Patrick Melrose: In Conversation with David Nicholls and Hugo Weaving
David Nicholls is a celebrated screenwriter and author. He has written four novels including bestsellers Starter for Ten and One Day, both of which he adapted for screen. One Day has sold 5 million copies around the world and is published in over 40 languages. David’s latest novel, Us, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and in the year that it was published (2014) Nicholls won UK Author of the Year at the National Book Awards.
His first produced screenplay was an adaptation of Sam Shepard’s play Simpatico, starring Jeff Bridges, Sharon Stone and Albert Finney. He then worked in British TV for several years, writing episodes of Cold Feet, as well as original series Rescue Me and I Saw You.
Nicholls’ screen-writing credits include adaptations of Tess of the d’Urbervilles and original contemporary drama The 7.39, as well as adaptations of Great Expectations, And When Did You Last See Your Father? and Far from the Madding Crowd.
He has also just been nominated for an Emmy award for Writing for a Limited Series for Patrick Melrose.
Hugo Weaving has enjoyed an enormously varied and successful career in film, theatre and television. He has won numerous awards, including three Australian Film Institute awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and four AACTA awards.
Weaving is also well known for his roles in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), as Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy, as Elrond in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobit trilogies, and as 'V’ in V for Vendetta (2006). Other films include Last Ride (2009), Captain America (2011), Cloud Atlas (2012), Mystery Road (2013), The Mule (2014) and Strangerland (2015). Most recently he can be seen in Australian series Seven Types of Ambiguity (2016).
He has also voiced characters in several highly successful films, including Babe, Happy Feet and Transformers, as well as numerous theatre roles and serving as President of the Sydney Film Festival Jury.
Nicholls will be appearing with cast member Hugo Weaving after the Australian premiere of Patrick Melrose for Series Mania Melbourne. Reserve your seat for the screening.