Three of the original Dagenham seamstresses invited Sally Hawkins for tea, prior to the filming, as they wished to inform her properly about mindset behind the strike, that she was set to portray in the film. Hawkins' grandmother also worked as a seamstress, although not at the Dagenham factory.
During the television premiere on 9th March 2013, the BBC experimented with the first ever Twitter-based director's commentary, whereby Nigel Cole and composer David Arnold live-tweeted along with the film.
Actors Bob Hoskins and Robbie Kay who both appear in this film but share no scenes actually appeared in a film together before this one. Both starred in a real life version of Pinocchio in 2008 playing father and son Geppetto and Pinoccho.