The actress had to put on a period piece again for a historical adventure film “King Arthur” (2004), where she played the queen Guinevere.
Despite an all-star cast (Arthur was portrayed by Clive Owen) the picture was claimed to be nothing but a “stupid and lacking the spirit of that age action”.
It was a fantasy adventure film “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003), where she played a brave beauty Elizabeth Swann.The movie, as a result, exceeded all expectations as it instantly became iconic and made a record box-office of 654 million dollars, however, it’s budget was also incredibly huge at the time – 140 million. Fw-300 #ya-qn-sort h2 /* Breadcrumb */ #ya-question-breadcrumb #ya-question-breadcrumb i #ya-question-breadcrumb a #bc .ya-q-full-text, .ya-q-text #ya-question-detail h1 html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-text html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] #ya-question-detail h1, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] #ya-question-detail h1 /* Trending Now */ /* Center Rail */ #ya-center-rail .profile-banner-default .ya-ba-title #Stencil . Bgc-lgr .tupwrap .comment-text /* Right Rail */ #Stencil . Fw-300 .qstn-title #ya-trending-questions-show-more, #ya-related-questions-show-more #ya-trending-questions-more, #ya-related-questions-more /* DMROS */ .The journalists claimed the film to be “a total success”, noting “a dramatic dynamic, costumes and set design, which teleport the viewer to the right place and time”.
That same year a film “Pure” came out, starring Keira Knightley, Harry Eden and Molly Parker.
The real breakthrough happened when Keira Knightley appeared in a romantic comedy sports film “Bend It Like Beckham” (2002), where she portrayed a girl, infatuated with football.
A famous football player David Beckham made a cameo in the movie as well.
When Will and Sharman had their baby, the father, who dreamt of a second child, wanted to name her Kira, after a famous Russian figure skater Kira Ivanova, but Sherman misspelled the name as “Keira” when she went to register her and that is how the future actress got her unique name.
The parents introduced both of their children to the theater scene at an early age – not only did they attend the plays together, but also taught Keira and Caleb acting.
In 1999 Keira first appeared on a big screen, when she was cast as a queen’s Padme decoy in a renowned blockbuster “Star Wars.