Friday, July 22, 2016
Marvel's Agent Carter, Hayley Atwell, Heads to 2016 Baltimore Comic-Con
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - Come to the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 2-4, 2016 at the Inner Harbor's Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled to announce our next guest, the star of Marvel's Agent Carter, Hayley Atwell. She will be in attendance Sunday, September 4th, 2016 only. Tickets for the show and Ms. Atwell are available now
Hayley Atwell starred as Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, acting as Steve Rogers' benefactor and potential love interest before his plunge into the ice. She reprised the role in Marvel's Agent Carter for two seasons. The show saw her star in the role of the feisty Agent Peggy Carter, the first series picking up a year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, and followed Peggy Carter's blossoming career as a secret agent. She also starred as Peggy in the Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter (the predecessor to the series), in flashbacks in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant Man.
Atwell will be seen later this year leading a stellar cast in ABC's new drama series Conviction as a brilliant young attorney who happens to be the daughter of a former US President, blackmailed to head up LA's new Conviction Integrity Unit. Created by Liz Friedlander, the series will also feature Emily Kinney, Fode Bangoura and Merrin Dungey alongside Atwell as its star.
Hayley was most recently seen in the Kenneth Branagh-directed Cinderella, in which she starred alongside Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, and Lily James. The film, which released in March 2015, was a live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale. She was seen as the lead female role in the John Ridley-directed Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side, alongside Imogen Poots and Andre 3000.
Hayley's work in film is extensive. Hayley's Bess Foster was the object of Ralph Fiennes' Duke of Devonshire's affections in 2008's The Duchess. The same year, audiences saw Hayley in Brideshead Revisited alongside Emma Thompson, Matthew Goode, and Ben Whishaw. She also collaborated with Whishaw in Love/Hate, a short film which was awarded runner up in the 2009 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films. Her other film credits include the noir thriller feature I, Anna, and Nick Love's film adaptation of the popular 70s TV series The Sweeney, in which Hayley played the female lead alongside Ray Winstone and Damian Lewis.
On television, Hayley won critical acclaim for her performance in the BBC's The Line of Beauty, an adaptation of Alan Hollinghurst's Booker Prize-winning novel. She appeared in the ITV remake of the 1960s cult classic The Prisoner,where she played Lucy alongside Ian McKellen and Ruth Wilson. Hayley received a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress category for her outstanding performance in the Channel 4's Pillars of the Earth based on Ken Follett's novel. Her other television credits include Any Human Heart, Mansfield Park, Ruby in the Smoke, and Fear of Fanny, Restless, Play House presents: The Man, and Life of Crime.
Hayley is also well-known as an accomplished stage actress. In September 2011, Hayley completed a run of The Faith Machine at the Royal Court Theatre. For the National Theatre, she played in Major Barbara and in Man of Mode. Hayley's outstanding performance in the role of Catherine in A View from the Bridge earned her rave reviews and a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 2009 Olivier Awards. Hayley has most recently been seen starring in Alexi Kaye Campbell's Olivier Award-winning play The Pride.
"Fans will be knocking down our front doors now," said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Everyone knows and loves Hayley. She is a huge star in our circles and out, she's a big part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and have you seen her lip-sync battles?? Step back!"
General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Harvey Awards, are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!
While they are available, be sure to take advantage of discount rate arrangements we have made with hotels near the Baltimore Convention Center. For all the details, see: http://baltimorecomiccon.com/about/hotels/
To make parking easy and stress-free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow attendees driving to the show to purchase guaranteed parking near the Baltimore Comic-Con. Click here to book your guaranteed parking spot, or if you need help or have questions, call 800-232-6415.
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.
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About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 17th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.
About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 11 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.