Eccentric artist’s story gets the Hollywood treatment in “The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain”
Once a household name, the artist Louis Wain, who drew cats, had been largely forgotten – until now, thanks to new film The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain giving his story the Hollywood treatment.
He’s played in the film by Benedict Cumberbatch.
With whimsical illustrations, reports Sky, Louis Wain helped shift societal attitudes towards cats – transforming their reputation from practical mouse-catchers and elevating them to adored pet status.
Gallery owner and Louis Wain biographer Chris Beetles said it is hard now to imagine the impact the artist had in his lifetime.