Thursday 30 June 2016

Poldark S2 Promo Pic

Poldark, Poldark S2, Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson

Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson feature as Ross and Demelza in this promo pic for Poldark S2 taken from the British Film Institute's August brochure.

Poldark S2 is due to air in the UK in September so we can look forward to many more official pictures in the coming weeks.

Get Up Close to Ross and Demelza...

Poldark, AidanTurner, Eleanor Tomlinson. Dressed for Drama, Worcester Cathedral

...well, to their costumes at least.

This August Worcester Cathedral is hosting Dressed for Drama, a new exhibition of some thirty-five period outfits from British television and film.  Demelza's yellow striped dress and Ross's blue velvet high-collared jacket, mustard coloured breeches and waistcoat make up the Poldark display. The costume designer for the first series of Poldark is Marianne Agertoft.

This exhibition gives those who love the clothes in period dramas a great opportunity to admire the craftsmanship and work that goes in to making an outfit. The costumes from Poldark will be alongside those from Wolf Hall, Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge to name but a few.

Dressed for Drama runs from 1st to 29 August, 2016.  Tickets cost £6.50 for adults and £4.50 for children with family tickets available for £15.00.  Follow the link to book online.

PS: While you're at the cathedral do take the chance to look around. It's one of England's most interesting with great tales and the tombs of King John and Prince Arthur (Henry VIII's older brother).

Poldark, AidanTurner, Eleanor Tomlinson. Dressed for Drama, Worcester Cathedral
Photo: BBC
Related links:
Poldarked: Costume Design for Poldark
Poldarked: Get Close to Poldark's Uniform

Monday 27 June 2016

Just In: 'Poldark 2' Preview at BFI London

Aidan Turner' Poldark' Ross,BFI Preview Screening
Aidan Turner as Ross  Photo: Official Poldark

Here's the news we've been waiting for!

London's British Film Institute is hosting a public preview screening of Poldark S2 in August.

The screening of episode one will be followed by a Q&A session with cast and creatives Aidan Turner (Ross), Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza), Debbie Horsfield (writer) and Damien Timmer (executive producer).

The Poldark preview is on  Monday 22 August, 2016 at 6.15 pm at BFI Southbank, London.  Tickets go on sale on 12 July at 11.30 am and are limited to two per booker.

We can't wait!

Update at 2 pm 27 June:  BFI Members will have priority booking (2 tickets) from 5 July.

Related links:
Poldarked: What to expect at the BFI ' Poldark' Screening  Feb 2015
Poldarked: Aidan Turner at the BFI Poldark Q&A Feb 2015

Thursday 23 June 2016

'Poldark' Cast at TCA Press Tour

Great news for Poldark lovers Stateside!

This summer Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson and Heida Reed will be promoting Poldark 2 at the Television Critics Association Press Tour according to PBS.

The Summer TCA Press Tour traditionally takes place in Beverly Hills. PBS will be unveiling its new shows, including Poldark, on 28/29 July.  PBS Masterpiece will also be promoting the drama Victoria and cast members including Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes are scheduled to attend.

Aidan and Eleanor attended the Winter TCA Press Tour in January 2015, before the first series of Poldark aired.

Related links:

Sunday 19 June 2016

Happy Birthday, Aidan Turner!

Aidan Turner, Poldark, Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo, exclusive
Aidan Turner at
Festival de Television de Monte Carlo
Aidan is 33 today and what a fantastic year the last one has been for him!

Twelve months ago he was in the US promoting Poldark and then filming the comedy Look Away with Matthew Broderick and Chloe Sevigny. After that wrapped he flew back to Dublin for a couple of days and then on to the UK to begin work playing mercenary Philip Lombard in the TV drama And Then There Were None.  Based on the Agatha Christie novel, the thriller met with critical acclaim when it aired. Aidan was praised for his stand out performance with Variety saying, 'Turner does the best work of his career.' Many saw the role as Aidan's audition for James Bond and there's been a great deal of support for this from the press and public. Not that this is anything new. Way back in 2006 Aidan was hailed by reviewers as 'The next James Bond' for his performance as Christian in the play Cyrano.
If only we'd put a bet on then!

Aidan Turner, Poldark, MCM Comic Con, exclusive
Photo: Evie Bowman
Aidan is staying tight-lipped about any talk of James Bond: at the MCM Comic Con press conference we were even told not to ask questions about it. But recently, at the Dunhill Summer Party, Aidan said, 'If I was a betting man, my money would be on (Michael) Fassbender for Bond.' While Aidan may or may not enjoy a flutter nowadays, he certainly used to. A bit of trivia: when he was younger he said he was at his happiest, 'When I'm playing poker...and winning!'

Aidan Turner, Poldark, MCM Comic Con, exclusive
Photo: Evie Bowman
Aidan has spent much of this last year filming the second series of Poldark. As Ross he has shot to fame, picking up several well deserved awards along the way. In the last year Poldark won the TV Choice Award 2015 for Best New Drama, the Celtic Media Festival Award 2016 for Best Drama Series and the BAFTA Radio Times Audience Award 2016. Aidan won the 2016 National Television Awards' Impact Award for Poldark and the Broadcasting Press Guild's Breakthrough Award 2016 for both Poldark and And Then There Were None. I've a feeling that, in the future, Aidan has many more awards to come!

Here's wishing Aidan a very happy birthday and another successful year from all of us at Poldarked!

Aidan Turner, Poldark, MCM Comic Con, exclusive
Photo: Evie Bowman

Aidan Turner, ATTWN, And Then There Were None
Aidan Turner in And Then There Were None

Related articles:
Poldarked: 'Poldark' Wins TV Choice Award
Poldarked: The National Television Awards 2016
Poldarked: Aidan Turner Wins Breakthrough Award
Poldarked: BAFTA Win for 'Poldark'!
Poldarked: Awards and Critical Acclaim for Aidan Turner

Thursday 16 June 2016

'Poldark' Press Conference at Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo

Poldark has been nominated for three Golden Nymph Awards at the Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo.  The awards ceremony is this evening but this morning there was a press conference with Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, Debbie Horsfield and Karen Thrussell.

Thanks to Moviez and Drive In for the video.

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Silk Braces for Ross

Updated 21 September 2016
Ross's silk braces from Poldark Series 1 are still going strong having recently made an appearance in Series 2 Episode2.

Poldark S2 Ep2

Photo: Mike Hogan for Mammoth Screen

Photo: Tim Martindale
When you look at these pictures have you ever given a thought to Ross's braces? Well, probably not but, now I've mentioned them, maybe you might - for a moment at least.

Ross's braces are made of silk ribbon woven by Devon silk weavers Papilionaceous, who also provide the ribbon for Elizabeth's hat and hair and the taffeta for Verity's wedding hat.

Papilionaceous design and manufacture silk for ribbons, silk panels, bookmarks, braces and trimmings from their base in Dartmouth.  And if, after admiring the pictures, you fancy a pair of braces made with  Papilionaceous silk take a look at the Albert Thurston Limited Edition collection where you can buy a pair for a cool £95!

Ross's braces ribbon. Photo: Papilionaceous

Verity  Photo: Mike Hogan

Green taffeta ribbon for Verity's wedding hat
Photo: Papilionaceous

Elizabeth   Photo: Nick Kenyon

Elizabeth's ribbon  Photo: Papilionaceous

Elizabeth's hair.  Photo: Laura Viana de Silva

Friday 10 June 2016

'Poldark: The Complete Scripts - Series 2' Available for Pre-order

 Poldark S2 may not have hit our screens yet but the scripts for the second series are already available for pre-order.
Written by Debbie Horsfield and with a preface by Mammoth Screen's Damien Timmer, Poldark: The Complete Scripts - Series 2 will be available from 17 November, 2016 in paperback (£10.99) or as an Ebook (£4.72 on Kindle).

Here's what publishers Pan Macmillan say:

Cornwall, 1790. Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life. Accused of wrecking two ships, he is to stand trial at the Bodmin Assizes. Despite their stormy married life, Demelza has tried to rally support for her husband. But there are plenty of enemies who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not least the powerful banker George Warleggan, whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense.

This second volume of Debbie Horsfield's original scripts for the acclaimed television series takes readers from Ross's trial to the dramatic final episode. Poldark: The Complete Scripts - Series 2 is the perfect companion to the television series and affords a fascinating insight into how Winston Graham's beloved novels are transformed for the screen.