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Jul 11 2017

News: Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hugo Weaving join Showtime’s Patrick Melrose

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In a press release.

 

OSCAR® NOMINEE JENNIFER JASON LEIGH AND SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARD® WINNER HUGO WEAVING
JOIN NEW SHOWTIME
® LIMITED SERIES PATRICK MELROSE

 

The Five-Part Limited Series Based On Bestselling Patrick Melrose Novels

Stars Academy Award® Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch

Acclaimed Film Director Edward Berger To Direct All Five Episodes

Which Which Will Also Feature British Actress Anna Madeley

 

LOS ANGELES – July 10, 2017 – Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix trilogy) have joined the cast of PATRICK MELROSE, a new SHOWTIME and Sky Atlantic limited series starring and executive produced by Oscar nominee and Emmy® winner Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Sherlock). Leigh and Weaving  will star as the parents of “Patrick Melrose.” Anna Madeley, who also joins the cast, will play Melrose’s wife. BAFTA Award nominee David Nicholls (Far From the Madding Crowd, One Day) is writing all five episodes of the television adaptation, which will be directed by celebrated film director Edward Berger (Deutchland 83, Jack). PATRICK MELROSE will begin shooting in London and the South of France in August.

Based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn, PATRICK MELROSE hilariously skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.

With each episode devoted to one of the five novels, the series will encompass the saga of Patrick Melrose’s life, from his horribly abusive youth at the hands of his father (Weaving) and the mother who tacitly condones the behavior (Leigh), to the outrageous playboy he becomes and the struggles he endures to defy the damage of his own past.  The limited series will be a true television saga, both gripping and humorous, from Nicholls’ adaptation, sweeping through the South of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and Britain in the early 2000’s.

Leigh has received Golden Globe nominations for her work in The Hateful Eight and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, as well as four individual Film Independent Spirit Award nominations for her performances in Anomalisa, Margot at the Wedding, Georgia and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle. Other memorable film appearances include LBJ, The Anniversary Party, The Hudsucker Proxy, Georgia, Miami Blues, Last Exit to Brooklyn, The Big Picture and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. She appears in the limited series TWIN PEAKS, currently airing on SHOWTIME and previously recurred on the SHOWTIME series WEEDS. 

In addition to playing “Agent Smith” in The Matrix trilogy and “Elrond” in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Weaving’s other notable film roles include Hacksaw Ridge, The Hobbit, The Cloud Atlas, Captain America: The First Avenger, V for Vendetta and his breakout performance in the award-winning Australian drama Proof.

Madeley has had an extensive career on the British stage and on television, performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company and with the BBC.   Most recently, Madeley appeared in the television production of The Crown. 

A native of Germany, Berger has won the International Emmy Award, two Adolf Grimme Awards for directing, most recently in 2016 for Deutchland 83, and a German Academy Award for his film Jack, which premiered in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.

PATRICK MELROSE will be executive produced by Michael Jackson and Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe® winning producer Rachael Horovitz (Moneyball, Grey Gardens). Jackson, the former Channel Four and IAC executive, recently formed the drama banner Two Cities Television.  It will be the company’s first production. Along with Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland will executive produce for SunnyMarch.

 

 

Source © 2017 Showtime Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation.

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Greg Staffa

I provide testosterone to the site. You won’t be reading about how nice a actress looks in a dress or how much of a hunk Matt Bomer is in my reviews. I describe colors using words like brown, not taupe. My twitter name is @staffaroadtrip because I love road trips and have done two different 48-state road trips since 2008. My favorite show is White Collar.

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