He calls himself Mark McCatipus. His real name is Mark Revill. He’s on Facebook. He composes feline-inspired music. He is obsessive about Keira Knightley who lives in Islington, London. Mr McCatipus lives nearby. He drew a large chalk arrow on the pavement pointing at the actress’s house.
“He was in the area and saw her and that’s how he found out where she lives” (counsel for Mr Catipus).
His obsession with the actress manifested itself in some weird ways.
On one occasion he went to Ms Knightley’s home and made cat meow sounds through her letterbox. Now, that is genuinely a bit odd. Knightley’s husband, the former keyboard player in the Klaxons, chased him down the street to try and confront him about his strange behaviour. There are no reports that he managed to catch up.
He has also persistently hand delivered letters to Ms Knightley’s address. He has also sent her pictures of cats and a USB memory stick containing his cat music.
The famous actress is apprehensive and uncomfortable. They were in court recently. Revill says he loves the actress. He says he has approached her to promote his music.
The criminal trial took place in the Highbury Corner Magistrates’ court. Revill admitted one charge of stalking. The magistrate, David Flinter, ordered medical reports on the defendant’s mental health and will then decide his sentence on December 1st 2016.
Not all cat loving men are as obsessive as Revill. I don’t know if Keira Knightley is a cat owner but I guess Revill thinks she is.
Source: Times newspaper