Lucy Boynton

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Lucy Boynton
Miss Potter Premiere (313235051).jpg
Boynton at the 2006 premiere of Miss Potter
Born (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 23)
New York, New York, U.S.
Nationality British[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Home town London, England, UK
Parent(s) Graham Boynton and Adriaane Pielou

Lucy Boynton (born 17 January 1994) is an English actress.[2]

Early life[edit]

Boynton was born in New York City and grew up in London.[3] She attended Blackheath High School, followed by James Allen's Girls' School. She is the daughter of Graham Boynton, the Group Travel Editor of the Telegraph Media Group, and Adriaane Pielou, a travel writer.[4] She has an older sister named Emma Louise Boynton.


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."[5] In 2007, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress, for Miss Potter.[citation needed]

She went on to play Posy Fossil in 2007, one of three main characters, in the BBC film Ballet Shoes.[6] 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. 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.



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Miss Potter Young Beatrix Potter nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress
2013 Copperhead Esther Hagadorn
Hymn to Pan Holliday Short film
2015 The Blackcoat's Daughter Rose original title "February"
2016 Lock In Lucy Short film
Sing Street


nominated - OFTA Film Award for Best Breakthrough Performance: Female
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House Polly Parsons
Don't Knock Twice Chloe
2017 Let Me Go Emily Short-film
Rebel in the Rye Claire Douglas Completed
Murder on the Orient Express Countess Andrenyi Post-production
2018 Apostle Andrea Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Ballet Shoes Posy Fossil TV Movie
2008 Sense and Sensibility Margaret Dashwood Miniseries (3 episodes)
2010 Mo Henrietta Norton TV movie
2011 Lewis Zoe Suskin Episode: "The Gift of Promise"
2011/14 Borgia Sister Lucia 2 episodes
2014 Endeavour Petra Briers Episode: "Nocturne"
Law & Order: UK Georgia Hutton Episode: "Bad Romance"
2015 Life in Squares Angelica Bell Miniseries (2 episodes)
2017 Gypsy Allison 7 episodes


  1. ^ Alocada, Vincent (23 July 2016). "'The Flash' movie rumors: Kiersey Clemons and Rita Ora compete for the Iris West role". Ecumenical News. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "About Lucy Boynton- An Introduction". 
  3. ^ "Lucy Boynton - The Protagonist Magazine". The Protagonist Magazine. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Once upon a time there was a little girl who wanted to be a movie star The Telegraph. 6 December 2006
  5. ^ Pielou, Adriaane (12 December 2006) My Lucy, the film star, The Daily Telegraph
  6. ^ Walden, Celia (7 August 2007) based on Noel Streatfeild's 1936 novel Emma makes a classic pirouette, The Daily Telegraph

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