A Street Cat Named Bob trailer exclusive: 7 things you need to know about the movie


The latest trailer for A Street Cat Named Bob is here, telling the real-life story of homeless busker James Bowen and his incredible relationship with a ginger stray.

As we count down to the film's release, here are some things you need to know about the trailer.

The real Bob stars in the film and he knows how to high-five

If you think the cat in the film looks remarkably like the cat in the YouTube videos then you are right. The real-life Bob plays himself in the film and shows off his impressive high-fiving skills.

Bob the cat

The London locations are so atmospheric - even Covent Garden in the rain

The production was filmed in the capital to keep the movie looking authentic, even shooting the busking scenes on the famous cobbles of Covent Garden.

A Street Cat Named Bob

The moment Bob chased James on to the bus really happened

When James jumped on the 73 bus to go busking, Bob jumped on board too, tracked down James and came with him all the way to Covent Garden.


Joanne Froggatt plays James's support worker, a big change from Downton Abbey

You might be used to seeing her in her maid's uniform in Downton Abbey but this time Joanne is in modern day clothes for her role as Val, the support worker who helps James kick drugs and find somewhere to live.

Joanne Froggatt

Luke Treadaway really sings in the film and he's not half bad

Luke, who is best known for his role in Angelina Jolie's war film Unbroken, gives a star turn in the film, and even shows off his vocal abilities in the busking scenes.

Luke Treadaway

Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Anthony Head plays James's dad

The former Little Britain actor gives a heart-wrenching performances as James's estranged dad, who won't even have his son over for Christmas.

Anthony Head

James's love interest is played by his real-life girlfriend Ruta Gedmintas.

Ruta Gedmintas

If she looks familiar, you might know her from horror series The Strain or as Ursula Bonadeo in The Borgias.

A Street Cat Named Bob will be released in UK cinemas on November 4.