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Two years later she again was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Atonement. She requested an agent as early as the age of three and got one when she turned six, from her mother as a reward for studying hard. She performed in a number of local amateur productions, including After Juliet (written by her mother) and United States (written by her then drama teacher, Ian McShane, no relation to the actor of the same name). Her first role was “Little Girl” in Royal Celebration, a 1993 TV movie. Later in 1999, she appeared as Rose in Oliver Twist. Keira Knightley appeared in several television films in the mid to late 1990s–as well as ITV1’s The Bill–before being cast as Sabé, Padmé Amidala’s decoy, in the 1999 science fiction blockbuster Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Sabé’s dialogue was dubbed over with Natalie Portman’s voice. Knightley was cast in the role due to her close resemblance to Portman; even the two actresses’ mothers had difficulty telling their daughters apart when the girls were in full makeup.
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After getting an agent at 6, she did work mostly on commercials and small TV roles. Sabé’s dialogue was dubbed over with Natalie Portman’s voice. magazine as the film industry’s most promising teen star. Knightley’s critics often suggested she was nothing more than a pretty face, which led the young starlet to comment to Elle magazine, “I always feel like I’m the one with everything to prove.” Pride & Prejudice rounded out 2005. Knightley starred in three major films in 2007: Silk, an adaptation of the novel by Alessandro Baricco, Atonement, a feature film adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel of the same name (co-starring James McAvoy, Vanessa Redgrave, and Brenda Blethyn), and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, which was released in May 2007. in December 2009. The Daily Telegraph described her performance as revealing “both power and poignancy” and The Independent called her performance “not only strikingly convincing but, at times, rather thrilling in its satiric aplomb” The Guardian, however, noted that due to the nature of the role “one could say that she is not unduly stretched” and The Daily Mail described her as “little better than adequate” and “dull” and the Daily Express stated that “Her lack of stage experience is sometimes painfully evident.” Knightley has been nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award as Best Supporting Actress as Jennifer in The Misanthrope, recognising her theatre debut. Filming took place in Norfolk and Clevedon in Somerset.