Just two years after Atwell wrapped up her studies at the Guidhall School of Music and Drama, Woody Allen cast her as the central love interest in his brooding black comedy Cassandra's Dream (2007) opposite Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor. The following year, she turned critics' heads in The Duchess and starred in director Julian Jarrold's big-screen remake of Brideshead Revisited.
In 2010, Atwell garnered her first Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of a beautiful noblewoman in the Starz miniseries "The Pillars of the Earth."
Returning to action to stem another lethal threat to planet Earth, the cadre of superheroes from the original Avengers takes on the evil and all-powerful Ultron, who's determined to stamp out humankind.
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Brideshead Revisited
- Testament of Youth
- Masterpiece Classic: Mansfield Park
- The Duchess
- Jimi: All Is by My Side
- Masterpiece Classic: Any Human Heart
- The Sweeney
- How About You
- The Pillars of the Earth
- The Line of Beauty
- The Prisoner