Cumberbatch reprises his role as Doctor Stephen Strange in Marvel’s blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War, released in cinemas on 26th April in the UK.
The Sherlock star’s latest small screen role Patrick Melrose, a narcissistic and suicidal alcoholic, is based on the semi-autobiographical novels of the same name by Edward St Aubyn. The five-part series explores three key periods in Patrick’s life, from his childhood in the south of France, through addiction while living in New York and finally recovery.
Benedict Cumberbatch speaks onstage during the premiere of Showtime’s ‘Patrick Melrose’ (Getty)
The first episode if Patrick Melrose will be available to stream in the UK on Sky On Demand and NOW TV from Sunday 13th May, immediately after the US broadcast.