Trivia / Ballet Shoes

  • 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 Nationality:
    • British Eileen Atkins plays the Russian Madame Fidolia.
    • Adrian Lester is British but plays the American film director Mr Sholsky.
  • 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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