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Will Sharpe

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

111' - 2021 - Historical, Drama, Biography - Dialogue: English
Director: Will Sharpe Composer: Arthur Sharpe With: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Andrea Riseborough, Taika Waititi
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 profoundlove he shared with his wife Emily Richardson (Claire Foy).
“The man responsible for some of Victorian England's most beloved feline paintings led rather an interesting life. This odd biopic features an adorably awkward Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, and plays a lot like Tim Burton’s Big Eyes as quirky style-phile Wes Anderson might have directed it.” - Variety

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Will Sharpe


Arthur Sharpe


Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Andrea Riseborough, Taika Waititi


Simon Stephenson, Will Sharpe

Director of Photography

Erik Wilson


Selina Macarthur


Adam Ackland, Ed Clarke, Leah Clarke, Guy Heeley

Production studios

Amazon Studios


The Searchers

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Countries of production

United Kingdom




Will Sharpe
Gokiburi (short, 2009), Black Pond (2011), The Darkest Universe (2016), Flowers (TV-series, 2016/18)

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