Benedict Cumberbatch’s new character is the sophisticated gentleman Lothario Patrick Melrose. On Sunday, the British actor was spotted during the filming. He donned a sharp black suit to film scenes as the titular character in London, looking every inch the playboy.
The 41-year-old Benedict Cumberbatch took on the role of another suave gentleman as he filmed scenes for the upcoming drama Patrick Melrose. The Sky Atlantic miniseries will tell the story of Lothario Patrick Melrose, and is framed around three particular points in his life, 1960s South France, 1980s New York and early 2000s Britain.
The upcoming drama will be based on a series of novels by Edward St. Aubyn, and will document the turbulent life of Melrose from childhood to adulthood. The Sky Atlantic bosses were happy when Mr Cumberbatch confirmed he is on the board of the project.
Benedict is also executive produce each episode of the miniseries, after previously expressing his desire to play the role in a Reddit Q&A in 2013. Fan excitement for the series stepped up a notch on Friday when a first look image was released by UK channel Sky Atlantic.
Rocking a look that seemed as if it had been plucked from the 80s, Benedict looked every inch the clean-cut man who should not be trusted.
The Sherlock star donned a camel coat and scarf for the look, as well as stylish round-framed sunglasses. In fact, people tired of Sherlock, and the new role brings some new features to his life and emploi.