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  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In the 1999 miniseries, Barbara Leigh-Hunt plays Lady Cumnor, and Rosamund Pike plays Lady Cumnor's daughter Lady Harriet. Both of them have been in adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, as Lady Catherine de Burgh in 1995 and Jane in 2005, respectively. And Tom Hollander (Osborne) was Mr. Collins in the 2005 film, too.
    • Several actors in the miniseries went on to appear in Cranford: Francesca Annis (Mrs. Gibson) as Lady Ludlow, Deborah Findlay (Miss Phoebe) as Augusta Tomkinson, Barbara Flynn (Miss Browning) as Mrs. Jamieson, and Michael Gambon (Squire Hamley) as Thomas Holbrook.
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    • Michael Gambon and Tom Hollander went on to play a father and son again in The Lost Prince. They also appeared together in Gosford Park, where they play brothers-in-law.
  • What The Hell, Costuming Department?: Towards the end of the 1999 series, Lady Harriet suddenly appears with a short, spiky and utterly anachronistic hairstyle. No reason for this is ever given.
    • This short, spiky hairstyle is not a modern-day cut, but a style called "chevelure a la Titus," popularized in France around the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century. It does seem unusual that Lady Harriet would wear it in the 1830s, though.

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