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20th Jun '13 1:36:12 PM MarkLungo
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-->''Apparently on the Internet I'm a tomboy beanpole? I can't use a computer, so maybe I'm a bit out of the loop. I don't know whether to be flattered or not flattered. The beanpole bit, is that good? Can you be a sexy beanpole?''

Keira Christina Knightley A British actress (born 26 March 1985) who became subject to [[StarMakingRole international recognition]] for her roles in ''BendItLikeBeckham'' (2002) and ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' (2003) as Elizabeth Swann, a character she has reprised for a total of three of the franchise's films. She has since starred in a number of feature films, theater productions, and modeling campaigns.

Knightley oftentimes stars in {{period piece}}s playing a young woman [[ComingOfAgeStory approaching adulthood]], usually the SpiritedYoungLady or RebelliousPrincess.

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!!Roles Of Note:
* ''ThePhantomMenace'' (1999)
* ''Film/PrincessOfThieves'' (2001)
* ''TheHole'' (2001)
* ''BendItLikeBeckham'' (2002)
* ''LoveActually'' (2003)
* ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' (2003)
* ''KingArthur'' (2004)
* ''Domino'' (2005)
* ''TheJacket'' (2005)
* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' (2005)
* ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' (2007)
* ''TheDuchess'' (2008)
* ''The Edge Of Love'' (2008)
* ''London Boulevard'' (2010)
* ''Film/NeverLetMeGo'' (2010)
* ''LastNight'' (2010)
* ''A Dangerous Method'' (2011)
* ''{{Seeking A Friend for the End of the World}}'' (2011)
* ''Literature/JackRyan'' (2013)

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!!Associated Tropes:
* AcademyAward: Nomination for "Best Actress" in 2005
* BrownEyes
* CelebrityResemblance: NataliePortman. At age twelve a then unknown Knightley was cast as Sabé, Queen Amidala's decoy in ''ThePhantomMenace'' (1999), due to the strong resemblance between her and Portman. It was reported that the actresses looked so much alike that even ''their own mothers'' regularly mistook one for the other while filming. Although, in fairness, a lot of those scenes involved ImpossiblyCoolClothes and UncannyValleyMakeup (still, [[http://natalieportman.com/gallery2/g2data/albums/Movies/TPM/production-stills/decoy01.jpg you be the judge]]).
* CharacterTics: Her [[http://www.sweet-keira.net/gallery/albums/photoshoots/magazines/flare/007.jpg pout]] is an unconscious gesture when concentrating.
** She also has a rather lovely habit of arching her eyebrows while speaking on screen.
* ClusterFBomb: Most especially in ''Domino.''
* DawsonCasting: Inverted in ''BendItLikeBeckham''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Just listen to her commentary with JackDavenport on the {{Pirates of the Caribbean}} DVD.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Frequently seen barefoot when not on set - even while shopping.
* EnglishRose: In every sense.
* MsFanservice: Has had a tendency post-''Pirates'' to go topless in just about everything. Though when she was cast in ''Domino'', she explicitly refused to bare her butt on screen.
* PetitePride: One of the most famous. A few of her films, like ''"Pirates"'' and ''KingArthur'' - as well as some of her modelling photoshoots - had some doctoring done to give a larger appearance. Keira was not pleased.
-->'''Jack Sparrow:''' "So unless you've got a rudder and a lot of sails hidden in that bodice--" (scans her briefly) "-- unlikely..."
** A hefty portion of her commentary for the first ''Pirates'' movie consists of Keira commenting on how impressive her boobs look with an almost gleeful self-deprecation. She also cheerfully points out the one scene where she wasn't padded.
* PrettyInMink: She wore fur for ''DoctorZhivago'' (2002) and ''The Duchess''.
** Wore a white rabbit shoulder wrap [[http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/daily/2006-03/060329-keiras-fashion-moment.aspx at her]] [[http://www.keira-knightley.org/photos/thumbnails.php?album=322 21st birthday]].
* RomanceOnTheSet: Rupert Friend (the one that looks like Creator/OrlandoBloom) on the set of ''Pride And Prejudice'' (2005).
* OfCorsetsSexy - The Duchess, Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as almost every film she's been in.
* SchmuckBait: Fell for one when she was the guest of Series/TheDailyShow after Jon Stewart suggested to google "santorum" because of Rick Santorum, an (at the time) lesser-known GOP candidate.
* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: She played {{Natalie Portman}}'s decoy bodyguard in ''ThePhantomMenace''. Reportedly, when both actresses were in full makeup, not even their mothers could tell which was which. The disguise was so perfect that people often forget that Knightley had a role in the film at all.
* TypeCasting:
** As the plucky, ahead-of-her-time girl in period films
** Essentially this generation's WinonaRyder.
** Subverted in ''The Duchess'', in which she begins appearing to play this, and was marketed as such, but swiftly runs head-first into the heinous values of the era. Hilarity does not ensue.
* WetSariScene: One of the gold standards of this trope in ''Atonement''. Wow.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: She was only eighteen in ''LoveActually'' and ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and looked like she was in her mid twenties.
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-->''Apparently on the Internet I'm a tomboy beanpole? I can't use a computer, so maybe I'm a bit out of the loop. I don't know whether to be flattered or not flattered. The beanpole bit, is that good? Can you be a sexy beanpole?''

Keira Christina Knightley A British actress (born 26 March 1985) who became subject to [[StarMakingRole international recognition]] for her roles in ''BendItLikeBeckham'' (2002) and ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' (2003) as Elizabeth Swann, a character she has reprised for a total of three of the franchise's films. She has since starred in a number of feature films, theater productions, and modeling campaigns.

Knightley oftentimes stars in {{period piece}}s playing a young woman [[ComingOfAgeStory approaching adulthood]], usually the SpiritedYoungLady or RebelliousPrincess.

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!!Roles Of Note:
* ''ThePhantomMenace'' (1999)
* ''Film/PrincessOfThieves'' (2001)
* ''TheHole'' (2001)
* ''BendItLikeBeckham'' (2002)
* ''LoveActually'' (2003)
* ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' (2003)
* ''KingArthur'' (2004)
* ''Domino'' (2005)
* ''TheJacket'' (2005)
* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' (2005)
* ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' (2007)
* ''TheDuchess'' (2008)
* ''The Edge Of Love'' (2008)
* ''London Boulevard'' (2010)
* ''Film/NeverLetMeGo'' (2010)
* ''LastNight'' (2010)
* ''A Dangerous Method'' (2011)
* ''{{Seeking A Friend for the End of the World}}'' (2011)
* ''Literature/JackRyan'' (2013)

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!!Associated Tropes:
* AcademyAward: Nomination for "Best Actress" in 2005
* BrownEyes
* CelebrityResemblance: NataliePortman. At age twelve a then unknown Knightley was cast as Sabé, Queen Amidala's decoy in ''ThePhantomMenace'' (1999), due to the strong resemblance between her and Portman. It was reported that the actresses looked so much alike that even ''their own mothers'' regularly mistook one for the other while filming. Although, in fairness, a lot of those scenes involved ImpossiblyCoolClothes and UncannyValleyMakeup (still, [[http://natalieportman.com/gallery2/g2data/albums/Movies/TPM/production-stills/decoy01.jpg you be the judge]]).
* CharacterTics: Her [[http://www.sweet-keira.net/gallery/albums/photoshoots/magazines/flare/007.jpg pout]] is an unconscious gesture when concentrating.
** She also has a rather lovely habit of arching her eyebrows while speaking on screen.
* ClusterFBomb: Most especially in ''Domino.''
* DawsonCasting: Inverted in ''BendItLikeBeckham''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Just listen to her commentary with JackDavenport on the {{Pirates of the Caribbean}} DVD.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Frequently seen barefoot when not on set - even while shopping.
* EnglishRose: In every sense.
* MsFanservice: Has had a tendency post-''Pirates'' to go topless in just about everything. Though when she was cast in ''Domino'', she explicitly refused to bare her butt on screen.
* PetitePride: One of the most famous. A few of her films, like ''"Pirates"'' and ''KingArthur'' - as well as some of her modelling photoshoots - had some doctoring done to give a larger appearance. Keira was not pleased.
-->'''Jack Sparrow:''' "So unless you've got a rudder and a lot of sails hidden in that bodice--" (scans her briefly) "-- unlikely..."
** A hefty portion of her commentary for the first ''Pirates'' movie consists of Keira commenting on how impressive her boobs look with an almost gleeful self-deprecation. She also cheerfully points out the one scene where she wasn't padded.
* PrettyInMink: She wore fur for ''DoctorZhivago'' (2002) and ''The Duchess''.
** Wore a white rabbit shoulder wrap [[http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/daily/2006-03/060329-keiras-fashion-moment.aspx at her]] [[http://www.keira-knightley.org/photos/thumbnails.php?album=322 21st birthday]].
* RomanceOnTheSet: Rupert Friend (the one that looks like Creator/OrlandoBloom) on the set of ''Pride And Prejudice'' (2005).
* OfCorsetsSexy - The Duchess, Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as almost every film she's been in.
* SchmuckBait: Fell for one when she was the guest of Series/TheDailyShow after Jon Stewart suggested to google "santorum" because of Rick Santorum, an (at the time) lesser-known GOP candidate.
* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: She played {{Natalie Portman}}'s decoy bodyguard in ''ThePhantomMenace''. Reportedly, when both actresses were in full makeup, not even their mothers could tell which was which. The disguise was so perfect that people often forget that Knightley had a role in the film at all.
* TypeCasting:
** As the plucky, ahead-of-her-time girl in period films
** Essentially this generation's WinonaRyder.
** Subverted in ''The Duchess'', in which she begins appearing to play this, and was marketed as such, but swiftly runs head-first into the heinous values of the era. Hilarity does not ensue.
* WetSariScene: One of the gold standards of this trope in ''Atonement''. Wow.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: She was only eighteen in ''LoveActually'' and ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and looked like she was in her mid twenties.
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15th Jun '13 8:00:15 AM Telcontar
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* RomanceOnTheSet: Rupert Friend (the one that looks like OrlandoBloom) on the set of ''Pride And Prejudice'' (2005).

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* RomanceOnTheSet: Rupert Friend (the one that looks like OrlandoBloom) Creator/OrlandoBloom) on the set of ''Pride And Prejudice'' (2005).
21st Apr '13 1:02:22 AM foxley
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* ''PrincessOfThieves'' (2001)

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* ''PrincessOfThieves'' ''Film/PrincessOfThieves'' (2001)
13th Apr '13 2:48:02 AM FegelCineplex
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* ''Literature/JackRyan'' (2013)
7th Apr '13 6:07:54 AM Xtifr
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* ''PrideAndPrejudice'' (2005)
* ''{{Atonement}}'' (2007)

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* ''PrideAndPrejudice'' ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' (2005)
* ''{{Atonement}}'' ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' (2007)
12th Mar '13 4:48:54 PM LongLiveHumour
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* SchmuckBait: Fell for one when she was the guest of TheDailyShow after Jon Stewart suggested to google "santorum" because of Rick Santorum, an (at the time) lesser-known GOP candidate.

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* SchmuckBait: Fell for one when she was the guest of TheDailyShow Series/TheDailyShow after Jon Stewart suggested to google "santorum" because of Rick Santorum, an (at the time) lesser-known GOP candidate.
21st Jan '13 5:36:58 AM Aquila89
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A British actress (born 26 March 1985) who became subject to [[StarMakingRole international recognition]] for her roles in ''BendItLikeBeckham'' (2002) and ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' (2003) as Elizabeth Swann, a character she has reprised for a total of three of the franchise's films. She has since starred in a number of feature films, theater productions, and modeling campaigns.

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Keira Christina Knightley A British actress (born 26 March 1985) who became subject to [[StarMakingRole international recognition]] for her roles in ''BendItLikeBeckham'' (2002) and ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' (2003) as Elizabeth Swann, a character she has reprised for a total of three of the franchise's films. She has since starred in a number of feature films, theater productions, and modeling campaigns.
15th Jan '13 2:01:03 PM Xtifr
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* ''NeverLetMeGo'' (2010)

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* ''NeverLetMeGo'' ''Film/NeverLetMeGo'' (2010)
17th Dec '12 1:02:53 AM StClair
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: She was only eighteen in ''{{LoveActually}}'' and ''{{PiratesOfTheCaribbean}}'' and looked like she was in her mid twenties.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: She was only eighteen in ''{{LoveActually}}'' ''LoveActually'' and ''{{PiratesOfTheCaribbean}}'' ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and looked like she was in her mid twenties.
26th Nov '12 1:36:23 PM Quag15
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-->''I'm a tomboy beanpole? I can't use a computer, so maybe I'm a bit out of the loop. I don't know whether to be flattered or not flattered. The beanpole bit, is that good? Can you be a sexy beanpole?''

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-->''I'm -->''Apparently on the Internet I'm a tomboy beanpole? I can't use a computer, so maybe I'm a bit out of the loop. I don't know whether to be flattered or not flattered. The beanpole bit, is that good? Can you be a sexy beanpole?''
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