Mr. Bigglesworth is Dr. Evil's hairless pet cat in the Austin Powers franchise. He was originally a long-haired white Persian cat like the one constantly held by Ernst Stavro Blofeld of the James Bond franchise.
Along with Dr. Evil, Mr. Bigglesworth was forced into a hasty escape in a cryogenic capsule. All of his hair had fallen out during the process rendering him permanently bald.
Mr. Bigglesworth is played by a champion purebred hairless Sphynx cat (despite their name Sphynx cats come from Toronto, not Egypt) named SGC Belfry Ted Nude-Gent, bred by Michelle Berge of Belfry Cattery. Ted Nude-Gent is also something of a cinematic pioneer, having been cast in a role more suitable for a dog due to the necessary training deemed impossible to do with a cat; Sphinxes are among the most easily trained of all cats and among the most sociable. Filming of the three Austin Powers films was delayed more than once because of Ted's particular fondness for Mike Myers, upon whose lap he would often be found sleeping.
Mr. Bigglesworth appears only in one scene in the entire film of Goldmember. In a school flashback to the British Intelligence Academy, Mr. Bigglesworth is held by a younger Dr. Evil as a kitten when he still had hair. In this appearance, he was portrayed by a 12-week-old kitten named Chloe. There were more scenes planned for the character, but were ultimately scrapped due to time. SGC's only appearance is in the blooper reel for the film.
- Dr. Evil: That makes me angry. And when Dr. Evil gets angry, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset. (Meow) And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset, people die!
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- Mini-Me has a tiny version appropriately named Mini-Mr. Bigglesworth. Three Sphinx kittens named Mel Gibskin, Paul Nudeman, and Skindiana Jones were cast in the role.
- Mr. Bigglesworth is a parody of Bond villains, who often held similar animals