BBC has posted this teaser from this week’s Poldark episode where Ross and Elizabeth dance intimately causing a stir amongst the guests and George feeds Francis’ jealousy in order to drive a wedge between the cousins. take a look.
Really funny article about Aidan, BBC asked him where does he stand, next to Team Elizabeth or Team Demelza; what do you think he answered?
It’s no wonder Ross Poldark looks so brooding! Returning to Cornwall after fighting in the American Revolutionary War, he found his father dead, his estate in ruins and his sweetheart Elizabeth engaged to his cousin Francis. Heartbroken but not defeated, he takes on the urchin Demelza as a kitchen maid and finds himself torn between two completely different women.
So we asked Aidan Turner the question Ross must be asking himself all the time…
Who are you rooting for, Elizabeth or Demelza?
Aidan Turner: That’s an interesting question! I do feel sorry for Elizabeth, I think she gets a hard deal. She makes an interesting point in the first episode when she tells Ross: “I thought you were dead.” Everybody did. He was away for three years and at that time if you were away for that long and you didn’t write they just assumed you were never going to come back.
———— Continue reading from here ————
Irish Actor Aidan Turner Has Criticised Bbc Bosses For Releasing Saucy Shirtless Shots Of Him To Promote New Tv Drama Poldark, Insisting “It’s Not A Stripper Show”.
The Hobbit star plays the lead role in a reboot of the classic 1970s period drama, and Turner admits he was baffled by the decision to plug the programme’s U.K. premiere on Sunday (08Mar15) by publishing semi-naked pictures of the actor on set.
Turner tells BBC show Newsbeat, “Apparently it was common law at the time that when you were scything you had to take your top off. So I did. I don’t know why the BBC are releasing photos of it. It’s a bit strange. It’s not a stripper show… There’s some semi-nakedness in the show, there are a couple of bedroom scenes, but it isn’t gratuitous.”
Great news, Poldark remake is considered one of the five best television remakes.
From Doctor Who to Poldark, the art of the television remake is a tricky one to get right but, done properly, it can pay dividends
Television remakes are a risky business, and most – from Dallas to Brideshead Revisited to Upstairs Downstairs – just don’t work.
But there have been some great remake success stories too.
Here are some of the best.
Set in windswept 18th century Cornwall, this bodice-ripper is based on the novels of Winston Graham.
Originally starring Angharad Rees, Robin Ellis and Jill Townsend, it drew in record audiences of 15 million when it was first broadcast in 1975.
It has remained one of the most lauded dramas in TV history, second only in DVD sales to Pride and Prejudice.
The current remake, 40 years later, attracted seven million viewers on Sunday night when it began, and has so far received great reviews.
Many of them, admittedly, came from female critics unashamedly rejoicing in the gorgeousness of Aidan Turner, who plays Ross Poldark.
But in any case the new version is already being hailed as a rival to Downton Abbey.
Aidan Turner is to be a guest at the 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. The JDIFF is Ireland’s premiere feature film festival and attracts stars from around the world.
Aidan will be taking part in the behind-the-scenes event Expressing Emotion: Actors in Conversation. Aidan will talk about his career, training and getting started in the industry. He will be joined by actors Sarah Greene ( who is also his girlfriend) and Robert Sheehan (who he starred with in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones)
Expressing Emotion takes place on Tuesday 24 March, 2015 at 3pm. More information is available from JDIFF The JDIFF runs 19 to 29 March, 2015.
Here I bring you a 20-second trailer from Poldark’s episode 2 which will air this Sunday, March 15th on BBC.