The History Boys

The History Boys (2006)

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

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2006-10-02
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 109 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: DNA Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director:
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The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students at a Yorkshire grammar school in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master, a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their test scores, a grossly out-numbered history teacher, and a headmaster obsessed with results, the boys attempt to pass.

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  • Samuel Anderson

    as Crowther
  • Dominic Cooper

    as Dakin
  • James Corden

    as Timms
  • Richard Griffiths

    as Hector
  • Samuel Barnett

    as Posner
  • Russell Tovey

    as Rudge
  • Jamie Parker

    as Scripps
  • Andrew Knott

    as Lockwood
  • Sacha Dhawan

    as Akhtar
  • Stephen Campbell Moore

    as Irwin
  • Frances de la Tour

    as Mrs. Lintott
  • Clive Merrison

    as Headmaster
  • Penelope Wilton

    as Mrs. Bibby
  • Adrian Scarborough

    as Wilkes
  • Georgia Taylor

    as Fiona
  • Patrick Godfrey

    as Sleeping Clergyman
Production David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Editing John Wilson Editor
Sound George Fenton Original Music Composer
Production Andrew Macdonald Executive Producer
Camera Andrew Dunn Director of Photography
Production Allon Reich Executive Producer
Production Kevin Loader Producer
Directing Nicholas Hytner Director
Production Nicholas Hytner Producer
Writing Alan Bennett Screenplay
Writing Alan Bennett Author
Production Pádraig Cusack Producer
Production Damian Jones Producer
Production Miles Ketley Executive Producer
Production Charles Moore Executive Producer
Production Julia Stannard Line Producer