Trivia / Ballet Shoes

  • Adaptational Context Change: In the book, Sylvia doesn't want the girls to attend the academy because the two doctors are already going to educate them, and she doesn't think it's practical. Nana likewise agrees. In the film however, Sylvia is worried about the cost of lessons, and it's Nana who talks her around. Theo also rents her room on the condition that the girls attend the academy in the film, whereas in the book she's been staying at the house for a while before she suggests it.
  • Casting Gag: Emilia Fox plays Sylvia Brown. Fox's mother Joanna David played Theo Dane in the original adaptation of the book.
  • Dyeing for Your Art:
    • Emma Watson is naturally light brown but went blonde for Pauline. As a result, Hermione Granger is also blonde in the fifth Harry Potter film.
    • Lucy Boynton is brunette but becomes a redhead to play Posy.
    • Marc Warren is a natural blond but is brunet as Mr Simpson.
  • Fake American: Mr Sholsky is played by the British Adrian Lester.
  • Fake Nationality: British Eileen Atkins plays the Russian Madame Fidolia.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Both Heidi Thomas and actress Victoria Wood (Nana) were huge fans of the original book.
  • Real-Life Relative: Emma Watson's younger half sisters take turns playing the young Pauline in earlier scenes.
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