Emmy spotlight: Hugo Weaving menaces as abusive father of Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Patrick Melrose’

Emmy spotlight: Hugo Weaving menaces as abusive father of Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Patrick Melrose’
The first episode of “Patrick Melrose” was a tour de force for Benedict Cumberbatch, but the second episode belonged to Hugo Weaving. Titled “Never Mind,” the episode is sure to be Weaving’s Emmy submission for academy judging if he is nominated for Best Movie/Limited Supporting Actor. David Melrose, father to Cumberbatch’s Patrick, is a scenery-chewing role for the accomplished actor, who has never been nominated for an Emmy or Oscar in three decades on screen, including such iconic roles as Agent Smith in “The Matrix,” V in “V for Vendetta” and Elrond in both “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.” Weaving has however reached national-treasure status in his homeland, winning four Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards this decade.

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