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Patrick Melrose 

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Based on the Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn.
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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Benedict Cumberbatch ...  Patrick Melrose 5 episodes, 2018
Jennifer Jason Leigh ...  Eleanor Melrose 5 episodes, 2018
Hugo Weaving ...  David Melrose 5 episodes, 2018
Sebastian Maltz ...  Young Patrick 5 episodes, 2018
Jessica Raine ...  Julia 5 episodes, 2018
Prasanna Puwanarajah ...  Johnny 4 episodes, 2018
Pip Torrens ...  Nicholas Pratt / ... 4 episodes, 2018
Anna Madeley ...  Mary Melrose / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Indira Varma ...  Anne Moore 3 episodes, 2018
Gary Beadle ...  Chilly Willy 2 episodes, 2018
Blythe Danner ...  Nancy Valance 2 episodes, 2018
Morfydd Clark ...  Debbie Hickman 2 episodes, 2018
Celia Imrie ...  Kettle 2 episodes, 2018
Holliday Grainger ...  Bridget Watson-Scott / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Eileen Walsh ...  Annette 2 episodes, 2018
John Standing ...  George Watford 2 episodes, 2018
Marcus Smith ...  Robert Melrose 2 episodes, 2018
Dainton Anderson ...  Thomas Melrose 2 episodes, 2018
Guy Paul ...  Cousin Henry 2 episodes, 2018
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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.

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12 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Both Hugo Weaving and Benedict Cumberbatch appeared in The Hobbit series. See more »

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Young Patrick Melrose, played by Sebastian Maltz, has dark brown eyes. Adult Patrick, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, has blue/green eyes. See more »

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True to the Novels But Strong on it's Own
15 May 2018 | by harringtonjacobSee all my reviews

I finished the novels only a few weeks before watching the first episode and my rating thus far is only based on the first episode. The genius of the novels is turning such ugliness into something beautiful. The bookend decision to start the first episode with the second novel was a smart one from the overall story standpoint as well as thematically. However, the downside, is that the second novel/ first Espinosa is probably the toughest watch/ read as it is Patrick at his worst. Having said that, in a mannner true to the source material, the show creators have managed to take license where necessary in order to stay true to the character as well as the themes. The "plot" is not relevant. It's takes a long term view to realize that. If you had to pick the worst day of your life and watch it, that would not be pleasant either. But the genius of the source material as well as the first episode is that we can relate to Patrick- warts-and-all. Self loathing is relatable to manner, no matter how extreme. This is the first chapter in the story of a man deciding to stop reacting to life and start responding. If you can see past the "ugly" you will find the beauty. Much like in life. I look forward to seeing the upcoming episodes and watching the brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch play the role that I can no longer see anyone else in.


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