February 22nd, 2018   Author: admin   Interviews

The actor on her return to the stage as a Wall Street villain, her debt to Emma Thompson and why she wouldn’t work with Woody Allen again

London-born Hayley Atwell, 35, graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2005 and within months landed her debut film role in Woody Allen’s Cassandra’s Dream. She has twice been Olivier award-nominated for stage roles, and after playing Peggy Carter in the Captain America films, landed her own TV spin-off, Marvel’s Agent Carter. She starred in autumn’s acclaimed BBC adaptation of Howards End and is currently making her debut at Hampstead theatre in Dry Powder.

You’re starring in Sarah Burgess’s Wall Street comedy Dry Powder. How’s it going?
It’s a real delight. I hadn’t been on stage for five years and was looking for something that jumped off the page, a female role with wit and chutzpah. The play’s set in the world of high finance and initially I didn’t understand the lingo or the rampant capitalism. But it grew on me. Turns out it’s very liberating to play someone who’s unapologetically ruthless.

Yes, your character Jenny is quite villainous…
She’s described as “a vampire” with “sociopathic tendencies”, yet Jenny’s happy with herself and sleeps well at night. She doesn’t have that moment where she breaks down and says “My daddy abused me” and the audience go “Aha, that’s why she’s such a bitch”. Sure, she lacks emotional intelligence and lives in a world of numbers, but if a man in her position displayed those qualities, he’d probably get a pat on the back.

Read Full Article

February 2nd, 2018   Author: admin   Gallery

Some more new photos of Hayley Atwell have been added to the gallery so, you can go there to take a look.

Gallery Link:
‘Dry Powder’ play, after party

February 1st, 2018   Author: admin   Gallery

Hayley Atwell performed ‘Dry Powder’ at Hampstead Theatre in London, yesterday (January 31, 2018). I have added some photos to the gallery so, please, go there to take a look and enjoy the pics!

Gallery Link:
‘Dry Powder’ Play performed at Hampstead Theatre (January 31, 2018)

December 18th, 2017   Author: admin   Site Updates

I was a few tired of the old layout so, thanks to my sister, we got a new layout here! What do you think?? I really love this one and hope that you love this too, love the header because it looks beautiful. If you find errors or have suggestions for the site, please, let me know. We got a new layout for the gallery too.

Also, I am going to add tons of stuff in a few days, please, come back soon to take a look to the updates.

If you want to donate and help this site, please, feel free to do. Every little bit helps.

Thanks to everyone for the support.

December 13th, 2017   Author: admin   Gallery - Photoshoots

I have added some new portraits of Hayley Atwell to the gallery so, you can go there to take a look. Please, credit this site if you take the photos.

If you like the updates and want to help this site to keep alive, please, feel free to go here to donate. Every little bit helps.

Gallery Links:
British Independent Film Awards – Portraits
British Independent Film Awards – Photo Booth

December 13th, 2017   Author: admin   Gallery

Hayley Atwell attends the British Independent Film Awards held at Old Billingsgate on December 10, 2017 in London. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos. Hayley looks perfect! Please, credit this site if you take the pics.

Gallery Links:
British Independent Film Awards – Press Room
British Independent Film Awards – Backstage
British Independent Film Awards – Show
British Independent Film Awards

November 21st, 2017   Author: admin   Interviews - News

After a stint playing a Marvel heroine the actress has come back to the UK to brighten our Sunday nights in a new take on Forster’s novel

In all but one way, the role and the actress are a perfect match. Hayley Atwell, like Margaret Schlegel, the heroine she plays in the BBC’s immaculate new classic serial, Howards End, is clever, morally alert and strong-willed. Like Margaret, Atwell has mixed heritage, although Atwell is Anglo-American rather than ancestrally German. Being half an outsider, she thinks, makes you “nosy” and curious about people. Yet both Atwell and Margaret speak cut-glass received English, so the natives never guess that they are spying.

Professionally it is a good fit too. Atwell comes to the part after a spell in America, where she stunned as Marvel’s Agent Carter, but where her next TV series flopped. Her return from Hollywood is its loss and our gain. “I was clear,” she tells me over lunch in a London restaurant, where beneath our table snoozes her pet chihuahua, Howard, “that this was the kind of work I wanted to do and these were the kinds of people I wanted to work with.” These people include Matthew Macfadyen, who plays Margaret’s widowed suitor, Henry Wilcox, the series director, Hettie Macdonald, and Kenneth Lonergan, the writer and director of Manchester by the Sea, who adapted EM Forster’s novel.

My only caveat is that Atwell, besides being, at 35, a few years older than Margaret, doesn’t really fit Forster’s description in his novel of a woman of “meagre” figure whose face “seemed all teeth and eyes”. Atwell has the figure and face of a star from Hollywood’s bulb-popping prime. It is a matter of pride to her that she has been defined by neither, and nor is her Margaret.

“I think with Margaret Schlegel, she’s quite an evolved human. She is able to say, ‘Henry Wilcox might not be as morally honest as I am, or he might be a bit confused and he might have his values a little bit skewed — but I’m not going to seek to change him in any way.’ She’s not going to use his soul as raw materials. That would be contemptible and unfair.”

Read Full Article

November 20th, 2017   Author: admin   Gallery - Photoshoots

I have added new photoshoots of Hayley Atwell to the gallery. It makes me think on order a new layout. Let’ see.

Gallery Links:
Photoshoot #001
Photoshoot #002
Photoshoot #003
Photoshoot #004

November 15th, 2017   Author: admin   Howards End - Interviews

Hayley Atwell plays Margaret Schlegel in BBC One’s new adaptation of Howards End. She talks corsets with Georgia Humphreys

It’s been nearly 25 years since Emma Thompson won an Oscar for the role of Margaret Schlegel in film Howards End. And now it’s Hayley Atwell’s turn to take on the pioneering character in a new, four-part BBC mini-series.

EM Forster’s 1910 novel follows three families in its exploration of turn-of-the-century England: the intellectual and idealistic Schlegels, the wealthy business-focused Wilcoxes and the working-class Basts.

But any pressure Atwell felt about starring in the TV adaptation of such a beloved story was quashed when the 35-year-old actress spoke to Thompson ahead of filming.

“She (Thompson) played my mum years ago and she is a mentor and a friend,” reveals Atwell (the pair worked together on the 2008 adaptation of Brideshead Revisited). “And she said, ‘Don’t watch the film. You are she and she is you; never do that, that’s just rule number one’.”

The period drama is certainly a change in direction for London-born Atwell, whose career has undeniably been shaped by action-adventure roles across the pond.

After first portraying Marvel’s Agent Peggy Carter in 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger, cinematic successes such as Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man followed.

With two seasons of leading the cast in Marvel TV series Agent Carter on ABC also under her belt, Atwell is known by fans the world over for her ass-kicking role.

But she seems to have settled in just fine to the rather juxtaposed, corset-wearing world of Howards End.

“One of the things Hettie (Macdonald, Howards End director) was saying at the beginning, which has been really helpful, is we don’t want to be in costumes that wear us,” discloses Atwell while on set in Harrow in London, where they’re filming an important concert scene.

Read Full Article

November 15th, 2017   Author: admin   Howards End - Interviews

Hayley Atwell believes many British period dramas are too “stiff” and says she is delighted that her character in Howards End is not another “damsel in distress”.

The actress, 35, also revealed she sought advice from Emma Thompson, who won an Oscar for playing the same role — Margaret Schlegel — in the 1992 film version.

Atwell stars with Australian newcomer Philippa Coulthard in the BBC’s new four-part take on E M Forster’s novel. She told the Standard: “I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on. It’s clever, it’s nuanced, it’s mature, it’s sophisticated without being pretentious, it’s accessible, it’s warm, it’s witty.

“Yet we steered very clear and stayed well away from it being another stiff British period drama that felt up its own arse or felt in any kind of way impenetrable.

“We made the characters feel very real and the kind of people you’d run into in the modern day.”

Forster’s 1910 novel follows three families in England, including the half-German Schlegels. Atwell said: “The Schlegels are of the intellectual set but there are also contradictions, hypocrisies, self doubt as they make their way through the world with the tools they have. It’s a dream to be given a female character that is so nuanced.

“I feel like Margaret is rare because there are few characters like her, even in literature, as the centre of the piece. She has many facets to her character and she grows and changes throughout it instead of being someone who is linear, or being the downtrodden damsel in distress — the victim of something, which so many female roles are. She’s never a victim.”

Read Full Article

[ Latest Photos ]
004.jpg
001.jpg
002.jpg
003.jpg
090.jpg
091.jpg
092.jpg
086.jpg
087.jpg
089.jpg
088.jpg
082.jpg
Visit our photo gallery with over 28.000 photos and growning often!
[ Site Sponsor ]
[ Upcoming Appearances ]

Nothing currently!

[ Support to the Site ]
Hayley Atwell Central is no longer under free hosting, so if you want to help to keep the site alive and online, please consider giving a donation. Any amount, no matter how small, will be more than appreciated. All donations will go to domain renewals, monthly hosting bills, HQ photos for the gallery... Thank you!
[ Cover Woman ]

 

Scans / Shoot

[ Current Projects ]

Criminal: UK
A cat-and-mouse drama, which focuses on the intense mental conflict between detectives and suspects. Comprising 12 stories set in four different countries, each takes place within the confines of a police interview suite.

The Long Song
The story of an enslaved woman living in Jamaica in 1838 under British rule.

Blinded by the Light
In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Mission: Impossible 7
Seventh entry in the long-running Mission: Impossible franchise.
[ Partners ]


[ Elite & Top Affiliates ]


Elite spots are reserved for friends and co-stars. Apply here.
http:// Kat Dennings
http:// You here
http:// Henry Cavill
http:// You here
[ Hayley Supports ]

Christian Aid
More Info
Hayley spent six days on May 2011 in Nicaragua on a trip with Christian Aid to see how the charity had helped coffee farmers in the region. Hayley returned from her trip to write a piece for the BBC and discuss her visit on Radio 5 Live and in Hello! magazine.
[ Help Out & Donate ]
You and all the people can help here and any help would be more than appreciated. The goal is to be your #1 Hayley Atwell source and for it, I need all the help you can give me. Anything you done will be creditted to you!  Contact me

This site is always looking for pictures that I don't have up, so if you have scans, stills, shoots or any other picture that I could use, send to me. Full credits will be given.
[ Site Stats & Disclaimer ]
Name: Hayley Atwell Central
Since: January 13rd, 2015
Owner: Nicky
Version: 4th "Romantic" 


I am in no way affiliated or connected with Hayley Atwell, and this site is in no way official. This is just a fansite, created by a fan. I don't know anything about her personal life except what is on this site. Everything on this site is © 2015-2022 Nicky unless other is noted. Do not remove anything without permission. No copyright infringement is ever intended.
Full Disclaimer | Privacy Policy
DMCA.com Protection Status
[ Candids Policy ]
This fansite is strictly against any paparazzi or stalkerazzi pictures. We will not support any kind of bashing or privacy intrusion into Hayley's life and/or the one of people around her. The gallery contains just paparazzi photos related to Hayley's work, such as on-set photos and promotional related (arriving or leaving TV Shows...).
[ Copyright & Requirements ]
© Hayley Atwell Central 2015-2022
All here is copyrighted by Hayley Atwell Central unless other is noted.

This website is best viewed in a resolution of 1024 or higher, 32 bit color, and in Mozilla Firefox. Javascript, Pop-ups, CSS and Tables.


Hayley Atwell Central