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Lucy Boynton, one of the few actresses who have been in the Hollywood industry since the very young age of 12, has always made sure that her performance leaves the audience in awe. Be it her younger self in “Miss Potter” or her look in “The Politician,” all the fans get from this British-American actress, is a flawless remarkable characterization. Here are some really interesting facts about the actress that will make you love her more:

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  1.  Her performance as Mary Austin in the 2018 movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” was praised by several critics like the Irish Independent stating her scenes to be “quietest, most touching moments” of the movie.
  2.  Lucy is a supporter of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, and has even shared several educational resources for racial justice on her social media pages.
  3.  She was featured in Saint Raymond's music video for the lead single from his debut EP "Fall at Your Feet," in the year 2013.
  4.  Boynton almost got the role of Iris West in the upcoming movie “The Flash” as she was one of the top contenders. But, she lost to Kiersey Clemons in the end.
  5.  Her performance as Allison Adams in the 2017 Netflix series "Gypsy" was praised by several critics, with Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter citing Boynton as "splendid-but-underused" and among the "best of the supporting turns."
  6.  Lucy Boynton was born on January 17, 1994, to Graham Boynton and Adriaane Pielou in New York City. She has an older sister Emma Louise Boynton.
  7.  Her father Graham was the Group Travel Editor of the Telegraph Media Group, while her mother was a travel writer. The family stayed in New York until Lucy was 5 years old.
  8.  Born to English parents in New York City, Lucy retains dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. She was raised in southeast London.
  9.  She went to the Blackheath High School, before attending the James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich. During her childhood days, her parents used to travel a lot, due to their jobs.
  10.  In fact, all of their family holidays were also work-trips for her parents. This has led to a craving for constant change and traveling being embedded in her nature.
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  12.  It was at the age of 10, that she realized she wanted to become an actress, after her drama teacher taught her that acting was actually the understanding of human mind and not just playing pretend.
  13.  Her professional debut was the young Beatrix Potter in the 2006 biographical film “Miss Potter.” Even today, she claims the first day of filming as Potter to be the “best day of her life.”
  14.  She was first spotted by a casting director, while she was attending her drama class. After a positive response for her screen test, additional scenes were specifically written for her character.
  15.  For her role as Miss Potter, she wore corsets and padded clothing to look like the teenage Potter. Her performance earned her a nomination for the Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  16.  She was cast as Posy Fossil in the BBC film “Ballet Shoes” in the year 2007. While most of her character’s scenes were performed by Lucy herself, for some scenes involving the character’s remarkable dancing skill, a body double was used.
  17.  Lucy claimed that ages 16 to 17 was a very difficult period for her, as she had become “too old for child roles, but was too young for leading lady.
  18.  Those were the years in her career, when she used to go to different auditions pretty much every day, and get nothing for some or the other reason.
  19.  Initially, in her role as Charlotte in the 2021 movie “Locked Down” was given to Lily James, but when James dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, Boynton was cast.
  20.  In the year 2015, she portrayed Angelica Garnett, a member of the Bloomsbury Group, in the BBC miniseries “Life in Squares.” The series as well as her performance was received positively.
  21.  In preparation for her role as Garnett, she actually read Garnett’s memoir – “Deceived with Kindness” in which most of her scenes were detailed. She described the elaborated details in the memoir, to be “a dream for any actor.”
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  23.  For her role as Raphina in the 2016 movie “Sing Street,” she adopted an Irish accent, and also created the more detailed backstory of her character as instructed by director John Carney.
  24.  Lucy watched every single interview of the real Mary Austion, as a part of the preparation for her role as Freddie Mercury’s partner in the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
  25.  She had to gauge the reactions of Austin to understand what she was happy to be open about and how she felt on some topics. She also spoke to Brian May to know more about Austin and her mannerisms.
  26.  In preparation for her role as Rose, a “sullen mean girl” in the 2015 movie “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” she watched several movies that dealt with isolation and grief like “Rosemary’s Baby.”
  27.  She met Rami Malek, her co-star from “Bohemian Rhapsody” during the filming of the movie, and started dating him since 2018.
  28.  The couple have confirmed that they are in a relationship, during the Palm Springs International Film Festival in early January, 2019. They have been spotted together several times since then.
  29.  The duo have been walking the red carpets together and shared their first public kiss, during Malek’s Oscar award announcement. In his acceptance speech, he stated “"Lucy Boynton, you're the heart of this film. You are beyond immensely talented. You have capture my heart. Thank you so much."
  30.  It was announced in February 2020, that Boynton would executive produce as well as star as the leading lady Marianne Faithfull in the upcoming biopic “Faithfull” covering the English singer’s rise to fame.
  31.  However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the production of the movie, which was due to begin in October 2020, was delayed indefinitely. As of writing, there is no other information related to this movie.
  32.  Her portrayal as Astrid Sloane - the ruthless rival of the protagonist, in the 2019 Netflix series "The Politician," was praised by several critics. However, The Hollywood Reporter remarked that the scripted dialogue prevented her from being "spectacular."
  33.  Lucy Boynton Net Worth: $3 Million

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