* ActorAllusion: Death, voiced by Ian Richardson, borrows the catchphrase of Richardson's best-known character, the devious protagonist of ''Series/{{House of Cards|UK}}'':
-->'''Death''': [[AC:You might very well think that]] [...] [[AC:but I couldn't possibly comment.]]
* BillingDisplacement: Creator/DavidJason, in the supporting role of Albert, gets top billing.
* DoingItForTheArt: Spent ''three hours'' on a movie just so it was almost word-for-word like the book. And the casting director has definitely earned their paycheck.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Appropriately, Susan Sto Helit, a Duchess, is played by the [[DowntonAbbey eldest daughter of the Earl of Grantham]] and future Countess of Grantham.
** Also, Death is [[Series/HouseofCardsUK Francis Urquhart.]]
** Teatime is played by [[BandOfBrothers Albert Blythe]], who also [[Series/DoctorWho played in L.I.N.D.A. and met the Doctor]].
** Mr Crumley is [[Series/{{Blackadder}} Baldrick]], and Lord Downey is the guy who voiced [[VideoGame/BaldursGate Irenicus]].
* CreatorCameo: The toy-maker at the end of the movie is Creator/TerryPratchett.
* ThrowItIn: Marc Warren's take on Teatime, which was inspired by JohnnyDepp's take on [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka]]. In an interview, Warren instead decided to use Depp's Wonka voice because, well, he'd just come back from seeing it at the cinema with kids.