Born on March 26, 1985 in Teddington, Middlesex, England
Keira Knightley as "Joan Clarke"
In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma -- which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable. Turing's team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison.
|Academy Award (2014)||Nominated||Actor in a Supporting Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)||Nominated||Supporting Actress|
|Golden Globe (2014)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
Keira Knightley as "Cecilia Tallis"
This sweeping English drama, based on the book by Ian McEwan, follows the lives of young lovers Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley) and Robbie Turner (James McAvoy). When the couple are torn apart by a lie constructed by Cecilia's jealous younger sister, Briony (Saoirse Ronan), all three of them must deal with the consequences. Robbie is the hardest hit, since Briony's deception results in his imprisonment, but hope for Cecilia and her beau increases when their paths cross during World War II.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)||Nominated||Leading Actress|
|Golden Globe (2007)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama|
Keira Knightley as "Elizabeth Bennet"
In this adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) lives with her mother, father and sisters in the English countryside. As the eldest, she faces mounting pressure from her parents to marry. When the outspoken Elizabeth is introduced to the handsome and upper-class Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen), sparks fly. Although there is obvious chemistry between the two, Darcy's overly reserved nature threatens the fledgling relationship.
|Academy Award (2005)||Nominated||Actress in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (2005)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|