A man has pleaded guilty to stalking actress Keira Knightley by making meowing noises through her letterbox and bombarding her with cat-themed messages. Mark Revill, 49, from Hackney, east London, bombarded her with letters and shouted through her letterbox, Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court, was told.
Ms Knightley, 31, suffered “alarm and distress”, according to the charge.
The incidents happened at the actress’s London home between August 1 and 22 October 2016.
Prosecutor Simma Khan told Highbury Corner Magistrates: “He made miaowing noises through the letterbox. He
drew in chalk on the street an arrow pointing to her front door. He
sent her music about cats on a USB stick. It was bizarre behavior.”
The charge states: “The defendant pursued a course of conduct which
amounted to the stalking of Keira Knightly and which knew or ought to
have known amounted to the harassment of her in that attending her
address on numerous occasions, making noises through her letterbox and
sending letters and other communications.”
The court heard that Revill, a music composer, had stood outside her
house for an hour without making contact on at least one occasion.