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

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

Aidan Turner in ARTICLE Magazine
Picture Exclusive: Aidan Turner for ARTICLE Magazine
ARTICLE magazine
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Debbie Horsfield Wins RNA Award for 'Poldark'

Debbie Horsfield with her Award
Photo: Official Poldark

Congratulations to Debbie Horsfield on winning the Romantic Novelists' Association Industry Award 2017 for Best Adaptation of a Romantic Novel for Poldark series three.It's the second time Debbie has won the award in this category for Poldark, having previously won it back in 2015. Author of the Poldark  novels,Winston Graham, was linked to the RNA for many years, so it is a particularly nice tribute for Debbie to win.

The judges said: "After three series, Poldark remains a fantastic series with stunning scenery, excellent casting, and still stays close to the original text. It is one of those can't-be-missed programmes, with a charismatic but flawed hero and heroine." 

The awards were announced at the RNA Winter Party on 15 November 2017.

Debbie accepting her award in 2015

Dr. Choake to Return to 'Poldark'

Actor Robert Daws, who plays Dr Choake in Poldark, has revealed he is returning for series four! Dr Choake appeared in the first series of Poldark but was absent in series two and three.

Robert Daws told the Midhurst and Petworth Observer, “I did the first one but couldn’t do the other two because of various other commitments, but I am coming back for the fourth. They had a very handsome young doctor come in. 
“They didn’t need the old git with his leeches and his blood-letting, but I am back now with my leeches and my blood-letting and my poultices. 
“I am enjoying a very ancient kind of medicine!”

I wonder what Dr Enys will make of that!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Heida Reed to Guest at Christmas Charity Concert

Heida Reed, Christmas with the Stars, Poldark, Bloodwise
Heida Reed
Heida Reed is getting in the festive spirit with Christmas with the Stars this December.

Held in the Royal Albert Hall, Christmas with the Stars is a magical evening of big bands, classic carols and festive sing-alongs. Heida, who plays Elizabeth in Poldark, will join actors from popular TV shows including Holby City, Doctors, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and East Enders for this Christmas spectacular to raise money for Bloodwise, the leading blood cancer research charity.

Christmas with the Stars is at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 5 December, 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall, London. For more information and tickets, follow this link.