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BAFTA to host career retrospective with Keira Knightley

28 November 2018

BAFTA A Life in Pictures: Keira Knightley to take place on Monday 17 December

London, 28 November: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that BAFTA-nominated actress Keira Knightley will discuss her career at a ‘BAFTA: A Life in Pictures’ event at on Monday 17 December.

‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ is a long-running series of onstage interviews in which some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their craft. The series has previously hosted figures including Annette Bening, Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, David Fincher, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Sam Mendes, Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave, Martin Scorsese, Kristin Scott Thomas, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Jeremy Irons.

Keira Knightley began acting as a child and made her feature film debut in 1995 at 10 years old. After gaining international recognition for her breakthrough roles in the psychological horror film The Hole and the hugely popular football drama film Bend It Like Beckham, Knightley has since enjoyed a critically acclaimed and varied career working across both Hollywood blockbusters and independent films, with titles including Love Actually, King Arthur, the BAFTA-nominated Pride & Prejudice, Domino, The Duchess, The Edge of Love, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and the BAFTA-nominated Anna Karenina. She also played Elizabeth Swann in the fantasy series Pirates of the Caribbean, appearing in five of the smash-hit films.

Knightley has received two BAFTA nominations, in 2008 for her performance as Cecilia Tallis in the adaptation of Ian McEwan's best-selling novel Atonement, and in 2014 for her role as cryptanalyst Joan Clarke in The Imitation Game.

Keira Knightley will soon be seen in the critically acclaimed biographical drama Collette in which she stars in the eponymous role and can currently be seen in Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. She has just wrapped production on Official Secrets and will also star in the forthcoming drama The Aftermath, set in post-World War II Hamburg, alongside Alexander Skarsgård.

Public tickets for ‘BAFTA: A Life in Pictures: Keira Knightley’ will be available to book from 12:30pm on Friday 30 November at

Event and venue details:
BAFTA A Life in Pictures: Keira Knightley
Monday 17 December at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, London, 20:00–21:30

Recordings of previous events in the A Life in Pictures series are available on BAFTA Guru, BAFTA’s online learning channel (

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For further information or to request press tickets, please contact:
Harriet Black at BAFTA
T: +44 (0) 20 7925863
E: [email protected]

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