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Patrick Melrose: Miniseries (2018)



Critic Consensus: Patrick Melrose is a scathing indictment of British high society's inherited dysfunction, cruelty, and the wealth that enables them. The Crown this ain't.


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Patrick Melrose (Benedict Cumberbatch) is the heir of a decadent and troubled aristocratic family, who had a traumatic childhood living with his abusive father David (Hugo Weaving) and mother Eleanor (Jennifer Jason Leigh), who condoned his behavior. Spanning Patrick's early childhood in the South of France in the 1960s to his adult life in New York and London, the series follows the harrowing quest of a wounded man and his attempts at redemption and reconstruction. Based on the novels by Edward St Aubyn.


Benedict Cumberbatch
as Patrick Melrose
Jennifer Jason Leigh
as Eleanor Melrose
Hugo Weaving
as David Melrose
Pip Torrens
as Nicholas Pratt
Holliday Grainger
as Bridget Watson Scott
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[Benedict Cumberbatch] runs the gamut: cool, acerbic, brittle, erratic, self-destructive, needy and fragile.

December 28, 2018 | Full Review…

An adaptation enfolding fidelity and freshness, Patrick Melrose continues to hover close to perfection.

June 4, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Everything is opulent, and everything is desperate: just right, in other words.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

A limited series can't only be about one man's performance, even if the actor does his part to earn the responsibility.

May 14, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Lucky the first episode of Patrick Melrose, based on the book Bad News, which aired on Sky Atlantic last night, renders all fears misplaced.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Brilliant performance by a great actor in a desperately grim story.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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