Will Knightley

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Will Knightley
Born (1946-04-23) 23 April 1946 (age 72)
London, England
Nationality English
Occupation Actor
Years active 1969–present
Spouse(s) Sharman Macdonald (m. 1976)
Children 2, including Keira Knightley

Will Knightley (born 23 April 1946) is an English television and stage actor.[1]

He has primarily worked on the stage, and is a founding member of London's Half Moon Theatre;[2][3] in addition to acting, he has performed voice-over work. He has had TV stints in The Bill, A Touch of Frost, Midsomer Murders and various adverts.[4] In 2009 he appeared in the BBC drama A Short Stay in Switzerland.[5]

In 2004, he appeared on the British series Rosemary & Thyme in the episode "Orpheus in the Undergrowth" as character Jeremy Pearson.[6] He is the father of actor Caleb (b. 1979) and actress Keira Knightley (b. 1985).[7]

Selected credits[edit]

  • EastEnders (2014) as Henry Summerhayes
  • Calendar Girls (2009, stage play)
  • Flight Path (2007, stage play)
  • Cinderella (2005-6, stage pantomime) as Baron Hardup
  • Lone Star Mark Three (2005, stage play)
  • The Permanent Way (2005, stage play) as
  • The Brief (2004, TV series) as Gerry Graham
  • Rosemary & Thyme (2004, TV series) as Jeremy Pearson
  • Our God's Country (2002, stage play) as Captain Arthur Phillip
  • The School for Scandal (1996-7, stage play) as Sir Peter Teasle
  • Woman in Mind (1994, stage play) as Andy
  • Hush (1992, stage play) as Colin
  • Diplomatic Waves (1989, stage play) as John
  • Wild Honey (1984, stage play)
  • Epsom Downs (1977, stage play)
  • Afternoon Theatre: Only A Game (1976, radio play)


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