Benedict Cumberbatch appears to have picked up a few more Cumberb*tches thanks to his turn as a drug-addled socialite in Patrick Melrose after the show made its debut on Sky Atlantic on Sunday night. Many viewers took to Twitter to declare themselves new converts to the Benedictine church – with some calling for the star to win “all the awards” for his performance.
“I’m quite overawed by Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance in #PatrickMelrose,” Twitter user Mark Hammersley wrote. “Like O’Toole doing Jeffery Bernard- on speed. Quite masterful.”
Danny Riviera added, hilariously: “If the talent of #BenedictCumberbatch is mithril from the mines of Moria, then his performance in #PatrickMelrose is the Balrog of Morgoth; except in this case I am GRATEFUL to the dwarves for digging “too greedily and too deep” for what they’ve awakened is invaluably ferocious.” Wow.
Check out the best reactions to Patrick Melrose episode one below.
I'm quite overawed by Benedict Cumberbatches' performance in #PatrickMelrose. Like O'Toole doing Jeffrey Bernard. On speed. Quite masterful. I'm a convert. Colour me Cumberbitch.
give benedict cumberbatch a bafta give benedict cumberbatch a golden globe give benedict cumberbatch an emmy give benedict cumberbatch an oscar give benedict all the awards #PatrickMelrosepic.twitter.com/MpumO2cyIO
If the talent of #BenedictCumberbatch is mithril from the mines of Moria, then his performance in #PatrickMelrose is the Balrog of Morgoth; except in this case I am GRATEFUL to the dwarves for digging "too greedily and too deep" for what they've awakened is invaluably ferocious.