Starring the original stage cast, and based on the play by Alan Bennett, The History Boys brings together eight bright, funny history students in the north of England in the mid '80s. Their Headmaster is obsessed with breaking into the ranks of those schools that regularly send boys up to Oxford and Cambridge and enlists Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore), a shrewd newcomer, to coach the boys into intellectual shape for the trials ahead. Seduced though they are by the exam-busting bag of tricks offered by the temporary supply teacher, the boys are torn by their loyalty to the hugely eccentric, poetry-spouting English master Hector (Richard Griffiths). As they prepare for the daunting admissions process, the journey of the History Boys becomes as much about how education works as it is about where education leads.

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The History Boys (2006)

Drama/Comedy · 1h 49m

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History. It's just one bloody thing after another.

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Starring the original stage cast, and based on the play by Alan Bennett, The History Boys brings together eight bright, funny history students in the north of England in the mid '80s. Their Headmaster is obsessed with breaking into the ranks of those schools that regularly send boys up to Oxford and Cambridge and enlists Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore), a shrewd newcomer, to coach the boys into intellectual shape for the trials ahead. Seduced though they are by the exam-busting bag of tricks offered by the temporary supply teacher, the boys are torn by their loyalty to the hugely eccentric, poetry-spouting English master Hector (Richard Griffiths). As they prepare for the daunting admissions process, the journey of the History Boys becomes as much about how education works as it is about where education leads.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United Kingdom

Production Companies

Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films, BBC Two Films, UK Film Council, National Theatre

Budget

$2,000,000

Revenue

$11,121,000
Part Of
Cast
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Samuel Anderson

Crowther
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James Corden

Timms
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Stephen Campbell Moore

Irwin
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Richard Griffiths

Hector
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Frances De la Tour

Mrs. Lintott
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Andrew Knott

Lockwood
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Russell Tovey

Rudge
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Jamie Parker

Scripps
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Dominic Cooper

Dakin
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Samuel Barnett

Posner
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Sacha Dhawan

Akhtar
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Clive Merrison

The Headmaster
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Penelope Wilton

Mrs. Bibby
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Adrian Scarborough

Wilkes
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Georgia Taylor

Fiona
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Maggie McCarthy

Lollipop Lady
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Colin Haigh

Oxford Porter
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Iain Mitchell

Oxford Don
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David Killick

Neighbouring Don
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Patrick Godfrey

Sleeping Clergyman
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Craig Carruthers

Postman (uncredited)
Crew
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Nicholas Hytner

Director
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Alan Bennett

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The History Boys

(DVD)

4/17/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

The History Boys

(DVD)

4/17/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

The History Boys

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

4/17/2007

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