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Hayley Atwell is a British-American actress who plays the main character Hayes Morrison in Conviction.

Early LifeEdit

Hayley Atwell was born in London in 1982 to Grant and Alison Atwell. She attended a Roman Catholic Girls School. And graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2005.

Acting CareerEdit

Atwell's first feature film role was in Woody Allen's film Cassandra's Dream (2007), in which she took the part of stage actress Angela Stark. In 2008, she appeared in the film The Duchess as Bess Foster and the film Brideshead Revisited as Lady Julia Flyte, earning praise and nominations from the British Independent Film Awards and the London Film Critics' Circle Awards.

In January 2009, Atwell made her West End début in Lindsay Posner's revival of A View from the Bridge at 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, she starred as Freya Deverell in the successful Channel 4 adaptation of William Boyd's novel Any Human Heart.

Atwell played Agent Peggy Carter in the 2011 American superhero film Captain America: The First Avenger. MTV Networks' named her one of the "Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011". Atwell voiced Carter in the 2011 video game Captain America: Super Soldier. She reprised the role in the 2013 short film Agent Carter, the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and in the 2015 films Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. As Carter, she appeared in two episodes of the television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and as the lead role in Marvel's Agent Carter, which aired from 2015 to 2016. She provided Carter's voice in Lego Marvel's Avengers.

In February 2016, Atwell was cast to star in an upcoming legal drama for ABC, Conviction.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Cassandra's Dream Angela Stark
2007 How About You Ellie Harris
2008 Brideshead Revisited Julia Flyte
2008 The Duchess Elizabeth "Bess" Foster
2009 Love Hate Hate Short film
2010 Tomato Soup Movie Star
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Peggy Carter Main role
2012 I, Anna Emmy
2012 The Sweeney DC Nancy Lewis
2013 Jimi: All Is by My Side Kathy Etchingham
2013 Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter Margaret "Peggy" Carter Short film; Lead role
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Cameo
2014 Testament of Youth Hope Milroy
2015 Cinderella Cinderella's Mother
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Margaret "Peggy" Carter Cameo
2015 Ant-Man


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Whatever Love Means Sabrina Guinness TV Movie
2006 Fear of Fanny Jane
The Ruby in the Smoke Rosa Garland Movie
The Line of Beauty Catherine "Cat" Fedden 3 episodes
2007 Mansfield Park Mary Crawford Movie
The Shadow in the North Rosa Garland Movie
2009 The Prisoner Lucy / 4-15 5 episodes
2010 The Pillars of the Earth Aliena 8 episodes
Any Human Heart Freya Deverell 4 episodes
2012 Falcón Consuelo Jiménez 4 episodes
Playhouse Presents The Banker Episode: "The Man"
Restless Eva Delectorskaya 2 episodes
2013 Black Mirror Martha Episode: "Be Right Back"
Life of Crime Denise Woods 3 episodes
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Margaret "Peggy" Carter 2 episodes
2015–2016 Agent Carter Lead role
2016- Conviction Hayes Morrison Lead Role

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Voice role
2011 Captain America: Super Soldier Margaret "Peggy" Carter
2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers


  • Atwell's character, Hayes Morrison, was originally named "Carter Morrison".
    • Atwell had previously played another 'Carter', Margaret 'Peggy' Carter in Agent Carter. The series was also on ABC but was cancelled the day Conviction was commissioned.