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Keira Knightley
Biographical information
Born

March 26, 1985

Nationality

English

Career
Star Wars work

Episode I

Other work of note

Pride & Prejudice, Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy

Keira Knightley (March 26, 1985–) played Queen Amidala's (Natalie Portman) handmaiden Sabé in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace at the age of twelve during August 1997 at Leavesden Film Studio's, England. The completed film was released two years later in the Summer of 1999 when Knightley was 14 years old. Keira Knightley is credited in the films end credits as Kiera Knightley, the actress's birth-name.

Knightley was chosen to play Queen Amidala's decoy in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace because of her close resemblance to Natalie Portman, who played the Queen. Many people (including their mothers) had trouble telling them apart during the filming of The Phantom Menace.

Knightley's voice was dubbed-over with Natalie Portman's voice after filming, Natalie recorded both the Amidala and Sabé voices in post-production.

She was interviewed for the article Appearing Knightley (and the Women of Star Wars), published in Star Wars Insider #75 (2005)

Knightley was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005 for her role in Pride and Prejudice. She is well known for her role as Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Filmography

Year Title Role Other notes
2009 My Fair Lady Eliza Dolittle Announced
2009 King Lear Cordelia Announced
2008 The Duchess Georgiana Cavendish
2008 The Edge of Love Vera Phillips
2007 Silk Hélène Joncour
2007 Atonement Cecilia Tallis
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Elizabeth Swann
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Elizabeth Swann
2005 Domino Domino Harvey
2005 Pride & Prejudice Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bennet
2005 The Jacket Jackie Price
2005 Stories of Lost Souls Leah
2004 King Arthur Guinevere
2003 Love Actually Juliet
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Elizabeth Swann
2002 Doctor Zhivago Lara Antipova
2002 New Year's Eve Leah
2002 Pure Louise
2002 Thunderpants Music School Student Uncredited
2002 Bend It Like Beckham Juliette "Jules" Paxton
2001 The Hole Frances "Frankie" Almond Smith
2001 Deflation Jogger
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Sabé
1995 Innocent Lies Young Celia
1994 A Village Affair Natasha Jordan
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