The History Boys

History is a commentary on the various and continuing incapabilities of men.

    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

    Out on DVD

    5 March 2007

    Broadcast on

    27 April 2016

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