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Hayley Atwell

Actor / Voice actor

At the age of 17, Atwell gave up her chance to study philosophy at Oxford and chose the Guildhall School of music and drama, where PRINGLES potato chip commercials were her first official acting job, soon after graduating in 2006, she made a breakthrough with the TV adaptation of Buk's award winning novel, the Line of Beauty, saul Dibb, the director who discovered her in the first place and then brought her to the Duchesse with Keira Knightley, has been hailed as the most gifted actress in British cinema since Knightley.

In 2011, she also starred in the Comic Book Blockbuster Captain America, in which she played captain America's conscripted boss and sweetheart, Peggy Katel.

She has also appeared in the BBC TV films Ruby in the mist and Mansfield Park, both of which are adaptations of the classic novels, with Doctor Who's Billie Piper. The film version of Brideshead Revisited, which is due to be released at the end of 2008, is based on the novel of the same name by Evelyn Waugh and has been made into radio and television dramas in the UK, the film was originally set to be directed by Davy William Butler Yeats in the game of thrones, with actors like Jude Law and Jennifer Connelly included, but after William Butler Yeats dropped out due to a scheduling conflict in the Harry Potter series, he was replaced by the current Atwell and the Ben Whishaw Star, other actors include Matthew Goode, Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon, and the director, Jane Austen's Juriens Gerald, is also highly anticipated.