Hayley Atwell


  1. Abigail Breslin, Rango, 2010.  Johnny Depp voiced the titular lizard bringing civilisation to a town called Dirt – in  a Western  toon with nods to Clint and Van Cleef   Priscilla, the desert mouse, was a toss-up between Haley and Abigail. Result?  Magnificent! Steven Spielberg was going to direct.  It won an Oscar without him!

  2. Rosamund Pike, Wrath of the Titans, 2011.     Hayley Atwell, Georgina Haig, Dominique McElligott, Janet Montgomery and Clémence Poséy were in the mix when Alexa Davalos passed on reprising her Andromeda from Clash of the Titans 2009.    But Titans went for a  Bond Girl –  again. Ursula Andress was the 1980 original, Gemma Arterton in the 2009 re-make and now Die Another Day’s Pike in the sequel.   Next… ?

  3. Imogen Poots, The Laureate, 2011.      Schedules interfered with the original couple cast as US writer Laura Riding and her UK poet lover Rupert Graves – Atwell and Dominic Cooper. Imogen and Orlando Bloom joined the menage à trois that soon enough became à quatre.

  4. Elizabeth Debicki, The Great Gatsby, 2011.    The British Atwell lost to an Aussie selected by Australian director Baz Luhrmann for Daisy Buchnanan’s closest friend, the “fast” Jordan Baker.
  5. Rosamund Pike, Jack Reacher, 2011.      Losing a Tom Cruise movie – part one.   But then so did Brit  Marling and Alexa Davalos.
  6. Andrea Riseborough, Oblivion, 2012.       Losing a Tom Cruise movie – part two.(Also losing Vika were Kate Beckinsale and Diane Kruger). 
  7. Alice Eve, Star Trek Into Darkness, 2013.     The 12th and most successful Trek – and Leonard Nimoy’s final curtain as Spock. For Dr Carol Marcus, pseudonymously boarding the SSS Enterprise, producer-director JJ Abrams looked over Atwell, Sophia Myles and Teresa Palmer. – and the winner was the beauteous blonde daughter of the UK’s Waking The Dead TV star, Trevor Eve. .
  8. Diane Kruger, The Host, 2012.    Change of  The Seeker in New Zealand director Andrew Niccol’s film of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s sf book. Claire Danes and Eva Green were also listed.



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