Sunday, 28 September 2014

Breaking News: Poldark Title Graphic Revealed

Here is the title graphic that ITV Studios Global Entertainment are using in their adverts for Poldark. The advert features Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and the graphic is somewhat reminiscent of the Wild West. It comes with the tagline, 'The hero returns. Everything will change'.

The advert is in the pre-Mipcom edition of World Screen. ITVSGE, the worldwide distributors of Poldark, are set to launch it at Mipcom, 13-16 October, 2014.

Poldark will air in the UK in 2015. It has already been sold to the US and, I am reliably informed, Australia. It will air in the US on PBS Masterpiece in 2015.

30 September 2014: Further News
In line with this article which says this is the ITV SGE graphic used in World Screen, producers Mammoth Screen have confirmed that the final graphic is still to come. Can't wait!

There's also this new photo of Aidan Turner as Captain Ross Poldark, outside the gates of  Chavenage House (Trenwith in Poldark). The photo is from World Screen.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Rumour: Aidan Turner Photo Shoot at Ston Easton Park

It looks like the Article Magazine has been doing a photo-shoot at Ston Easton Park Hotel near Bath and that the subject may just be Aidan Turner!

Yesterday Ston Eston Park tweeted:
Great to have the @TheArticleMag team with us today. Hope you've got some good shots!

and today the Article Magazine posted a picture of the entrance to Ston Easton Park along with this tweet:.

We're working on something special for all followers in celebration of BBC series…

The Article Magazine did an interview, video and photo-shoot with Aidan a year ago.

Article Magazine 2013. Photo by Jessie Craig

Article Magazine 2013. Photo by Jessie Craig

Ston Easton Park is an 18th century palladian house set in parkland near Bath. Here are some pictures of it from the Ston Easton website.

Can't wait to find out what the Article Magazine is doing to help us through the long months until Poldark airs.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Win Aidan Turner's Bottle of Hobbit Wine

Source Middle-earth News

Here’s your chance to win Aidan Turner’s bottle of The Hobbit wine for just a 10 Euro raffle ticket!
The wine was given to Aidan by Peter Jackson when filming on The Hobbit wrapped. Aidan, who plays the dwarf Kili in the trilogy, has donated it to the Dingle International Film Festival to raise funds for their ninth festival which will take place 12 -15 March, 2015.

Tha raffle will be drawn on 12 December, 2014 to coincide with the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Here’s some information about the prize from Dingle International Film Festival
“The Hobbit Wine is in a presentation box crafted by the world-renowned Weta Workshop (winners of five Oscars and 4 BAFTAs). Weta Workshops have worked with Peter Jackson on The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit Trilogy, The Adventures of Tintin and many more fantasy films.

“Only thirteen of these Hobbit Wines were made, one for each dwarf. One lucky person will be the only person in the world to own the wine given to KILI. The “Dorwinion Wine,” favoured by the Elves of Middle Earth, comes in a hand blown bottle with a paper label and wax seals on the front, a tag with Elvish writing is hung around the neck of the bottle. The bottle was packaged in a custom-made box, signed by the actor Aidan Turner, decorated with an image of the dragon Smaug and a Dwarven prop coin from Smaug’s hoard is attached to the sliding front box cover. This coin itself is very desirable as it was used in filming, and no screen-used props from The Hobbit have been released to the general public. The prize also includes a signed and framed photograph of Aidan as the dwarf KILI.”

All pictures via Dingle International Film Festival

Sunday, 14 September 2014

'Poldark' Raises £380 in Anno's Africa Auction

Congratulations!  The first edition copy of Ross Poldark donated to the Annos Africa Charity Auction by Aidan Turner and signed by Aidan and Robin Ellis has raised £380!

Benedict Cumberbatch's Spencer Hart suit fetched £7,100, Stephen Fry's tie raised £112, a Being Human script and werewolf illustration donated by Toby Whithouse raised £180, a Broadchurch script signed by David Tennant raised £640 and a Daniel Craig shirt from Skyfall raised £980. Jane Birkin's signed Birkin Bag made £19,900!

The Anno's Africa Charity Auction  has raised funds for art education for children in slums and AIDS orphans in Nairobi.

Pictures via Annos Africa on eBay

And That's a Wrap!

Poldark filming 14 April to 12 September, 2014.
Here are some pics from the final day.

Aidan Turner by BBC One

Heida Reed and Eleanor Tomlinson. Photo by Official Poldark

Photo by William McGregor

Director William McGregor. Photo by Official Poldark
Eleanor Tomlinson and Gracee O'Brien. Photo via Gracee O'Brien

Crystal Leaity and Gracee O'Brien. Photo via Gracee O'Brien

Photo via Gracee O'Brien

Photo via DOP Adam Etherington

Aidan Turner with the Social Media Team at the wrap party via Official Poldark

First Look at Alexander Arnold as Jim Carter

Our first look at Alexander Arnold as Jim Carter in Poldark is a rather poignant one. Many thanks to Nick Kenyon @Njkfoto  for this picture.

Poldark will air in the UK and the US in 2015.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Be the Star of MIPCOM Competition

ITV Studios Global Entertainment are launching Poldark at MIPCOM, Cannes, in October. Whilst there's  no news of anyone from Poldark attending the event, I thought you might like to know about the Be the Star of MIPCOM competition.

The winner of the Be the Star of MIPCOM competition will get to walk the red carpet and enjoy VIP access to the Official Opening Night Party and  a chance to meet the stars in the VIP Lounge on 13 October, 2014. The prize also includes registration to the MIPCOM event 13-16 October. Please note: the prize does NOT include travel or accommodation. Participants must be aged 18 or over.

To enter:

  • Take an Instagram photo or a video showing why you deserve to be the star of MIPCOM 2014 and tag it with #MIPCOM and #star
  • Publish it on your personal Instagram account
  • Fill the form on the dedicated Facebook app to complete your submission before September 15, 12h00 (UTC+01:00)

Details are available from MIPCOM

Terms and conditions 

 Find out more at MIPCOM on facebook

Monday, 1 September 2014

Aidan Turner Donates "Poldark" to African Charity Auction

Here is your chance to bid for a first edition copy of Poldark, donated to the Anno's Africa Charity Auction  by Aidan Turner and signed by Aidan and Robin Ellis.  Aidan plays Ross Poldark in the new BBC adaptation of Poldark and Robin played him in the original TV show. Robin also plays Dr Halse in the new version.

The Anno's Africa Charity Auction raises funds for art education for children in slums and AIDS orphans in Nairobi. The auction is live on eBAY from 4 to 14 September, 2014. Aidan's donation is Lot 47  and includes a signed photo of Aidan as Ross Poldark as well as the signed first edition book.