Who Is Lucy Boynton? New Details About Rami Malek's Girlfriend — And Co-Star In Bohemian Rhapsody!

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Who Is Lucy Boynton? New Details About Rami Malek's Girlfriend — And Co-Star In Bohemian Rhapsody!

The long history of on-set romances has another chapter and it might just be the best one yet. Golden Globe winner Rami Malek hit the red carpet with co-star Lucy Boynton but it wasn’t just a professional obligation. The pair have been a couple since at least last spring, maybe even longer. 

In Bohemian Rhapsody, Malek plays Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and Boynton plays Mercury’s best friend, muse, and sometimes-lover Mary Austin. The real-life pair had a deeply intimate and very complicated partnership. It seem that exploring those emotions on-set brought out feelings in real life for the two actors.

Who is Lucy Boynton? Read on for more.


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1. Trans-Atlantic

Boynton was born in New York but grew up in London and that’s still where she makes her home. Her father was the travel editor for Telegraph Media Group and her mother was a travel writer.

2. Child actor

In 2006, when she was 12 years old, Boynton was cast as the young Beatrix Potter the film Miss Potter, about the beloved children’s author. She said that the first day of filming was the happiest day of her life. She was nominated for Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress for the role. She continued working in British film and television after that.

3. Work before school

Boynton didn’t want stop doing professional projects once she graduated from high school, especially after taking several years off to concentrate on school. In 2016, she told Interview Magazine, “I toyed with the idea of going to drama school or doing drama at university or something completely different. The only thing that turned me away from drama school was not being able to take outside jobs while you’re there; I’d have to take three years out, and as soon as I left school, I was so desperate to get straight back into filming.”


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4. Movie star

Boynton had a role in the star-studded cast of Murder on the Orient Express in 2018, which put her on screen with Kenneth Brannagh and Johnny Depp, among others. Bohemian Rhapsody put her in a starring role in a major film. She played Mary Austin, Freddie Mercury’s one-time fiancé and lifelong friend and muse. She met Rami Malek on the set of that film.

5. Love on set

Bohemian Rhapsody filmed in 2017 and she and Malek reportedly fell for one another on the set. In April 2018, a source close to Malek told US Weekly that, "they met while filming Bohemian Rhapsody in London. He is so into her. He goes and visits her in London all the time.”

6. Unconfirmed - until now

While there was a lot of buzz about them being a pair, including photos of them kissing back in August, they didn’t go public with their relationship status until just recently. When he accepted the Breakthrough Artist Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 3, he said said, "Thank you, Lucy Boynton. You have been my ally, my confidante, my love. Thank you so much.”

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7. PDA

For anyone left with doubts about their relationship, photos from the Golden Globes after parties were impossible to refute. The couple was clearly together and clearly very into each other.


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Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.