Lucy Boynton

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Lucy Boynton
Miss Potter Premiere (313235051).jpg
Boynton in 2006
Born (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 24)
New York, New York, U.S.
Residence New York, New York, U.S.
Nationality British[1] and American
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Parent(s) Graham Boynton

Lucy Boynton (born 17 January 1994) is an American-born English actress.[2] She made her film debut with a leading role in Miss Potter (2006). Boynton starred in Copperhead (2013), Sing Street (2016), and Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Apostle (2018). She is set to portray Mary Austin in the biographical drama Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

Early life[edit]

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


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, and Countess Helena Andrenyi in the 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express.

On September 6, 2017, it was announced that Lucy will play Freddie Mercury's love interest Mary Austin in the upcoming biopic called Bohemian Rhapsody.[7]



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


  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
  7. ^ "QueenOnline Reveals 'Mary Austin'". Queen Online. 2017-09-06. Retrieved 2017-09-06.

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