16 April 1988
Forest Hill, London, England
|Occupation(s)||Actress and playwright|
Hayley Squires (born 16 April 1988) is an English actress and playwright, best known for her work in the Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake. Squires has also appeared in Call the Midwife (2012), Southcliffe (2013), Complicit (2013), Blood Cells (2014), A Royal Night Out (2015) and Murder (2016). Her first play, Vera Vera Vera, was produced by the Royal Court Theatre in 2012.
I, Daniel Blake won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Best British Film at the 2017 BAFTAs, and was the Audience Award winner at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. Squires was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the BAFTAs.
Born in Forest Hill, South London, as Hayley McGinty in 1988, Squires grew up with her mother, father and older brother. The family moved to Kent when she was 14. Her mother was a cook at her school and her father managed a video shop.
She trained at Rose Bruford College in Sidcup and graduated in 2010 with BA (Hons) Acting alongside best friend and fellow actor David Carlyle. She has a quote from A Midsummer Night's Dream tattooed underneath her left arm; it reads: And though she be but little, she is fierce.
|2014||Blood Cells||Hayley||Luke Seomore, Joseph Bull|
|2015||A Royal Night Out||Debbie||Julian Jarrold|
|2015||Polar Bear (short)||Lea||Sean Buckley|
|2016||I, Daniel Blake||Katie||Ken Loach|
|2017||Giantland||Mum||Yousaf Ali Khan|
|2018||Happy New Year, Colin Burstead||Gini Burstead||Ben Wheatley|
|2018||In Fabric||Babs||Peter Strickland|
|2021||In the Earth||Olivia Wendle||Ben Wheatley|
|2021||The Electrical Life of Louis Wain||Marie Wain||Will Sharpe|
|2021||True Things||Alison||Harry Wootliff|
|2023||Beau Is Afraid||Penelope||Ari Aster|
|Denotes works that have not yet been released|
|2012||Call the Midwife||Maureen Warren||Episode #1.1|
|2013||Southcliffe||Louise Cooper||3 episodes|
|2016||Murder||Bryony Phelps||Episode: "The Lost Weekend"|
|2017||The Last Leg||Herself – Guest appearance||Episode No. 12 of Series 10|
|2017||Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams||Waitress||Episode: "The Commuter"|
|2017||The Miniaturist||Cornelia||3 episodes|
|2018||Collateral||Laurie Stone||Main role; 3 episodes|
|2020||Adult Material||Jolene Dollar||Main role; 4 episodes|
|2022||The Essex Serpent||Martha||Main role; 6 episodes|
|2023||Great Expectations||Sara||Upcoming miniseries|
|2015||As Good a Time as Any||Amy||The Print Room|
|2017||The Pitchfork Disney||Haley Stray||Shoreditch Town Hall, Directed by Jamie Lloyd|
|2017||Cat on a Hot Tin Roof||Mae||Apollo Theatre, Directed by Benedict Andrews|
|2018||The Lover and The Collection||Sarah/Stella||Harold Pinter Theatre, Directed by Jamie Lloyd|
|British Independent Film Awards||2016||Best Actress||I, Daniel Blake||Nominated|
|Most Promising Newcomer||Won|
|British Academy Film Awards||2017||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|Denver Film Festival||2016||Special Jury Prize: Best Actress||Won|
|Empire Film Awards||2017||Best Female Newcomer||Nominated|
|Evening Standard British Film Awards||2016||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|London Film Critics' Circle||2017||British/Irish Actress of the Year||Nominated|
|National Film Awards||2017||Best Breakthrough Performance||Nominated|
|British Academy Television Awards||2021||Best Actress||Adult Material||Nominated|
|49th International Emmy Awards||2021||Best Actress||Won|
- ^ "Hayley Squires: The girl who came from nowhere to win hearts at Cannes". Hindustan Times. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
- ^ "Vera Vera Vera, Royal Court, review". The Daily Telegraph. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
- ^ "Bafta nominee Hayley Squires on I, Daniel Blake, and why working-class girls aren't victims". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
- ^ a b Famurewa, Jimi (29 September 2016). "Hayley Squires: Ken Loach's new muse and red carpet revolutionary". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- ^ Hayley Squires interview with The Guardian
- ^ Shoard, Catherine (28 September 2016). "Hayley Squires – working classes cast as bad mothers". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- ^ Interview Hayley Squires: ‘I used to argue with everyone’ The Guardian
- ^ "Anya Taylor-Joy and Romola Garai star in The Miniaturist". BBC News. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
- ^ "Zawe Ashton, Hayley Squires and Daniel Mays to star in Lucy Kirkwood's Maryland on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer". bbc.co.uk/mediacentre. Retrieved 4 July 2022.
- ^ "Review: The Pitchfork Disney (Shoreditch Town Hall)". WhatsOnStage.com. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
- ^ Gardner, Lyn (3 February 2017). "The Pitchfork Disney review – exhilarating chocoholic apocalypse". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
- ^ "Hayley Squires Joins Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Apollo Theatre | Boxoffice.co.uk". www.boxoffice.co.uk. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
- 1988 births
- Living people
- English film actresses
- English television actresses
- 21st-century British dramatists and playwrights
- British women dramatists and playwrights
- 21st-century English women writers
- 21st-century English actresses
- People from Forest Hill, London
- Writers from London
- Actresses from London
- Alumni of Rose Bruford College
- International Emmy Award for Best Actress winners