Lucy Boynton, known in particular for her role in « Bohemian Rapsody » received the New Hollywood award at the Deauville American Film Festival.
New Hollywood award
Lucy Boynton, known in particular for her role in « Bohemian Rapsody » received the New Hollywood award at the opening of the 48th Deauville American Film Festival. This is the first award of his career. Launched in 2011, this award recognizes emerging talent. The actress succeeds Dylan Penn honored last year, and Sophie Turner hailed in 2019. The British-American actress has already appeared in thirteen feature films. Born in New York, Lucy Boynton grew up in London. She appeared for the first time on cinema screens in 2006 playing the British writer Beatrix Potter in Miss Potter by Chris Noonan, a role for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actress. The actress then appeared in many other films in very different genres, including the drama Mo by Philip Martin (2010), the historical drama Coppe head by Ron Maxwell (2013), the fantastic film February by Oz Perkins (2015), the biopic Rebel in the Eye by Danny Strong (2017), the detective film Murder on the Orient Express by Kenneth Branagh (2017), in which she notably plays the role of Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Judi Dench, the thriller horrific The Good Apostle by Gareth Evans (2018) or even the drama Locked Down by Doug Liman (2021), with Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Lucy Boynton became known worldwide with the musical comedy Sing Street by John Carney, in which she played the main female role. The film was presented in competition at the 2016 Deauville Festival in his presence and received rave reviews, as well as a nomination at the Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy Film.
A rich carreer
In 2018, she played the companion of singer Freddie Mercury, played by Rami Malek, in Bryan Singer’s Bohemian Rhapsody. This film about the Queen group has won immense commercial success and multiple awards, including seven BAFTA nominations and five Oscar nominations, where it sees awarding four statuettes, including that of best actor for Rami Malek. On TV, the actress stars alongside Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow in The Politician, a Netflix series.
She will soon play Marie-Antoinette
Lucy Boynton is recently in the English mini-series Why Not Evans ?, and The Ipcress File, in which she gives the reply to Joe Cole and Tom Hollander. She also plays Angelica Bell, daughter of artist Vanessa Bell and niece of Virginia Woolf, in Life in Squares, a drama series broadcast on BBC Two, and Margaret Dashwood in Reason and Feelings, another BBC production. Lucy Boynton will soon star in two feature films: The Pale Blue Eye by Scott Cooper for Netflix, opposite Charlotte Gainsbourg, Christian Bale and Harry Melling, and Chevalier by Stephen Williams, in which she plays Queen Marie Antoinette. The actress is also known to campaign for women’s rights. She notably took a stand in favor of abortion in Ireland during the referendum in 2018. And coincidence or not, her prize was awarded to her in Deauville on the evening of the preview screening of Call Jane, by Phyllis Nagy, with Sigourney Weaver and Elizabeth Banks, on clandestine abortions in the 1960s in the United States.