Nicholls shortlisted for Bafta for "Patrick Melrose"

Nicholls shortlisted for Bafta for "Patrick Melrose"

Author David Nicholls is shortlisted for a Bafta for his work on the "Patrick Melrose” series, adapted from the novels by Edward St Aubyn.

Nicholls was recognised for his role as a writer in the drama category for the series which is broadcast on Sky Atlantic. Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical novels in the Patrick Melrose series are published by Picador with the first, Never Mind, published in 2012. They span from the South of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and Britain in the early 2000s.

Each episode of "Patrick Melrose" is devoted to one of the five novels in Edward St Aubyn’s series. The series earned a number five other nods on the shortlist including a nomination for lead actor Benedicte Cumberbatch. 

The TV series was made in association with Two Cities Television company, SunnyMarch film and TV production company and Little Island Productions.

The Bafta shortlist was revealed on Thursday (28th March) and the winners will be announced on 12th May.