Yay! I'm glad you loved it.
I like Romala Garai. I transcribed an interview that Matt Mueller (former Ed of TF) did with her, and she was so articulate, and came across brilliantly... In fact, I'd rather she was Em than Anne Hathaway.
I don't really know much about Rafe Spall but I know I love his pa.
I don't know whether I can be bothered to read Starter For Ten, having already seen the film but I'm definitely going to get hold of The Understudy - I've heard it's even better than One Day!