Will Sharpe Talent Talk (The Electrical Life of Louis Wain)

Will Sharpe’s imaginative biopic starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Co-writer and director Will Sharpe (Flowers) tells us how this visually imaginative period biopic of artist Louis Wain came about, collaborating with Benedict Cumberbatch, the stand-out locations - and what it was like working with cats on set!

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy, screens in TIFF for its Canadian Premiere.


At TIFF 2021, the British Film Institute (BFI) and the British Film Commission (BFC) are working together under 'We Are UK Film' to present an Industry Spotlight on the filmmakers of UK titles screening at the festival – ‘Behind the Scenes of the UK Films at TIFF 2021’. Watch the full reel here from Monday 13 September.