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Ruthless paps taught Keira Knightley how to play real-life whistleblower

The actress discusses her escape from the trappings of fame and her role as the woman who tried to stop a war

Robbie Collin

When Keira Knightley first found fame, the world was a very different place.

“I remember telling my mates I was doing a film based on a Disney theme-park ride,” says the 34-year-old actress, thinking back to the moment shortly after her 17th birthday when she was cast in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

“And they laughed and went: ‘Well, that’s your career over then.’ Whereas these days, it would seem like the luckiest imaginable break.”..

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