2009, stage play)
  • Flight Path (2007, stage play)
  • Cinderella (2005-6, stage pantomime) as Baron Hardup
  • Lone Star Mark Three (2005, stage play)
  • The Permanent Way (2005, stage play) as
  • The Brief (2004, TV series) as Gerry Graham
  • Rosemary & Thyme (2004, TV series) as Jeremy Pearson
  • Our God's Country (2002, stage play) as Captain Arthur Phillip
  • The School for Scandal (1996-7, stage play) as Sir Peter Teasle
  • Woman in Mind (1994, stage play) as Andy
  • Hush (1992, stage play) as Colin
  • Diplomatic Waves (1989, stage play) as John
  • Wild Honey (1984, stage play)
  • Epsom Downs (1977, stage play)
  • Afternoon Theatre: Only A Game (1976, radio play)


  1. ^ "Will Knightley".
  2. ^ "Will Knightley - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  3. ^ "Will Knightley : Stages of Half Moon". www.stagesofhalfmoon.org.uk.
  4. ^ "Will Knightley". www.aveleyman.com.
  5. ^ "A Short Stay in Switzerland (2009)".
  6. ^ "Rosemary & Thyme - S2 - Episode 3: Orpheus in the Undergrowth". Radio Times.
  7. ^ Conner, Megan (25 October 2014). "Keira Knightley: 'I used to try to be sensible and good and professional in a way I don't now'". the Guardian.

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