The History Boys

The History Boys Synopsis

THE HISTORY BOYS tells the story of a group of bright, funny history students in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English teacher (Richard Griffiths), a young and shrewd professor hired to up their test scores (Stephen Campbell Moore), a grossly outnumbered history teacher (Frances De La Tour), and a headmaster obsessed with results (Clive Merrison), the boys attempt to sift through it all to pass the daunting university admissions process. Their journey becomes as much about how education works, as it is about where education leads.




Richard Griffiths, Stephen Campbell Moore, Frances de la Tour, James Corden, Dominic Cooper


Nicholas Hytner


Kevin Loader, Damian Jones


Alan Bennett

Executive Producers:

Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, David M. Thompson, Miles Ketley, Charles Moore

Sales agent:

Fox Searchlight


Fox Searchlight

Credits summary:

A BBC Films, DNA Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures and National Theatre Production.



Running time:

109 mins

Release Dates


13 October 2006

In cinemas

13 October 2006

Out on DVD

5 March 2007

Broadcast on

22 May 2015

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