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Mother's Milk 

Patrick reverts back to his old destructive behavior.


Edward Berger


Edward St. Aubyn (based on the novels by) (as Edward St Aubyn), David Nicholls

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Patrick Melrose
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Eleanor Melrose
Hugo Weaving ... David Melrose
Blythe Danner ... Nancy Valance
Celia Imrie ... Kettle
Anna Madeley ... Mary Melrose
Jonjo O'Neill ... Seamus Dourke
Jessica Raine ... Julia
Eileen Walsh ... Annette
Sebastian Maltz ... Young Patrick
Marcus Smith ... Robert Melrose
Dainton Anderson ... Thomas Melrose
Georgia Goodman ... Claudine
Declan Rodgers ... Kevin (as Declan Rogers)
Dixie Egerickx ... Lucy


Patrick reverts back to his old destructive behavior.

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Release Date:

2 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Blythe Danner, age 75, plays Nancy, the step-sister of Eleanor Melrose, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh, age 56. See more »


Patrick Melrose: If I didn't have my mother's protection, at least I had the protection of this place. Now that's being taken away too, I fear I might go mad. At the same time, part of me can't wait to get rid of the fucking place.
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3 June 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Patrick Melrose

The rudimentary process is the only weakness in this masterpiece where craft and hard work touches over the horizon that cannot be anything but utterly mesmerizing. The writing is edgy, brutal and dark with a hint of amusement in each character that helps it ground the characters and offer them the appropriate gravitas. The execution and editing is eerie yet familiar especially in such a tone that focuses primarily on character development. Addition to that, the heart of the feature lies upon the stellar performance by the protagonist who is genuinely investing all his chips in; Benedict is a revelation. The series is shot beautifully with amazing cinematography, production and costume design that is utterly rich and satisfying to look upon. Patrick Melrose is a character driven series containing some concrete material to offer and so what if they make the audience work for it; it's worth joining it.

Mother's Milk

A classic intake on the relationship between Patrick and his son, as the makers are aware on its contradict nature towards it because of his father and despite of his attempt to bond with his son, the energy of the series grows tense. And the rest of it is left on Benedict's shoulder where he is doing some of his best work for he connects from the first frame with the audience through his breathtaking performance.

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