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At Last 

Patrick struggles with his childhood resentments as he attends his mother's funeral. In flashbacks, he attends to his alcoholism in a rehab facility.

Director:

Edward Berger

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Patrick Melrose
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Eleanor Melrose
Hugo Weaving ... David Melrose
Elizabeth Berrington ... Fleur
Blythe Danner ... Nancy Valance
Celia Imrie ... Kettle
Anna Madeley ... Mary Melrose
Sebastian Maltz ... Young Patrick
Prasanna Puwanarajah ... Johnny
Jessica Raine ... Julia
Pip Torrens ... Nicholas Pratt
Eileen Walsh ... Annette
Roger Alborough Roger Alborough ... Funeral Director
Roger Barclay ... Doctor Fenelon
Marcus Smith ... Robert Melrose
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Storyline

Patrick confronts the past on the day of his mother's memorial service. Now truly clean and sober, he attempts to solve the puzzle of his mother's complicity in his father's abuse, as well as answer his father's question, 'What will you do with your life?' Limited Series Finale

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Drama

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

UK

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Color
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Trivia

Hugo Weaving (David Melrose) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose) also worked together on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) & The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) as Elrond & Smaug/Necromancer (voice) respectively. See more »

Quotes

Annette: [to Patrick] She might not have been the perfect mother. That must anger you. But sometimes those who deserve the most blame also deserve the most compassion.
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Tender
Written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree
Performed by Blur
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10 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.

At Last

The plot reveals some new phases and perspective of the chewed off scrutiny and similar to the protagonist it grows inedible and cringing to encounter as it ages on screen and the bridge that conveys all these messages is Benedict's stellar performance, that is achingly good and almost impossible to not be moved by it.


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