Wednesday 29 July 2015

Poldark's Opening Titles

The opening titles for Poldark were created by Paul McDonnell. Here are some of the frames he used for his pitch. It's interesting to see how they differ from the finished article. These pictures and others can be seen on Behance.
The titles were produced by Huge Designs.

Aidan Turner on his Riding Skills

Aidan turner talks about his riding skills and Seamus in this MasterpiecePBS video.

In June 2014 we talked to Mark Atkinson of Atkinson Action Horses about Aidan and Seamus

Sunday 26 July 2015

Video: Aidan Turner Talks About Ross

Aidan Turner talks about the traits of Ross he sees in himself.
Video: Masterpiece PBS

Aidan Turner on the traits of Ross he sees in himself. Poldark, Episode 6 continues TONIGHT at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS!
Posted by MASTERPIECE | PBS (Masterpiece Theatre) on Sunday, 26 July 2015

Friday 10 July 2015

Aidan and Awards

Voting closes today for the TV Choice Awards and we now have a long wait until 7 September when we find out if Poldark, Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson are winners.

Aidan is no stranger to being nominated for awards and while it's great to be a winner, simply being nominated is an accolade in itself. Here's a look at his wins and nominations.

In 2014 Aidan won the Jameson Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer for his role as Kili in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  Like many of us Aidan was a little perplexed at being a 'newcomer' for, as he says, 'I thought I came years ago'.  But joking aside, he was obviously delighted with his win!

Aidan's first award nomination was for Favourite Newcomer to Irish TV in the Now TV Awards 2009. This was for his role as Ruairi McGowan in the medical drama The Clinic.

Pic via Aidan Turner Forever 

In 2010 Being Human was nominated for Best TV Drama at the South Bank Show Awards. Aidan attended the ceremony with his co-star Lenora Crichlow (Annie) but, unfortunately, Being Human lost out to Red Riding.

Aidan was also nominated in 2010 for Best Actor by the Broadcasting Press Guild for his roles in Being Human and Desperate Romantics. The winner, however, was Peter Capaldi for The Thick of It.  Aidan is, of course, up against Peter Capaldi in the TV Choice Awards and I'm sure this time he'll come out on top!

Finally there's the somewhat quirky Hamilton Deane Award which Aidan won in 2009. This award was presented by the Dracula Society for best dramatic performance/presentation in a supernatural genre. Aidan's in good company here as previous recipients include fellow The Hobbit actors Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Christopher Lee.

Here's wishing Poldark, Aidan and Eleanor all the best in the TV Choice Awards.

Monday 6 July 2015

Poldark's 'Coke Advert'

Ross (Aidan Turner) and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) in the BBC's parody of the Coca-Cola adverts.