Monday 11 July 2016

Getting to Know the 'Poldark' S3 Crew

Ever since Aidan Turner let it slip at the National Television Awards that Poldark S3 was on the cards we've been waiting for the BBC's official announcement. At last it's here: Poldark S3 has been commissioned and will start filming in September!

While there are no details of new casting - and we're all keen to find out who will play Hugh Armitage - here's a little about the crew.

The now familiar faces of Debbie Horsfield (screenwriter), Damien Timmer and Karen Thrussell (executive producers for Mammoth Screen) continue at the helm, having been involved with the show from the start. The executive producers are joined by Tom Mullens (Mammoth Screen) and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC. Elizabeth visited the set of Poldark earlier in the year with the BBC's Director General, Tony Hall and Managing Director of Finance and Operations, Anne Bulford. Here is Elizabeth standing to the left of Aidan.

From left to right: Debbie Horsfield, Anne Bulford, Elizabeth Kilgarriff, Aidan Turner, Tony Hall, Damien Timmer, Karen Thrussell.  Photo: Mammoth Screen

The producers for series three, Roopesh Parekh and Michael Ray, are no newcomers to the Poldark team. Roopesh is the co-producer on Poldark S2.  He's also worked with Aidan as line producer on the BBC's adaptation of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Other credits include the excellent The Hollow Crown. Michael Ray has previously worked on Poldark as the script editor.  Here he is at a Poldark script meeting helping S1 director William McGregor act out a scene!

William McGregor (left) and Michael Ray.  Photo: Mammoth Screen

Poldark S3 sees two new directors joining the show: Joss Agnew and Stephen Woolfenden. Joss Agnew's credits include Mr Selfridge, Jekyll and Hyde and Young Dracula. He has won a Bafta Cymru and three Royal Television Society awards. Stephen Woolfenden comes to Poldark from Harry Potter. He has worked on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and four Harry Potter films. His other credits include the recently released The Legend on Tarzan.

Poldark S3 will start filming in September.

Roopesh Parekh

Michael Ray

Joss Agnew

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