Trivia / Dead Again

  • Acting for Two:
    • Kenneth Branagh plays both Mike Church and Roman Strauss, while Emma Thompson plays both Grace and Margaret Strauss.
    • In addition, Jo Anderson plays the nun who's pleading Grace's case in the present day, and a starlet who dismisses Roman in the past sequence, while composer Patrick Doyle plays a cop in the present day, and a party-goer in the past sequence.
  • Actor Allusion: Franklin's stutter is often assumed to be a call back to Jacobi's role in I, Claudius, but actually it's just a nice coincidence; that aspect of the character was settled on well before Jacobi was cast.
  • Fake Nationality:
    • Branagh and Thompson are Fake Americans.
    • Branagh is also playing the Austrian Roman Strauss.
  • Playing Against Type: Robin Williams, who up to that point had played either comic roles or characters who were essentially good, plays a creepy ex-psychiatrist.
  • Real-Life Relative: Branagh and Thompson were married at the time this film was released.