Sunday, 7 January 2018

'Poldark' Q&A in Suffolk

aidan turner, poldark series 4, Poldark Q&A, Walberswick

Writer Debbie Horsfield and Mammoth Screen producers Damien Timmer, Karen Thrussell and Rebecca Keane "spill the beans behind the scenes" at this Poldark Q&A held in aid of INK Festival. A showing of an unseen preview of series four and some Poldark out-takes add to the excitement of the evening, as does an auction of something 'up close and personal' of Aidan Turner's.

The Q&A is on 17 February, 2018 at 7.30 pm, The Village Hall, Walberswick, Suffolk.
Tickets: £15 are  available from the village Tuck Shop or from emily@inkfestival.org .

See Poldark Q&A  for more information.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

A Look Back at 2017


Poldark, BFI Radio Times Festival 2017, Aidan Turner, Damien Timmer, Debbie Horsfield
Damien Timmer, Aidan Turner and Debbie Horsfield at the BFI Radio Times Festival. Photo Radio Times
As we head towards the start of a New Year here's a look back at a handful of Poldark highlights from 2017.  In no particular order:
  • Fans flocked to the BFI and Radio Times Festival in April to see Aidan Turner, along with writer Debbie Horsfield and executive producer Damien Timmer at the oddly named session Ross Poldark: Old-fashioned Hero for a Modern World. While much of the interview had the air of déjà vu about it, I did find nine snippets to pass on to our readers and there were plenty of photos from the event. 

Poldark Preview Screening
Poldark Preview Screening  Photo: Evie Bowman
  • Just giving. One of my favourite things about production company Mammoth Screen is its support for charities. This year saw Poldark taking part in the Children in Need appeal with four CIN volunteers spending a day on the set.  Poldark prizes were given to charity auctions too including those held by LE Solidarity and Highgate has Heart, both of which help refugees. Ross's tricorn, signed by Aidan Turner, was a prize at a fundraiser lunch with Michael Parkinson for Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Here's wishing you all a very Happy New Year and the hope of lots of Poldark loveliness in 2018 xxx


Poldark, Preview Screening , Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson
Poldark Preview Screening

Poldark Preview Screening 

Poldark Preview Screening  

Poldark, BFI Radio Times Festival 2017, Aidan Turner,
BFI Radio Times Festival
Poldark, BFI Radio Times Festival 2017, Aidan Turner,
BFI Radio Times Festival Photo: Evie Bowman
Poldark, BFI Radio Times Festival 2017, Aidan Turner,
BFI Radio Times Festival

Friday, 29 December 2017

Wins for 'Poldark' in the Radio Times Reader Awards 2017
































Well done Poldark! Aidan Turner (Best Actor), Eleanor Tomlinson (Best Actress) and Harry Marcus (Breakout Talent) are all winners in the Radio Times Reader Awards 2017!  Poldark is runner-up to the excellent Peaky Blinders for Best Drama.

Last year Poldark swept the board winning in all four categories, with Gabriella Wilde winning best newcomer.

Congratulations everyone! Very well deserved.


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

'Poldark' Honoured with Satellite Award

Congratulations Poldark!

Poldark is to be honoured with the Special Achievement Satellite Award 2017 from the International Press Academy for Best Ensemble Television according to PR Newswire. Previous recipients of the award include Outlander, American Crime and The Knick.

The IPA has a worldwide membership of film critics and entertainment writers so this is international recognition for the show.
The Satellite Awards are held in February in Century City, California.

Many congratulations to all the cast and crew involved in Poldark on being this year's honouree. Well deserved!


Sunday, 26 November 2017

Filming 'Poldark' in Wells

Last Friday Poldark took over the Market Place in Wells for some series four filming with the town hall being transformed into the Warleggan Bank and market stalls filling the square. Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner), George Warleggan (Jack Farthing), Dwight Enys (Luke Norris) and Reverend Whitworth (Christian Brassington) were all spotted during the day.



















Filming also took place at Vicars' Close.


















Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Video: 'Poldark' Helps Children in Need Raise Over £50m


Children in Need raised over £50 million last Friday night helped, in part, by the team from Poldark.

Four Children in Need project workers were treated to a day on the set and the chance to meet Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza), Luke Norris (Dwight Enys), Jack Farthing (George Warleggan), Beatie Edney (Prudie), Christian Brassington (Ossie Whitworth) and Ross Poldark himself, Aidan Turner.

One of the charity workers, Razia Mohamed told the Bolton News: “It was amazing – filming only took place three weeks ago. I had to sign something to say I wouldn’t say anything – it was the hardest secret I have had to keep.
 “Home-Start Bolton receives Children in Need funding to help children and their families. We just received a phone call asking who was a fan of Poldark, and I said I was. It is my favourite television series.
“I was told I had been invited to have a look around the set with other fans. That was amazing – we never expected to meet the cast and have a part in the new series. I still can’t believe it, the cast and the people who work backstage were so nice and genuine and generous with us.

“Aidan is so handsome and so down to earth and I got to meet my favourite character George Warleggan.

Children in Need raised a phenomenal £50,168,562 last Friday, its highest on the night total.




Friday, 17 November 2017

Exclusive: Aidan Turner for ARTICLE Magazine

Aidan Turner, Article Magazine, racehorse
Photo: ARTICLE Magazine

Aidan Turner, Article Magazine, racehorse
Photo: ARTICLE Magazine

This week's exclusive, behind the scenes, picture from ARTICLE magazine features Aidan Turner with Stan the racehorse at Westlands Farm Stud.

The current issue of the ARTICLE has a 16 page special on Aidan with full-page photographs and an in-depth interview. The Collector's Edition, which is only available on line, comes with four A5 postcards of Aidan too. Follow the link for UK and international orders www.the-article-magazine.com/editions.

If you missed last week's exclusive picture you can see it here.

Links:
Aidan Turner in ARTICLE Magazine
Picture Exclusive: Aidan Turner for ARTICLE Magazine
ARTICLE magazine
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