“Will someone be joining you?” “I hope not. I’ve been a useless father and a useless husband for but if I know someone is trying to harm my children I fight.” Based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn Showtime’s new five-part series ‘Patrick Melrose’ takes jabs at the upper class as Benedict Cumberbatch plays a character who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned his behavior.
“So, you find it hard not taking drugs?” “Of course, it’s a fu*king nightmare being lucid.” Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh and Screen Actors Guild® winner Hugo Weaving also star as the parents of ‘Patrick Melrose.’ In the newly released clip watch Cumberbatch lose his cool at a fancy restaurant.
“You can take the brandy out the fruitcake but you still got the fruitcake.” “No you can’t.” Rounding out the cast are Anna Madeley, Blythe Danner, Allison Williams, Pip Torrens, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Holliday Grainger, Indira Varma and Celia Imrie.
Here’s the show’s official synopsis:
In a tour de force role, 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 behavior. 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.
Each episode, devoted to one of the five novels, is written for television by BAFTA Award® nominee David Nicholls and directed by Edward Berger. A co-production between Showtime and Sky Atlantic, Showtime will release ‘Patrick Melrose’ Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9pm.
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