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TV Quickfire: Benedict Cumberbatch discusses his role in Patrick Melrose adaptation

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Patrick Melrose, a new five-part series based on the much-loved novels by Edward St Aubyn. He tells Gemma Dunn more about his troubled character, who suffered an abusive childhood and drug-addled adulthood

Benedict Cumberbatch as Patrick Melrose in the new series of that name
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THE SERIES? Michael Jackson and Rachael Horovitz had the rights to the Patrick Melrose books by Edward St Aubyn and they came to me. I knew there'd be a broad bracket of[...]

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