Keira Knightley’s Code Of Conduct
Keira Knightley has wise words when it comes to achieving longevity in the acting industry: don’t go to all the parties.
“Personally as an actor, I think that if you’re out all the time and you’re going to absolutely everything then people don’t actually notice when you have something to promote,” she told us. “Whether that’s a charity or a film, if you’re blanket ‘there’, then what you really care about can get lost.”
It’s a strategy that clearly works for Keira Knightley, who is rarely seen making appearances at events that she doesn’t have a personal connection with yet causes a frenzy when she does, and one that – after years of being followed by the paparazzi – has finally meant that the majority of the attention is focused on her films.
The latest film that she finds herself donning Erdem, Valentino and Michael Van Der Ham dresses to promote is The Imitation Game – the true story of the group of cryptoanalysts that broke Germany’s Enigma code in World War One, headed up by Alan Turing who is played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Keira Knightley plays Turing’s colleague and confidante Joan Clarke – a role that sees her take on what has become something of a signature: a strong female lead.