- Directed by Cast Member: Branagh not only directed the film but starred it as well.
- I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine: Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, Tony Slattery and Stephen Fry had all been at Cambridge together and had been part of the famed student theatre company, the Cambridge Footlights.
- No Export for You: It was an absurdly long time before this film got a DVD release in the States.
- Time-Shifted Actor: Alex Scott and Alex Lowe play Paul at age 7 and 17.
- Production Posse: The film includes then Branagh regulars Emma Thompson (his then wife), Richard Briers, Phyllida Law, and Imelda Staulton.
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