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  • Follow the Leader: AIP were not traditionally associated with Gothic romance, but were inspired to make the 1970 film by the success of Romeo and Juliet (1968).
  • Real-Life Relative: Real life father and daughter Simon Ward and Sophie Ward portray father and daughter in the 1992 movie.
  • Romance on the Set: Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley met during the 2009 production. They were engaged in 2010 and married in 2014.
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  • Star-Making Role: Ian McShane first came to major attention as Heathcliff in the 1967 miniseries.
  • Stillborn Franchise: AIP had announced a sequel to the 1970 film, Return to Wuthering Heights, but it was not made.
  • Wag the Director: Ralph Fiennes insisted on including a scene in the 1992 film where Heathcliff bangs his head against a tree, pining for Cathy.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • 1970 version - Oliver Reed was considered for Heathcliff.
    • 1992 version - Christopher Eccleston auditioned for Heathliff and Uma Thurman auditioned for Cathy.
    • During the mid 1960s, Lindsay Anderson was desperately trying to persuade Richard Harris to star as Heathcliff, for his proposed retelling. Harris' reluctance, and the 1970 adaptation, put an end to his dream project.

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