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Hayley Atwell nominated for Best Actress at Olivier Awards

Congratulations to our dear Hayley for being nominated for Best Actress for her exceptional performance in ‘The Pride’ at the 2014 Olivier Awards! The show will air on April 13th.

Playing dual roles in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s drama, Hayley Atwell expressed both china fragility as the wife of a repressed homosexual in the 1950s and the lively extroversion of the female friend trapped between two men in the modern day.

March 14th, 2014
Mae

Hayley Atwell Highlights Gay Rights in ‘The Pride’

With promotion for The Pride in full swing, Hayley recently sat down for an interview with the BBC. She discussed the important themes of the play, reprising the role of Peggy Carter and working with Cate Blanchett and Kenneth Branagh on the upcoming Cinderella. Be sure to read on, it’s a really great interview.

English actress Hayley Atwell made her name on British television in series such as The Line of Beauty and Brideshead Revisited.

In 2007, she was cast in the Woody Allen film Cassandra’s Dream and has since gone on to appear in films including The Duchess, opposite Keira Knightley and the acclaimed TV series Any Human Heart and Pillars of the Earth.

In 2011, she was cast opposite Chris Evans in the Marvel movie Captain America: The First Avenger as Agent Peggy Carter. She is starring in the film’s sequel due out next year and her character has her own spin-off short film.

She is currently starring in a revival of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play The Pride at the Trafalgar Studios in London, playing the dual roles of Sylvia, an unhappy 1950s housewife stuck in a marriage to a closeted gay man and her modern day counterpart who is the gregarious best friend of a gay couple.

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August 23rd, 2013
Mae

‘The Pride’ opening night footage

Trafalgar Transformed posted some great footage from ‘The Pride’ opening night where they interviewed Hayley and others from the cast and crew. You can watch the video below and I’ve added HD screencaptures to the gallery. Enjoy!


August 15th, 2013
Mae

Behind the scenes at ‘The Pride’ opening night

With thanks once again to Harper’s Bazaar we some lovely new behind the scenes photos of Hayley and the cast and crew of ‘The Pride’ on opening night. I’ve added the photos that feature Hayley so if you’d like to view the rest of the photos from opening night, click on the link above. Enjoy!

August 15th, 2013
Mae

Hayley Atwell on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour

This morning Hayley appeared on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour to discuss ‘The Pride’. Unfortunately I cannot get the program to embed but you can listen to her interview right here.

August 15th, 2013
Mae

First look at Hayley Atwell performing on stage in ‘The Pride’

Here’s our very first look at Hayley in costume as Sylvia performing on stage in ‘The Pride’ =]

August 12th, 2013
Mae

Behind the scenes photos from ‘The Pride’ dress rehearsal

Harper’s Bazaar published some lovely new behind the scenes photos of Hayley and the cast and crew of ‘The Pride’ during their dress rehearsal. I’ve added the photos that feature Hayley and, once again, if you’d like to view the rest of the photos from dress rehearsal, click on the link above. Enjoy!

August 9th, 2013
Mae

Behind the scenes look at ‘The Pride’

Harpers Bazaar released some great behind the scenes photos of Hayley rehearsing for ‘The Pride’ and they have been added to the gallery. There are a few photos in the feature that don’t include Hayley so if you’re interested in seeing more about ‘The Pride’ please click on the link above!

August 2nd, 2013
Mae

Sneak peek rehearsal photos from ‘The Pride’

I’ve added some gorgeous photos of Hayley rehearsing for ‘The Pride’ courtesy Broadway World to our gallery. Enjoy!

August 1st, 2013
Mae

Hayley Atwell’s diary from ‘The Pride’ Part 1

Hayley Atwell has written an exclusive three-part diary for Harpers Bazaar about the build-up to the opening of her new play, ‘The Pride’, which examines the changing attitudes towards homosexuality between 1958 and the present day. Hayley’s diary will run from now until the opening night on August 13th. This first extract covers the first week of Hayley at rehearsals which I’ve added under the cut!

Day 1: I didn’t sleep the night before the first day of rehearsals. I never do. Beginning any project is often the hardest part for me, I’m buzzing with nerves and expectations.

The first day involves a meet and greet with the cast and the director, in this case Jamie Lloyd. Jamie starts by showing us a perfect miniature model of the set and talking us through how the scenes will work on stage. The Pride won an Olivier five years ago and its writer, Alexi Kaye Campbell, is also with us on the first day to hear us read his words aloud for the first time.

I already know one actor, Al Weaver, from drama school. The director, Jamie, also directed me two years ago in the Royal Court’s The Faith Machine. But other than that, it’s all new. This initial read-through offers a chance to get to know everyone and to ask questions about the meaning, the subtext or, in my case today, words that I don’t understand, such as ‘felching.’ The definition is not fit for repetition here but Mat Horne (The Catherine Tate Show, Gavin & Stacey) is happy to fill me in with the details.

What’s clear on day one is A) everyone wants this to be a good production B) the play is timely and moving and C) Mat Horne is very, very funny. Mat doesn’t yet know I’ve watched the Gavin & Stacey outtakes about ten times.

At the end of the first day I decide to walk back home from the rehearsal studio. It’s such a beautiful day! It gives me a chance to think about the day, and get some air before heading to the Novak Djokovic fundraising dinner.

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August 1st, 2013
Mae

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