Trivia: Danny, the Champion of the World

  • Hey, It's That Guy!: In the movie, you'll see one of the Gruber brothers; Hagrid used to be smaller, smoother and slimier, and you might just spot Rose.
  • 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.