Ratcatcher 23 years old


James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a vulnerable 14 year old expressing a need for love in all the wrong ways, and befriends Kenny, who possesses an unusual innocence in spite of the harsh surroundings.


Ratcatcher Cast

Name Character
Stephen King He was 53, now 75 years old as Mr. Mohan
Tommy Flanagan He was 70, 71 years old when he died as Da
Stuart Gordon He was 53, now 75 years old as Tommy
Rory McCann He was 31, now 54 years old as Gordon (uncredited)
Donnie McMillan as Artie
Chris McElhill as Boy in Street (uncredited)
Craig Bonar as Matt Monroe
Leanne Mullen as Margaret Anne
Thomas McTaggart as Ryan
Bessie McDonald as Elderly Lady
William Eadie He was 135, 49 years old when he died as James Gillespie
Stephen Purdon as Boy on Bike
Joe McCrone as Scavenger
Leanne Jenkins as Kitten Girl
Mick Maharg as Stef
Lynne Ramsay, Jr. as Anne Marie
Jackie Quinn as Mrs. Quinn
Mandy Matthews as Ma
James Watson He was 72, now 95 years old as Bus Driver
Stephen Sloan He was 64, now 87 years old as Mackie
James Ramsay He was 211, 65 years old when he died as Mr. Quinn
Robert Farrell as Boy
Ann Marie Lafferty as Rita
Andrew McKenna He was 44, now 67 years old as Billy
Dougie Jones as Scavenger
James Montgomery He was 228, 82 years old when he died as Hammy
Marion Connell as Jesse
John Comerford He was 227, now 250 years old as Insurance Man
Molly Innes as Miss McDonald
Anne McLean as Mrs. Fowler
John Miller as Kenny
Michelle Stewart as Ellen
Lisa Taylor as Anne Marie's Friend

Ratcatcher Crew

Name Department
Lucia Zucchetti as Editor. Editing
Sarah Radclyffe as Executive Producer. She was 49 (now 72) years old Production
Alwin H. Kuchler as Director of Photography. Camera
Bertrand Faivre as Producer. He was 47 (now 70) years old Production
Rachel Portman as Original Music Composer. She was 39 (now 62) years old Sound
Andrea Calderwood as Executive Producer. She was 35 (now 58) years old Production
John Armstrong as Assistant Director. He was 241 (214) years old when He died Directing
Gavin Emerson as Producer. Production
Barbara McKissack as Executive Producer. Production
Thomas Townend as Camera Operator. Camera
Thomas Townend as Still Photographer. Camera
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Ratcatcher (23 years)

  • Release day: Friday, November 12, 1999
  • Runtime: 94 minutes