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.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sebastian Maltz, Hugo Weaving and Jessica Raine.
This is Benedict Cumberbatch in a role I never thought I’d see him take on. Why it surprises me I really can’t say. He has proven time and time again that no matter the challenge, he is up for it. But this is such a different beast than I’ve seen before. There is an unbreakable magnetism to his character, I couldn’t take my eyes off at any point. His arguments with the voices in his head, his movements depending on his mental state, the looks in his eyes…
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