Continuity mistake: When Henry Denton storms out of the room after the coffee is spilled in his lap, Lady Trentham's newspaper is open. As she starts to laugh, the camera angle changes and her paper is now closed and she reopens it. (01:49:55)
The valet of one of the guests at the house, Robert Parks, is in fact the son of Lord Stockbridge and his housekeeper, Mrs. Wilson, conceived when Mrs. Wilson worked as a factory girl in one of Lord Stockbridge's mills. Parks is the person who stabbed Sir William in the study but he is not guilty of murder because William was already dead. He was poisoned by Mrs. Wilson who recognised her son and knew that Parks was planning to kill him.
Trivia: The character, Ivor Novello, played by Jeremy Northam, was a real-life actor and composer. Six of his songs were included in Gosford Park's soundtrack. His film, "The Lodger" that Lady Constance mentions as being a flop, was a real movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on Jack the Ripper.
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