A Street Cat Named Bob | Chicago Reader

A Street Cat Named Bob

As any panhandler with a dog can tell you, people care more about animals than about their fellow human beings. James Bowen was a starving street musician in London, living in public housing and undergoing methadone treatment, when he adopted a stray ginger cat; slung over his neck, it turned his busking act into a social media sensation, and before long a UK literary agent recruited him to write a pet-centric memoir along the lines of the best-selling Marley and Me. This dramatization of his book plays like a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie, touching lightly on serious social issues before turning into a Cinderella story. Roger Spottiswoode (Turner & Hooch) directed; with Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, and Joanne Froggatt.



  • Roger Spottiswoode


  • Luke Treadaway
  • Ruta Gedmintas
  • Joanne Froggatt
  • Anthony Head
  • Caroline Goodall
  • Ruth Sheen
  • Darren Evans
  • Beth Goddard
  • Nina Wadia
  • Franc Ashman


  • Adam Rolston
  • Damian Jones
  • Tim Smith
  • Paul Brett
  • Anders Erden
  • James Swarbrick
  • Brian O'Shea
  • Alice de Sousa

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