History Boys Stars Seen on 'On Stage' This Weekend
History Boys stars SAm Barnett and Richard
Griffiths will be interviewed by Donna Karger on NY1's "On Stage" this weekend.
Airtimes are Saturday and Sunday from 9:30-10:00 AM and from 7:30-8:00
PM, as well as Monday from 9:30-10:00 PM and 12:30-1:00 AM.
Barnett, who plays Posner, trained at LAMDA. He appeared in the original stage production, the radio version and the film of The History Boys. Other theatre includes His Dark Materials at the National, When You Cure Me at the Bush Theatre; The Marriage of Figaro for the Royal Exchange, Manchester, The Accrington Pals for Chichester Festival Theatre and Frankenstein at the Open Air Theatre. TV includes "The Royal," "Strange," "Inspector Linley" and "Coupling." Film credits include Mrs. Henderson Presents.
Griffiths, who plays Hector, appeared in the original stage production of The History Boys. Other theatre credits include Heroes, Luther, Art, The Man Who Came To Dinner, Katherine Howard, Galileo, Once In A Lifetime, Henry VIII, Volpone and Red Star.
TV credits include "Bleak House," "The Brides In The Bath," "The
Truth," and "Pie In The Sky." Extensive film credits include the
upcoming The History Boys movie,Stage
Beauty, Sleepy Hollow, Harry Potter I, II, III & V, Vatel, Naked
Gun II, Funny Bones, Goldeneye, Withnail & I, Ghandi, The French
Lieutenant's Woman, and Chariots of Fire.
The History Boys opened
on Broadway on Sunday, April 23 at
the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The play originally
opened May 18, 2004 at The National Theatre of Great Britain, where it
won the Olivier, Evening Standard and London Critics Circle Awards for
Best Play. It recently won the Drama League Award for Distinguished
Production of a Play, and has been nominated for seven Drama Desk
The History Boys "is the thrilling comedy of eight bright, funny students
trying to get into colleges and the year that influenced the rest of
their lives. Guiding them are a maverick English teacher, a headmaster
obsessed with results and a strong-willed history teacher resistant to
change," state press notes.
original National Theatre cast of The History Boys appear in the
Broadway production. The boys are played by Samuel Anderson (Crowther),
Samuel Barnett (Posner), Dominic Cooper (Dakin), James Corden (Timms),
Sacha Dhawan (Akthar), Andrew Knott (Lockwood), Jamie Parker (Scripps)
and Russell Tovey (Rudge). The teachers are played by Frances de la
Tour (Mrs. Lintott), Richard Griffiths (Hector), Clive Merrison
(Headmaster) and Stephen Campbell Moore (Irwin). Other roles are played
by Bill Buell (TV Director), LeRoy McClain (Company), Pippa Pearthree (Make-up Lady), Alex Tonetta (Company) and Jeffrey Withers (Company).
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