• Certification: Film rated as: CFF-12A
  • Country: UK
  • Release year: 2021
  • Language: English
  • Run time: 111 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy
111 minutes


An all-star cast led by Claire Foy and Benedict Cumberbatch, narrated by Olivia Colman and featuring a trove of household names such as Taika Waititi, Richard Ayoade, Aimee Lou Wood, and Nick Cave. Will Sharpe focusses on 1880s London eccentric Louis Wain (Cumberbatch) whose prolific depictions of our domestic feline friends were to foreshadow the explosion of cat memes and videos that we see today. The film charts the painter's life as new governess Emily (Claire Foy) is introduced to the family home. Hired to educate Wain's younger sisters, a romance soon blossoms.
"The man responsible for some of Victorian England's most beloved feline paintings led rather an interesting life, as this delightfully odd biopic attests."