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Patrick Melrose

5
Episodes
60
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Genre: Drama & Comedy
Production Year: 2018
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Broadcaster: Sky Atlantic & SHOWTIME
Producer: Two Cities Television in association with SunnyMarch & Little Island Productions
Also available: UHD

Nominated for FIVE EMMY AWARDS 2018 categories: Outstanding Miniseries; Benedict Cumberbatch for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie; Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries Movie Or A Special; Edward Berger for Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries Movie Or A Dramatic Special; David Nicholls for Outstanding Writing In A Miniseries Or A Special Based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose series of novels written by Edward St. Aubyn and adapted by BAFTA award nominee David Nicholls (Far From the Madding Crowd, One Day), Melrose gleefully skewers the British upper class as it tracks the titular character's harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood, through adult substance abuse and ultimately, towards recovery and redemption. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Sherlock) plays Patrick Melrose, an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy, who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by an abusive father and a mother who tacitly condoned the behaviour. A true television saga, Patrick Melrose is both gripping and humorous, with a dramatic sweep that encompasses the South of France in the 1960s, debauched 1980's New York and sober Britain in the early 2000s. Patrick Melrose devotes an hour to each of the five novels, with each episode storytelling a few complicated and intense days in Patrick's life. Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Doctor Strange), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight, Twin Peaks), Hugo Weaving (Hacksaw Ridge, The Matrix), Blythe Danner (Gypsy, Meet The Fockers), Allison Williams (Girls, Get Out). Writer: David Nicholls (Starter for 10, When Did You Last See Your Father?). Director: Edward Berger (Deutschland '83, The Terror). Executive Producers: Rachael Horovitz (Moneyball, Grey Gardens), Michael Jackson (Fire and Fury, America: The Story of Us), Benedict Cumberbatch (Parade's End, Black Mass), Adam Ackland (Little Favour, The Current War), Helen Flint (The White Queen, Snatch).

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