Patrick Melrose

Based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose series of novels written by Edward St. Aubyn and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, this five part-series tracks the life of 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.

The series will span a timeline from the 1960s through to the early 2000s.


Awards for Patrick Melrose:

BAFTA 2019 (Please click highlighted links for speeches):

  • Best Mini Series - Producers: Michael Jackson and Rachael Horovitz
  • Best Leading Actor - Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Best Screenplay - David Nicholls
  • Best Production Design - Tom Burton

Reviews (Please click the links to see the reviews):

The Guardian - Saturday 12 May 2018

Hamlet on heroin : Edward St Aubyn on the 20-year struggle to get Patrick Melrose on screen. By Mark Lawson

The Times - Saturday 12 May 2018

Step Forward the real Patrick Melrose …. shy novelist has TV series cameo. By Matthew Moore

The Times Saturday Review - Saturday 5 May 2018

Rake, rascal, addict : Benedict Cumberbatch is TV’s new antihero, Patrick Melrose.

Screenwriter David Nicholls tells Ed Potton about adapting Edward St Aubyn’s celebrated series of novels.

By Ed Potton