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Actress Keira Knightley has a Celery body shape

Actress Keira Knightley has a Celery body shape

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21. Keira Knightley

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Actress Keira Knightley arrives at the premiere of "Laggies" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, September 10, 2014. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill (CANADA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Actress Keira Knightley arrives at the premiere of "Laggies" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, September 10, 2014. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill (CANADA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

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Keira Knightley says cleaning isn't her strong point

Keira Knightley says cleaning isn't her strong point

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Actress Keira Knightley has a Celery body shape

Keira Knightley has confessed she is so bad at cleaning that her cleaner tells her not to bother.

The 29-year-old actress - who lives in north London with her musician husband James Righton of the Klaxons - admitted she had to have help keeping her home looking nice.

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Actress Keira Knightley arrives at the premiere of "Laggies" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, September 10, 2014. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill (CANADA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Actress Keira Knightley arrives at the premiere of "Laggies" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, September 10, 2014. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill (CANADA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

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Actress Keira Knightley arrives at the premiere of "Laggies" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, September 10, 2014. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill (CANADA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Keira said: "I'm a terrible cleaner, really bad. Luckily I have a cleaner to come to the house once a week, otherwise my house would be completely horrendous, and she's brilliant.

"And she often looks at me and she's like 'Did you try and do something with that?' And I say 'I tried to make it look good', and she's like, 'Don't'."

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Keira Knightley and her husband

Keira Knightley and her husband

Keira Knightley and her husband

She laughed: "Maybe [cleaning's] not my thing."

Keira stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in new film The Imitation Game about a team based at Bletchley Park in the Second World War, who were tasked with unscrambling coded messages sent by the German forces using Enigma machines.

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Keira Knightley watched husband James Righton perform at Great Escape

Keira Knightley watched husband James Righton perform at Great Escape

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Keira Knightley watched husband James Righton perform at Great Escape

Benedict plays mastermind Alan Turing, who was gay, and Keira plays Joan Clarke, his close friend and one-time fiancee.

Keira said: "It definitely helps if you are friends when you are playing friends. And I think just working together- you've already got that easy rapport and you already trust each other, which is such a big thing. So you can get through that thing and find something beyond that which is interesting.

"And he's such a wonderful actor, I think he's a joy to work with."

The Imitation Games is released in cinemas on November 14.

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