Lucy Boynton
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Lucy Boynton

Lucy Boynton
Lucy Boynton on MTV Movies 2.jpg
Boynton interviewed about Bohemian Rhapsody in 2018
Born (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 25)
New York City, New York, U.S.
  • British[1]
  • American
Years active2006-present

Lucy Boynton (born 17 January 1994) is a British-American actress. She made her film debut as the young Beatrix Potter in Miss Potter (2006). She went on to feature in the films Copperhead (2013), Sing Street (2016), Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Apostle (2018), before portraying Mary Austin in the biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

Early life

Boynton was born in New York City and grew up in London.[2] She is the daughter of British-born Graham Boynton, the group travel editor of the Telegraph Media Group, and Adriaane Pielou, a travel writer.[3] She has an elder sister, Emma Louise Boynton. She attended Blackheath High School, followed by James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich, south London.


Boynton at the Miss Potter premiere in 2006

Boynton's first professional role was as the young Beatrix Potter in the 2006 British-American film Miss Potter. Boynton has said that the first day of filming was "the best day of [her] life".[4] In 2007, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress, for Miss Potter.[]

She went on to play Posy Fossil in 2007, one of three main characters, in the BBC film Ballet Shoes.[5] Posy is a young, ambitious ballerina who is taken under the wing of a prestigious dance academy. She did not dance in Ballet Shoes, instead a body double was used for her character's dancing scenes. Boynton also played the role of Margaret Dashwood in the BBC serial Sense and Sensibility.[6] In 2011, Boynton played a guest lead on Lewis. She appeared in Mo with Julie Walters and David Haig. She portrayed the mysterious model Raphina in the 2016 film Sing Street, a ghost Polly Parsons in the 2016 film I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House and Countess Helena Andrenyi in the 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express.

Boynton played Freddie Mercury's partner Mary Austin in the biopic of Mercury and the band Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (2018),[7] which earned the cast a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards.[8]

Personal life

As of 2018, Boynton is dating her Bohemian Rhapsody co-star Rami Malek.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Miss Potter Young Beatrix Potter
2013 Copperhead Esther Hagadorn
2013 Hymn to Pan Holliday Short
2015 The Blackcoat's Daughter Rose
2016 Lock In Lucy Short
2016 Sing Street Raphina
2016 I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House Polly Parsons
2016 Don't Knock Twice Chloe
2017 Rebel in the Rye Claire Douglas
2017 Let Me Go Emily Jury Award at Bentonville Film Festival for Best Ensemble
2017 Murder on the Orient Express Countess Helena Andrenyi
2018 Apostle Andrea Howe
2018 Bohemian Rhapsody Mary Austin


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Ballet Shoes Posy Fossil TV film
2008 Sense & Sensibility Margaret Dashwood TV miniseries
2010 Mo Henrietta Norton TV film
2011 Lewis Zoe Suskin Episode: "The Gift of Promise"
2011, 2014 Borgia Sister Lucia Episodes: "God's Monster", "1497"
2014 Endeavour Petra Briers Episode: "Nocturne"
2014 Law & Order: UK Georgia Hutton Episode: "Bad Romance"
2015 Life in Squares Angelica Bell TV miniseries
2017 Gypsy Allison Adams Main role
2019-present The Politician Astrid Sloan Lead role


  1. ^ Alocada, Vincent (23 July 2016). "'The Flash' movie rumors: Kiersey Clemons and Rita Ora compete for the Iris West role". Ecumenical News. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Lucy Boynton". The Protagonist Magazine. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ Once upon a time there was a little girl who wanted to be a movie star The Daily Telegraph. 6 December 2006
  4. ^ Pielou, Adriaane (12 December 2006) My Lucy, the film star, The Daily Telegraph
  5. ^ Walden, Celia (7 August 2007) based on Noel Streatfeild's 1936 novel Emma makes a classic pirouette, The Daily Telegraph
  6. ^ Andrew Billen (2 January 2008). "Davies makes perfect sense". Reviews. The Times. London.
  7. ^ "QueenOnline Reveals 'Mary Austin'". Queen Online. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (12 December 2018). "SAG Awards: Full List of Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ D'Aluisio, Alexandra (4 January 2019). "Rami Malek Finally Confirms His Relationship With 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Costar Lucy Boynton: 'My Love'". US Weekly. Retrieved 2019.

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