How old was Keira Knightley in Love Actually? | The Sun

IT'S FAIR to say that Love Actually is one of the most treasured Christmas movies of all time.

The film was released way back in 2003, and some fans have wondered about how old Keira Knightley really was when she starred in the movie.

Who is Keira Knightley?

Keira Knightley was born on March 26, 1985 in Teddington, London.

She has been acting since school, but began her professional career appearing in commercials and modeling.

From there, Keira made the leap to film work in the early 2000s, and she hasn't slowed down since.  

She shot to fame in the Brit flick Bend It Like Beckham, but it was her role in Love Actually that shot her to Hollywood stardom.

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In 2018, she was appointed an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to drama and charity

As of December Keira has a net worth of £64M.

How old was Keira Knightley in Love Actually?

When the popular 2003 Christmas rom-com was made, Keira was just 18 when she played Juliet in Love Actually.

What's more, Chiwetel Ejiofor – who she married in the movie – was 26 at the time of filming, meaning the eight-year age gap between the on-screen couple.

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Also, Andrew Lincoln who played Mark, who was in love with Juliet in the movie, was actually 30 when the movie was released.

Meanwhile, Thomas Brodie-Sangster – who played lovesick Sam in the movie – was 13 when the movie was filmed.

That makes him just five years younger than Keira when the movie was filmed, despite their age difference looking far greater than that.

Where is Keira Knightley and what films has she starred in?

As of December 2022 Keira is working on her new true-crime movie called the Boston Strangler, which depicts the real life murders that happened in the 1960s.

But the Academy Award-nominated star is best known for movies as like the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and Pride and Prejudice.

Keira also had lead roles Atonement, The Duchess, Never Let Me Go, and A Dangerous Method.

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