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Keira Knightley appears in a scene from the 2010 film, Last Night. / James Righton appears in a photo posted on the Klaxons official Facebook page on September 28, 2010. - Provided courtesy of Focus Features / Facebook.com/klaxons

Keira Knightley engaged to Klaxons singer James Righton

05/25/2012 by Olivia Allin

British actress Keira Knightley is engaged to the Klaxons rocker James Righton, the couple confirmed on Friday.

The 27-year-old actress has been dating Righton, 28, who sings and plays keyboards in the London-based rock band, since early 2011. The pair reportedly met through their mutual friend, fashion icon Alexa Chung.

"I can confirm that Keira is engaged to be married to James Righton," Knightley's publicist confirmed to the Associated Press on May 25.

Knightley previously dated actor Rupert Friend for five years before parting ways in December 2010.

The British actress recently appeared in the movie "A Dangerous Method," which tells of the relationship between Carl Jung, played by Michael Fassbender, and Sigmund Freud, portrayed by Viggo Mortensen of "Lord of the Rings" fame, and how they help give birth to psychoanalysis.

Knightley rose to fame after appearing in the 2002 film, "Bend It Like Beckham." She has since appeared in three "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, "Love Actually," "Pride & Prejudice," "Atonement," "Never Let Me Go" and "Last Night."

Knightley is set to star in "Anna Karenina" as a woman bound in a loveless marriage who lusts after a soldier. Jude Law is set to star as her husband, while "Kick-Ass" star Aaron Johnson will portray her lover, Count Vronsky.

She will next appear opposite Steve Carell in the dark comedy, "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," which is slated for release on June 22, 2012.

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