Los Angeles: Keira Knightley has ruled out the possibility of returning to the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise.

Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley says she can't imagine returning to 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise. Pic/Santa Banta

The British actress achieved worldwide recognition for her performance as Elizabeth Swann in the popular franchise that features Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.

Asked whether she would be interested in the project, the 29-year-old actress said, "No, I don't think so. It was an amazing point in my life, but it was a good five-year chunk. It was incredible, but I can't really imagine going back to it."

The eagerly-awaited fifth film in the series, otherwise known as 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales', is currently in the casting stages, with the likes of Ansel Elgort and George MacKay said to be in contention for the parts of the male leads.

Johnny Depp will be returning as Captain Jack Sparrow.