British actress Keira Knightley arrives for the gala screening of "A Dangerous Method" at a central London Venue, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012, 11:35 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 25 May 2012, 10:38 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Keira Knightley, the glamorous star of "Pirates of the Caribbean" star is engaged to be married, her publicist said Friday.
Publicist Sara Keene confirmed that Knightly is to marry her boyfriend James Righton, keyboard player for rock group Klaxons.
She said the couple were not releasing any details of the proposal, and did not have any comment on wedding plans.
The couple have been dating since early last year. Previously Knightley, 27, had dated actor Rupert Friend for several years.
Knightley first won acclaim for her role as a soccer-playing teenager in "Bend It Like Beckham." She went on to star in the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies and was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in an adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."
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