This five-part limited series based on the acclaimed novels by Edward St. Aubyn, tracks Patrick Melrose (Benedict Cumberbatch) from a privileged but deeply traumatic childhood in the South of France, through severe substance abuse in his twenties in New York and, ultimately, toward recovery back home in Britain.
Did You Know?
Lara Pulver, who worked beside Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC's Sherlock (2010) as Irene Adler, was supposed to play as his wife in the series as Mary Melrose. However, both agreed that it wouldn't work given as they have already been seen in a relationship together in another series in such a large scale. Instead, Anna Madeley was cast in the role. See more
Young Patrick Melrose, played by Sebastian Maltz, has dark brown eyes. Adult Patrick, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, has blue/green eyes. See more