Patrick Melrose

Based on the Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn.

Patrick Melrose poster

Year: 2018

Director: Edward Berger

Producer: Stephen Smallwood

Co-Producer: Claudine Sturdy

Executive Producers: Adam Ackland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Helen Flint, Lizzie Gray, Rachel Horovitz, Michael Jackson, Anne Mensah

Screenwriters: David Nicholls, Edward St. Aubyn

Principal Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Maltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jessica Raine, Gary Beadle, Blythe Danner


The new five-part drama miniseries from Showtime saw Glasgow transformed into 1980s New York.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular character who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned his behaviour.

Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) and Screen Actors Guild® winner Hugo Weaving (The Matrix trilogy) also star as the parents of Patrick Melrose. Rounding out this accomplished cast are Anna Madeley (The Crown), Blythe Danner (Meet the Fockers), Allison Williams (Girls), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster), Holliday Grainger (Bonnie & Clyde), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones) and Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones's Baby).

Each episode, devoted to one of the five novels, is written for television by BAFTA Award® nominee David Nicholls (Far from the Madding Crowd, One Day) and directed by celebrated film director Edward Berger (Deutchland 83, Jack). A co-production between SHOWTIME and Sky Atlantic, this gripping and humorous saga encompasses the South of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and Britain in the early 2000s.