Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a powerhouse performance as the title character English aristocrat based on the novels by Edward St Aubyn. Chronicling the hilarious highs and devastating lows of his tumultuous life, this blackly humorous drama follows Patrick from his childhood trauma at the hands of an abusive father and neglectful mother, to the peak of his heroin addiction, and his attempts to stay sober and support his family.
Dysfunctional families -- England -- Fiction.
St. Aubyn, Edward, 1960- Patrick Melrose series -- Television adaptations.
Upper class -- England -- Fiction.
Upper class families -- England -- Fiction.
Beadle, Gary, actor.
Berger, Edward, 1970- television director.
Cumberbatch, Benedict, 1976- actor.
Danner, Blythe, actor.
Leigh, Jennifer Jason, 1962- actor.
Madeley, Anna, 1977- actor.
Maltz, Sebastian, actor.
Puwanarajah, Prasanna, actor.
RLJ Entertainment, distributor.
Raine, Jessica, 1982- actor.
Torrens, Pip, 1960- actor.
Varma, Indira, actor.
Weaving, Hugo, 1960- actor.
television adaptation of (work): St. Aubyn, Edward, 1960- Patrick Melrose series.