Atwell in May 2017
Hayley Elizabeth Atwell
5 April 1982
|Nationality||British and American|
|Alma mater||Guildhall School of Music and Drama|
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 onscreen, for period pieces, such as the 2008 drama The Duchess, the 2010 historical drama miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, her appearance as Evelyn Robin in Disney's live action Winnie the Pooh film, Christopher Robin, and for her portrayal of Peggy Carter in various films and television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the lead role in the ABC action-adventure series Agent Carter.
Hayley Elizabeth Atwell was born on 5 April 1982 in London, an only child. Her father, Grant, is a photographer from Kansas City, Missouri. Her mother Alison is British. Atwell has dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. After attending Sion-Manning Roman Catholic Girls' School in London, she took A-levels at the London Oratory School.
Atwell took two years off to travel with her father and work for a casting director. She then enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she trained for three years and earned a BA degree in Acting. Her contemporaries at Guildhall included actress Jodie Whittaker, whom Atwell would later describe as a "great friend", and Michelle Dockery, with whom she would later work in Restless. Atwell graduated in 2005.
Atwell trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After graduating, Atwell’s stage debut came in 2005 with the production of Prometheus Bound at Sound London, starring David Oyelowo, followed by Women Beware Women at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Atwell also appeared in two productions at the Royal National Theatre, both directed by Nicholas Hytner: Man of Mode and Major Barbar; for which she received an Ian Charleson Commendation. In 2009, Atwell made her West End debut in Lindsay Posner's A View From the Bridge, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award.
Following a short break from the theater, Atwell starred in Alexi Kaye Campbell's 2011 production of The Faith Machine, directed by Jamie Lloyd at the Royal Court Theatre. In 2013, Atwell collaborated with Alexi Kaye Campbell and Jamie Lloyd again in a revival of The Pride at Trafalgar Studios; her performance gained her a second Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress.
Atwell returned to the stage in 2018 in Dry Powder at the Hampstead Theatre and later appeared in Josie Rourke's, Measure for Measure, at the Donmar Warehouse, opposite Jack Lowden. The production gained critical acclaim, with The Daily Telegraph adding that it was “beautifully staged and expertly performed”. As a result of positive reception, the plays run was extended.
Film and television
Atwell's first major on-screen television role came in 2006 with BBC Two's miniseries, The Line of Beauty. Later in the year, 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 Atwell appeared in Channel 4's adaptation of William Boyd's, Any Human Heart, and later that year, Ken Follett's miniseries, Pillars of the Earth, which co-starred Eddie Redmayne; for which she was nominated for her first Golden Globe. In 2013, Atwell starred in BBC Two's adaptation of William Boyd's espionage novel, Restless, before starring in "Be Right Back", an episode in Charlie Brooker's critically acclaimed science fiction television series, Black Mirror.
Atwell made the transition to film roles early on, with her first major role coming in Woody Allen's 2007 film Cassandra's Dream, playing stage actress Angela Stark. In 2008, she appeared in the film The Duchess, which earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the British Independent Film Awards. Later that year, Atwell appeared in the Miramax film Brideshead Revisited.
Atwell played Agent Peggy Carter in the 2011 American superhero film Captain America: The First Avenger. MTV Networks' NextMovie.com named her one of the "Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011". Atwell voiced Carter in the 2011 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, and in the 2015 films Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. As Carter, she appeared in two episodes of the ABC television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and as the lead role in Marvel's Agent Carter, which aired from 2015 to 2016. Agent Carter was cancelled by ABC on 12 May 2016. She also provided Carter's voice in Lego Marvel's Avengers and Avengers: Secret Wars. In 2015, Atwell played Cinderella's mother in Disney's live action adaptation of Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Atwell starred as Margaret Schlegel in BBC One's 2017-2018 miniseries, Howards End, based on the classic E.M. Forster novel and adapted by playwright Kenneth Lonergan. In 2018, she played Evelyn Robin, the wife of the titular character in Disney's live action Winnie the Pooh film Christopher Robin directed by Marc Forster and co-starring with Ewan McGregor.
Atwell received an Ian Charleson Commendation for her work in Major Barbara (2009), and has received two Laurence Olivier Award Nominations, first for her work in A View from the Bridge (2009), and then in 2011 work her revival of The Pride. Atwell was also nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award for her role in The Pride.
Seven years after meeting television writer Gabriel Bisset-Smith at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Atwell began a long-term relationship with him.
In a 2015 interview, Atwell discussed how her role as Peggy Carter influenced a then-recent tweet she made to her 319,000 Twitter followers about having her image digitally altered on the cover of a German magazine. When one visitor to her page asked her, "Why are you so beautiful?", she retorted, "Why I am so Photoshopped?" In the interview, Atwell stated, "It's important that young girls understand what Photoshop is. I do feel a certain amount of responsibility now that I'm playing Peggy."
|2007||Cassandra's Dream||Angela Stark|
|How About You||Ellie Harris|
|2008||Brideshead Revisited||Julia Flyte|
|The Duchess||Elizabeth "Bess" Foster|
|2011||Captain America: The First Avenger||Peggy Carter|
|The Sweeney||DC Nancy Lewis|
|2013||Jimi: All Is by My Side||Kathy Etchingham|
|2014||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Peggy Carter|
|Testament of Youth||Hope Milroy|
|Avengers: Age of Ultron||Peggy Carter|
|2018||Christopher Robin||Evelyn Robin|
|2019||Blinded by the Light||Ms Clay|
|2005||Whatever Love Means||Sabrina Guinness||Television film|
|2006||Fear of Fanny||Jane|
|2006||The Ruby in the Smoke||Rosa Garland||Television film|
|2006||The Line of Beauty||Catherine "Cat" Fedden||3 episodes|
|2007||Mansfield Park||Mary Crawford||Television film|
|2007||The Shadow in the North||Rosa Garland||Television film|
|2009||The Prisoner||Lucy / 4-15||5 episodes|
|2010||The Pillars of the Earth||Aliena||8 episodes|
|2010||Any Human Heart||Freya Deverell||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|
|2015–2016||Agent Carter||18 episodes, lead role|
|2016||Lip Sync Battle||Herself||Episode: "Clark Gregg vs. Hayley Atwell"|
|2016–2017||Conviction||Hayes Morrison||13 episodes, lead role|
|2016||Return of the Spider Monkeys||Narrator||Voice role (TV Documentary)|
|2017-19||Avengers Assemble||Peggy Carter||Voice role|
|2017||Howards End||Margaret Schlegel||4 episode mini-series, lead role|
|2018||The Long Song||Caroline Mortimer||3-part TV film|
|2018||3Below: Tales of Arcadia||Zadra||Voice role|
|2011||Captain America: Super Soldier||Peggy Carter|
|2016||Lego Marvel's Avengers|
|2010||Tomato Soup||Movie Star|
|2013||Agent Carter||Peggy Carter||Marvel One-Shot|
|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|
|2018||Dry Powder||Jenny||Hampstead Theatre|
|2018||Measure for Measure||Angelo / Isabella||Donmar Warehouse|
|2006||Doctor Who: Blood of the Daleks||Asha Gryvern||BBC Radio 7|
|2007||Felix Holt, the Radical||Esther Lyon||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||The Leopard||Angelica||BBC Radio 3|
|Doctor Who: The Doomwood Curse||Eleanor||BBC Radio 7|
|2010||Doctor Who: The Whispering Forest||Seksa||BBC Radio 7|
|2013||Doctor Who: The Sands of Life||President Moorkurk|
|2014||The Martian Chronicles||Spender||BBC Radio 4|
|2017||Cassandra at the Wedding||Cassandra Edwards|
|2017||Ode to Saint Cecilia||St. Cecilia||Air Theater - Augustine Institute Radio Theater|
|2018||The Merchant of Venice||Portia||BBC Radio 3|
Awards and accolades
|2007||Monte-Carlo Television Festival||Golden Nymph Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Film||Fear of Fanny||Nominated|
|2008||British Independent Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||The Duchess||Nominated|
|2009||Empire Awards||Best Newcomer||N/A||Nominated|
|2010||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film||The Pillars of the Earth||Nominated|
|Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries||Nominated|
|Laurence Olivier Awards||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||A View from the Bridge||Nominated|
|2011||Scream Awards||Breakthrough Performance – Female||Captain America: The First Avenger||Nominated|
|Best Science Fiction Actress||Nominated|
|2014||Laurence Olivier Awards||Best Actress||The Pride||Nominated|
|2014||Saturn Awards||Best Actress on Television||Agent Carter||Nominated|
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