ByMatthew Chapman, writer at Creators.co
Male. Australian. Nerd. Twitter: shuey1984
Matthew Chapman

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Hayley Atwell!

Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!

Hayley Elizabeth Atwell was born on 5 April 1982 in London, England.

Atwell studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 2002 to 2005 and scored her first feature film role in 2007 in Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream, alongside Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor.

Hayley Atwell in Cassandra's Dream.
Hayley Atwell in Cassandra's Dream.

Aside from a career on the big and small screen, January 2009 saw Atwell make her West End début in Lindsay Posner's revival of A View from the Bridge, earning her a Laurence Olivier Award nomination.

Atwell has also starred in Brideshead Revisited, The Duchess, The Sweeney, Testament of Youth and most recently in Disney's live-action, Cinderella.

Hayley Atwell in Cinderella.
Hayley Atwell in Cinderella.

On the small screen, Atwell has starred in Mansfield Park, The Prisoner, The Pillars of the Earth, Any Human Heart and Black Mirror.

Hayley Atwell in Black Mirror.
Hayley Atwell in Black Mirror.

But it would be her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has won her the most fans and is my favourite Hayley Atwell character.

AGENT PEGGY CARTER (2011 - ?)

First appearing in Captain America: The First Avenger then Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and just recently headlining her own show, Agent Carter, for a character that you would assume would only appear in one movie, Agent Peggy Carter has definitely made an impact.

Peggy Carter would have to be one of my favourite MCU characters; you have this strong willed woman, who takes crap from no one – man or woman - and is beautiful without having to wear skintight clothing or be revealing.

Can't wait to see her story continue - hopefully in Agent Carter: Season 2!

My review of Agent Carter - Season 1 can be found here.

Agent Peggy Carter.
Agent Peggy Carter.

What's your favourite Hayley Atwell performance? Let me know in the comments below!

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