Fans swoon at the return of Aidan Turner’s ‘Poldark’
Fans across the UK will be thrilled to hear that Aidan Turner has begun filming the second series of BBC One drama Poldark.
Filmed in Cornwall, the ten-part series will once again follow the life of Ross Poldark (Turner) and his wife Demelza (played by Eleanor Tomlinson).
Also reprising their roles will be, Heida Reed, Kyle Soller, Ruby Bentall, Jack Farthing, Luke Norris, Beatie Edney and Phil Davis and Robin Ellis.
The second series will introduce other key characters to Winston Graham’s novels including, John Nettles (Midsomer Murders) as Ray Penvenen, one of the county’s wealthiest landowners, and Gabriella Wilde (Endless Love) as his niece Caroline Penvenen, a beautiful and manipulative heiress. Hugh Skinner (W1A) plays Unwin Trevaunance,a prospective MP who hopes that Caroline (and her fortune) will consent to marry him. But does Caroline’s heart lie elsewhere?
1790 and there is riot and revolution in the air. Ross Poldark must once again fight for his freedom when George Warleggan tries desperately to steal his mine and have him hanged as a revolutionary. Can Demelza save Ross from himself?
Crippled by debts, Ross and Francis try to heal old wounds by joining forces in a new mine free of the Warleggans. But Ross and Elizabeth’s feelings for each other cannot be repressed, and Ross risks everything in a desperate smuggling venture. Meanwhile, the fate of the Poldarks is tied to Dr Dwight Enys and Caroline Penvenen in unexpected ways.
The Poldark clan must learn to settle their differences once and for all, but at what cost?
Aidan Turner says: “I love playing Ross Poldark and am proud to be a part of this production. The second series of 10 episodes presents a whole new set of challenges for both him and me and I can’t wait for it to kick off again.”
Poldark is adapted from Winston Graham’s acclaimed novels, produced by Mammoth Screen and written by Debbie Horsfield. who
Debbie says: “It’s really exciting to be back in Cornwall for the start of filming on Series 2. Needless to say it will be another rollercoaster ride for the Poldarks and we’re thrilled that that the BBC have given us an extended run of 10 episodes so that we can really do justice to books three and four of Winston Graham’s saga.”
Poldark series 2 will begin filming across Cornwall and Bristol, including the Bottle Yard Studios, over the coming months for transmition in 2016 on BBC One.