Manchester is the emporium of culture and over the years played a big part in Sports, Music, industry and in art. Mrs. Lowry & Son will examine the relationship between one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, L.S. Lowry and his mother, Elizabeth. Vanessa Redgrave will play the role of Lowry’s mother Elizabeth, opposite Timothy Spall in the role of L.S. Lowry.
After announcing the movies leading roles, Geniuses Pictures is celebrating the news releasing a first look image. The image shows Spall’s Lowry in the middle of a rainy day in Salford or Manchester, check it out…
The lasting impact of L.S. Lowry remains a hugely important presence in the North West of England and beyond, and he is recognised as one of the UK’s finest ever talents. Lowry lived all of his life with his overbearing mother, a bed-ridden and depressed presence in her bachelor son’s life and a deterring voice as he pursued his artistic ambition. Spending his days as a rent collector, Lowry took art classes by night, painting into the early hours of the morning when his mother fell asleep, to hone his craft as he aspired to have his work appreciated among the elites of London.
Elizabeth proves to be the catalyst and the curse of Lowry’s career, criticising his every move whilst spurring him on to create a work, anything, that will impress her. This poetic, powerful and humorous drama explores a little known yet hugely consequential mother-son dynamic that would shape the art world forever more.
Mrs. Lowry & Son is based on a Martyn Hasford play who happens to have written the script for this movie version. Adrian Noble will be directing with principal photography has officially started in Manchester. Details on when and who will be distributing the movie are still to be confirmed.Powered by Sidelines