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Hayley Atwell  Official Instagram account of Golden Globe and Olivier nominated British-American actress Hayley Atwell. Profile pic by Faye Thomas

I tripped over a boulder and the pages of my memoir went flying... it was entitled All’s Well That’s Atwell and was an epic saga of meaning and nonsense. Thank you #twAtwell

None of us are looking where we’re going but I certainly don’t seem to mind. At least we’re not on our phones. SO looking forward to this GEM of a movie coming out and giving you all the feels! It’s utterly charming xxx

Hahaha 👏🏼👏🏼 @rebelparkproductions ‘thin AND curvy, sexy AND innocent’....’strong AND vulnerable... wide-eyed AND smart... but smart in a sexy way, please. And could you smile more but with an enigmatic edge and could you take these expositional lines that serve only to drive the plot but say them like your replaceable life depended on it but with a flirty twinkle and could you just be perfect and super-human but relatable and normal-seeming so that an audience will like you? And can we just feed you with all the reasons why you’re not enough but subliminally plant them so it’s self-loathing that grows? Don’t worry, we’ll pay you less too.’ I may have been in this place at one time. As Hannah Gadsby says in her seminal work ‘Nanette’: ‘there is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.’ Here’s to women who have been broken by a broken system and rebuilt themselves from the ground up xxx

Spot of reading before the press tour begins. Jaron Lanier’s book had a random post-it attached to the back saying ‘meddling kids here kitty kitty’ which was so bizarre and inexplicable as to how it got there that it made me want it more. I’m aware of the irony in posting about this book. He’s a smart one, that Lanier. And as for Solnit. Well. Reading her work creates new neurological pathways in my brain and then tickles them into submission. Happy Friday, peeps x #nyc

Farewell Caroline Mortimer, you deeply troubled soul. It’s been truly uncomfortable playing you, my skin crawled and my heart hurt. I hope I’ve fully served your place in this great story. Keep the corset, the sun-damage make-up, the ageing stipple, the glycerin sweat (we got through 2 bottles of the stuff), all your scratches and ‘ticks’, your self-loathing, your cowardice and fear. I love you, but I never liked you. Thank you to all the creatives of The Long Song who gave me this amazing challenge. ❤️

Thank you to the hard working crew of The Long Song! We appreciate all your time, skills and talents... and thank you @churrikos.rd for providing the sweet treats! #dominicanrepublic

@yrsadaleyward I have a talent crush on you. I devoured ‘Bone’ and now I’m spending my Sunday with The Terrible. This day is far from that and your written words are mesmeric. Xx

A missing apostrophe is irresistible for a twat like me. Plus, we actors are a tactile bunch and sometimes we just need to hold each other. Thank you. #twAtwell #thelongsong

Here we go...we’re shooting the adaptation of Andrea Levy’s The Long Song, written by Sarah Williams and produced by Heyday Television and directed by Mahalia Belo.
‘Set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, the story follows the strong-willed, young slave July (Tamara Lawrance) on a plantation owned by her odious mistress Caroline Mortimer (Atwell). When a charming new arrival to the island, Robert Goodwin (Jack Lowden), becomes the new overseer, July and Caroline are both intrigued by his seemingly revolutionary determination to improve the plantation for the slaves and mistress alike.
During a time of social unrest and turmoil, this powerful story is told from July’s perspective as she looks back over her life; the tone is funny, defiant and indomitable. It’s a story about the injustices that humans inflict upon each other and the unexpected ways in which people’s humanity sometimes overrules their prejudices.
Three hundred years of slavery finally came to a chaotic end on the British-ruled Caribbean island of Jamaica in 1838. It is a shameful and rarely-acknowledged part of British colonial history. And though Abolition may have been the first step on the road to racial equality, it is a very long road and one upon which we still travel today.
But far from being a harrowing tale of violence and misery that one might expect from such a history, The Long Song is in fact a story of love, hope, passion, survival and determination, full of insight and humour. The Long Song novel was shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and longlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize. It was the recipient of the 2011 Walter Scott Prize’ #TheLongSong

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August 3rd 🎈

Happy PRIDE!!!! #prideparadelondon #loveislove🌈 just FYI there will be a glorious blocking in the name of love of any homophobic accounts in response to this. ✌🏼

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