The History Boys (2006)

Director:Nicholas Hytner Producer:Damian Jones, Kevin Loader, Nicholas Hytner Story by:Alan Bennett  

Screenplay by:Alan Bennett  Music by:George Fenton Cinematography:Andrew Dunn  Edited by:John Wilson

Running time:109 min Country:United Kingdom Language:English Genre:Comedy, Drama  Subtitle:English,  

Starring: Richard Griffiths as Douglas "Hector", Clive Merrison as Felix, the Headmaster, Frances de la Tour as Mrs. Dorothy Lintott,
Stephen Campbell Moore as Irwin
, Samuel Anderson as Christopher "Chris" Crowther, Samuel Barnett as David Posner,
Dominic Cooper as Stuart Dakin
, James Corden as Richard Timms, Sacha Dhawan as Adi Akthar,

Andrew Knott as James "Jimmy" Lockwood, Russell Tovey as Peter Rudge, Jamie Parker as Donald Scripps,
Georgia Taylor as Fiona
, Penelope Wilton as Mrs. Hazel Bibby, Adrian Scarborough as Mr. Stanley Wilkes




ҧ: Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 12 nominations.



BAFTA Awards 2007

BAFTA Film Award
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Richard Griffiths 
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Frances de la Tour 

British Independent Film Awards 2006

British Independent Film Award
Best Actress
Frances de la Tour 
Most Promising Newcomer
Samuel Barnett 
Most Promising Newcomer
Dominic Cooper 
Best Screenplay
Alan Bennett 

Chlotrudis Awards 2007

Chlotrudis Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alan Bennett 
Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast
Best Supporting Actor
Richard Griffiths 

Empire Awards, UK 2007

Empire Award
Best Male Newcomer
Dominic Cooper 
Starter for 10

GLAAD Media Awards 2007

GLAAD Media Award
Outstanding Film - Limited Release

Glitter Awards 2007

Glitter Award
Best Picture
Alan Bennett 

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2007

ALFS Award
Actor of the Year
Richard Griffiths 
British Supporting Actor of the Year
Dominic Cooper 

National Board of Review, USA 2006

NBR Award
Top Ten Films

Online Film & Television Association 2007

OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Adapted Song
Richard Rodgers (music by) 
Lorenz Hart (lyrics by) 
Rufus Wainwright (performed by) 
Samuel Barnett (performed by) 
Jamie Parker (performed by) 
For the song "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered".

The History Boys is a 2006 British comedy-drama film adapted by Alan Bennett from his play of the same name, which won the 2005 Olivier Award for Best New Play and the 2006 Tony Award for Best Play. It was directed by Nicholas Hytner, who directed the original production at the Royal National Theatre in London, and features the original cast of the play.

The school scenes were filmed in Watford in the two grammar schools, Watford Grammar School for Boys and Watford Grammar School for Girls. The film uses the uniform of Watford Boys. Locations in Elland and Halifax, West Yorkshire are used to create the broader landscape of Sheffield in which the story is set.

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.