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Keira Knightley, actress with a Welsh connection!

Keira Knightley

Probably Britain's top Hollywood actress having recently been announced as the second highest paid actress in Hollywood.

Connection: Welsh grandparents. Her mother, the playwright Sharman Macdonald has Welsh parentage. Quote: "Half of my mum’s family is Welsh. I remember when I was a kid she used to read to me, and witches and wizards in books always had a Welsh accent."

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She has starred in numerous films including "the Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy, "Bend it like Beckham," "Atonement," "Love actually" and Dylan Thomas biopic "The edge of love."