Hayley Atwell

Agent Carter, Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: The First Avenger (Peggy Carter)

*Appearing SUNDAY


Hayley’s impressive body of work has established her as one of the finest actresses of her generation. Hayley will be seen leading a stellar cast in ABC’s new drama series ‘Conviction’ as a brilliant young attorney who happens to be the daughter of a former US President, blackmailed to head up LA’s new Conviction Integrity Unit later this year. Created by Liz Friedlander, the series will also feature Emily Kinney, Fode Bangoura and Merrin Dungey alongside Atwell as its star.

Hayley reprised her role in Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ for its second season earlier this year.  The show sees her star in the role of the feisty ‘Agent Peggy Carter’, and the first series picked up a year after the events of ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, and followed Peggy Carter's blossoming career as a secret agent. 

Hayley was most recently seen in the Kenneth Branagh directed ‘Cinderella’, in which she starred alongside Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett and Lily James. The film which released in March 2015 was a live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale.  Earlier in the year Hayley reprised her role as Peggy Carter yet again, in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’. The film which was released in May and saw her Star alongside Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. She was seen  as the lead female role in the John Ridley directed, Jimi Hendrix biopic ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’, alongside Imogen Poots and Andre 3000. 

Hayley’s work in film is extensive. Hayley’s ‘Bess Foster’ was the object of Ralph Fiennes’ Duke of Devonshire’s affections in 2008’s ‘The Duchess’, directed by Saul Dibb and also starring Keira Knightley as the Duchess of Devonshire.  The same year audiences saw Hayley in ‘Brideshead Revisited’ alongside Emma Thompson, Matthew Goode and Ben Whishaw. She also collaborated with Whishaw in ‘Love/Hate’, a short film which was awarded runner up in the 2009 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films. In 2011 Hayley became a box office sensation for her role as ‘Agent Peggy Carter’ in the Marvel superhero film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and reprised the much loved role for the 2014 sequel, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, in which she starred alongside a stellar cast including Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson and Scarlett Johansson. Her other film credits include the noir thriller feature ‘I, Anna’ alongside Charlotte Rampling, Eddie Marsan and Gabriel Byrne and Nick Love’s film adaptation of the popular 70s TV series ‘The Sweeney’, in which Hayley played the female lead alongside Ray Winstone and Damian Lewis.

On television, Hayley won critical acclaim for her performance in the BBC’s ‘The Line of Beauty’, an adaptation of Alan Hollinghurst’s Booker Prize-winning novel. She appeared in the ITV remake of the 1960s cult classic ‘The Prisoner’ where she played ‘Lucy’ alongside Ian McKellen and Ruth Wilson.  Hayley received a Golden Globe nomination in the ‘best performance by an actress’ category for her outstanding performance in the Channel 4 drama ‘Pillars of the Earth’ based on Ken Follett’s novel.  She also starred on Channel 4 in ‘Any Human Heart’ a highly acclaimed adaptation of William Boyd’s. Her other television credits include ‘Mansfield Park’ in which she played the role of ‘Mary’, ‘Ruby in the Smoke’ directed by Brian Percival and ‘Fear of Fanny’ directed by Coky Giedroyc. Late 2012 saw Hayley star as the female lead in William Boyd’s TV adaptaion of ‘Restless’ for the BBC alongside Rufus Sewell. Hayley was also seen in Sky Arts’ ‘Play House presents: The Man’ in which she appeared as ‘The Banker’, starring opposite Stellan Skarsgard, Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Fry. Hayley was also seen on our television screens in the series ‘Life of Crime’ commissioned by ITV and produced by Ecosse Films. Hayley played risk-taking and impulsive rookie policewoman, ‘Denise Woods’, who becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15 year old girl.

Hayley is also well-known as an accomplished stage actress. In September 2011, Hayley completed a run of ‘The Faith Machine’ at the Royal Court Theatre.  For the National Theatre she played Barbara Undershaft in ‘Major Barbara’ and in ‘Man of Mode’, (National Theatre) directed by Nicholas Hynter and written by George Etherege.  Hayley’s outstanding performance in the role of Catherine in ‘A View from the Bridge’ alongside Ken Stott and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio earned her rave reviews and a nomination in the ‘best supporting actress’ category at the 2009 Olivier Awards. Hayley has most recently been seen starring in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s Olivier Award winning play ‘The Pride’, directed by Jamie Lloyd. Hayley starred alongside Matthew Horne, Harry Hadden-Paton and Al Weaver – the story time-hops between 1958 and the present and examines society's shifting attitudes to homosexuality. Hayley played the twin roles of Sylvia: one, a former actress in the 1950s, whose husband conceals his homosexuality; the other, the friend of a promiscuous gay man alive today.