back to top

The Cast Of "Bend It Like Beckham" Then And Now

It's been fourteen years since one of the most iconic British movies came out.

Posted on

Parminder Nagra as Jess.

RedBus Film Distribution / Fox Searchlight Pictures
Leon Neal / Getty Images

Parminder went on to play Dr Neela Rasgotra in ER and more recently had a recurring role in The Blacklist.

Keira Knightley as Jules.

RedBus Film Distribution/ Fox Searchlight Pictures
Dimitrious Kambouris / Getty Images

Keira Knightley has had a hugely successful Hollywood career including Pirates of the Caribbean and, more recently, The Imitation Game alongside Benedict Cumberbatch.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Joe.

RedBus Film Distrubtion / Fox Searchlight Pictures
Valery Hache / Getty Images

Jonathan went on to play King Henry VIII in The Tudors as well as starring in the TV series Dracula.

Archie Panjabi as Pinky.

RedBus Film Distribution / Fox Searchlight Pictures
Joe Scamici / Getty Images

Archie Panjabi went on to appear in TV series The Fall, and played Kalinda Sharma in The Good Wife.

Ameet Chana as Tony.

RedBus Film Distribution / Fox Searchlight Pictures
Ian Gavan / Getty Images

Ameet went on to play Adi Ferreira in EastEnders and was a host on BBC Asian Network.

Shaznay Lewis as Mel.

Redbus Film Distribution / Fox Searchlight Pictures
Anthony Harvey / Getty Images

Shaznay Lewis continues to sing as part of the band All Saints .

Preeya Kalidas as Monica.

Redbus Film Distribution / Fox Searchlight Pictures
Anthony Harvey / Getty Images

Preeya played Amira Masood in EastEnders and then moved on to singing. Most recently she played the role of Pinky in the musical version of Bend It Like Beckham.

Anupam Kher as Mr Bhamra.

RedBus Film Distribution / Fox Searchlight Pictures
STR / Getty Images

Anupam Kher has appeared in many Bollywood films as well as Silver Linings Playbook and the TV series Sense8.

Juliet Stevenson as Paula Paxton.

RedBus Film Distribution / Fox Searchlight Pictures
Anthony Harvey / Getty Images

Juliet has since appeared in numerous roles including as Clem Allingham in The Village.