Screen beauty Keira Knightley poised for stage debut

Wednesday December 16, 2009

British actress Keira Knightley will soon be joining the likes of fellow movie stars Nicole Kidman, Jude Law and Daniel Radcliffe by appearing on the London stage.

The 24-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star is making her West End debut in a revival of Moliere's The Misanthrope at the Comedy Theatre this week.

Explaining her reasons for taking the role, Keira said, "I thought if I don't do theatre right now, I think I'm going to start being too terrified to do it. So I just thought: 'OK, dive in and give it a go'." 

For her, the most important thing is that the experience so far has been "extraordinary and incredibly fulfilling".

"I'm not coming into it with any great expectations of coming away with great reviews," she said.

Photo: ę Getty Images

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