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In 2008, Forbes claimed Knightley to be the second highest paid actress in Hollywood, having reportedly earned $32 million in 2007, making her the only non-American on the list of highest paid actresses. Her father is English and her Scottish mother is of half Welsh ancestry. Knightley lived in Richmond, attending Stanley Junior School, Teddington School and Esher College. She was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of six, but nevertheless was successful in school and was thus permitted to acquire a talent agent and pursue an acting career. Keira Knightley appeared in several television films in the mid to late 1990s–as well as ITV1′s The Bill–before being cast as SabĂ©, PadmĂ© Amidala’s decoy, in the 1999 science fiction blockbuster Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. in the same year, she also was in the movie Pure, in which she portrays a pregnant teenager who is a heroin addict and had a child taken by social services. After Bend It Like Beckham’s UK release raised her profile, she was cast in the big budget action film, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (along with Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp) which was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and opened in July 2003 to positive reviews and high box office grosses, becoming one of the biggest hits of summer 2003 and cementing Knightley as the new “It” girl. If you give an actress who is even remotely good the chance to play a fantastic character like that, they are going to revel in it.” Variety wrote about her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet: “Looking every bit a star, Knightley, who’s shown more spirit than acting smarts so far in her career, really steps up to the plate here, holding her own against the more classically trained Matthew Macfadyen, as well as vets like Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Penelope Wilton, and Judi Dench with a luminous strength that recalls a young Audrey Hepburn.

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If you’re talking big-time Hollywood idol s, then you have to include Kiera Knightly in the conversation. Her latest motion-pictures have smashed the box offices. Within cinema, no one makes films quite like Kiera Knightly.. Get all the Kiera Knightly reports here on Oscar Gossip.