Trivia / Danny, the Champion of the World

  • Real-Life Relative: In the film, father and son Jeremy and Samuel Irons play the father and Danny. Cyril Cusack, who plays Dr. Spencer, is their father-in-law and grandfather, respectively.
  • Write Who You Know: Captain Lancaster was based on one of Roald Dahl's teachers. As noted above under Author Appeal, Dahl loves talking about his childhood.