2023 Jan 12

Harper’s Bazaar UK

Harper’s Bazaar UK

Shining Light: Lucy Boynton

The quietly brilliant actress and fashion favourite who takes success in her stride

The morning after Miss Potter premiered in 2006, introducing a 12-year-old Lucy Boynton as the young Beatrix Potter, The Telegraph published a piece by her mother, the writer Adriaane Pielou, with the headline ‘My Lucy, the film star’. To this day, Boynton has never read the story.

It’s a telling anecdote about a performer who, 17 years on from her professional debut, still feels uneasy about the term ‘star’, despite a string of high-profile roles on both the big and the small screens, including as Freddie Mercury’s partner Mary Austin in Bohemian Rhapsody, the undercover agent Jean Courtney in The Ipcress File and the ruthless Astrid Sloan in Netflix’s hit show The Politician. “You wouldn’t think I’m the actress in the family,” she says. “As a child, I remember being really shy and uncomfortable, and in the shadow of my older sister [Emma-Louise Boynton, who now hosts the podcast Sex Talks]. But I think acting gave me access to change myself somehow… It unlocked the idea that I could be different.”


2022 Dec 15

“The Pale Blue Eye” Los Angeles Premiere

“The Pale Blue Eye” Los Angeles Premiere


2022 Nov 17

“The Pale Blue Eye” Tastemaker Screening

2022 Nov 17

Academy Women’s Luncheon

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!