Lucy Boynton

Actress

About

Born in New York and raised in London, Lucy Boynton had her first feature film role in 2006 as young British writer Beatrix Potter in Chris Noonan’s Miss Potter, for which she received a nomination for Best Supporting Young Actress in a Feature Film at the Young Artist Awards.​

Additional feature film credits include Philip Martin’s drama Mo (2010), Ron Maxwell’s US Civil War drama Copperhead (2013), Osgood Perkins’ horror film February (2015), Danny Strong’s J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel in the Rye (2017), Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express (2017), opposite Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Dame Judi Dench, Gareth Evans’ Apostle (2018), and Doug Liman’s dramedy Locked Down (2021), opposite Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Boynton marked her international breakthrough as the female lead in John Carney’s musical film Sing Street. Presented in competition at Deauville in 2016 in her presence, the film got rave reviews and received a Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Motion Picture for a Musical or Comedy.​

In 2018, Boynton starred alongside Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury’s fiancée in the Golden Globe Award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody directed by Bryan Singer. The Queen rock band’s biopic was a huge commercial and critical success, being nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, a SAG Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and BAFTA Award in the category of Best British Film.

On the small screen, roles for Boynton include Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series The Politician opposite Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow, which was nominated for a 2020 Golden Globe in the category of Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Boynton was most recently seen in BritBox’s three-part Agatha Christie series, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? directed by Hugh Laurie as well as the ITV produced, AMC+ acquired The Ipcress File alongside Joe Cole and Tom Hollander. The actress is also known for her role as Angelica Bell, daughter of artist Vanessa Bell and niece of Virginia Woolf, in the BBC Two three-part drama Life in Squares, and the one of Margaret Dashwood in Sense & Sensibility, another BBC production. She was also seen in Gypsy, Law & Order UK, Endeavour, Inspector Lewis, and Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated series Borgia.​

Boynton will next be seen in Scott Copper’s The Pale Blue Eye for Netflix, opposite Charlotte Gainsbourg, Christian Bale and Harry Melling. Additionally, she will also be seen in Searchlight’s Chevalier playing Queen Marie Antoinette, opposite Kelvin Harrison Jr. and directed by Stephen Williams.

2022 The Pale Blue Eye Scott Cooper

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? - TV

The Ipcress File - TV

2021 Modern Love - TV

Locked Down Doug Liman

2019 The Politician - TV

2018 Bohemian Rhapsody Bryan Singer

Apostle Gareth Evans 

2017 Murder on the Orient Express Kenneth Branagh

Gypsy - TV

Let Me Go Polly Steele

Rebel in the Rye Danny Strong

2016 Don’t Knock Twice Caradog W.James

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House Oz Perkins 

Sing Street John Carney

2015 February Oz Perkins

2014 Law & Order: UK - TV

Endeavour - TV

2013 Copperhead Ron Maxwell

2011-2014 Borgia - TV 

2011 Inspector Lewis - TV

2010 Mo Philip Martin

2007 Ballet Shoes Sandra Goldbacher

2006 Miss Potter Chris Noonan

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