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Trivia / Hustle

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  • Ability over Appearance: The casters had intended for Michael Stone to be an older white Clooney-esque character, like the rest of the main cast, but Adrian Lester's performance impressed them.
  • Dawson Casting: Mickey is meant to be the seasoned professional, while Danny is the young rookie. In reality, Marc Warren is a year older than Adrian Lester.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Adrian Lester directed an episode of the final series (which resulted in Mickey spending much of the episode locked in a car boot).
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  • Fake American: One episode had what may be a triple subversion: they think JW3 is American. He's played by American actor Richard Chamberlain. Then it turns out the character is British, and was a Fake American all along. Then it turns out that he really is American, and was a Fake Brit for a bit.
  • Fake Brit: Parodied - one episode has Albert convinced he can do accents, much to the others' horror.
  • Inspiration for the Work: Tony Jordan drew inspiration from the long tradition of confidence tricks and heists in Hollywood and television, including The A-Team, The Sting, The Grifters, Ocean's Eleven and Mission: Impossible.
  • No Export for You: North America hasn't seen a DVD release of the series since Season 4.
  • Star-Making Role: For Louise Mardenborough in season 7, with her faux-American accent (claiming to be from Minnesota).
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Clive Owen turned down the role of Mickey.
    • Season 6 looked to change up the formula a bit by introducing Indira Varma as Mickey's Evil Counterpart (or Good Counterpart, depending on how you looked at it) Lucy Britford - a classy, intelligent DCI and master planner determined to bring Mickey down. Unfortunately, Varma's real-life pregnancy forced this to be curtailed, with her only appearing in a pre-recorded message in episode 6 and her role being taken by a Suspiciously Similar Substitute played by Anna Madeley.


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