Lucy Boynton

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 17 January 1994, New York City, U.S.A.

Lucy Boynton spent her early years in the United States before moving to the United Kingdom with her family.

Growing up in a creative household, Boynton was exposed to the world of arts from a young age. Her parents, Graham Boynton and Adriaane Pielou, are both notable figures in the industry. Her father is a travel editor and author, while her mother works as a freelance journalist and travel writer.

Boynton attended Blackheath High School in London, where she discovered her love for acting. After completing her secondary education, Boynton enrolled in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, one of the leading performing arts conservatories in the UK. During her time at Guildhall, she received training in acting, singing, and dancing, further enhancing her abilities as a performer.

Lucy Boynton’s breakthrough came in 2011 when she landed the role of Margaret Dashwood in the BBC miniseries “Sense and Sensibility.” Her portrayal of the character garnered critical acclaim and marked the beginning of a promising career. She went on to appear in several notable films, including “Miss Potter” (2006), “Sing Street” (2016), and “Murder on the Orient Express” (2017).

However, it was her role as Mary Austin in the biographical film “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018) that catapulted Boynton to international fame. Her nuanced performance as Freddie Mercury’s love interest earned her widespread recognition and accolades. The film’s immense success opened doors to further opportunities, solidifying Boynton’s position in the industry.

In addition to her acting career, Lucy Boynton is also involved in various philanthropic endeavours. She actively supports organisations that focus on empowering women and promoting mental health awareness.


Suggested viewing


Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (2022)

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.1

“Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?” is based on the novel written by Agatha Christie. It revolves around a young man who stumbles upon a dying man’s last words, “Why didn’t they ask Evans?”. Determined to uncover the truth, he embarks on a thrilling adventure, piecing together clues and unraveling a web of deception, danger, and unexpected twists.

Top cast: Lucy Boynton, Will Poulter, Nia Trussler Jones, Richard Dixon, Benedict Wolf, Christian Patterson, Patrick Barlow, Maeve Dermody, Conleth Hill.

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.9

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a biographical film that chronicles the rise of the legendary rock band Queen and their enigmatic lead singer, Freddie Mercury. From their humble beginnings to their iconic Live Aid performance, the film captures the triumphs, struggles, and creative genius that defined their musical legacy.

Top cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Murder on the Orient Express poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.5

“Murder on the Orient Express” is based on the detective novel written by Agatha Christie. When a passenger is found dead on a luxurious train journey, renowned detective Hercule Poirot is called upon to solve the mystery. As he interviews the colorful cast of characters, secrets are unraveled, leading to a shocking revelation that changes everything.

Top cast: Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucy Boynton, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr.

The Ipcress File (2022)

The Ipcress File poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.2

“The Ipcress File” is based on the espionage novel written by Len Deighton. Set during the Cold War, it follows British spy Harry Palmer as he investigates a baffling case involving brainwashing and stolen documents. As he delves deeper into the dangerous world of espionage, Palmer must traverse a treacherous web of deceit and betrayal to uncover the truth.

Top cast: Joe Cole, Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander, Ashley Thomas, David Dencik, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Anastasia Hille, Joshua James, Paul Higgins.

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