Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson in ITV's Poldark Promotion

Aidan Turner (Ross Poldark) and Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza)  feature in this super promotion picture for ITV Studios Global Entertainment. ITVSGE  are the worldwide distributors for Poldark . So far the drama has been sold in the US and Australia.

Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson as Ross and Demelza via ITV Global Studios

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark via ITV Global Studios

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Poldark Filming Moves to Wales

Filming for Poldark has moved to Wales and St Fagans National History Museum today.

@adesmith1972 on Twitter spotted the filming and went along to have a look, only to meet two of the main cast, Aidan Turner (Ross Poldark) and Luke Norris (Dr Enys).

St Fagans is an open-air museum in the grounds of St Fagans Castle near Cardiff. Historical buildings have been re-built on the site. Filming today appears to have been of the interior of some farmhouses and cottages.

Here are some of the cottages and farmhouses, furnished in 18th century style, that may have been used.

Nant Walter Cottage via Museum of Wales St Fagans 

Llainfadyn Cottage via Museum of Wales St Fagans

Abernodwydd Farmhouse via Museum of Wales St Fagans

Many thanks to @adesmith1972 for his help.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Filming Returns to Chavenage House

Looks like filming on Poldark has gone full circle. Yesterday, it seems, they were back where it all began last April:  filming at Chavenage House.

Make-up artist Laura Viana Da Silva posted this photo of yesterday's filming with the comment that it was a beautiful day.

Photo credit Laura Viana Da Silva

The first picture from the set, posted by BBC, showed Chavenage House where Poldark filming began on 14 April, 2014.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Seamus and Rupert on the set of Poldark

Photo credit Atkinson Action Horses

Here are Rupert and Seamus, two Atkinson Action Horses, on the set of Poldark. 

Seamus is ridden by Aidan Turner (Ross) and Rupert by Warren Clarke (Charles Poldark). Unfortunately Tzan, the horse being ridden by Kyle Soller (Francis), is hidden from view.

Rupert is 18 and is pure Irish Draught. When I spoke to Mark Atkinson of Atkinson Action Horses earlier in the year, he told me that Rupert is one of their best horses. He's even worked at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where he was ridden on stage by the lead singer in Falstaff.

In case you missed them, here are our earlier articles on  Seamus and Poldark's Horses but, for more on Rupert, check out the video below.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson Enjoy a Windswept Moment

Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson enjoy a windswept moment together as filming continues on . Photo via BBC1

Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson star as Ross Poldark and Demelza in the new BBC adaptation of Poldark, a drama set in eighteenth century Cornwall.

According to @PoldarkPhotos this promo shot was taken at Wheale Coates where some of the location filming took place this summer.

Poldark will air in the UK and US (Masterpiece) in 2015.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Jack Farthing's and Kyle Soller's Films to Premiere at TIFF

Two of Poldark's actors, Jack Farthing (George Warleggan) and Kyle Soller (Francis Poldark), have films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this September.

Jack Farthing's film, The Riot Club, is about two young men inducted into the exclusive and debaucherous company of Oxford's elite "Riot Club". It is directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education) and  has a red carpet Gala Presentation at TIFF.

Here is a promo for the film by Vogue

Kyle Soller appears with Brit Marling and Sam Worthington in the suspense drama The Keeping Room. The film is about three woman left alone on an isolated farm during the last days of the American Civil War who are besieged by a pair of murderous Yankee scouts. It's directed by Daniel Barber. 

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from 4 to 14 September, 2014. The box office opens 31 August.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Some Pictures from Poldark this Week

Crystal Leaity (Margaret) with Pip Torrens (Cary Warleggan)
Photo credit Crystal Leaity

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark
Photo credit Willie McGregor

Gracee O'Brien (Jinny Martin) selfie in her trailer
Photo credit Gracee O'Brien

Robin Ellis as Reverend Halse
via Robin Ellis