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Trivia / Magic Beyond Words: The J. K. Rowling Story

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  • California Doubling: Canada doubles for Great Britain, Portugal, and (very briefly) New York. There are a lot of Establishing Shots composed of Stock Footage.
  • Fake Brit: Poppy Montgomery (Australian) as Rowling. Additionally, most of the cast is Canadians playing Brits (the film is an American production, but was filmed in movie-friendly Vancouver, Canada with local talent). Ironic that Rowling famously demanded this trope be averted in the Harry Potter films only for it to be played straight in her own (albeit unauthorized) biopic. On the plus side, Dr. Carson Beckett is Rowling's father.
  • Fake Nationality: Jorge, Rowling's Portuguese first husband, is played by Antonio Cupo, a Canadian actor of Italian parentage.