‘CATS’ Movie Cast: Meet the Cast & Actors

On July 18, Universal Pictures released the trailer for the upcoming musical-made-movie, Cats. The film will feature an ensemble cast with numerous popular actors. Let’s take a look who will star in the movie.

Jennifer Hudson as Grizabella

Jennifer Hudson


The singer and actress rose to fame after being a finalist on season three of American Idol in 2004. The star has worked on popular films, Dreamgirls and Sing. Hudson will portray the lead role in Cats as Grizabella, who is known as a lonely cat struggling to fit in with the other Jellicles.

Taylor Swift as Bombalurina

Taylor Swift attends 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on October 9, 2018

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The Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter will play the confident Jellicle cat. The movie marks Swift’s return to the movie screen, after previously starring in the 2014 film The Giver. 

James Corden as Bustopher Jones

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The late-night TV host and actor will portray the role of the popular street cat.

Rebel Wilson as Jennyanydots

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The Australian actress, writer, and producer has starred in the Pitch Perfect series, Isn’t It Romantic and Bridesmaids.

Jason Derulo as Rum Tum Tugger

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The singer, songwriter, and dancer is known for his smash hits “Wiggle”, “Talk Dirty”, “In My Head”, and “Whatcha Say”. He has also made appearances on So You Think You Can Dance. 

Francesca Hayward as Victoria


The newcomer will star as Victoria, who is mainly a dance role with no solo singing parts. Hayward has trained with the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden in London.

Judi Dench as Old Deuteronomy

Judi Dench


Most known for her work with the musical Cabaret in 1968. Dench will portray the wise, loved elderly cat for the upcoming movie.

Idris Elba as Macavity

Idris Elba


Elba will be portraying Macavity known as the ‘Mystery Cat’. The actor’s other works include Thor, HBO’s Luther, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War. 

Ian McKellen as Gus the Theatre Cat

Ian McKellen


The star is most known for his roles in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, X-Men, and The Hobbit. 

Ray Winstone as Growltiger


The English actor has starred in numerous films and television shows including The Departed, Scum, Henry VIII, and The Trials of Jimmy Rose. 

Robert Fairchild as Munkustrap


The Tony nominee ballet dancer will make his film debut as the Jellicle cat and main narrator of the musical.

Laurie Davidson as Mr. Mistoffelees

An English actor who is known for playing a young fantasied William Shakespeare in the TNT television series, Will.

Steven McRae as Skimbleshanks


An Australian native and Principal Dancer of The Royal Ballet, McRae will play the older ginger tabby cat in the movie.

Daniela Norman as Demeter

The British actor and ballet dancer will portray the role of Demeter.

Mette Towley as Jemima


Towley is known for her role in Rihanna‘s Lemon music video as well as one of the members of Pharrell William’s dance squad, The Baes. She will make her big-screen debut as Jemima.

Bluey Robinson as Alonzo


Born in Sweden, the British singer-songwriter will make his first appearance in a movie as Alonzo.

Jaih Betote as Coricopat


The British dancer has been featured on TV shows such as Got to Dance, X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.

Larry Bourgeois as Plato and Laurent Bourgeois as Socrates

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The French dancers, choreographers, producers, designers, and models are members of their self-formed hip-hop group, Les Twins. This will be the first film for the two brothers.

Zizi Strallen as Tantomile

The British actress, singer, and dancer is widely known for playing Mary Poppins in the Cameron Mackintosh theatrical production of Mary Poppins.

Eric Underwood as Admetus

Eric Underwood


An American-British ballet dancer who attended New York’s School of American Ballet after receiving a scholarship at the age of 14.

Jonadette Carpio as Syllabub

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The dancer made her music video debut in Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF” in 2018.

Freya Rowley as Jellylorum


The British dancer has portrayed the role of Tantomile on the UK Tour of Cats.

Naoimh Morgan as Rumpleteazer


An Irish actress and dancer, who has played the role of Rumpleteazer in the UK tour of Cats as well.

Cats hits theatres on December 20, 2019.

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