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Hayley Atwell Biography

Hayley Elizabeth Atwell popularly known as Hyley Atwell was born on April 5, 1982 in London. Hayley Atwell biography has an account of her success in stage productions. The English Actress has done various roles for films made for TV and Hollywood too.  Hayley Atwell achievements have been her excellence in theatrical roles and making her image that of a serious actor.

Hayley Atwell biography

Hayley Atwell completed her secondary education at Seon Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School in West London. After completing her secondary education she did her A- levels from the London Oratory School. She took a two years break from her education and worked with a casting director. Hayley Atwell received training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and completed her graduation in 2005. Hayley started her career with some BBC television productions. Hayley Atwell performed lead role in BBC TV mini-series ‘The line of Beauty’ in 2006 followed by ‘The Ruby in the Smoke’ and a radio series ‘Doctor Who: Blood of the Daleks.’ Hayley Atwell profile established her as a serious actor who was capable of doing challenging roles. Hayley Atwell biography is an inspiration for those who aspire for some serious acting other than just commercial roles in Hollywood.  

Hayley Atwell achievements include several TV and radio series and stage plays establishing her as a skilled actress. Atwell served as the jury for the 2007 British Independent Film Awards. At the same time she was also busy on various projects like theatre production of ‘The Man of Mode’, a radio series ‘Felix Holt’, the Radical and TV film ‘Mansfield Park.’ In 2008 she played title role in ‘Major Barbara’ at National Theatre.

Hayley Atwell made her debut in movies with ‘Cassandra’s Dream’ of Woody Allen in 2007. In this movie she played the role of a stage actress opposite Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell. Hayley Atwell filmography includes ‘The Duchess’ and ‘Brideshead Revisited’. The movies added to Hayley Atwell achievements many honours like nomination from the British Independent Film Awards and London Critics Circle Film Awards.  

Later, in 2009, Atwell performed in AMC Television’s miniseries ‘The Prisoner’, and the role of an agent in the superhero flick ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ in 2011. She was nominated for Laurence Olivier Award for working in Lindsay Posner’s revival of ‘A View From the Bridge’ at the Duke of York’s Theatre. She was also named as one of the ‘Breakout Stars to watch for in 2011’ by the NextMovie.com of MTV Networks.

Hayley Atwell personal life

Hayley Atwell is the only child of Allison and Grant Atwell. Allison was a motivational speaker while Atwell was a message therapist and photographer. Hayley’s mother is English and her father is an American giving her the dual citizenship of UK and US. Her parents separated when she was two years old. Hayley got the opportunity to get introduced to theatrical art due to her mother. Her mother felt that the theatre was an important communal experience.


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