Keira Knightley Prepares For New Play

Keira Knightley is setting a record for the huge number of fans she’s attracting to the stage door of a theatre in London – before her play has opened!

The Pirates of the Caribbean star may have split up with her boyfriend of five years Rupert Friend, but there is a lot of love for Keira judging by the number of fans queuing up in the cold each night to catch a glimpse of her.

The loyal admirers have been there ever since rehearsals for The Children’s Hour started at The Comedy Theatre last week. Check them out in the photo below:

Such is the buzz surrounding the play, it’s run has been extended by a whole month. The actors were originally committed until March but have re-negotiated their contracts until April after tickets sold out almost immediately for the original time period.

Keep your eyes peeled to see how the crowds outside will be looking like later in the run. If it’s this busy now, it will surely peak when the show officially opens on 9 February.

Very can reveal that part of the reason fans keep coming back is because kind Keira is a very hospitable star – often signing autographs for up to 15 minutes at a time.

Sometimes she even leaves the theatre with her own Sharpie pen so she can sign anything and everything fans thrust at her.

Top marks to the Oscar nominated actress for appreciating her fans! And respect to Keira for keeping her own unique sense of style despite being offered clothes by all the best designers.

When ex Brookside actress Anna Friel appeared in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, she always dressed up in designer outfits to leave the theatre. In contrast, Keira oozes relaxed, laid back chic. The girl knows what suits her and stays warm.

You can wrap up in style like Keira in a Savoir belted faux fur collar coat from Very

And copy the rest of her chic, contemporary outfit starting with a new stripe top with bow trim

Add some classic POP by POP by PPQ Omar tailored shorts

The Pamela Man pack of 5 opaque tights are a bargain at £15 for five pairs

And it’s all about the accessories to end as Keira makes her look more interesting with a brown belt like the weave faux leather belt

The young British actress recently said she prefers theatre to film as it’s like having an orgasm every night.

And it means we can all have a thrill by getting inspiration from her individual outfits.

7th February 2011
Written by Zoe Griffin