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Five Must See Hayley Atwell Movies and TV Shows



Hayley Atwell, the British-American actress, is equally at home in the world’s biggest movies (she plays Peggy Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) as she is in BBC period pieces. Here are our recommendations for five of her must see appearances.

Restless (2012)

In this two part BBC thriller Hayley plays a young woman, Eva Delectorskaya, who finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.

Rufus Sewell (Lucas Romer), Hayley Atwell (Eva Delectorskaya), Michael Gambon (Baron Mansfield / Lucas Romer), Michelle Dockery (Ruth Gilmartin), Charlotte Rampling (Sally Gilmartin / Eva Delectorskaya), Alexander Fehling (Karl-Heinz), James Norton (Kolia), Adrian Scarborough (Morris Devereux), Bertie Carvel (Mason Harding), Tom Brooke (Angus Woolf), Anthony Calf (Gerald Laird), Julian Firth (Club Servant), Gwilym Lee (Sean Gilmartin), Dominic Rowan (Detective Sergeant Mason), Stephen Jennings (Man), Angus Imrie (Student), Edwin Thomas (Edward)

Howards End (2017)

Hayley plays intelligent Margaret Schlegel in this superb BBC period drama about the social and class divisions in early 20th century England through the intersection of three families – the wealthy Wilcoxes, the gentle and idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts.

Matthew Macfadyen (Henry Wilcox), Hayley Atwell (Margaret Schlegel), Julia Ormond (Mrs. Wilcox), Tracey Ullman (Aunt Juley Mund), Philippa Coulthard (Helen Schlegel), Jonah Hauer-King (Paul Wilcox), Joseph Quinn (Leonard Bast), Alex Lawther (Tibby Schlegel), Sandra Voe (Miss Avery), Gavin Brocker (Crane), Miles Jupp (Percy Cahill), Joe Bannister (Charles Wilcox), Donna Banya (Annie), Bessie Carter (Evie Wilcox), Rosalind Eleazar (Jacky Bast), Yolanda Kettle (Dolly Wilcox)

Christopher Robin (2018)

Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something. Hayley plays Evelyn Robin, the wife of Christopher, in this feel good movie.

Hayley Atwell (Evelyn Robin), Peter Capaldi (Rabbit (voice)), Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin), Bronte Carmichael (Madeline Robin), Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh / Tigger (voice)), Brad Garrett (Eeyore (voice)), Sophie Okonedo (Kanga (voice)), Toby Jones (Owl (voice)), Nick Mohammed (Piglet (voice)), Sara Sheen (Roo (voice)), Mark Gatiss (Giles Winslow), Oliver Ford Davies (Old Man Winslow), Ronke Adekoluejo (Katherine Dane), Adrian Scarborough (Hal Gallsworthy)

Criminal UK: Stacey

In this second episode from the first season of the Netflix anthology Hayley plays against her usual type as a low rent Londoner who has been accused of poisoning her brother-in-law.

The Long Song (2018)

Hayley again plays against type in this riveting three part BBC drama set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, where we follow the trials, tribulations and survival of plantation slave July and her odious mistress Caroline.


Hayley Atwell (Caroline Mortimer), Tamara Lawrance (July), Jack Lowden (Robert), Leo Bill (John Howarth), Doña Croll (July), Lenny Henry (Godfrey), Jo Martin (Hannah), Ayesha Antoine (Molly), Ethan Hazzard (Elias), Gordon Brown (Tam Dewar), Luis Bryan Mesa (Byron), Marie Michelle Brazile (Patience), Kara-Leah Fernandes (July),