Exclusive: James Bowen (and Bob the Cat) on seeing his life played back to him on the big screen

High five with Bob the Cat!


If based in London, chances are you may well have encountered busker James Bowen and his cat Bob, as the former performs for strangers while the latter sits on his shoulders. We had the pleasure of meeting them both – ahead of A Street Cat Named Bob, which documents Bowen’s incredible life journey.

Related: See our interview with Luke Treadaway and Ruta Gedmintas here!

Discussing how well behaved and professional Bob was on set – which is evident in how tame and content he was sitting in a junket room all day being interviewed by press – Bowen also explains how Bob saved his life, taking him from the brink, with an a heroin addiction and homeless on the streets, to becoming the successful author he is today.


A Street Cat Named Bob is released on November 4th.