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Gus, the Theatre Cat, is played by Ian McKellen in the 2019 Cats movie.

An elderly cat who has lived his life in the theatre. Gus The Theatre Cat has played all the great cat roles. Deeply admired by the other cats, he's frail now and hard of hearing.
— Cats Movie Program


Gus is a old theatre cat. He performs his song to Old Deuteronomy and sings of time when he was young and a cat actor. After his song, he is asked for a autograph by Macavity, but as soon as he goes to give him a autograph, he is captured to Growltiger's ship. He is then held captive until he breaks out with the help of Jennyanydots, Bustopher Jones, and Skimbleshanks.