Hunky actor is unrecognisable after he’s transformed into an OAP for new film – but can you guess who it is?

Benedict Cumberbatch is utterly recognisable as he transforms into an OAP for new film The Electrical Life of Louis Wain.

The Hollywood star plays the title character in the biopic based on the forgotten British artist's life from the late 1800s to the 1930s.

The film centres on Wain as on he supports his family and eventually falls in love with Emily, played by Claire Foy, while capturing the "ridiculous, frightened and brave" nature of cats.

In a new trailer for the period flick, the Marvel actor, 45, looks worlds away from his youthful clean-cut appearance on the red carpet as he sports a handlebar moustache and fluffy coif.

Yet, it's his transformation into an OAP at one point in the teaser that make him look unrecognisable thanks to prosthetics, a grey wig and beard.

The film also stars Andrea Riseborough, Aimee Lou Wood, Richard Ayoade, Taika Waititi, Nick Cave and Olivia Colman.

It's set to hit theatres in the UK next year while it will appear in US cinemas from October 22 and arrives on Amazon Prime Video on 5 November. 

Benedict recently underwent a complete transformation for his role in the Netflix movie, The Power Of The Dog.

Netflix dropped a new trailer for the film showing the Hollywood star sporting a notably more rugged appearance as cowboy, Phil Burbank.

Benedict has done away with his typically clean-cut look for the new movie and is instead rocking a very rugged beard and cowboy chaps as he shows off his ranching skills.

The film, which is an adaptation of Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel of the same name, also stars Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.


Set in the wild west in 1925 Montana, Benedict stars as the "brutally beguiling" Phil who rules the land through intimidation alongside his more sensitive brother, George.

The wealthy rancher appears to have a very cold heart when it comes to love – and torments his brother’s (Jesse Plemons) new wife, Rose, (Kirsten Dunst) and son, a widow whom he brings to the family ranch much to Phil’s dismay.

But things take an emotional twist when Phil soon finds himself taking the young son under his wing, which leaves those around him questioning: Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot-twisting further into menace?

The new movie is already tipped to be a big contender at the Academy Awards and the Oscars.

Benedict has already bagged himself the TIFF Tribute Actor Award at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, where the movie is set to screen following its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in September.

The Power Of The Dog will stream in select cinemas in November and on Netflix on December 1.

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