Trailer launched for ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch

This month we got our first look at Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’, where the ‘Doctor Strange’ actor plays the forgotten British artist Louis Wain in the extraordinary true story of a brilliant but troubled soul, whose fascination with the mysteries of the world is both complicated and deepened when he meets the love of his life Emily, played by Claire Foy.

The film tells 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).


THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN will open in Irish cinemas in 2022