Hadley has worked in theatres in Massachusettes, D.C., Virginia, New York, South Carolina and California. She trained in London at the British American Drama Academy and performed there, as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. She made her on-camera debut with "Crazy Man Crazy," a short film by Emmy winning director, Paul Wagner, and her television debut on Discovery America's When Ghosts Attack, "Voices of the Dead," as the lead character, Elaine. She has also appeared in commercials and in numerous industrials. As a writer, Hadley's short stories have been published in WomenArts Quarterly, Lake Effect, Passages North, Gargoyle, North Atlantic Review, and the Pisgah Review. She has also written a web series, Women's Work, the first episode of which, "Blue Balls," was filmed in June, 2014.
For her performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as Nanny/Kate/The Principal in Baby With the Bathwater, Aileen MacGillivray wrote in The Scotsman, "Hadley Boyd gives an excellent performance as nanny, who has most of the best lines and delivers them with great panache."
Marty Hughley, theatre critic at The Oregonian in Portland, wrote of her performance in Oh, The Humanity, "Hadley Boyd...finds an effective way to deliver the heartbreaking joke, the whimsy of dangling over the void. In "Enter the Spokeswoman, Gently," as an airline employee handling the awkward post-crash press conference, she flits between trepidation and cheeriness, somehow settling into an oddly optimistic resignation. In the title segment, "Oh, the Humanity," Boyd plays a woman stuck en route to a christening (or, possibly, a funeral) and makes Eno's predilection for lists of random observations and questions sound like the language of free-floating anxiety."
Holly Johnson, also of The Oregonian, said of Hadley's performance in Hamlet, "Hadley Boyd as Gertrude gives a stellar, no-frills performance, proving that less is more."
After taking several years away from acting to focus on her children, Hadley and her family have recently returned to the New York area where she is anxious to get to work in theatre, film, television and voiceovers. As a writer, too, she is always looking for collaborators and partners. Thank you for checking in with her and don't hesitate to get in touch.
Name: Hadley Boyd
Lives in: Weston, Connecticut
Occupation: Author, Playwright, Screenwriter and Actor