West End stage debut for Keira Knightley

Friday December 11, 2009

She's already conquered Hollywood and now Keira Knightley is branching out into theatre.

Making her London stage debut, which she said she was "terrified but excited by", the brunette beauty began her stint in The Misanthrope, this week.

A production based on French playwright Molière's 17th century comedy of manners, Keira stars alongside Band of Brothers actor Damien Lewis.

The actress plays a flirtatious, American film star in a tale about the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society.

The play took more than £1 million worth of tickets in four days after the Atonement star's casting was announced.

Photo: © Rex

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