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Who is Hayley Atwell? Howards End actor playing Margaret Schlegel who’s starred in The Duchess and Agent Carter

THE BBC is hoping to “do a Poldark” with sexed-up new series Howards End.
Here's what you need to know about lead actress Hayley Atwell.

 Hayley will star in new BBC show, Howards EndBBC Hayley will star in new BBC show, Howards End

Who is Hayley Atwell and what has she starred in?

Hayley Atwell, 35 is a British-American actress who is often cast in period pieces.

Sh was born in London to a British mother and part-Native American father.

Superhero fans will also know her as Marvel’s gun-toting Agent Carter.

She said recently: “I know I’ve got curves and big boobs and I’m never, ever going to complain about that.

 Hayley was born to a British mother and part-Native American fatherGetty – Contributor Hayley was born to a British mother and part-Native American father

“It’s simply that most other actresses are really, stupidly tiny. When I meet some of them, I can’t believe it.

“Plus I love how expressive my body is. I’ve always been a big believer in what you don’t see being much sexier than what you do.”

Hayley was, until 2012, in a long-term relationship with Gabriel Bisset-Smith, a screenwriter who worked on Channel 4 teen drama Skins. The pair were friends for seven years, meeting at drama school, before they got together.

TV shows and films featuring Hayley Atwell:

  • Life Of Crime, as Denise Woods, ITV
  • Agent Carter, as Peggy Carter
  • Any Human Heart, as Freya Deverell, Channel 4
  • Conviction, Hayes Morrison
  • Restless, Eva Delectorskaya
  • The Duchess, Elizabeth Foster
  • Cinderella, Cinderella's mum
  • Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy Carter
  • The Sweeney, DC Nancy Lewis
  • Jimi: All Is By My Side

When is Howards End being shown on BBC One?

Howards End is a four-part BBC drama adaptation of a 1910 novel by E.M. Forster.

The novel's title is taken from the name of a fictional house belonging to Ruth, belonging to the late heiress wife of rich businessman Henry Wilcox.

The series – penned by Oscar-winning Manchester By The Sea screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan – begins on Sunday, November 12 at 9pm.

Forster's book was previously made into a film in 1992 starring Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, Anthony Hopkins, Samuel West and Vanessa Redgrave.

What is Howards End about?

Set just after the turn of the 20th century, Howards End is a tale of three families – the intellectual idealists Schlegel family, the working class Basts and the wealthy Wilcoxes.

Schlegel sisters Meg and Helen are shown exploring the lives of people above and below their class – while older sister Meg is pursued by the corporate raider, and widower, Henry Wilcox.

Looking across the social spectrum at a time of huge change, the drama illustrates how class divisions define people's lives no matter what choices they make.

Hayley Atwell romps with Eddie Redmayne in 2010 drama series The Pillars of the Earth

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