* ActorAllusion: Taken almost to RecursiveReality levels. Steve Coogan, who played Tony Wilson, based his comedy character [[Series/ImAlanPartridge Alan Partridge]] partly on Tony Wilson, and there are notable similarities between how the characters are presented.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Nearly every big British actor and comedian of 2002 is in this movie. Just check out the cast list on Website/IMDb.
** In a similar vein, there's also a lot of cameos from real-life figures in the Madchester / Hacienda scene.
** In particular, the gutter philosopher claiming to be Boethius may have actually been there just to inspire Tony Wilson. It wouldn't be [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston the Doctor's strangest mission]].
** The actor playing Martin Hannett would go on to have an illustrious career playing SerkisFolk.
* ProductionPosse: Steve Coogan would go on (as of 2015) to appear in four more Michael Winterbottom films, ''TristramShandy'', ''The Trip'', ''The Look Of Love'', and ''The Trip To Italy''. Shirley Henderson (who plays Tony Wilson's wife) had appreared previously in ''Wonderland'' and would later appear in ''Shandy'', ''Everyday'', and ''The Look Of Love''.