Mrs Lowry & Son (2019)

Mrs Lowry & Son depicts the relationship between L.S. Lowry, one of Britain’s most iconic artists, and his mother Elizabeth, with whom he lived until her death.

The film follows Lowry in the beginnings of his career, as he yearns for his work to be appreciated in London. However, his disdainful mother, Elizabeth actively tries to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions. Elizabeth never fails to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he is to her. At the same time, the film explores how Elizabeth is the very reason Lowry paints anything at all, as he desperately seeks to create something, anything, which will make her happy, creating a clever layer of tragic irony. This powerful, yet humorous story imagines the impact this obsessive mother and son relationship had on the great artist. Love is at the very heart of this film

‘Spall and Redgrave excel and the art endures.’


‘Redgrave is on mesmerising form and, at 82, delivers one of the turns of her career’


‘A dream team of British acting talent’ 


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Biographical / Drama

Written By

Martyn Hesford


Adrian Noble


Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Vanessa Redgrave

BAFTA® Nominee Timothy Spall

2019, Edinburgh International Film Festival 

Nominated, The Michael Powell Award Best British Feature Film
Adrian Noble

2019, National Film Awards 

Nominated, Best British Film

Nominated, Best Actress Vanessa Redgrave

Nominated, Best Actor Timothy Spall

Nominated, Outstanding Performance Vanessa Redgrave

Nominated, Best Producer Debbie Gray