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Update: Movie star Keira Knightley was spotted in Wells while on rumoured search for Norfolk home

16:28 17 April 2012

British actress Keira Knightley. Picture: AP Photo/Joel Ryan.

British actress Keira Knightley. Picture: AP Photo/Joel Ryan.

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It looks like Norfolk is set to add another big name movie star to its list of famous residents.

It has been reported in a national newspaper that Miss Knightley, star of films such as Bend It Like Beckham and The Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, is house-hunting in Nelson’s County.

A report in The Sun stated: “She was spotted in a local tea room nosing through estate agent details with a pal. Keira already has a London property but fancies owning a place in the country.”

It seems Miss Knightley could be set to join her Pirates of the Caribbean co-star Johnny Depp, who is thought to have bought £7m Burnham Westgate Hall, near Burnham Market, earlier this year.

Miss Knightley, worth £30m according to the Sunday Times Rich List, may have been looking in the same north Norfolk coastal area for a new home.

One of our readers, giving their name as just Samuel, got in touch to say: “I spotted Keira on Saturday, we thought that maybe she was on holiday but it would appear not as per your article.

“It was at Wells-next-the-Sea. Myself and a friend were eating in the tiny local bistro, we were the only ones there and then she walked in with some guy.

“My friend said ‘that’s Keira Knightley’, I was like ‘nah’. Then she ordered a salad without the dressing and I was like, ‘it’s her!”

The glamorous 27-year-old, originally from London, has spent time in Norfolk before.

In May 2009, the production of one of her films, Never Let Me Go, moved to Holkham beach for filming and she also shot scenes at nearby Holkham Hall for 2008 film The Duchess.

Did you spot the movie star house-hunting? Contact reporter David Freezer on 01603 772418 or david.freezer@archant.co.uk

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17 comments

  • Burnham Westgate Hall is still up for sale (have a look on rightmove) so Johnny Depp can't have bought it.

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    I LoveNorfolk

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

  • p.s Phwoooar!

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    Eye of Providence

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

  • Booooring! Could the reason she is looking in North Norfolk be because it is quiet and she can at last be normal?

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    Eye of Providence

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

  • Oh come on is this the EDP or Hello Magazine.Does it matter what she's doing in her private life.

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    Cynical Bob

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

  • PS. Brilliant, Daisy Roots. Utterly brilliant! Spot on. Lovely word, "braying". Good old boy!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

  • Oh come on, is this really news? I am disinterested, EDP you are much better than this.

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    Colin Jacobs

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

  • So long as she doesn't live near me thats fine. I have enough tourists and sightseers thank you.

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    Kgames Henry

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

  • Her budget is £1.2m, if you have anything suitable, please contact

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    London in Norfolk

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

  • PS hubba hubba!

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    Betty Swallocks

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

  • I assume this will be between Brad Pitt's place and Johnny Depp's Norfolk residence?

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    Lord Horn

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

  • It makes me sad. I remember when the coast was still a place where ordinary Norfolk people went for a day at the seaside without feeling strangers in their own county. Brancaster when the cars parked were all little black square jobs,And when some of the beach defences were still there and always a warning about not picking up lumps of metal in case they blew up ! Wells, when it was still recovering from the floods, meant a bucket and cockles and Brancaster the uncles going out to the wreck. No Chelsea tractors, no braying second homers and their sneering at little amusement arcades and fish and chip shops, no remodelling of our seaside villages,no ruddy bistros and no emaciated actresses.

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    Daisy Roots

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

  • Glad to see they interviewed some highly intelligent people for this earth shattering story, the comment "I was like 'nah'" say it all. EDP is starting to struggle for stories again obviously.

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    Mr T

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

  • I was like 'who gives a stuff'...

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    Betty Swallocks

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

  • I saw her house hunting in Beach Road Happisburgh yesterday. She's looking for something with a sea view.

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    Mylen1um

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

  • Anyone else find it ironic that this story is published at the same time as one about stalking?

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    robotsthatcare

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

  • So, another second homer comes to North Norfolk! We need that like a celebrity hole in the head

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    weaversway

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

  • It`s all media hype. She`s moved in with me and my other lodger, Johnny Depp, in Stalham. She has secured 16 hours a week on the tills at Tesco. He is just a kept man. Does nothing. Owes me 4 weeks rent already. Barbossa.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

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