Keira Knightley dating James Righton from The Klaxons

Posted by Dean Piper On April 3rd, 2011

Actress Keira Knightley has bagged herself a new boyfriend – and this time he’s a rocker from The Klaxons.
I can reveal for the past four weeks the Pirates of the Caribbean star has been quietly seeing the bands keyboard player and co-vocalist James Righton after being introduced by their mutual friend Alexa Chung.
And I’m told Keira, 26, is hoping this union with James, 27, will work out in the long run.
A pal of Keira’s reveals: “She’s extremely happy right now and really enjoying spending time with James. He’s a real rocker and a lovely guy with it and she likes that whole scene – lately she’s become far more rock and roll and has been hanging out with a  really trendy crowd.
“Alexa set them up on a date as both of them were single and they hit it off straight away. Alexa’s taking all the credit for them getting on so well – she’s like Cilla Black when it comes to hooking up her friends.
“Keira’s really smitten with James but wants to just quietly get on with it and see what happens. But she’s falling for him quickly. They are a perfect match and she’s extremely happy.”
The pair definitely looked happy as can be when I clapped eyes on them trotting along Soho’s Broadwick Street towards Carnaby Street on Thursday. Keira was in her trademark beenie hat and the pair looked quite the happy couple.
But from what my source says she’s keen to keep things on the down low to give things a chance to solidify to something more long term – especially after her high profile relationship with Rupert Friend ended in January.
“Now that she’s stopped doing all the big Hollywood films for the meantime and she’s in a play on the West End she’s found she has so much more freedom,” my source adds. “She’s been going out lots, hanging around with a whole new group of friends and enjoying life far more.”
Well good for her – and congrats on the new man. He’s quite a catch….

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