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Trivia for The Gentlemen

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  • Kate Beckinsale was originally cast but dropped out 2 weeks after shooting began. Michelle Dockery replaced her. An insider said "She explained that other stuff in her life, including an ill family member, meant she could not commit. Luckily, Guy already had Michelle waiting in the wings to take over so that helped to ease the transition. It's a real shame, as it was a great gig for Kate but Guy is sure it will still be a box office hit now that Michelle is on board".
  • Second collaboration between Guy Ritchie and Charlie Hunnam after King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
  • Fourth collaboration between Guy Ritchie and James Warren after Snatch, Revolver, and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
  • Second collaboration between Guy Ritchie and Hugh Grant after "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (2015)
  • When Michael returns to his pub a 'Gritchie Brewery' van can be seen outside. Gritchie Brewing Company is owned by director Guy Ritchie. Earlier in the movie, the beer brand can be seen on the tap inside the bar as well.
  • Hugh Grant revealed on the Graham Norton show that he had not met Matthew McConaughey during the shoot of The Gentlemen. In fact, the first time they met was on that same Graham Norton show.
  • Second time Matthew McConaughey has played a character named Mickey. He plays Mick Haller in 2011's Lincoln Lawyer. Also this is the third Ritchie film to feature a character named Mickey. Brad Pitt plays Mickey, a bare-knuckle boxer in 2000's Snatch. Chris Bridges plays a Mickey as well in RocknRolla.
  • Second movie in which Hugh Grant plays a character with the last name Fletcher after Music and Lyrics (2007) where he played 1980's pop singer Alex Fletcher.
  • Tom Wu plays a character in this film called Lord George. Wu previously appeared in two other Guy Ritchie films with similarly named characters: George in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and Lord John in Revolver (2005).
  • Hugh Grant filmed his scenes with Charlie Hunnam in 5 days, and had to deliver over 40 pages of dialogue within the shoot.
  • In the scene where there is discussion about the 1974 movie The Conversation, there is a parabolic mic on the sideboard behind the cast, as used in the aforementioned movie.
  • Working titles were "Toff Guys" and "Bush".
  • The pint glasses in the film bear the name "Lore of the Land," a pub owned by director Guy Ritchie (with footballer David Beckham) in Fitzrovia, central London.
  • Some facts from the wardrobe department: * Colin Farrell's glasses were vintage, sourced from a private eye wear company. * Farrell and The Toddlers wear custom track suits. * Hugh Grant's glasses were Ray Bans. The costume department replaced the frames' lenses to red-tinted ones in order to give his character a sinister feel. According to Hugh Grant, dark red therefore became a signature of the character, leading to his oxblood coat and overall color scheme. * Guy Richie loved Henry Golding's Louboutin shoes so much he redirected the scene photography to showcase them in frame. * All of Charlie Hunnam's shoes were custom for the film. * According to Colin Farrell, the reason why Coach and The Toddlers dress similarly is because Coach wanted to give the boys, mostly wayward misfits, "a sense of uniformity." * Most of Ray's wardrobe was not from the costuming department- but, rather, from Charlie Hunnam and Guy Ritchie shopping in London as character research.
  • To help with his long, monologue-heavy shoots, Hugh Grant wrote a cheat sheet. The night before he was scheduled to shoot, his car was broken into. The robber took his script and the cheat sheet, so Grant needed to go without them.
  • Many of Michelle Dockery's monologues were written, or re-written, on the day of shooting. She had mere hours to memorize changes before shooting.
  • Guy Ritchie has a deep interest in fashion, and was very concerned with the wardrobe for the film. To prepare Charlie Hunnam for his role, Ritchie took him clothing shopping to get a feel for his character.
  • Raymond's grill, which features heavily in the movie, was designed by Guy Ritchie.
  • Sting acted in Guy Ritchie's Lock, stock and two smoking barrels as JD. His daughter acted as Laura Pressfield in this movie.
  • There were no table readings for this film. Instead, Guy Ritchie had the cast do full dress rehearsals with a multi-angle camera crew. Ritchie would then review footage of the scenes and revise the script accordingly.
  • Though never mentioned in the movie, fans found an Easter egg revealing Fletcher's first name to be Peter.
  • Hunnam elaborates on some of Ray's unusual qualities: "Guy and I wanted Ray to feel slightly idiosyncratic - that he had some kind of disorder, maybe OCD, that was hanging out there on the fringes. He has a very significant thing about organization and order."
  • At 26:39 it is shown that the name of the vehicle styling and body shop that Rosalind Pearson, the wife of Matthew McConaughey's character, runs is called 'THC Wheels'. This is a reference to a common name for the Terpene Wheel, an aid to identifying properties - physiological responses, flavours, boiling & flash points, etc - found in various strains of marijuana, the foundation of the Pearson's empire.
  • Coach (Colin Farrell) was originally going to have four fingers on one hand.
  • The number Dry Eye types into his phone has 19 digits. Assuming there weren't any on-the-fly calculations, the amount he was offering Mickey was at least a quintillion (one plus 18 zeros).
  • In the original draft, Raymond was known only as "Posh Pete."

Spoilers

  • Towards the end of the film Hugh Grant's "Fletcher" stands in front of a movie poster for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. which is a previous Guy Ritchie film that he also starred in as slick operative "Waverly".
  • On screen body count: 11
  • When Mickey requests that he's owed a pound of flesh from Matthew as payment for hurting his wife, a bit of irony ensues as it seems to be based on Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" due to the fact that Matthew Berger is Jewish. In the play, the character Shylock is owed a pound of flesh by his rival for money owed and for causing massive financial damages to him.
  • When Michael is kidnapped by the Russians near the end of the movie, the sequence of shots and camera angles in the car is identical to the final kidnap scene from the gangster movie The Long Good Friday (1980).
  • Around 1:50:00 Hugh Grant's character is seen trying to sell the script for a movie, 'Bush', based on the story he has been relating to Charlie Hunnam's character, to a movie producer at Miramax. Given that the working title for The Gentlemen was also 'Bush' and was made through Miramax, it suggests the movie you are watching is, indeed, the end result of this meeting.
  • The cemetery used for Lord George's burial is the same cemetery (Brompton Cemetery) that Lord Henry Blackwood is "buried" in Sherlock Holmes (2009).
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