Friday 14 March 2014

Casting Continues

Aidan Turner plays Ross Poldark

Upadted 17 March, 2014: Production company Mammoth Screen yesterday confirmed in a tweet that they are still casting.

Poldark starts filming on 14 April, 2014 and it seems that more casting has been taking place this week. Yesterday Rory Wilton, an actor from Cornwall best known for his role as Chippy Miller in TV's Doc Martin, tweeted,

          @RoryWilton Good luck to everyone who auditioned for #Poldark today! :) Rx

And earlier in the week the Cornwall Youth Theatre tweeted,

          ‏@cornwallyt  Mar 10 Breaking News : CYTC member lands role in the new BBC POLDARK!              Bright Cornish future...

As yet there's still no news of who will play Demelza. Back in January auditions were held in Truro with the brief, "Playing age of 17-20 ...
"Demelza is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL. Good physique...It is the most amazing role and challenge for any young actress and obviously we are looking for outstanding star talent."

In many ways the success of Poldark rests on the casting of the lead roles and the chemistry between Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) and Demelza. If you have watched Aidan in Being Human you will know how the screen fair sizzles in his scenes with Lauren (Annabel Scholey). That level of chemistry would be perfect for Poldark.

Casting for Poldark is in the good hands of Susie Parriss. Susie has the casting of dramas such as Endeavour, Lewis, Poirot, Agatha Christie's Marple, and, a particular favourite of mine, Hornblower,  to her credit.

Filming for Poldark runs from 14 April to the end of August, 2014.

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