Atwell at the BAFTA Film Awards, February 2015
5 April 1982 |
London, England, United Kingdom
Hayley Elizabeth Atwell (born 5 April 1982) is a British-American actress. She is known for her work in stage productions such as A View from the Bridge, and in films such as Cassandra's Dream (2007), The Duchess (2008), The Pillars of the Earth (2010), and for her portrayal of Peggy Carter in various Marvel Cinematic Universe films and TV series.
Atwell was born in London, the only child of Allison (née Cain), a motivational speaker, and Grant Atwell, a massage therapist, photographer, and shaman. Her mother is English, and her father, an American from Kansas City, Missouri, is of part Native American descent. Her grandmother was Irish. Atwell has dual citizenship of the UK and the US. Her parents separated when she was two years old. After attending Sion-Manning Roman Catholic Girls' School in London, she took A-levels at the London Oratory School and trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2005.
Atwell's first feature film role was in Woody Allen's 2007 film Cassandra's Dream, in which she took the part of a stage actress. 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. In 2010, she starred as Freya Deverell in the successful Channel 4 adaptation of William Boyd's novel Any Human Heart.
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, the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the television shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Agent Carter, and will also portray Peggy in the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron.
|2007||Cassandra's Dream||Angela Stark|
|2007||How About You||Ellie|
|2008||Brideshead Revisited||Julia Flyte|
|2008||The Duchess||Elizabeth "Bess" Foster||Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year
|2011||Captain America: The First Avenger||Peggy Carter||Nominated – Scream Award for Best Science Fiction Actress and for Breakthrough Performance – Female|
|2013||Jimi: All Is by My Side||Kathy Etchingham|
|2013||Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter||Peggy Carter||Short film|
|2014||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Peggy Carter|
|2014||Testament of Youth||Hope|
|2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Peggy Carter|
|2005||Whatever Love Means||Sabrina Guinness||Television film|
|2006||Fear of Fanny||Jane||Nominated – Golden Nymph Award for Best Performance by an Actress – Television films|
|2006||The Ruby in the Smoke||Rosa||Television film|
|2006||The Line of Beauty||Catherine Fedden||3 episodes|
|2006||Masterpiece Classic||Rosa Garland||Episode: "The Ruby in the Smoke"|
|2007||Mansfield Park||Mary Crawford||Television film|
|2007||The Shadow in the North||Rosa||Television film|
|2009||The Prisoner||Lucy/415||5 episodes|
|2010||The Pillars of the Earth||Aliena||8 episodes
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
|2010||Any Human Heart||Freya||4 episodes|
|2012||Falcón||Consuelo Jiménez||4 episodes|
|2012||Playhouse Presents||The Banker||Episode: "The Man"|
|2012||Restless||Eva Delectorskaya||2 episodes|
|2013||Black Mirror||Martha||Episode: "Be Right Back"|
|2013||Life of Crime||Denise Woods||3 episodes|
|2014||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Peggy Carter||2 episodes|
|2015–present||Agent Carter||Peggy Carter||Lead role|
|2005||Prometheus Bound||Io/Force||Sound Theatre|
|2006||Women Beware Women||Bianca||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|2007||The Man of Mode||Belinda||Royal National Theatre|
|2008||Major Barbara||Barbara Undershaft||Royal National Theatre|
|2009||A View from the Bridge||Catherine||Duke of York's Theatre|
|2011||The Faith Machine||Sophie||Royal Court Theatre|
|2013||The Pride||Sylvia||Trafalgar Studios|
|2006||Doctor Who: Blood of the Daleks||Asha||BBC Radio 7|
|2007||Felix Holt, the Radical||Esther||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||The Leopard||Angelica||BBC Radio 3|
|2013||Words and Music, Fairy Tale||Reader||BBC Radio 3|
- Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005.; at ancestry.com
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a shaman and healer based in Kansas City
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- Graduates 2004-5: Hayley Atwell Guildhall School of Music and Drama
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