Friday 30 October 2015

Poldark Filming at Great Chalfield Manor

Photo: National Trust

It is rumoured that Poldark will be being filmed at Great Chalfield Manor in Wiltshire next week.

WanderWilthshire tweeted

Great Chalfield Manor is a 15th century manor house and  National Trust property which is a favourite with film makers.  Lark Rise to Candleford, The Other Boleyn Girl and Tess of the D’Urbervilles were all filmed there. Last year the interiors stood in for Austin Friars, Thomas Cromwell's home, in Wolf Hall. 

 Great Chalfield Manor is open to the public during the Spring and Summer. 

Whose house in Poldark do you think it will be?

Get Close to Poldark's Uniform

How would you like to get up close to the very uniform worn by Aidan Turner in Poldark? You would?  Well now you can, at the Dressed by Angels Exhibition in London.

The exhibition celebrates 175 years of Angels Costumes providing costumes for film, TV and theatre and includes costumes worn by Fred Astaire, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and Benedict Cumberbatch.  Aidan's outfit stands side by side with one worn by Sean Bean in Sharpe's Rifles.

Dressed by Angels is on at Old Truman Brewery, London E1 until 3 January, 2016. Tickets (Adult £16) can be booked online.

Photo: Gtoa East
Dressed by Angels

Thursday 29 October 2015

Sneak Peek at 'The World of Poldark'

The World of Poldark  is due to be published soon but, if you want to have a peek at it now, check out Amazon  and take a look inside.

This illustrated guide goes behind the scenes of the 2015 TV series with cast interviews and in-depth information on costumes, props and locations. There's even an Afterword with a photo from the read-through for Series 2.

The World of Poldark is available from 5 November, 2015, price £6.99.

Monday 26 October 2015

Barley, Poldark's Stunt Dog

Demelza's dog, Garrick, is called Barley in real life. He is trained by Gill Radding's Stunt Dogs and Animals. Here are some pictures of him from their website but first, take a look at the film of him going through his paces.  Cute or what?

Sunday 25 October 2015

Video: Poldark II Behind the Scenes

Take a look at the shooting of Poldark II in this behind the scenes video of the filming in Charlestown by Etha Mez.

Many thanks to Etha Mez for the video and to Aidan Turner Forever  for the heads up.

Friday 23 October 2015

Debbie Horsfield at London Screenwriters' Festival

Debbie Horsfield with Heida Reed on the set of Poldark

Debbie Horsfield was one of the guests at the London Screenwriters' Festival today.  Leilani Holmes tweeted some of her talk.

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Video: Aidan Turner for Radio Times Festival

'Poldark' Performed Live to Royals

Photo: @QueenVicMirror

The press reports of Jack Farthing and Heida Reed performing as scene from Poldark II for William and Kate and the Chinese President today at Lancaster House, contain spoilers, so here is an excerpt from Yahoo's report with the spoilers removed.

William, Kate, Mr Xi and Madame Peng were given a sneak preview of a crucial scene from the next series of the hit show Poldark during their tour of British creative talent.
The foursome watched intently as Heida Reed, who plays Elizabeth, and Jack Farthing, who portrays Poldark's nemesis George, argued.
Dressed in period costume and in the sumptuous setting of Lancaster House, they performed an intense scene.
Studio cameras and a sound engineer were also in place to give a sense of a film set and after the scene ended the guests chatted to the actors and Debbie Horsfield, writer and executive producer of the hit show.
William asked ''how's it been down there in Cornwall, windy?'', and Farthing and Reed replied together ''really windy'', with the Duke responding ''all the sound microphones were (probably) blown away''.
After the royals and their guests had left, Ms Horsfield said William had mentioned taking breaks in Cornwall: ''He said he had family holidays there, the weather is notoriously fickle and we do film some scenes in the studios.''

'Poldark' to Air in China

Jack and Heida at Lancaster House. Photo: Victoria Murphy

As the state visit of the Chinese President continues there's news that Poldark is to air in China.

Poldark will be shown on the leading Chinese online video company channel LeTV in an multi-year deal with  ITVS Global Entertainment, according to the Government Press Release  It will be broadcast in December.

Earlier today, cast members Heida Reed (Elizabeth) and  Jack Farthing (George Warleggan) were invited to Lancaster House to meet The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Chinese President, in an event to showcase the creative industries.

Monday 19 October 2015

Pamela Haddock: Poldark's Hair and Make-Up Designer

Photo: Bristol 24/7

Pamela Haddock is the Hair and Make-up Designer for the second season of  Poldark. She takes over from Jacqueline Fowler who did this role for season one.

Pamela has worked on many well-known productions including Sherlock, Agatha Christie's Marple, Agatha Christie: Poirot  and Larkrise to Candleford . She was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Make-up and Hair Design for her work on  The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby.  Most recently she has worked on Black Sails and Galavant.

Pamela told  Bristol 24/7  “I've been doing make-up for 35 years and sometime the personalities you have sitting in your chair turns you into a bit of a psychologist...You are the last person they see before they go on and they want to feel confident so it's all about that - getting a relationship with them.
“The stress levels are high. I have to get everyone on there looking fantastic and everyone's expectations of how they are going to look are high. I have a lot of hoops to jump through but that is my job.”

We're looking forward to seeing Pamela's work on Poldark in 2016.

Thursday 15 October 2015

'Poldark' Panel at Looe Literary Festival

Debbie Horsfield (script-writer) and Karen Thrussell (executive producer) are to guest at the Poldark event at Looe Literary Festival this November.

The talk, with Q&As from the audience, is on Saturday 14 November at 11 a.m.  Tickets cost £8 and can be booked here.

Monday 12 October 2015

First Look at 'And Then There Were None' Poster

This poster from WorldScreen for And Then There Were None  was part of the advertising campaign by A+E Studios International at MipCom, the global entertainment content market, last week.

Aidan Turner plays Philip Lombard in the BBC's dramatisation of Agatha Christie's novel  And Then There Were None, which will be broadcast in the UK at Christmas.  Other cast members include Douglas Booth (Great Expectations), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Anna Maxwell Martin (Death Comes to Pemberley) and Sam Neill (Peaky Blinders).

Here are some close-ups.

MipCom News: 'Poldark' to Air in Turkey

ITVStudios Global Entertainment, the international distributors of Poldark, were promoting the drama at MipCom, a global entertainment market where TV programmes are bought and sold, last week.

It's from there that we learnt that Poldark will air in Turkey on the new Discovery Communications channel TLC, which launches in November according to Variety.  Other dramas to premiere on TLC include Fear the Walking Dead and Aquarius.

Here are some screencaps from MipCom.

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Vote for 'Poldark' in the National TV Awards 2016

The nominations are out for the National Television Awards 2016 and Poldark, Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson  are all contenders!
The NT Awards are voted for by the public and voting is now open. The winners will be announced at the National TV Awards Ceremony at the O2 in London on 20 January 2016.

You can vote for Poldark   in the following categories:
  • New Drama
  • Drama Performance:  Aidan Turner or Eleanor Tomlinson

How to vote:
  • Vote online once per email address 
  • Vote up to six times from the same telephone number using premium rate telephone service. Call 0905 647 2016.  Calls cost 25p a minute plus network access charge and should last no longer than 7 minutes.
  • You can also vote on the Official Entry Form available by calling 0844 646 2060 . 
You can vote in as many categories as you like, but can only vote for one nominee in each category.
Voting closes on 18 October.  

This is the long list of nominees from which the short list will be drawn for a second round of voting in January, 2016. In previous years, votes from the long list and short list have been added together to decide the winners, so please vote now and in January to help Poldark win!

The National TV Awards are also looking for the TV Moment of the Year. You can nominate as many as you like here  right up to 4 December, 2015.

Useful links:
Vote online
Voting Guidelines

Monday 5 October 2015

'Poldark' to Air in Japan

Edit by @dpdlekszlffl

The first series of Poldark is to be shown on Japanese television in a new deal between Japanese broadcaster Imagica TV and the drama's worldwide distributor, ITV Studios Global Entertainment. ContentAsia report that it will air as part of the ITV Collection on the satellite channel. Other programmes joining Poldark  on Imagica include Arthur and George, Mr Selfridge S2 and Endeavour S1.

Talking about the ITV Collection earlier this year,  Augustus Dulgaro, executive VP, Asia Pacific for ITVSGE said, “ITVS GE’s brand of high-quality drama programming has always proven recognisable and popular with Japanese audiences.

“We are delighted that Imagica TV will be further developing this brand by creating ITV Collection, a dedicated scheduling block where viewers can watch all of their favourite ITV dramas."