Lucy Boynton is an American-born English actor. She made her acting debut quite early in life and has been associated with several TV shows and films since then. Lucy is known for her roles in films such as 'Miss Potter,' 'Apostle,' 'Sing Street,' 'Murder on the Orient Express,' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' She earned a 'Young Artist Award' nomination for her debut role in 'Miss Potter.' Lucy has been part of several TV shows, too, such as 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Lewis.' She is rumored to be in a serious relationship with her 'Bohemian Rhapsody' co-star Rami Malek. They are often spotted together, but the couple has not confirmed their relationship yet.
Birth & Education
Lucy Boynton was born on January 17, 1994, in New York City, US. She, however, grew up in London. Lucy’s father, Graham Boynton, is a British-born travel editor and works for the 'Telegraph Media Group.' Her mother, Adriaane Pielou, is also a travel editor and works for ' Condé Nast Traveller,' London. Lucy’s elder sister, Emma Louise, is a broadcast journalist.
Lucy attended 'Blackheath High School' in southeast London, England, and then studied at 'James Allen's Girls' School' in Dulwich, South London.
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Lucy made her film debut when she was just 12 years old. She was spotted by a casting director at one of her drama classes. The casting director contacted Lucy and invited her for an audition. She auditioned for the role of young ‘Beatrix,’ the lead character in the 2006 biographical family drama 'Miss Potter.' After a number of auditions and workshops, Lucy finally got the role. This marked the beginning of her acting career. The role helped her bag her first 'Young Artist Award' nomination for the 'Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress.' In 2007, Lucy played ‘Posy Fossil,’ a ballerina and one of the three lead characters in the 'BBC' film 'Ballet Shoes.' Interestingly, all the scenes that showed Posy dancing ballet were shot with Lucy’s body double. The following year, Lucy essayed the role of ‘Margaret Dashwood’ in the 'BBC' serial 'Sense and Sensibility.'
In 2010, Boynton was seen as ‘Henrietta Norton’ in the TV movie 'Mo.' The following year, she played a guest role in the British TV detective drama 'Lewis.' This was her first female lead in any TV series. Lucy starred as ‘Esther Hagadorn’ in the 2013 Canadian–American film 'Copperhead.' Following this, she portrayed a mysterious model named ‘Raphina’ in the 2016 comedy–drama film 'Sing Street.' In 2017, she was cast as ‘Countess Helena Andrenyi’ in the film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 'Murder on the Orient Express.'
Lucy starred in the 2018 British–American period horror film ‘Apostle,’ in which she essayed the role of ‘Andrea.’ She was then cast in 'Bohemian Rhapsody,’ the biopic of the iconic British rock band 'Queen.’ Released in 2018, the film revolved around Freddie Mercury, the lead vocalist of 'Queen.' Lucy portrayed Mary Austin, Freddie’s girlfriend. The film earned the entire cast, including her, a ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ nomination for 'Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.'
Relationship with Rami Malek
Lucy is rumored to be dating her 'Bohemian Rhapsody' co-star Rami Malek, who portrayed Freddie Mercury in the film. According to sources, the actors developed feelings for each other while working on the film. As soon as the rumors of their affair surfaced, the media left no opportunity to click them together. Lucy and Rami attended 'Bohemian Rhapsody’s UK premier but left the event mid-way to spend some quality time with each other. According to sources, they went to the nightclub 'LayLow' in Notting Hill. They were also spotted together at the 'Miu Miu' show at the ‘Paris Fashion Week' and at an event in Minneapolis in February 2018.
The media has also revealed that Rami often visits Lucy in London. Despite being frequently seen together, they have not yet revealed anything about their rumored relationship.
Lucy is a movie lover. Two of her favorite movies are Drake Doremus’s 'Like Crazy' and Hal Ashby’s 'Harold and Maude.' She has expressed her wish to work with filmmakers Baz Luhrmann and Wes Anderson. Lucy is also a huge fan of Sofia Coppola’s movies, especially 'Virgin Suicides.' She wants to work with more female directors. Michael Shannon and Anne-Marie Duff are two of Lucy’s favorite actors.