Filming starts on Benedict Cumberbatch TV drama
Filming has begun in London on Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch, with filming also set to take place in the south of France and New York.
Cumberbatch plays the titular aristocratic playboy, the central character in Edward St Aubyn’s series of semi-autobiographical novels.
One Day scribe David Nicholls has adapted the books for television as a 5 x 60 for delivery to Sky Atlantic and Showtime.
Shooting will run for four months overall on the show which also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving and Anna Madeley.
Cumberbatch executive produces Patrick Melrose along with Adam Ackland, his partner at SunnyMarch, as well as Michael Jackson and Rachael Horovitz of Two Cities Television.
Benedict Cumberbatch photo via Getty Images/WireImage/Matthew Eisman.