Young British actress HAYLEY ATWELL has appeared in numerous TV, theatre and film productions since graduating from the London Guildhall of Music and Drama in 2005. She made her film debut opposite Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor in Woody Allen's CASSANDRA'S DREAM, which premiered at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. 2007 also saw Hayley take the lead in Anthony Byrne's HOW ABOUT YOU alongside screen veterans Vanessa Redgrave and Imelda Staunton. Hayley can currently be seen in Julian Jarrold's BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, alongside Ben Whishaw and Matthew Goode.
Hayley's major TV break through was playing Catherine Fedden in the BBC's mini-series The Line of Beauty, adapted from Allan Hollinghurst's Booker Prize-winning novel by Andrew Davies, directed by Saul Dibb. She has also starred in the lavish ITV adaptation of Mansfield Park (2007) alongside Billie Piper. Additional TV credits include Fear of Fanny, based on Fanny Cradock the famous fifties TV chef, and TV-movie adaptation of Phillip Pullman's Ruby in the Smoke for the BBC.
Hayley made her theatre debut in "Women Beware Women" as Bianca in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production. She went on to play Lo in the Sound Theatre stage production of "Prometheus Bound" directed by James Kerr, and most recently George Etherege's "Man of Mode" and George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" directed by Nicholas Hytner for the National Theatre.