Atwell at the Cassandra's Dream's premiere, Toronto Film Festival 2007
|Born||Hayley Elizabeth Atwell
5 April 1982
London, England, UK
|Citizenship||Dual British and American|
Hayley Elizabeth Atwell (born 5 April 1982) is an English actress, known for her work in stage productions such as A View from the Bridge, and in films such as Cassandra's Dream, The Duchess, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Pillars of the Earth.
Atwell was born in London, the only child of Allison (née Cain), a motivational speaker, and Grant Atwell, a massage therapist, photographer, and shaman. Atwell's mother is English and her father, an American from Kansas City, Missouri, is of part Native American descent. Atwell has dual citizenship of the UK and the US. Her parents separated when she was two years old. After secondary education at Sion-Manning Roman Catholic Girls' School, West London, Atwell took A-levels at the London Oratory School and trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama graduating in 2005.
Her first feature film role was in Woody Allen's 2007 film Cassandra's Dream, in which she took the part of a stage actress opposite Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell. In 2008, she appeared in the film The Duchess as Bess Foster and the film Brideshead Revisited as Lady Julia Flyte, earning praise and nominations from the British Independent Film Awards and the London Film Critics' Circle Awards.
In January 2009, Atwell made her West End début in Lindsay Posner's revival of A View from the Bridge at the Duke of York's Theatre which earned her a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. Atwell appeared as "415" in AMC Television's November 2009 miniseries, The Prisoner, a remake of the 1967–68 series by the same name.
Atwell played Agent Peggy Carter in the 2011 superhero film Captain America: The First Avenger. MTV Networks' NextMovie.com named her one of the "Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011". Atwell also voiced the character in the 2011 movie tie-in video game, Captain America: Super Soldier. She reprised the role in the 2013 short film Agent Carter and the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and will reprise it again in the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In 2013, it was announced that Atwell would play Gerda Taro, the German war photographer and photojournalist, in the upcoming film Close Enough, alongside Tom Hiddleston who will be playing Robert Capa.
Film and television
|Whatever Love Means||Sabrina Guinness||TV film|
|2006||The Line of Beauty||Catherine Fedden||Miniseries|
|2006||Fear of Fanny||Jane||TV film|
|2006||The Ruby in the Smoke||Rosa||TV film|
|2007||Mansfield Park||Mary Crawford||TV film|
|2007||Cassandra's Dream||Angela Stark|
|2007||How About You||Ellie|
|2007||The Shadow in the North||Rosa||TV film|
|2008||Brideshead Revisited||Julia Flyte|
|2008||The Duchess||Elizabeth "Bess" Foster|
|2009||The Prisoner||415 / Lucy||TV mini-series|
|2010||The Pillars of the Earth||Aliena||TV mini-series
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
|2010||Any Human Heart||Freya||TV mini-series|
|2011||Captain America: The First Avenger||Peggy Carter||
|2012||Falcón||Consuelo Jiménez||TV series|
|2013||All Is by My Side||Kathy Etchingham|
|2013||Black Mirror||Martha||TV series (1 episode: "Be Right Back")|
|2013||Life of Crime||Denise Woods||Miniseries|
|2013||Agent Carter||Peggy Carter||Short|
|2014||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Peggy Carter|
|2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Peggy Carter||Filming|
|TBA||Testament of Youth||Filming|
|2005||Prometheus Bound||Io/Force||Sound Theatre, London|
|2006||Women Beware Women||Bianca||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|2007||The Man of Mode||Belinda||National Theatre|
|2008||Major Barbara||Barbara Undershaft||National Theatre|
|2009||A View from the Bridge||Catherine||Duke of York's, London|
|2011||The Faith Machine||Sophie||Royal Court, London|
|2013||The Pride||Sylvia||Trafalgar Studios, London|
|2006||Doctor Who: Blood of the Daleks||Asha||BBC 7|
|2007||Felix Holt, the Radical||Esther||Radio 4|
|2008||The Leopard||Angelica||Radio 3|
|2013||Words and Music, Fairy Tale||Reader||Radio 3|
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- Fox, Chloe "Action girl: Hayley Atwell interview" The Telegraph 17 July 2011
- "Hayley Atwell Brideshead Revisited & The Duchess Interview". femail.com.au. Retrieved 20 April 2009.
- Graduates 2004-5: Hayley Atwell Guildhall School of Music and Drama
- Drew Pisarra (24 July 2008). "Four More Residents of The Village". AMC.
- "Captain America Movie: Peggy Carter Cast". Marvel.com. 14 April 2010. Archived from the original on 4 July 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
- Evry, Max (5 January 2011). "25 Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011". Next Movie. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
- Shirey, Eric (29 July 2011). "Captain America: Super Soldier Video Game Review". Yahoo Movies. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
- "'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' filming begins". Marvel. 8 April 2013. Archived from the original on 8 April 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
- Breznican, Anthony (11 July 2013). "'Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter' -- FIRST LOOK at poster and three photos from the new short!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
- Flint, Hanna (April 14, 2014). "Captain America star Hayley Atwell, 32, looks cool in ice-white as she leaves Oliviers after-party with model beau Evan Jones, 23". Daily Mail. Archived from the original on April 17, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
- Roxborough, Scott (30 April 2013). "Cannes: uMedia Takes Paul Andrew Williams' 'Close Enough'". Hollywood Reporter.
- Rosser, Michael (22 April 2013). "Tom Hiddleston and Hayley Atwell join Close Enough". Screen Daily.
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