Date: 16th December 2009

Knightley's fear over stage debut

Actress Keira Knightley has admitted that she expects to be "burned alive" by critics following her West End debut later this week.

The 24-year-old Atonement and Pirates of the Caribbean star is making her professional stage debut in a revival of Moliere's The Misanthrope.

She told the BBC: "I'm not coming into it with any great expectations of coming away with great reviews."

The play opens at the Comedy Theatre on Thursday and runs until 13 March.

Source: Press Release