Keira Knightley Out Promoting Begin Again

Keira Knightley might feel more at home in casual outfits, but she certainly scrubs up well.

The British actress stepped out in New York on Thursday wearing a pale blue pleated shirt dress with silver heels and a pair of retro rounded sunglasses.

Her chic look was completed with a plaited updo, as she made her way to the press conference for her new film Begin Again.

Keira plays a singer-songwriter who is dumped by her musician boyfriend after he gets a break, but she soon teams up with a disgraced music executive to get her own foot on the industry ladder.

Joining her at the press conference were co-stars Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine and James Corden with the film’s writer and director John Carney - the filmmaker behind the indie musical Once which has seen been adapted for the stage.

This is the first time most of the world has heard Keira - who is married to Klaxons keyboardist James Righton - sing on screen, and though many have praised her voice, the actress was slightly disappointed with the outcome.

Trailer for Begin Again: