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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameLucy Christabel Boynton
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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

Boynton was born in New York City and grew up in London. She is the daughter of British-born Graham Boynton, the Group Travel Editor of the Telegraph Media Group, and Adriaane Pielou, a travel writer. 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." In 2007, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress, for Miss Potter.

She went on to play Posy Fossil, one of three main characters in the BBC film Ballet Shoes (2007), in 2007. 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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Trivia (10)

Attends James Allen's Girls' School (JAGS), a private school in London.
Has an elder sister, Emma Louise Boynton.
Was the lead actress in Saint Raymonds Music Video for 'Fall At Your Feet'.
Born and lived in New York until age 5 when her family moved to the U.K. She is the daughter of British-born Graham Boynton, a Group Travel editor for Telegraph Media Group, and Adriaane Pielou, a travel writer.
She was considered for the role of Iris West in The Flash, before Kiersey Clemons was cast.
In 2015, she went into production for the musical movie, Sing Street (2016).
She and her older sister, Emma, were born and raised in London, England.
While rising to prominence as an actress, she attended both Blackheath High School and James Allen's Girls' School.
She co-starred, with Emma Watson, in the 2007 TV movie, Ballet Shoes (2007).
She has dual U.K. and U.S. citizenship.

Personal Quotes (61)

There is something daunting about getting a role you didn't formally audition for, another weight of needing to prove yourself.
I've always been really terrible with horror films. I scare really easily and can't stand all the violence and gore.
Being part of the Queen story and knowing what Freddie Mercury went through before he died of AIDS has really shown me how far we've come in fighting this disease.
Good horror is about so much more than slashing: it's a way of examining grief and loss of self.
My parents always traveled a lot with their job, so it became embedded in my nature quite early on that I would crave that constant change and traveling.
Oh, my God, I would be the most uncool band member, ever.
I've been working for, like, 10 years now, which is a very strange thing to say when you're 23.
When it's a real person, you want to be as honest as you can and approach it in a similar way as you would any other character, but with that restriction and wanting to respect the boundaries of that person and not be intrusive in any way.
'Gypsy' follows a New York therapist, played by Naomi Watts. It explores the boundaries between patient and doctor - she kind of starts to play puppeteer with her clients.
As long as you feel good in something, it doesn't matter what other people think. You just have to own it. You'll never regret wearing something you really love.
All of our family holidays were always work trips for my parents, so my sister and I would sit somewhere or find a kids' club while my parents would be interviewing people.
I think 'Ballet Shoes' was a very pivotal role for me. I was about 14 then, and it was an incredible cast: Eileen Atkins, Victoria Wood, Emilia Fox, Harriet Walters. All these incredible women.
I really enjoy being busy and feeling completely immersed in work, knowing I'm working as hard as I can.
I find that I'm quite experimental. I'm drawn to the brighter and weirder things.
I've been acting for a long time - I started when I was 12.
I don't really have a specific formula I follow to find the right script or role. It's always just very instinctive.
There were years in between of going to auditions pretty much every day and getting nothing.
If you stop trying to restrict yourself by defining yourself and love in other people's terms, it's the most liberating thing.
I want to act every second of every day.
Nic Hoult is just such a brilliant actor.
Being able to disappear into every film that I do really works in my favor.
When you're playing someone that's real, there is that hanging weight of how will they feel when they see this: will I make them feel exposed in some way, and how do I absolutely avoid doing that while playing this as accurately and empathetically as I possibly can?
I think that's a place where we are, as a society, finally starting to get to now: where your sexuality doesn't have to define you - and you don't have to define it.
I've always liked higher necklines, and Mia Farrow is my ultimate inspiration. The baby-doll dresses with big Peter Pan collars that she wore in 'Rosemary's Baby' were iconic. I've been drawn to similar looks ever since.
Anything that Osgood Perkins writes, you can sign me up!
It's exciting not knowing what tomorrow, or the next month, or the next year holds.
I never wanted to take off the pink gown I wore to the 'Gypsy' premiere. It was a magical dress for a magical moment.
Comedy kind of terrifies me. I feel pretty intimidated.
I think it makes such a huge difference when the director has acting experience as well because it just means that he not only has a view of the film as a whole and the intentions of the scene in terms of the audience, he also has an actor's instinct of how to communicate something to us.
I tend to look very different with every role that I do, so I don't know if anybody remembers me or recognizes me at all, including people that I've worked with and know really well.
I don't think I've done anything quite like 'Gypsy' before. Especially the honest way that it is written.
We were always told not to wear skirts that were too short, because what will the male teachers think of you? Or, when we started sharing classes with boys in sixth form, what will they think of you if you are wearing a miniskirt to lessons?
For the red carpet, I like a platform heel, but for everyday, it's mostly Converse high-tops or booties with black tights.
People keep referring to 'Sing Street' as a musical, but I really never felt it was that. I can't really define it as a musical.
I remember watching that scene in 'My Girl' where Anna Chlumsky cries at a funeral. I would cry with her and be like, 'Yeah, I think I could do that. I could do a funeral scene.'
The people I look up to most are actresses such as Kate Winslet and Amy Schumer, who have never been size zero and are judged on their bodies of work, not their bodies.
Because I started at such a young age, I went in with a 'take what comes, do what I'm told' approach.
'Sing Street' was the first time I'd worked so collaboratively.
I thrive on that nomadic lifestyle.
I've been every hair color under the sun for different projects.
When you love someone absolutely and want them to be their truest self - even though that means losing them in some capacity - that is the most important thing.
I am so honoured to be supporting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and their mission making London and our global cities AIDS-free.
My dream would be to be like Tina Weymouth from Talking Heads. Her style and everything about her, she's just the coolest human being.
I realized on my first day on set of 'Miss Potter' that there wasn't going to be anything else that could make me as happy or feel as fulfilled as acting does.
Acting has influenced my approach to beauty in both practical and fun ways as well as influencing my style. I do like to be more adventurous - for some reason, I feel safer in that.
It was strange, especially because all of the projects I did when I was young, I was always the youngest on set or the only child, so I spent my formative years hanging out with 24-year-olds when I was 13.
I was born in New York and moved to London with my family when I was five. I did have an American accent for a couple of months, and then it went away.
My skin gets really dry and stressed from all the traveling I do, so I've had to find reliable products to help that.
My absolute favorite film is Hal Ashby's 'Harold and Maude.'
The pressure to look good is intense. It is hard to be immune to that and the self-consciousness that comes with it.
It was strange doing that transition from teenager to more adult roles, but I think it just makes it more exciting.
I want to be an actress when I grow up. Actually, I don't want to wait until I'm grown up. I want to be a child actress. I want to be an actress before I'm 13.
If you're creating your character, you can have full ownership of the emotional range they go through. You can make bolder choices.
As soon as we stop trying to put boxes and labels to every relationship and dynamic, we'll be so much more liberated and at peace.
Paul McCartney has always been the love of my life.
An all-girls school, when you have 800 girls from the age of 11 to 18, you would think, should be a prime opportunity to really inject a sense of confidence and power. And instead, we were very much taught in relation to men, in terms of what the brother school would think of us.
When you're younger, you have a perfect plan for your life: I thought I would be engaged at 24, married at 26, have my first child at 28 and my second at 30. But as you get closer to each age, you realise it's unfeasible.
It's impossible not to be aware of the Ryan Murphy empire, but he is so kind and funny, and you feel in such safe hands every day.
My skin's rather difficult to fix, and I'm incredibly sensitive.
I'm quite tentative when it comes to biopics because they cross a line into intrusiveness or exposing someone who isn't alive or around to draw a line or defend themselves.
I never went to drama school, but I was really lucky in that both my junior school and secondary school had brilliant drama departments.

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