Category: Projects

2023 Jun 13

Lucy Joins ITV Series “Ruth”

Lucy Boynton Headlines ITV Series ‘Ruth’ About The Last Woman To Hang In The UK

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: Bohemian Rhapsody star Lucy Boynton is to headline an ITV series about the last woman to hang in the UK.

Boynton will play Ruth Ellis, a nightclub hostess who was hanged at the age of 28 after fatally shooting her abusive lover David Blakely. Famous hangman Albert Pierrepoint carried out the death sentence at Holloway Prison in 1955.

The four-part series is made by ITV Studios-backed Vera producer Silverprint Pictures. It is written by Kelly Jones (The Long Call, Des) and based on Carol Ann Lee’s biography A Fine Day for Hanging: The Real Ruth Ellis Story.

Ruth is told over two parallel timelines, with one half of the story following Ellis’ entry into a dizzying upper-class London and her ultimate downfall. The other follows John Bickford, Ellis’ lawyer, as he unravels secret truths about the case that remained hidden for decades.

Kate Bartlett and Antonia Gordon are the Executive Producers for Silverprint. Angie Daniell is the Producer and Lee Haven Jones (Passenger) directs. Ruth was commissioned for ITV by Polly Hill and Huw Kennair Jones. The series is produced in association with ITV Studios, which will handle global distribution.

Bartlett said Ellis’ story was “intoxicating, fascinating and resonant.” Kennair Jones added: “Kelly’s scripts brilliantly explore not only how the emotional and physical abuse she suffered drove her to commit a terrible crime but also the desperate last-minute attempt to save her as she and her supporters battled an unforgiving establishment.”

Boynton most recently appeared in ITV’s three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?. Her other credits include The Ipcress File and Chevalier.

2022 Sep 12

2022 Toronto International Film Festival

2022 Toronto International Film Festival

On Sunday (September 11), Lucy attended the premiere of her new movie, Chevalier, during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. Lucy was joined by co-stars Samara Weaving, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Minnie Driver.

Thanks to TIFF, we have some new portraits of Lucy!

Apologies for the low quality party images!

2022 Mar 08

The Ipcress File: 1×01 Screen Captures

The Ipcress File: 1×01 Screen Captures

I’ve added some screen captures of Lucy as Jean Courtney in the first episode of The Ipcress File. The full mini-series is available to watch on ITV Hub. More screen captures will be added weekly after each episode airs on ITV on Sunday nights!

2022 Mar 05

Lucy for YOU Magazine

Lucy for YOU Magazine

Lucy was interviewed for YOU magazine to discuss her new mini-series, The Ipcress File. Hopefully better quality images will be released later! Take a look at the photoshoot and interview below.

Lucy Boynton: The super-shy superstar

YOUSkyrocketing career, A-list partner, striking looks… you’d expect Bohemian Rhapsody star LUCY BOYNTON to have all the confidence in the world. But, she tells Hattie Crisell, it’s still a work in progress… PHOTOGRAPHS: RACHELL SMITH

Bohemian Rhapsody was the film that cemented Lucy Boynton’s status as a leading Hollywood actress. Playing Freddie Mercury’s partner and devoted best friend Mary Austin, Lucy received critical plaudits and award nominations, all while the film cleaned up at the box office– becoming the biggest biopic of all time. It felt like the ‘arrival moment’ for someone who has been working since she was just 12 years old.

Born in New York to British parents – the journalists Graham Boynton and Adriaane Pielou – Lucy was raised in South London along with her older sister Emma-Louise. (Coincidentally, Adriaane used to work for YOU magazine and brought Lucy into the office as a baby and would take her along to interviews.) Lucy, now 28, is exceptionally striking, with an artfully messy blonde bob, sharp, dark eyebrows and wide eyes. As an actor, she is a clotheshorse; on the red carpet, she’s routinely the best dressed. But on the Sunday morning that we meet, she is almost anonymous in a zip-up navy jumper, and confesses to being a bit anxious – she is decidedly not a show-off. Her mum’s experience has helped: ‘Hearing about interviews with actors from Mum’s point of view made me slightly less intimidated in the beginning – it just made the whole thing a bit more human,’ she says. ‘But I forget it all as soon as I walk into one because I get so nervous.’

She made her screen debut playing a young Beatrix Potter in the biopic Miss Potter. There followed roles in TV adaptations of Ballet Shoes and Sense & Sensibility, before she put the acting on hold to finish school.
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2022 Jan 25

“The Ipcress File” Trailer

Coming Soon to ITV – high octane spy thriller, The Ipcress File starring Joe Cole, as iconic spy Harry Palmer, Lucy Boynton and Tom Hollander.