Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones, who play lovers in this movie, also worked together in Cemetery Junction (2010), in which they played father and daughter. In a 2013 interview with Jones and Fiennes on NPR, Jones said that it was "weird" and "very Freudian" to go from playing one relationship to the other, but Fiennes disagreed, saying "It's just a job. Come on."

Film is based on the book of the same name - "The Invisible Woman" - written by Claire Tomalin.

Ralph Fiennes both directed and stars in the film (playing Charles Dickens).