Top 4 A Close Shave Movie Facts

Following is our collection of A Close Shave facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of A Close Shave film message.

In Wallace and Gromit: A close shave (1995) a newspaper headline about a killer dog has a subheading which reads 'Lord Baskerville exonerated' a reference to the Sherlock Holmes novel 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' (also about a killer dog who is later revealed to be something else)

When Wendolene mentions that her father left her with his old wool shop, "among other things", the camera cuts to a photograph of her father standing with Preston, who is later revealed to be one of his inventions.

A Close Shave Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Gromit is reading Crime and Punishment by Fido Dogstoyevsky as opposed to Fyodor Dostoevsky, its author in our world.
    Gromit is reading Crime and Punishment by Fido Dogstoyevsky as opposed to Fyodor Dostoevsky, its author in our world.
  • 1 - An advert for 'Bob's Buns' can be seen in the background. Bob later shows up for about 30 seconds in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' (2008) before dying abruptly.
    An advert for 'Bob's Buns' can be seen in the background. Bob later shows up for about 30 seconds in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' (2008) before dying abruptly.
A Close Shave poster
A Close Shave poster

A Close Shave Plot

Wallace's whirlwind romance with the owner of the local wool shop puts his head in a spin; Gromit is framed for sheep-rustling in a fiendish criminal plot.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of A Close Shave. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Short, Comedy, Crime, Family
Director Nick Park
Stars Peter Sallis, Anne Reid
IMDB score 8.1