This five-part limited series based on the acclaimed novels by Edward St. Aubyn, tracks Patrick Melrose (Benedict Cumberbatch) from a privileged but deeply traumatic childhood in the South of France, through severe substance abuse in his twenties in New York and, ultimately, toward recovery back home in Britain.
Did You Know?
In a 2014 Reddit interview, Benedict was asked by a fan what other literary character he would like to play as in a series. He answered 'Patrick Melrose by Edward St. Aubyn'. A few years later, he was cast for the role. See more
Young Patrick Melrose, played by Sebastian Maltz, has dark brown eyes. Adult Patrick, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, has blue/green eyes. See more