The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever.

Directed by: Will Sharpe
Genres: Drama, History, Comedy,
Production Company: Film4 Productions, Amazon Studios, Shoebox Films, SunnyMarch, StudioCanal,

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain -  - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 21-10-2021
  • Runtime: 111 Minutes
  • Popularity: 17.37
  • Vote Count: 293
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Region: United Kingdom ( GB ), United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Benedict Cumberbatch - Azwaad Movie Database Benedict Cumberbatch Louis Wain
Claire Foy - Azwaad Movie Database Claire Foy Emily Wain
Andrea Riseborough - Azwaad Movie Database Andrea Riseborough Caroline Wain
Toby Jones - Azwaad Movie Database Toby Jones Sir William Ingram
Sharon Rooney - Azwaad Movie Database Sharon Rooney Josephine Wain
Aimee Lou Wood - Azwaad Movie Database Aimee Lou Wood Claire Wain
Hayley Squires - Azwaad Movie Database Hayley Squires Marie Wain
Stacy Martin - Azwaad Movie Database Stacy Martin Felicie Wain
Phoebe Nicholls - Azwaad Movie Database Phoebe Nicholls Mrs Wain
Adeel Akhtar - Azwaad Movie Database Adeel Akhtar Dan Rider
Photo Name Department
Michael O'Connor-Costume & Make-Up Michael O'Connor Costume & Make-Up (Costume Design)
Erik Wilson-Camera Erik Wilson Camera (Director of Photography)
Ollie Madden-Production Ollie Madden Production (Executive Producer)
Will Sharpe-Directing Will Sharpe Directing (Director)
Will Sharpe-Writing Will Sharpe Writing (Writer)
Guy Heeley-Production Guy Heeley Production (Producer)
Ron Halpern-Production Ron Halpern Production (Executive Producer)
Charlotte Dirickx-Art Charlotte Dirickx Art (Set Decoration)
Dixie Chassay-Production Dixie Chassay Production (Casting)
Suzie Davies-Art Suzie Davies Art (Production Design)

See Full Cast & Crew of The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

**Full Analysis at** - **Intro** - The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is inspiring and offers us important lessons to learn for our lives. It's elegant, poetic and romantic. A must-watch. - **The Story** - The movie tells us the true story of the eccentric artist Louis Wain. We are in the early 1900s, and Wain is a gifted man who can paint and draw so quickly to leave us surprised by his genius.Louis’s mind is full of ideas and thoughts, moving from music to his research to patent some theories about the mysterious role of electricity in the world. And it’s not because it can power bulbs, but because it can connect us to something else we can’t even think and therefore explain. But Louis needs to provide for his five sisters and their new governess Emily Richardson. So, how will Louis handle his passions and ideas, facing the daily routine and the deadline of the bills that challenge his family? And what Wain is going to learn and teach us? The electricity is not the only explanation strong textbecause interesting and unexpected characters will inspire and support him. It’s an incredible story of geniality and challenges. - Movie Explanation at

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Flew by, did 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain'. It's a well paced film that holds solid emotion to it, while it's nicely acted by the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy. I dig the costumes/set designs too. It also gets bonus points for cats, because... cats. It's not a perfect film, for example the humour is quite off, but it's definitely an interesting watch. I knew nothing about Louis Wain beforehand but that didn't hamper my enjoyment, fwiw. Cumberbatch is very good as the main man, he brings across all the quirkiness and necessary emotion of Wain. Foy supports strongly, I loved her in 'The Crown' so I'm happy to see more of her. Speaking of that television show, her successor on it, Olivia Colman, is also involved; as narrator. Andrea Riseborough also stood out to me, while I note the appearances of Toby Jones, Adeel Akhtar (Wilson Wilson, to me!) and, unexpectedly, Taika Waititi. I almost gave this 3½*, but I think 3* is about right. Good film.

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