Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell possessed an air of natural elegance and grace that made her a favorite to portray strong-willed yet emotionally vulnerable women. After only a short time in the limelight in her native England, Atwell ... Read more »
Born: 04/05/1982 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (21)

Marvel's Agent Carter 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Ant-Man 2015 (Movie)

Peggy Carter (Actor)

Cinderella 2015 (Movie)

Ella's Mother (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Testament of Youth 2015 (Movie)

Hope Milroy (Actor)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 (Movie)

Peggy Carter (Actor)

JIMI: All Is By My Side 2014 (Movie)

Kathy (Actor)

Restless 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sweeney 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

I, Anna 2012 (Movie)

Emmy (Actor)

Any Human Heart 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 (Movie)

Peggy Carter (Actor)

The Pillars of the Earth 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prisoner 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brideshead Revisited 2008 (Movie)

Julia Flyte (Actor)

Cassandra's Dream 2008 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

How About You 2008 (Movie)

Ellie Harris (Actor)

Mansfield Park 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Duchess 2008 (Movie)

Bess Foster (Actor)

The Line of Beauty 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ruby in the Smoke (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Hayley Atwell possessed an air of natural elegance and grace that made her a favorite to portray strong-willed yet emotionally vulnerable women. After only a short time in the limelight in her native England, Atwell landed a starring role in Woody Allen's morality tale "Cassandra's Dream" (2007) as Ewan McGregor's calculating actress girlfriend. Propelled by such a high-profile role, Atwell's career gained even more momentum with starring roles in the historical films "Brideshead Revisited" (2008) and "The Duchess" (2008). But it was her breakout role as an arrogant aristocrat toppled by wartime power struggles in the epic miniseries "The Pillars of the Earth" (Starz Entertainment, 2010) that made Hollywood sit up and take notice of Atwell's talents, all of which paved the way for bigger and more exciting parts to follow. These included her entry into Marvel's Avengers universe as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Peggy Carter in "Captain America: The First Avenger" and its sequels.

Relationships

Allison Atwell

Mother

Grant Atwell

Father

EDUCATION

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

London , England 2002 - 2005

London Oratory School

London , England

Sion-Manning Roman Catholic Girls' School

London , England

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television ("The Pillars of the Earth")

2010

Starred in "The Pillars of the Earth," an eight part miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name (debuted in the U.S. on Starz)

2009

Appeared in the AMC miniseries "The Prisoner," a remake of the 1967–68 series

2009

Made her West End debut in Lindsay Posner's revival of "A View from the Bridge" at the Duke of York's Theatre

2008

Appeared in the film "The Duchess" as Bess Foster

2008

Earned praise for her role in "Brideshead Revisited" as Lady Julia Flyte

2007

First feature film role was in Woody Allen's "Cassandra's Dream," opposite Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell

2007

Cast as Mary Crawford in the TV adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel "Mansfield Park"

2007

Co-starred with Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Fricker and Imelda Staunton in the Irish film "How About You"

2006

Appeared in the made-for-TV movie "Fear of Fanny" for BBC 4

2006

Played the role of Catherine Fedden in the BBC miniseries "The Line of Beauty"

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