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The History Boys (2006)

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Original title: History Boys, The

Release Date
• USA: Nov 24, 2006
BoxOffice: $2.6M

Official Website:
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MPAA Rating
Rated R for language and sexual content.

Country UK

Production Companies
Free Range Films, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), DNA Films, Royal National Theatre, UK Film Council

Studio Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Genre: Drama, Comedy

Tagline: Meet The Boys Who Are Making History!

Plot: THE HISTORY BOYS tells the story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master (Richard Griffiths), a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their test scores (Stephen Campbell Moore), a grossly out-numbered 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.

The big screen adaptation of the five time Tony award-winning play of the same name, THE HISTORY BOYS utilizes the same talent that originally brought the production to the stage. It is directed by Nicholas Hytner from a script adapted for the screen by the playwright Alan Bennett. The stage version premiered to the world in London’s prestigious National Theatre in 2004, winning audience and critical acclaim alike including Laurence Olivier Awards for Best New Play, Best Director (Nicholas Hytner) and Best Actor (Richard Griffiths), as well as Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards for Best Play. The production will premiere on Broadway in the spring of 2006.

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 Directed by
Nicholas Hytner
Center Stage, The Crucible, The Object of My Affection
 Written by
Alan Bennett
The Madness of King George, Prick Up Your Ears, A Private Function
Richard Griffiths
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
James Corden
All or Nothing, 24 7: Twenty Four Seven, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
Stephen Campbell Moore
A Good Woman, Bright Young Things, Byron
Frances de la Tour
To the Devil a Daughter, The Cherry Orchard, Murder with Mirrors
Andrew Knott
The Secret Garden, Black Beauty, The Sick House
Russell Tovey
The Emperor's New Clothes, Evil Under the Sun
 Music By
George Fenton
Groundhog Day, Hitch, You've Got Mail

Richard Griffiths in The History Boys Wallpaper 3
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