Making her professional acting debut at the age of 12, the New-York-born British actress Lucy Boynton is no stranger to the spotlight. Receiving recognition for her performance in major films like Bohemian Rhapsody and beloved in television series such as The Politician, her portrayals are not restricted by genre or archetype but rather explored deeply throughout her filmography. Often appearing on red carpets in the latest runway fashions, Boynton has a definitive style that appreciates timeless combinations while including bold statement pieces and details. In celebration of our Spring issue cover girl, we take a look at some of her most memorable fashion moments on screen, and on the red-carpet.
Lucy Boynton as Mary Austin in Bohemian Rhapsody
Starring alongside Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton plays the role of Mary Austin in Bohemian Rhapsody. Boynton portrays a soft-spoken yet fashionable ’70s working-class girl who meets a young Freddie Mercury and quickly falls in love. Her character embodies the ultra-stylish hippie chic aesthetic that ruled the ’70s—rocking ruffles, fur, bell bottoms, and bangs.
The London Premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody
Lucy Boynton looked dazzling wearing a Gucci AW18 gown to the World Premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody in London. The pink peplum sweetheart dress paired simply with silver Nicholas Kirkwood heels and classic Tiffany jewelry.
Lucy Boynton as Marie Antoinette in Chevalier
In the Chevalier de Saint-Georges biopic, Lucy Boynton plays a young Marie Antoinette, delivering a stellar performance. The costumes were elaborate to say the least, as costume designer Oliver Garcia pulled out all the stops — fans, pearls, corsets, and hoop skirts all accompanied Boynton’s performance on screen to embody the iconic French Queen.
The Chevalier Los Angeles Press Screening
Lucy Boynton as Astrid in The Politician
In the comedy/drama series, Lucy Boynton stars as Astrid, the show’s puzzling “anti-nepo-baby” who opts to run away to New York to work as a waitress and live a “normal life” despite her wealthy upbringing. Throughout the show, she delivers some fabulous looks, including matching sets, tweeds, and classic “old money” sophistication with an edge.
Lucy Boynton as Lea Marquis in The Pale Blue Eye
In The Pale Blue Eye —a mystery thriller period piece set in 1830—Boynton explores her dark side in her portrayal of Lea Marquis, the seemingly fragile daughter of a doctor involved in a string of murders being investigated by a detective (played by Christian Bale) and a young Edgar Allen Poe (played by Harry Melling). Boynton sports the romantic looks of the 1830s, complete with ringlet curls, super puffy sleeves, and empire-waisted dresses.
The Pale Blue Eye Los Angeles Premiere
Lucy Boynton as Paula in Modern Love
In the second season of Modern Love, Lucy Boynton plays Paula in the 3rd episode “Stranger on a (Dublin) Train” where she exchanges a meet-cute with Michael (Kit Harrington) mid-pandemic. Paula layers sweater vests over button ups, and often mixes academic patterns like tweed and plaid for a preppy look.