LUCY BOYNTON (Mary Austin) is a rising talent whose affable
poise and enigmatic performances are making
an indelible mark across entertainment.
In addition to Bohemian Rhapsody, Boynton can be seen this fall in Gareth
Evans' period thriller Apostle,
opposite Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen. The film follows a man who travels to a
remote island and attempts
to rescue his sister after she's kidnapped by a religious cult.
Currently, Boynton is in production on The Politician, the hour-long series
created by Ryan Murphy. The series
for Netflix will be produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.
Most recently, Boynton was seen in Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient
Express, starring Johnny Depp,
Michelle Pfeiffer and Dame Judi Dench. Adapted from the book by Agatha Christie,
the film follows a lavish
train ride through Europe that quickly unfolds into the thrilling mystery of 13
strangers stranded on a train.
Additionally, she starred in Lisa Rubin's Netflix series Gypsy, opposite Naomi
Watts. The series follows the
journey of Jean Holloway (Watts), a therapist who begins to develop dangerous
and intimate relationships
with the people in her patients' lives. Boynton portrays Allison, a 19-year-old
patient of Jean's who has
recently dropped out of school to support her addiction and is hiding this
secret from her mother.
Previously, Boynton was seen in Danny Strong's J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel In
The Rye, alongside Nicholas Hoult,
Kevin Spacey and Sarah Paulson. The film is an adaptation of Kenneth Slawenski's
biography, J.D. Salinger: A
Life. It follows the legendary and secretive author through his life, ultimately
leading to the birth of his iconic
novel The Catcher In The Rye.
Last year, she had Polly Steele's Let Me Go, with Juliet Stevenson and Johdi
May. Developed from Helga
Schneider's true-life story, the film explores the effect on Schneider's
(Stevenson) life when she was
abandoned by her mother in 1941 at four years old. Later, Schneider receives a
letter telling her that her
mother is close to death, so she must journey to Vienna to say her last
goodbyes. Accompanied by her
granddaughter (Boynton), this journey unravels the darkest of their family's
Previously Boynton was seen in Osgood Perkins' horror film, The Blackcoat's
Daughter, opposite Emma Roberts
and Kiernan Shipka. When both of their parents mysteriously fail to turn up, two
girls (Boynton and Shipka)
are stranded at their boarding school over winter break, only to realize they
are not alone, but in the
company of a very dark presence.
Boynton marked her breakthrough as the female lead in John Carney's Sing
Street, opposite Ferdia WalshPeelo.
The story follows a boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s where he escapes
his strained family
life by starting a band to impress the girl he likes (Boynton). The film got
rave reviews and received a Golden
Globe nomination in the category of Best Motion Picture for a Musical or Comedy.
Her first feature film role was as young 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
Additional film credits include the BBC production of Ballet Shoes, opposite
Dame Eileen Atkins, Victoria Wood
and Emma Watson; Osgood Perkins' I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House,
opposite Ruth Wilson and
Bob Balaban; Caradog Jame's Don't' Knock Twice; Neville Pierce's Lock In, Ron
Maxwell's US Civil War
drama Copperhead; Philip Martin's MO; and Ryan Vernav's Hymn To Pan.
On the small screen, Boynton is known for her role of Angelica Bell, daughter
of artist Vanessa Bell and niece
of Virginia Woolf, in the BBC Two three-part drama about the Bloomsbury Group,
Life In Squares. She is also
known for her role as Margaret Dashwood in the three-part BBC production of
Sense & Sensibility, adapted
by BAFTA-winning writer Andrew Davies, opposite Dominic Cooper and Dan Stevens.
Boynton was also seen
in Law & Order UK, Endeavour, Lewis, and Channel 4's BAFTA-nominated series
In 2012, Boynton also starred in Saint Raymond's music video for his debut
song Fall At Your Feet.
Boynton was born in New York and raised in London, where she currently resides