Tuesday, 14 March 2017

'Poldark' Wins TRIC Award!

Here's some fabulous news for us all to enjoy! Poldark is the winner of the HD Drama Programme of the Year award at the Television and Radio Industries Club!

Poldark beat off the competition from Cold Feet and Vera to win. The award was collected by screenwriter Debbie Horsfield, executive producer Karen Thrussell, author Winston Graham's son Andrew, Ruby Bentall (Verity), Beatie Edney (Prudie) and Sebastian Armesto (Tankard) at a lunch time ceremony at Grosvenor House, London on 14 March, 2017.

Congratulations Poldark!  Well deserved.

Photo: TRIC

Andrew Graham and Debbie Horsfield Photo: Official Poldark

Ruby Bentall, Debbie Horsfield, Beatie Edney
Photo: Official Poldark
Karen Thrussell, Debbie Horsfield
Photo: Official Poldark

Friday, 10 March 2017

Debbie Horsfield to Attend Stoke Literary Festival

Poldark, Debbie Horsfield, Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival
Debbie Horsfield
Come and hear screenwriter Debbie Horsfield talk Poldark at the Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival this June. Debbie joins the packed programme to talk about the success of Poldark and the challenges of adapting Winston Graham's well loved story for television.

Debbie's session on Saturday 10 June at 8pm is the festival's finale. Tickets are available online price £6.00.

The Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival is on 8-10 June at the Emma Bridgewater Factory. The full programme can be found here.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Aidan Turner Nominated for IFTA Award

Here's some fabulous news!

Aidan Turner has been nominated for best actor in a leading role by the Irish Film and Television Academy for Poldark! Not only that but the film The Secret Scripture, in which he has a small part, is nominated in several categories including best feature film and best director (Jim Sheridan).

Aidan will be facing competition from four other actors including his friend from The Hobbit, James Nesbitt and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor who is also in The Secret Scripture. The contenders are:

Dara Devaney   An Klondike 2
Cillian Murphy   Peaky Blinders
James Nesbit  The Secret
Aidan Turner  Poldark
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor   Trial of the Century

The IFTA Awards ceremony will be in Dublin on Saturday 8 April. A full list of nominees is given here.

Here's wishing Aidan all the very best of luck!

Monday, 6 March 2017

'Poldark' Nominated for TRIC Award

Poldark has been nominated for Best Drama in the 2017 TRIC Awards.

The TRIC Awards are given annually by the Television and Radio Industries Club. The winners a chosen by members of the industry.

Poldark is up against Cold Feet and Vera for HD Drama Programme of the Year. Previous winners include Downton Abbey and Doctor Who. A full list of nominations may be found here.

The awards will be presented at a lunch at Grosvernor House, London on 14 March 2017.

Well done Poldark!  

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Aidan Turner: All Clued Up

Aidan Turner as Kili in The Hobbit

How impressive is this?

Aidan Turner has made The New York Times crossword!

The crossword on 23 February, 2017 contained the clue: Actor Turner of "The Hobbit" (56 Across). The answer, of course, is "Aidan". Aidan played the dwarf Kili in The Hobbit trilogy, prior to starring in Poldark.

Hilary Stillman, a Poldarked reader who regularly does The New York Times crossword, brought the puzzle to my attention saying, 'This is a big deal, as a public person has to have a certain level of recognition to be used as a clue. I've done the puzzles for a long time and this is the first time I've seen Aidan Turner recognised in this way.'

It's certainly the coolest crossword clue I've seen!

Picture credit: xwordinfo.com

Many thanks to Hilary for sharing this story with Poldarked.

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Monday, 13 February 2017

'Poldark' Nominated for RTS West of England Awards

Poldark RTS Wesr of England Awards, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner

Congratulations! Poldark  has received three nominations for the Royal Television Society West of England Awards 2017 in the categories Best Drama, Best On Screen Performance and Best Cinematography.

Competing against Mammoth Screen's Poldark in the Best Drama category are:
Crazyhead - Urban Myth Films
Sherlock, The Abominable Bride - Hartswood Films
The Living and the Dead -  Monastic Productions

Eleanor Tomlinson is up for Best On Screen Performance along with:
Rachael Stirling - Sixteen, Seize Films
Roger Jean Nsengiyumva - Sixteen, Seize Films
Susan Wokoma - Crazyhead, Urban Myth Films

Cinders Forshaw has been nominated for Best Cinematography for Poldark. Others in this category are:
Suzie Lavelle -  Sherlock, The Abominable Bride, Hartswood Films
Justin Brown - Sixteen, Seize Films
Matt Gray - The Living and the Dead, Monastic Productions

A full list of the nominations can be found here.

The RTS West of England Awards will take place on Sunday 19 March at the Bristol Old Vic. Tickets are on sale from 20 February from the Bristol Old Vic box office (tel: 0117 987 7877) price £45.

The Crown at Wells on 'Poldark' Filming

Last Friday, Poldark returned to the City of Wells in Somerset for the final day of filming series three. Back in November they had filmed at the Bishop's Palace but this time the action took place in the Market Square, with the Town Hall becoming the Warleggan Bank.

Adjacent to the Town Hall is The Crown at Wells and their PR and marketing manager, Sara Blair, told me, 'We were lucky to have a birds eye view of filming. The crew were just super, ensuring we got a signed photograph of Eleanor Tomlinson and Aidan Turner. They were also kind enough to leave us a Crown Inn sign which is now up in our bar.'

If you happen to be in the area, why not pop in and take a look? 

Photo credit: The Crown at Wells

Photo credit: The Crown at Wells
Photo credit: The Crown at Wells

Photo credit: The Crown at Wells