20 July 2015 Audio Comments Off on An Irishman Abroad Interview
Actor Aidan Turner (The Hobbit, Poldark, Being Human) gives, by his own admission, the most personal interview of his career to date. On a rare break from filming he sat down with Jarlath in Soho to discuss the key moments in his life and work including his days as a welder and as a student at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. With an honesty and insight that is rare to find in any interview with a high profile actor, Aidan opens up to Jarlath about his process, the on-set notes from Sir Ian McKellen, the secret he will never reveal, his new movie with Chris O’Dowd, his connection with Ross Poldark and why “that scything photo” was born out of a commitment to becoming his character rather than any sort of vanity.
Relaxed and informal, this is a break from the standard press interviews Aidan is usually forced to perform and it gives a rare glimpse of an Irish actor living the dream and moving up in the world with a smile on his face.
16 July 2015 Images Comments Off on Greenpeace’s ‘Save the arctic’ campaign pics
Thanks to Ana Letizia for sending us the pics from the ‘Save the Artic’ Campaign which we have added to the gallery
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The Hobbit star will play Philip Lombard in the show
It’s been revealed Aidan Turner will star in the TV adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel And Then There Were None.
The 32-year-old has been cast in the BBC’s crime novel adaptation as former mercenary Philip Lombard.
The Dublin native’s character is one of ten strangers invited by a mystery host to Soldier’s Island off the coast of Devon, England.
In the novel, the story see’s each of them accused of a terrible crime before they are slowly picked off one by one.
The thriller will be aired to mark the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth.
Meanwhile, the actor has been nominated for a TV Choice Award for his role as Ross Poldark.
This is the BBC star’s first nomination for his role in the historical drama Poldark.
Lovers of sweeping, romantic sagas will delight at the latest Masterpiece presentation, which takes viewers back to the late 1700s following the American Revolutionary War. Ross Poldark, an officer in the British army, returns home to his family estates in Cornwall to discover that, not only was he presumed dead, but his father has died, the woman he loves is marrying his cousin, and he has a mountain of debts and no obvious way to raise the funds.
Based on the series of 12 novels by Winston Graham, Poldark stars Aidan Turner in the title role. As the heroic Poldark, he vows to sets things to right even as the odds seem insurmountable. And he doesn’t want to succeed out of some sense of upper-class pride, but for the people of Cornwall who have fallen on hard times.
“Coming off the back of The Hobbit in New Zealand, it seemed perfect for me,” Turner tells Paste. “He’s a character that I really related to immediately. His moral compass is so in the right place. He’s fair. He’s honest. He has a real sense of integrity, but he also slips between the classes. He’s well-respected and he’s the hero of the working-class generation in Cornwall, but he’s also respected among the gentry and the aristocracy, so he’s quite an enigma.”
Find out about the making of Poldark as star Aidan Turner (Ross Poldark) talks filming, fans, and favorite scenes in an exclusive interview with MASTERPIECE. Saddle up and swoon and let Aidan Turner take you behind the scenes! #PoldarkPBS
On Location…with Faithful Fans
“I did have a couple of Hobbit and Being Human fans showing up. One girl found me at the side of a cliff—I don’t know how she did this—she flew from Holland that morning and, in like the remotest part of the UK on the side of a cliff, she found me, and I was like how on earth did you get here?! It was insane! There were a lot of those mental moments, where fans would find us.”
High Horse: Riding
“I love riding. Those days were some of my favorite because it felt like the whole story came together when you’re out on the moors just galloping around and you’re doing what Ross does. And it all makes sense and it all feels very earthy and grounded and real and active.
The horse tends to respond, too. They’re such smart animals, incredibly sensitive and emotional, so it’s funny how that would play out a lot of the time. Sometimes you’re in a scene and you might be shouting at somebody and the horse [Seamus] will get quite tetchy and he’ll feel it and won’t calm down. The horse would get worked up with you. We had to use different words, different code words for “action” on set, because Seamus knew “action” meant “go,” so he would just take off when he heard it, all the time. Sometimes it might be “action” and I’d have to take ten beats and then come into the scene for whatever reason, a panning camera move or something, but if he heard that, he’d be off, so we’d have to change words up.
Sometimes it would be my name, sometimes it would be my character’s name. And we couldn’t show him the clapper board, because if he heard the clapper board clap loud, he’d take off. That was a nightmare at the beginning, because I was getting used to Seamus. And then it very quickly became something I absolutely loved because he is so sensitive. You just needed to think something, and he would think the same thing and react the same way, so it became a really strong relationship.”