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
The Times - Saturday 12 May 2018
The Times Saturday Review - Saturday 5 May 2018
Screenwriter David Nicholls tells Ed Potton about adapting Edward St Aubyn’s celebrated series of novels.
By Ed Potton