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Hayley Squires

Hayley Squires (born 16 April 1988) is an English actress and playwright, best known for her work in the Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake.[1] Squires has also appeared in Call the Midwife (2012), Southcliffe (2013), Complicit (2013), Blood Cells (2014), A Royal Night Out (2015) and Murder (2016). Her first play, Vera Vera Vera, was produced by the Royal Court Theatre in 2012.[2]

I, Daniel Blake won the Palme d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival and was the Audience Award winner at the San Sebastián International Film Festival (both 2016).


I, Daniel Blake
British Independent Film Awards 4 December 2016 Best Actress Nominated
Most Promising Newcomer Won
British Academy Film Awards 12 February 2017 Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
Denver Film Festival 14 November 2016 Special Jury Prize: Best Actress Won
Evening Standard British Film Awards 8 December 2016 Best Supporting Actress Won
London Film Critics' Circle 22 January 2017 British/Irish Actress of the Year Nominated

Early life

Squires was born in Forest Hill, South London as Hayley McGinty in 1988. She grew up with her mother, father and older brother.[3]

She trained at Rose Bruford College in Sidcup and graduated in 2010 with BA (Hons) Acting.[3][4]


Year Film Role Notes
2012 Call the Midwife Maureen Warren Episode #1.1
2013 Complicit Joan TV movie
2013 Southcliffe Louise Cooper TV Mini-Series
2014 Blood Cells" Hayley
2015 A Royal Night Out Debbie
2015 Polar Bear Lea Short
2016 Murder Bryony Phelps TV Mini-Series
2016 I, Daniel Blake Katie
2016 Away Kaz
2017 Giantland Mum Currently filming


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