Hayley Atwell Net Worth: Hayley Atwell is an English actress who has a net worth of $3 million. Hayley Atwell was born April 5, 1982 in London, England. She’s famous for her work in stage productions such as A View from the Bridge and in films including Cassandra’s Dream (2007), The Duchess (2008), The Pillars of the Earth (2010) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). After graduating in 2005 from The Guildhall School of Drama and Music, Atwell got a regular role in the miniseries The Line of Beauty (2006). Her first feature film role was in Woody Allen’s 2007 film Cassandra’s Dream. In 2008, she appeared in the film The Duchess as Bess Foster along with the film Brideshead Revisited as Lady Julia Flyte, earning compliments and nominations in the British Independent Film Awards and the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards. In January 2009, Atwell made her West End dbut in Lindsay Posner’s resurrection of A View from the Bridge in the Duke of York’s Theatre which earned her a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. Atwell appeared as “415” in AMC Television’s November 2009 miniseries, The Prisoner, a remake of the 1967–68 series by the same name. In 2010, Atwell starred as Freya Deverell in the successful Channel 4 version of William Boyd’s novel Any Human Heart. MTV Networks’ NextMovie.com named her one of the Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011. Atwell also voiced the character in the 2011 movie tie-in video game, Captain America: Super Soldier. She was cast in the 2013 short film Representative Carter as well as the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier and can play the role again in the approaching television series Marvel’s Representative Carter in addition to the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron.
At age 8, she became a committed vegetarian after seeing Loyd Grossman put a live lobster into boiling water.
As a teenager, she went on anti-vivisection and Free the Dolphins marches.
At age 9, she walked over hot coals at a 'Power Into Action workshop that she attended with her mother.
Studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2002-2005).
[on Alexi Kaye Campbell's play "The Pride"] They are two scenes that are either side of the sexual revolution, and two very different ways that society deals with homosexuality. In 1958, it was still illegal and then in 2013, we've just had this wonderful milestone of legalising gay marriage. So it's about how society shapes gay identity and it explores the idea of a subculture which society has imposed upon the gay community, one of promiscuity, and it says there is another side which is about intimacy and love between two people.
The scary thing is what that will do to a generation of young people [in Russia] who are having these thoughts and feelings towards members of their own sex but they're given no reference point that this is OK. This is just part of who they are and I think you'll get a lost generation of children growing up feeling that their country is telling them that this fundamental aspect of who they are is wrong. It's incredibly troubling because it's happening, not just in Russia, but in countries like Georgia and Cameroon and the statistics in this country of homophobic attacks is frightening.
We heard about the protest in Whitehall in support of Russian gay rights and we went along and it was very moving and we felt it was very positive.
I think it will be a balance of creative and commercial choices, going forward. People say critical acclaim and box office success don't go hand in hand and that may be true but I don't really think I'd live much on the salary of a full-time theatre actor. I mean, I could, but I really like going out to dinner...
[on her character in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)] Peggy was in a position where if she was a damsel in distress, she wouldn't be of that position. And when she says, "I know what it's like to have a few doors slammed in my face," I think because she's this attractive woman who's beautifully made up, she had to fight a little bit harder to get where she is to prove that she's capable. And I think that's great because there's a kindred spirit between her and Steve, there's an equality about them and I love that.
[on Brideshead Revisited (2008)] What attracted me was I loved the vivid characters that had obviously come from a very rich novel and Jeremy Brock and Andrew Davies had put that into the script. The character definitions and the stage directions were very rich and as rich as the dialogue so I felt that there was a hell of a lot of passion behind it. I'm attracted to flawed characters. I think they're really interesting to play. I was really intrigued who this enigmatic Julia was and what was bubbling and going on beneath the surface. So it was probably that.
My first job was a Greek tragedy, and ever since, one job just seemed to roll onto the next. I've been terribly lucky.
Nude scenes can be very liberating. I feel very human. This is me, with all my little imperfections.