Keira Knightley engaged to James Righton from Klaxons

25/05/12

Keira Knightley

Actress Keira Knightley and her boyfriend, James Righton, from Klaxons have announced their engagement.

A spokeswoman for the actress said: "I can confirm that Keira is engaged to be married to James Righton."

The details of the proposal are being kept quiet. Her publicist added: "We are not discussing any further details."

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Image caption:James Righton (left), Jamie Reynolds (centre) and Simon Taylor-Davis

The couple have been together for 15 months and were introduced by their TV presenter friend Alexa Chung.

The 27-year-old actress, whose past movie roles include Atonement and the first three Pirates Of The Caribbean titles, is due to begin filming in the US.

She will star as a wannabe singer in Can A Song Save Your Life?

The Oscar-nominated actress previously dated Pride and Prejudice actor Rupert Friend for several years. The couple split in 2010.

Her new fiance, keyboardist James Righton, is working on a new album with his band after releasing their second record in 2010.

The Klaxons' debut album Myths Of The Near Future won the Mercury Prize in 2007.