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Keira Knightley Beat Up in Anti-Violence PSA

Originally posted 04/02/2009 10:10AM

Two months after news broke of the alleged violent fight between Rihanna and Chris Brown, a PSA about domestic violence starring Keira Knightley is set to debut in theaters.

The two-minute clip, which will start airing April 6, depicts Knightley being violently kicked and beaten by a man.

"While domestic violence exists in every section of society we rarely hear about it," says the actress, who volunteered to act in the clip for the charity Women's Aid. "Domestic violence affects one in four women at some point in their lifetime and kills two women every week." Atonement director Joe Wright directed the spot.
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How Keira Knightley & Dominic Cooper Prepped for Love Scene

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How Keira Knightley & Dominic Cooper Prepped for Love Scene

Originally posted 09/11/2008 02:45PM

When it came time for stripping down to shoot their love scene in the 18th-century period movie The Duchess, Dominic Cooper said costar Keira Knightley assisted with his choice of codpiece.

"I knew there was a scene in which I had to get naked," Cooper, 30, told PEOPLE at Wednesday's special Chanel and Vogue screening of the film in New York for the Cinema Society. "It wasn't gratuitous, but still quite overwhelming. There were a series of devices I was offered to wear which protect my [naughty] bits. And I gave Keira the choice in a very gentlemanly way, 'You can chose either the furry soft, the pink diaper or the Spandex."

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Keira Knightley: I Got Drunk for My Fair Lady Audition

Keira Knightley: I Got Drunk for My Fair Lady Audition

Originally posted 08/05/2008 11:40AM

Singing under the influence helped Keira Knightley ace her audition for the upcoming movie remake of My Fair Lady.

"I probably did slur my words," Knightley told the U.K. edition of Glamour in its September issue about having a drink before her audition to play Eliza Doolittle. "I told [producer Cameron Mackintosh] that would be the only way I could sing in front of everyone."

However, Knightley soon realized that calming her nerves also had its drawbacks. "The problem with doing it is that alcohol dehydrates you, which isn't very helpful for singing. But they said it was alright."

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Keira Knightley Happy to Go Nude on Film | Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley Happy to Go Nude on Film

Originally posted 06/19/2008 07:45PM

Keira Knightley has no problem appearing in the buff for her latest film. In fact, she says it's becoming a habit.

"I always bare my breasts," she said at the press conference to promote The Edge of Love Wednesday at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. "It's not like it's only in this film!"

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Keira Knightley's Not Anorexic, Says Her Mother | Keira Knightley


Keira Knightley's Not Anorexic, Says Her Mother

Originally posted 06/16/2008 01:45PM

Keira Knightley isn't anorexic – her slim figure is thanks to her dad, not a restrictive diet, says the star's mom.

"She has always been thin," Knightley's mother, Sharman Macdonald, told Britain's Sunday Times. "She's her daddy's daughter, with his long body."

Like her father, the actress, 23, must "eat like a horse," to maintain her weight, Macdonald said. Knightley eats a diet high in protein and carbohydrates to make sure she doesn't lose any more weight.

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Keira Knightley Sings in The Edge of Love

Originally posted 06/02/2008 11:50AM

They shared a nude Vanity Fair cover, and now Keira Knightley is showing vocal prowess to rival that of other actress-turned-singer Scarlett Johansson.

As Vera Philips, the lover of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas in the new biopic, The Edge of Love, Knightley, 23, sings "Blue Tahitian Moon." "I did some lessons with a voice coach because I can't sing," the actress recently said. "It was live. There were 100 extras and John [Maybury, the director] was like, 'Now you're going to sing.' I've never been so frightened in my entire life."

The film, written by Knightley's mom, Sharman Macdonald, and costarring Sienna Miller and Matthew Rhys, will open this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 18.
Janet Mock

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Keira Knightley's Atonement Leads BAFTA Nominations | James McAvoy, Keira Knightley

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Keira Knightley's Atonement Leads BAFTA Nominations

Originally posted 01/16/2008 08:45AM

The British romance and war epic Atonement led the list of nominees announced on Wednesday for the Orange British Academy Film Awards, the U.K.'s answer to the Oscars.

The Golden Globe-winning movie picked up a staggering 14 nominations, including leading actor and actress for its young British stars Keira Knightley, 22, and James McAvoy, 28.

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Keira Knightley Ready to Party at Golden Globes | Keira Knightley

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UpdatePosted 12/13/2007 04:00PM

Keira Knightley Ready to Party at Golden Globes

Originally posted 12/13/2007 03:00PM

Keira Knightley is ready to party – with her cast and crew of Atonement, which topped the list of Golden Globe nominees on Thursday, with seven nods, including one for herself and another for her leading man, James McAvoy, as well as for the WWII drama itself, as best picture.

"It's just so exciting that we've got nominated in so many categories," the British actress, 22, tells the Associated Press. "There's such a big group of us that can get to go together. It will be a real celebration for the film. It will be a wonderful night."

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Atonement, Charlie Wilson's War Top Globe Nominations | James McAvoy, Keira Knightley


UpdatePosted 12/13/2007 09:45AM

Atonement, Charlie Wilson's War Top Globe Nominations

Originally posted 12/13/2007 09:05AM

Trophy season kicked into high gear Thursday morning, with an impressive roster of seven movies nominated for best dramatic picture in the Golden Globes race.

The period romance Atonement, starring nominees Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, led the pack with seven nominations. The movie, besides being in the running for best picture, was also singled out for its direction, by Joe Wright, and its screenplay, by Christopher Hampton.

The remaining six top picture nominees are American Gangster, Eastern Promises, The Great Debaters, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood.

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Keira Knightley Says Posing Nude Is 'Liberating'

Originally posted 12/06/2007 05:55PM

Keira Knightley admits she can't keep her clothes on.

Last year she went nude for Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue. Now the 22-year-old is topless on the cover of Interview and posing for a new Chanel ad with only a strategically placed hat. What gives?

"I don't know. People ask [me to pose naked] and I just say yes," the Atonement star told Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday’s show. "I find it vaguely liberating."

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