Benedict Cumberbatch will star in and executive produce the series, which is based on the “Patrick Melrose” series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn.
With each episode devoted to one of the five novels, the series will encompass the saga of 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. Anna Madeley, who also joins the cast, will play Melrose’s wife.
Leigh currently appears in the Showtime revival of “Twin Peaks,” and previously recurred on the hit Showtime series “Weeds.” She is also known for her appearances in films such as “The Hateful Eight,” “LBJ,” “The Hudsucker Proxy,” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” She is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.
Very cool, I love JJL! she is a fantastic actress! But to play Bc’s mom tho….I feel like her and Bc are the same age but nope she about 10yrs older..she still looks the same, such a beauty!