Keira Knightley has done a Christmas movie, and an apocalypse movie, but never a Christmas apocalypse movie.
Knightley, who said she's double vaccinated, has been quarantining at home in London, where her husband, musician James Righton, and two daughters, Edie, 6, and Delilah, 2, are positive as well.
‘Tis the season for the world to end. Or at least, that’s how this holiday season plays out in the trailer for Camille Griffin’s star-studded comedic horror Silent Night. Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode play parents Nell and Simon, who prepare for their imminent deaths caused by deadly noxious gasses by throwing a final Christmas Day bash with their friends and kids in the English countryside.
Oscar-nominated actor Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game”) has revealed her discomfort in falling under the “male gaze” while filming intimate scenes. In conversation with “The Farewell” filmmaker Lulu Wang and writer-producer Diane Solway on the Chanel Connects podcast, Knightley said her decision to add a no nudity clause to her contract since becoming a mother […]
Keira Knightley has pulled out of Apple TV+ series “The Essex Serpent” ahead of its production start in the U.K. due to coronavirus-related child-care concerns.A representative for Knightley, who was going to both star on and executive produce the adaptation of Sarah Perry’s novel, said in a statement to TheWrap on Monday, “Keira had to unfortunately pull out of the Essex Serpent due to family reasons. As the Covid cases increase in the UK and additional lockdown and restriction rules are potentially being imposed, with so many unknowns, there wasn’t a comfortable scenario for Keira that could be put in place for an extended period of child care required for the 4.5 month production.”The 35-year-old actress has two daughters with her husband, James Righton: 5-year-old Edie and 13-month-old Delilah.Apple TV+ ordered “The Essex Serpent” to series at the end of August with Knightley attached as star and EP. The streaming service has now delayed the start of production on the project in order to find a new leading lady, an individual with knowledge tells TheWrap.Also Read: 'Dickinson' Gets Season 2 Premiere Date, Season 3 Renewal at Apple TV+ (Video)Representatives for Apple TV+ and Knightley did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.“The Essex Serpent” follows newly widowed Cora (meant to be played by Knightley) who, having being released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area.The series is set to be directed by Clio Barnard (“The Selfish Giant,” “The Arbor”). Anna Symon (“Deep Water,” “Mrs Wilson”) will serve as lead writer. Excluding Knightley, executive producers include Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Patrick Walters, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Barnard and Symon. Andrea Cornwell is a producer.“The Essex Serpent” will be produced for Apple TV+ by See-Saw Films, and is commissioned for Apple out of the U.K. by Apple’s heads of worldwide video, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, and creative director for Europe Worldwide Video, Jay Hunt. See-Saw Films is the company behind “The King’s Speech” and “Top of the Lake.” The series joins fellow Apple TV+ international series like “Suspicion,” “Slow Horses,” “Echo 3,” “Shantaram,” “Pachinko” and “Masters of the Air.”Read original story Keira Knightley Drops Out of Apple Series ‘Essex Serpent’ Over COVID-Related Child-Care Concerns At TheWrap
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The twice-Oscar-nominated actress spoke frankly with The Telegraph about how the enormous pressure of 2003's "Pirates of the Caribbean" and the hits that followed forced her to retreat from the limelight.
The actress says she felt "utterly stupid" filming "Pirates of the Caribbean" while her friends joined anti-war protests.
Keira Knightley's daughter won't grow up thinking that she needs to be rescued by a man — like Cinderella and many other Disney princesses.
Keira Knightley takes on Kate Middleton for setting unrealistic appearance expectations for women after giving birth. "Look beautiful. Look stylish, don't show your battleground, Kate," she writes in a powerful essay.
Keira Knightley reflected on how fame and the paparazzi led her to a mental breakdown in her early 20s. "It was a really rude awakening to the world of misogyny," she explained. "I'd never experienced that level of hatred on a day-to-day basis."
Before you go see “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” here's a recap of the storyline of Orlando Bloom’s character.
Silly high-concept Hollywood grief porn, spreading its trail of goopy sentiment and inspirational homilies with technical finesse and some decent acting against the picturesque backdrop of New York City in the holidays. Audiences unconcerned about their sugar levels might eat it up.
For Keira Knightley, thanks to years of dyeing her hair for various roles, the damage was so bad she started to go bald — requiring her to employ wigs.
Keira Knightley will star as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney’s retelling of The Nutcracker. The live-action film — based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King — is titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. In the pic, one of Clara’s Christmas toys — a Nutcracker doll — comes to life and battles the evil Mouse King with seven heads.
Only one of these ‘Begin Again’ stars pleased director John Carney (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Andrew Schwartz) While discussing his latest musical Sing Street with The Independent, director John Carney turned the conversation toward Keira Knightley, his star for 2014’s Begin Again — and what he had to say was anything but kind. Beginning by describing his newest movie as “a small personal movie with no Keira Knightleys in it,” Carney then proceeded to rip the Pirates of the Caribbean actress: “I learned that I’ll never make a film with supermodels again…. I like working with actors and I wanted to come back to what I knew and enjoy film-making again – not that I didn’t enjoy Begin Again but Keira has an entourage that follow her everywhere so it’s very hard to get any real work done…Keira’s thing is to hide who you are and I don’t think you can be an actor and do that…I don’t want to rubbish Keira, but you know it’s hard being a film actor and it requires a certain level of honesty and self-analysis that I don’t think she’s ready for yet and I certainly don’t think she was ready for on that film.” Such candidly nasty comments were juxtaposed with praise for Begin Again costars Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine, about whom Carney said “Mark Ruffalo is a fantastic actor and Adam Levine is a joy to work with and actually quite unpretentious.”
Daisy Ridley is not Keira Knightley. (Photo: Getty Images)