PIC: Keira Knightley Caught Kissing Rocker James Righton

Celebrity Body Apr. 13, 2011 AT 5:52PM
PIC: Keira Knightley Caught Kissing Rocker James Righton Credit: Mirrorpix/Splash News

Looks like she's found a new leading man.

Spring was in the air as Keira Knightley and new beau James Righton shared a smooch in an East London park on April 10.

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The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 26, and the Klaxons keyboard player, 27, were introduced by mutual friend Alexa Chung and have been dating for about five weeks, according to reports.

It's the first time, Knightley has stepped out with a suitor since splitting with boyfriend of five years, Rupert Friend, back in December.

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"It wasn't a decision that either one of them took lightly," Knightley's father William told the Daily Mail after their split. "It's very unfortunate but I know that she and Rupert will remain great friends."

Though the actress herself has historically kept quite about the men in her life, she has spoken about trying to balance romance with work.

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"It's hard to have a relationship when I'm working so much," she told Marie Claire. "But then you have to think, 'What is actually important in life?' Is career your only thing? That's sad, because there's going to come a day when you're left lonely. It's a difficult compromise. I think you've got to strive for balance. It's the striving that counts."

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