Writer David Nicholls to attend Australian premiere of Patrick Melrose during Series Mania

BBC First are proud to announce in partnership with ACMI and Film Victoria that three-time BAFTA nominated screenwriter David Nicholls will attend the Australian premiere of his acclaimed new TV series Patrick Melrose at this years upcoming Series Mania Melbourne event.

The series will star Oscar nominee and Emmy Award winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Strange) as the titular character, adapted from the series of novels written by Edward St. Aubyn. Patrick is a member of society’s upper class, while suffering a deeply traumatic childhood due to heavy substance abuse.

Nicholls is also the author of both bestselling books Starter For Ten and One Day, which has sold 5 million copies in addition to being published in over 40 languages. His latest novel, Us, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Nicholls also won UK Author of the year at the National Book Awards in 2014.

Nicholls will take part in the Series Mania Melbourne Industry Day on Friday 20 July, as Patrick Melrose will screen to the public that same day, followed by an In Conversation with Nicholls.

Patrick Melrose will air in Australia on BBC First, from 23 July, 2018. For the full Series Mania Melbourne program, you can visit acmi.net.au.