British actress Keira Knightley looks forward to her mother's cooking at Christmas - but hates being reminded how useless she is in the kitchen.

The 20-year-old PRIDE AND PREJUDICE star, who has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her efforts in the JANE AUSTEN adaptation, resolves to take some tips from her mother and become a better cook in the New Year.

She says, "We usually go to friends of the family and eat and drink loads.

"My mum cooks amazing black duck - I'd love to make it but I'm hopeless at cooking."