The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is a quirky and riveting ‘biopic’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.
The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public’s perception of cats forever.
Moving from the late 1800s through to the 1930s, we follow the incredible adventures of this inspiring, unsung hero, as he seeks to unlock the “electrical” mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love he shared with his wife Emily Richardson (Claire Foy).
“Benedict Cumberbatch gives his best performance yet in this sensitive portrayal of the troubled Victorian artist”
The Independent ★★★★★
“Benedict Cumberbatch’s earnest turn as the cat-loving artist is purrfectly delivered in this vibrant comedy-drama”
Time Out ★★★★