Keira Knightley and James Righton are engaged! Keira's publicist shared the exciting news today, saying, "I can confirm that Keira is engaged to be married to James Righton." The couple have been dating for over a year, though they've kept their relationship pretty quiet and have yet to step out on a red carpet together. This time last year, though, Keira and James were arm in arm for a walk around sunny Venice, CA. Congrats to Keira and James!
Keira Knightley linked arms with boyfriend James Righton for an evening out in London yesterday. Following dinner at La Bodega Negra, they stopped at London's outpost of The Box, where, along with Downton Abbey's Dan Stephens, they saw a show from pianist Jean-Philippe Rio-Py.
Keira's Interview cover and feature just came out, and in the publication she opened up about her forthcoming film, Seeking a Friend at the End of the World. She stars in the end-of-the-world comedy opposite Steve Carell. She said of the project, "Well, Steve is absolutely wonderful. I loved his work on Little Miss Sunshine. He has this amazing ability to be incredibly funny but have that pathos at the same time — sort of that crying-clown thing. The movie itself has comic moments, but it's about the end of the world, so obviously it has an apocalyptic feel to it that's not that comic, because everybody dies . . . Other than that, though, it's hilarious!"
Michael Fassbender was in a joking mood last night following his London premiere of A Dangerous Method! Inside 34 restaurant, he danced around with a Burberry Prorsum-clad Keira Knightley and their costar Viggo, as well as some other lucky attendees! Michael then sat at a piano to serenade the group that also included Keira's mom Sharman Macdonald. He got a piggyback ride from a friend out to his car, then proceeded to mock-fight with a group of photographers. Keira made a more low-key exit with her Klaxons musician boyfriend James Righton. It was an evening of fun during what's shaping up to be another busy year for Michael. It was recently confirmed that he'll work on another X-Men movie with director Matthew Vaughn.
Keira Knightley traded film festivals over the weekend, leaving Venice and heading to Toronto to show off David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method. Making the trek to Canada along with Keira was her boyfriend, James Righton of the Klaxons, on Friday. Keira had the company of her big-screen leading man Viggo Mortensen for Saturday afternoon's press conference, and the duo showed their appreciation for the local culture by posing with two hockey jerseys. At the event, Keira spoke about her love of acting. She said, "Acting is what keeps me grounded. Acting is therapy. . . I think it is incredibly cathartic and particularly playing a role like this. It is almost strange what a wonderful time we had." Keira changed from her multicolored dress into a lace one for the premiere and Sony Pictures cocktail party later.
Keira Knightley had the company of her boyfriend, James Righton, yesterday between scenes on the LA set of Seeking a Friend For the End of the World. James and Keira hit craft services with her costar Steve Carell, and the trio were spotted laughing as they headed back to their trailers. Klaxons musician James has been a constant presence by Keira's side during the West Coast shoot. She's been able to spend her time off with him too, and they went on a scenic walk through Venice Beach two weeks ago. James will have to leave California, though, in order to perform with his band Saturday in Germany at the Southside Festival in Neuhausen. They then have dates in Russia and France before heading home to England for mid-August's Relentless Boardmasters show in Cornwall.
New couple Keira Knightley and James Righton kept close as they walked around sunny Venice, CA, on Saturday. The pair, who were first seen out together in April, wrapped their arms around each other and held hands as they spent the afternoon by the famous boardwalk. James, who is the keyboardist for Klaxons, is in LA while Keira works on her latest movie, Seeking a Friend For the End of the World. She's been filming the dark comedy around town with her costar Steve Carell, and James was seen showering her with affection in between takes on their Malibu set last week. James is the first guy Keira seems to be seriously dating since her split from Rupert Friend, whom she dated for five years. James will be heading back to Europe soon as he preps to take the stage at a Krakow, Poland, music festival with his band this Friday, and perhaps Keira will be able to break from shooting in order to join him overseas.
Keira Knightley was in LA yesterday shooting Seeking a Friend at the End of the World with her costar Steve Carell, but she also had the company of her new guy, James Righton, between takes. James was spotted grabbing lunch with Keira and hanging out by her trailer on the Malibu set. Keira Knightley and James Righton were first spotted together in April, when they enjoyed a Spring day together in London. The pair got together after Keira's friend, Alexa Chung, introduced them — Alexa's boyfriend, Alex Turner, is in the band the Arctic Monkeys, and is friends with the guys in James's group The Klaxons. Keira's working with Steve in California after a stint in England, where she starred in The Children's Hour in the West End and serving as a bridesmaid in her brother's Glasgow wedding last month.
Keira Knightley went public with her new boyfriend, James Righton, Saturday with a loved-up walk in London. The couple took a hand-in-hand walk to the park, where the PDA show continued with hugs and kisses on the grass. Keira was back on the dating market for just a few months following a split from her boyfriend of five years, actor Rupert Friend, at some point last year. She apparently met James not too long ago through their mutual friend Alexa Chung. James, who is the singer and keyboard player in the British band Klaxons, is close with Alexa’s longterm love Alex Turner of the Artic Monkeys. Keira has more to celebrate in addition to her blossoming romance with James. She's also apparently diving back into film work following her stint on the stage in The Children's Hour. The Chanel model may star opposite Steve Carell in the upcoming Seeking a Friend For the End of the World, while her movie Last Night will be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, which starts next week in NYC.