Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Vote for 'Poldark' in the National Television Awards 2018!




Congratulations! The nominations are out for the first round of the National Television Awards and Poldark, Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson are all contenders!
The NTA's are voted for by the public in two rounds and first round voting is open now. The winners will be announced at the National Television Awards ceremony at the O2 in London on 23 January, 2018. 

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

Only one vote is allowed per email address. Voting closes at 23.00 on 27 October, 2017. You can vote in as many categories as you like but can only choose one nominee in each category.  Follow the link for the Terms and Conditions and other ways to vote.

This is the long list of nominees from which a short list of up to five contenders will be drawn for second round voting in January, 2018. Votes from the long list and short list will be added together to decide the final winners, so please vote now and in January to help Poldark win.

Who can forget Aidan winning the NTA's Impact Award back in 2016? Let's make Poldark a winner again!




Wednesday, 4 October 2017

'Loving Vincent' Premiere News

Loving Vincent, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner, UK premiere

With the UK premiere of Loving Vincent just around the corner we asked organisers Altitude Films some of your questions. Whether you're going to the National Gallery, watching the broadcast or simply wishing you were there, here are some things you may like to know:
  • There will be no red carpet event open to the public
  • The Q&A will be held in the auditorium following the screening (there were suggestions it could be in a separate room)
  • There will be a Q&A video, but it’s likely to be used on the DVD/Blu-ray/Digital release, so won’t be immediately available to the public.
Loving Vincent, Aidan Turner, Boatman
Aidan Turner
Loving Vincent premieres at the National Gallery on Monday 9 October The premier includes a Q&A with directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman and actors Douglas Booth (Armand Roulin) and Aidan Turner (Boatman). It will be broadcast live in cinemas and art galleries across the UK. Tickets are available here.

Loving Vincent, Eleanor Tomlinson
Eleanor Tomlinson
Loving Vincent is a  'painted animation film, looking into the mystery of Vincent van Gogh's death, told through the medium of his paintings.'  It features both Eleanor Tomlinson (Adeline Ravoux) and Aidan Turner.
Loving Vincent opens in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 13 October. A list of UK and worldwide screenings is available here.




Related links:
Loving Vincent Preview Talk
EleanorTomlinson and Aidan Turner in New Biopic





Monday, 2 October 2017

Visit to the Set of 'Poldark' Series 3 - Part Two

It's almost a year since I reported from the set of Poldark series three and, now the first episode has been shown in many countries, I thought I'd do a follow-up to the scenes I wrote about back then.

Lots of you have asked about the "s**t" moment so that seems a good place to start. The scene is the one at Nampara where the letter arrives from Geoffrey Charles (Harry Marcus) to say Elizabeth (Heida Reed) is ill. When they were filming Ross (Aidan Turner) read the note and, as he said the line 'Dr Choake cannot be found so the boy begs Dr Enys to come instead,' there was a pause and everyone on set said "s**t". It still
makes me smile! This is the scene too where Aidan felt he was 'sitting like a cowboy' and asked if he might cross his legs instead. As you can see from the screen shot, he did! The scene starts at 33 minutes on the DVD if you want to take another look.

Next up was the Enys's wedding breakfast which brought with it the problem of the puddings. The
crew had been up making puddings until 4am but, by the time they were needed, they had flopped. The problem was Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) mentioned them when praising Prudie (Beatie Edney) with the line, 'Since Jud's been away she's had time to perfect her puddings!' (at 30 mins. on the DVD). They kept the line in, however, as Debbie Horsfield felt there were dishes on the table that represented the modern understanding of the word pudding.

As the cameras rolled there were other adjustments to the scene: the actors were asked not to raise their glasses too high when toasting the happy couple as the glasses blocked their faces and - puddings again - when Prudie served Caroline (Gabriella Wilde) her pudding it created an unwanted shadow that had to be dealt with.

The episode moves on to the happenings at Trenwith and, when we next return to the wedding feast, Ross and Demelza are making their excuses to leave the table. When they were filming this scene the director, Joss Agnew, asked if one of the actors could to tell a joke before they began filming so there would be laughter when the scene started.  Of course, no-one could think of one on the spot, so they chatted happily instead!

Many of the scenes shot this day involved drinking and Ron Dowling, the stand-by props man, told me how every props man has their own secret recipe for producing something that passes realistically for alcohol on the TV screen. It's all to do with colour and viscosity and, apparently, ingredients available from an upmarket grocery store!

Ross, in particular, seemed to be drinking all the time (no surprise there). In one scene take after take he walked across the room, decanter and glass in hand until, suddenly, the solemness of the scene was broken by Aidan's laughter. He was just about to put the glass to his lips when he realised he'd only the decanter to swig out of. Somehow he'd left the glass behind! (At 35 mins on the  DVD).



A little later in the episode Dwight (Luke Norris) sends a letter to Nampara with news that both Elizabeth and Ray Penvenen are gravely ill. It is this note which led the props department to question seal or no seal? In the end the production department decided not to put a seal on the letter as this seemed most realistic given the circumstances Dwight was writing under. (38 minutes on the DVD)


On hearing Dwight's news Caroline decides she must return to her Uncle Ray. This is the scene where Caroline's dress and shoes seemed to make a disproportionate amount of noise as she moved across the room (at 39 mins. on the DVD). But, as sound engineer Ron Bailey assured me, that post-production magic makes it all just fine!



I hope you've enjoyed my insights into the filming of some of the scenes from Poldark S3. Many thanks to the cast and crew and, of course, Mammoth Screen for making this visit possible.

Related Links:
Letters Puddings and Drama: On the Set of Poldark Series3


Please remember to credit Poldarked when reposting from this article.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

'Poldark' Preview Screening Brings in the Crowds

Photo: IdahoPTV
Idaho Public Television's preview screening of  Poldark series three was a huge success with them filling two movie theatres and even generating a waiting list, all within three days of the preview being announced!

Fans had fun watching the first episode of the new series and posing with a cut-out of Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner).


Teena Wright, membership director with Idaho Public Television, told IdahoPTV News, “These Masterpiece series are hugely fan-based. Many of our viewers have read all the books the series are based on and know every chapter and scene in advance. By hosting a screening in a local movie theater, IdahoPTV is able to bring together our viewers and the community for a fun public event. And thanks to our partnership with Village Cinema and The Village at Meridian, we’re able to present the screenings for free.”

Here are some pictures from the evening from Idaho PTV on facebook.



Poldark returns to PBS Masterpiece on Sunday 1 October.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Talk by Poldark's Historical Advisor Hannah Greig

Hannah Greig
Hannah Greig talks about being the historical adviser for period dramas such as Poldark, The Duchess and Death Comes to Pemberley at the open lecture As Seen on Screen.

As Seen on Screen  is at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 24 October at the University of York. The event is free but you do need to register. Find out more and register here.


Saturday, 9 September 2017

Filming Starts on 'Poldark' Series Four

On Monday 4 September principal filming started on the fourth series of Poldark and it wasn't long before we had some pictures from the set.

Official Poldark kicked things off with a tweet:



Heida Reed (Elizabeth) followed this with a pic of herself and Aidan Turner (Ross) on her instagram


Then, while we were enjoying seeing these familiar faces, there came news of some new cast members to welcome.


Radio Times announced Rebecca Front will join the cast as the formidable Lady Whitworth, Osborne Whitworth's mother.









Official Poldark followed this by introducing Max Bennett as the nasty Monk Adderley and Louis Davison the latest Geoffrey Charles.





Returning to Poldark, along with the series regulars, are Josh Whitehouse (Hugh Armitage), Christian Brassington (Reverend Osborne Whitworth), Ellise Chappell (Morwenna), Harry Richardson and Tom York (Drake and Sam Carne).

It's welcome back to series three producer Michael Ray and director Joss Agnew who is joined by new director Brian Kelly (Downton Abbey).  Also returning is hair and makeup designer Pippa Woods, who did such a terrific job last time.

Mammoth Screen's executive producer Karen Thrussell says: "We were hugely gratified by the massive amount of love the audience felt for series three. We hope this will be our strongest series yet, with eight brilliant scripts from Debbie Horsfield, a whole new world of stories and our very wonderful cast."

I'm excited already!

Monday, 28 August 2017

US Preview Screenings of 'Poldark' S3 Episode 1





Poldark series three premieres in the US with a two hour episode on 1 October but some lucky fans can get to see the first hour days earlier at one of the preview screenings held by PBS stations. Follow the links to register.

WGTE Public Media is holding a screening in Toledo on Thursday 21 September, 6.30-8pm EDT with door prizes, light refreshments and station tours. This event is free.

KCTS9 in Seattle has a preview on Thursday 28 September, 6-8pm. The guest reception includes cheese and wine, swag bags, prizes and a photobooth! Tickets cost $60.

NPT in Nashville has a free screening on Thursday 28 September 6-7 pm CDT and fans can pose for pics with a life-size cut-out of Ross!

The sale has now ended for the WCTI preview in Chattanooga on 14 September

NEW ADDITIONS
IDAHO Public TV  has a free, two-hour screening in Meridian on 18 September at 7.00 pm

Basin PBS is holding a free screening in Midland, TX on Thursday 21 September, 6.30-8.00 pm CDT

Added 9 September 2017:
Wyoming PBS and #LanderLib are screening the first hour of Poldark S3 on Thursday 28 September at 6pm at Fremont County Library System-Lander

Added 12 September:
KPTS Channel 8 are holding a free Poldark S3 screening and Happy Hour event, showing the first hour of series three, on 28 September, 5.30 to 7.30 pm CDT at the Wichita Scottish Rite Centre, Wichita. They say on their facebook page that there is no need to book as they can seat 200 people, but you may like to verify this.

Friday, 25 August 2017

'Poldark' S3 Preview in Nashville

Poldark series three, preview screening, Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson
Photo: Evie Bowman for Poldarked

Here's a chance to see the first hour of Poldark series three before it airs in the US on 1 October. Nashville Public Television is holding a preview screening on 28 September at the Frist Center for Visual Arts. Entrance is free but you do need to RSVP .  And we'd love to see your pics if you pose with the life-size cut-out of Ross Poldark that will be there!!!

The event is on Thursday 28 September, 6-7pm CDT. Find out more and register here.

Other preview venues:
KCTS 9 have said they'll be holding a screening in Seattle but no details are available yet.
WTCI are holding a preview in Chattanooga. There are still spaces available for members.

Poldark S3 begins with a two hour premiere on Sunday 1 October at 8pm on Masterpiece.


Thursday, 17 August 2017

Dressing the Women from 'Poldark' Review

Who doesn't love the costumes in a period drama? I know I do, so I just couldn't resist a visit to the Dressing the Women from Poldark exhibition at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery.

The exhibition consists of nine outfits worn by Demelza, Elizabeth, Verity and Caroline in Poldark series two, with the exception of one of Demelza's dresses from series one. There's Elizabeth's wedding dress from her marriage to George Warleggan and Caroline's red riding outfit, but the dress which caught my attention most was Demelza's ball gown from Hugh Bodrugan's ball.  Had the seawater stains come out from her walk along the shore in it?  Handily, the museum supplies magnifiers so I was able to inspect it very closely and amazingly, yes, it seems they have! I could see no sign of salt water stains. There was a tiny white mark about a foot from the hem at the front of the dress, but whether that was mark from the sea water, I can't say.

The dresses are all given plenty of display space: many you can see from the side as well as front and, wonderfully, very close up. Understandably, you cannot touch them or take photos. Each outfit has a bit of information about the character, the fabrics, the scene it was worn in and the designer, which I particularly liked as there were two designers on series two (Susannah Buxton and Ros Little) and I had long wondered who had designed which costume.

Dressing the Women from Poldark is at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery until 10 September, 2017. Entrance to the museum and the exhibition is free.
Opening times: Tuesday - Saturday: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday: 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Monday open 10.30am - 4.30pm

There is car parking close by and the museum is about a ten minute walk from the railway station.

Here's a little taste of what you can see:

Demelza's  luxurious red and black floral ball gown from Poldark series two.







Elizabeth's wedding outfit from her marriage to George.

The dress worn by Caroline when she visits Dwight the night before he leaves for the Navy.





The yellow striped dress which was one of Demelza's main outfits in Poldark series one.







Caroline's riding suit which she wears when Dwight thanks her for the oranges for the villagers.







Dressing the Women from Poldark is specially put together by the costumers Cosprop for Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery and, sadly, is not a touring exhibition.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Viewing Figures for 'Poldark' Series 3

Ross, Demelza, viewing figures, Poldark S3
Photo: BBC One
The Poldark series three finale brought in the viewers with 6.1 million of us tuning in to find out how things would work out for Ross and Demelza. The seven day consolidated figures from Barb (which do not include BBC iPlayer) show episode nine was the second most popular programme on BBC One in the week of 31 July to 6 August, with Eastenders at 6.3m pipping it to the top slot.

Scriptwriter Debbie Horsfield told RadioTimes.com: “I think it has held its own over the summer.
“The thing about the English weather is it’s so terrible and it’s still raining outside anyway so people stay in to watch TV. Everyone’s pleased with the viewing figures and so many people are watching."

Poldark S3 consistently won the overnights 9pm slot grabbing up to 25% of viewers on Sunday nights. 

The premiere was the most watched episode of the series with an audience of 6.7 m. At 5.9m episode 4 was the least watched. Over the whole series Poldark averaged an audience of 6.1m. This compares to 7.6m for S1 and 6.4m for S2 (7 day consolidated figures).

BBC sources suggested to the Radio Times that: '...executives were so pleased with Poldark's performance for series three that they plan to repeat the summer scheduling experiment next year.'

Well done Poldark!

Postscript:  Poldark S3 has been airing in Australia too, just a week behind the UK. Last night's finale garnered an audience of 551k, the best of any episode since series one!  So once more - well done Poldark!

Many thanks to @veras67  on Twitter for her regular help with the figures from Australia.


Thursday, 10 August 2017

'Poldark' DVD is an Amazon Best Seller

Poldark S3 DVD, Aidan Turner, special features, audio commentary, order

Poldark series three DVD is on Amazon's best seller list and it hasn't even been released yet!

The DVD, which is due for release in the UK on Monday 14 August, comes with lots of special features according to Entertainment Focus and DVD365.  These include cast interviews, romantic relationships, the making of Poldark, behind the scenes and a double helping of something we all enjoy: cast audio commentary on episodes five and nine.

You can order Poldark S3 DVD now on Amazon price £17.99 (£19.99 for Blu-ray).


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

'Poldark' - It's the Tweetest Thing


The finale of Poldark series three really got us talking if Twitter is anything to go by.

Poldark trended last Sunday with 69% more Tweets than the average for this series. Fans live-tweeted during the episode but the peak minute for Tweets was just after it ended with 161 Tweets posted at 10.08 pm.

Kantar Media says: Ross, Demelza and George were the most Tweeted about characters but actress Heida Reed had the most mentioned handle. Most [Tweets] were praising the acting and writing, and 'Admiration' was detected in 36% of these posts. Poldark's strong Twitter following didn't disappoint, with 8.3K Tweets posted by 3.1K Unique Authors on Sunday.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Aidan Turner's Twitter Q&A



On the evening of the series finale of Poldark S3 Aidan Turner (Ross) did a Twitter Q&A answering fan questions through Official Poldark's Twitter.




































Dressing the Women from 'Poldark'


Demelza, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ballgown, Poldark


Have you ever wondered if Demelza's red ball gown in Poldark series two survived its dip in the sea? I know I have and now there's the chance to see just how good it looks at a fabulous exhibition at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery.

Dressing the Women from Poldark  has dresses worn by Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson), Elizabeth (Heida Reed), Verity (Ruby Bentall) and Caroline (Gabriella Wilde) and includes Demelza's ball gown.  The costumes are on display this summer and entrance is free.

Dressing the Women from Poldark runs until 10 September at  Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery, Riverlsey Park, Coton Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5TU. The venue is about a ten minute walk from the train station.
The opening times are: Tuesday - Saturday: 10.30 am - 4.30 pm    Sunday 2.00 - 4.30 pm.  Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Monday when it is open 10.30 am - 4.30 pm.

It's really too good to miss!



Friday, 21 July 2017

Watching 'Poldark'



Poldark series three episode one is number seven in the BBC iPlayer Top 20 TV Episodes chart for June! The chart gives the most requested episode per series.

The episode received 934,000 requests making it sixteenth in the All TV Episodes chart. In the top and second spots are One Love Manchester with over 2 million requests and Election 2017 (1.3m). Three Poldark episodes aired in June meaning episodes two and three had fewer than 901k requests (see the chart below).

Away from iPlayer, Poldark S3 has consistently won the 9pm Sunday night slot in the seven day consolidated figures produced by Barb. The figures, available for episodes one to five, show that 6.7 million watched the series premiere and 6 million episode five, the two most popular episodes so far. Episode 4 is the least watched with 5.9m. To put this in context, the number of viewers for series one ranged between 8.7m (Ep1) and 6.8m (Ep7) and for series two 6.9m (Ep10) and 5.95m (Ep5).



Source: iPlayer Performance Pack

Australians! Win a Signed 'Poldark' S3 DVD



Here's a great chance for Australian residents to win a copy of the Poldark S3 DVD signed by Aidan Turner!

Simply order a copy of Poldark S3 or the complete series 1-3 box set from Sanity, fill out the competition form and say why you love Aidan as Ross in 25 words or fewer. The competition closes on 22 August, 2017.

You can order Poldark series 3 DVD here  price $29.99

You can enter the competition here

Poldark S3 is due for release in Australia on 30 August 2017.

Good luck!


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Aidan Turner's Q&A at OIFF (translator free)

Aidan Turner gave a Q&A at Odesa International Film Festival on 18 July, 2017.
In the video below Aidan talks about fans, social media and getting into character.  Unfortunately the video ends abruptly when he is talking about objectification at around 11.30 minutes.

The original video has a translator's voice on so we're grateful to  Silvia Lindner-Rae for producing this translator free version.



If you have trouble catching what's being said try our audio version. Just click the link on the caption of the photograph below.

Audio of Aidan's Q&A

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Farewell Captain Henshawe!

In a move that caught us all off guard, Captain Henshawe died a hero's death in Poldark last week. Deviating from the novels, the rescue of Dwight Enys (Luke Norris) from the French prison camp ended with Henshawe dying as the Cornishmen made their escape. Viewers were left shocked but John Hollingworth, who plays Henshawe, sees the logic in it. He explained to the Radio Times, 'With so many new and brilliant characters coming in, there was going to be less and less story oxygen for Henshawe to live on. They (writer Debbie Horsfield and executive producer Karen Thrussell) said, "Look, I think it’s best if we just release you and say goodbye to the character."  I was really pleased they did that because they gave me a really great exit story – having been on the periphery of a lot of the stories for three years it was lovely to come to the foreground in such a lovely way.'

In a tribute to John and Captain Henshawe BBC One posted this farewell video:






Official Poldark tweeted:




John Hollingworth said goodbye with this tweet:



But it wasn't quite goodbye. BBC One later posted a video of John and the make-up team showing how he got his horrific 'injuries'.




Farewell Captain Henshawe! You'll be missed.

John Hollingworth at Poldark BFI Screening 2016
Photo: EvieBowman for Poldarked

Friday, 14 July 2017

Aidan Turner on OIFF, Poldark and his Latest Project (version 2)




Here is a very rough translation of an interview with Aidan Turner for the Ukranian magazine Focus
The article is dated 14 July 2017.  Among other  things, Aidan talks about Poldark, The Odesa International Film Festival, his latest project filming in Massachusetts with Sam Elliott and the infamous 'handbag snatch story' of 2014.

Irish actor Aidan Turner of disbelief in the supernatural, impressions of OIFF and skills of past life





According to one version, the name Aidan - derived from the Gaelic "fire". After talking with Aidan Turner, you know: there is a grain of truth in this. Irish actor - zinger, who will give odds to any of its colorful characters. By the way, "hot" and recognized role in the 34-year-old Turner missing: dwarf Kili from "The Hobbit", the artist Rossetti from "Desperate Romantics" Captain Poldark series of the same name.
Say, brown-eyed handsome man - a real contender to be the next 007. Shortly before his interview with the producer warns about bondiane the star not to ask. Is someone afraid to jinx it offer?

Aidan you a superstitious person? - No, not a bit. Not superstitious, not religious, I do not believe in the paranormal. Frankly, I'm always surprised when I hear that this or that person believes in omens. Some of my colleagues have a whole theory on this subject: someone wearing the amulet, who is not lazy to perform some ritual every day. I'm not rushing on the ability to come up with something like that myself. I am a down to earth in this sense, people do not try to complicate things and see what is not there
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You have often said that the new film project of interest to you only if it's an interesting story. By what criteria to select projects? - It is difficult to answer. Sometimes you read a script - something sank in, and you realize: yours. It happens that it is not even in the role, and the plot. Or, for example, the proposal came from the director with whom you want to work. This can not be predicted.
Sometimes people ask me: "Would you like to play in such a picture?" And I do not know what to say. I can not talk about something abstract! Let me show the script to tell about who leads the project, and then we can think if I film interesting.

Some of the actors have drawn parallels between their roles and what happens to them in real life. For example, your character Ross Poldark saved from a beating Demelzu. How often do you have to perform feats beyond the screen? - I'm not a superhero, I'm just an actor playing the roles. Not all soglas- us to live with it. When I first arrived in Odessa, many reporters have written, that I helped the girl allegedly snatched her bag from the hands of robbers. It's nice that someone has tried, wrote me a beautiful story. In fact, there was nothing. Of course, if in front of me someone stole something, I would not stay on the sidelines. Just like any other person. But the right thing to do - it's a natural reaction, I would not consider myself a hero. I can play Captain Poldark, can be a dwarf of "The Hobbit", to save the world in any other picture. But this show. My real life is a little more boring than the life of my characters. This is normal.

You have worked with many talented actors and actresses. With whom have you had the most comfortable to divide the shooting area? - Probably, Eleanor Tomlinson. This incredibly talented actress, with whom we have shared a lot of scenes in the new season of "Poldark". My character, Ross is married to her Demelze, they have an uneasy relationship, and our job - to play so that the audience believed it. You understand that when two
actor playing a married couple, in any case they have to communicate. I am glad that we get along with Eleanor. When one of us that something does not work, we will not break, exercise patience. And, of course, we discuss their scenes together to achieve the highest quality results. It is important.
I love the team working on "Poldark". Though I must admit that in every project, where I worked, there were people with whom I would gladly crossed again. Perhaps the day is not enough to call all. I was lucky to have cool people.

Before joining the movies you worked as an apprentice electrician. Were there any skills from that period?
- I have nothing to boast of (laughs). My dad - electrician. As a teenager, I for some time followed behind him, he was waiting in the wings, but mastered by only a few basics. To be honest, a little sorry I did not inherit the father's knowledge. If need be, I can replace a light bulb.

On the screen you are able to be different - and a dwarf, and a vampire, and artist-rebel. screenwriter and director - Do not try myself in a new incarnation's time?
- In my opinion, is not the time. It is possible that I will fall kakomto stage project, for which I'll put on director's cap. But as I head in the roles: I received tempting offers, and I see myself as solely an actor. In August, I'm leaving for a few weeks in Massachusetts, where I will participate in the filming with Sam Elliott. In September, I will return to filming the fourth season of "Poldark" - it will take me to the end of the year. Then he plans to play in the play.

If you still have undertaken to lead the film project, what genre would prefer? - Comedy.

Since 2014 you a regular guest of the Odessa International Film Festival. How has the festival for three years?
- The festival is growing: the program is expanded, a selection of films has become more interesting, the number of visitors has increased. Everyone with whom I spoke on this topic, confirm that from year to year, the festival grows stronger, his incredible potential. So I like to come here.

This year you starred in a promo video for OIFF. What's it like - to play himself?
- I like it. But it should be noted, it was only one version of me. I played the actor - apparently, the actor Turner. For me, this role is not very different from that of any other representative of my profession, which was in an unfamiliar city and trying to "find" your character. He arrives in a new place, and before you go on stage, imbued architecture, people and music. He, like all of us, inspiring new places and experiences.
We are working with a wonderful crew, and it seems that everything turned out perfectly. I can not wait to see the result on the big screen.

This Promo video that everyone should find their movies. What the movie did you come to Odessa?
- Do not know yet. I'm going to Odessa not for any particular film and the festival, from which programs are always delighted. During the first or second of his visit to Odessa, it is here, at the film festival, the first time I looked, "Boyhood" Richarda Linkleytera. This tape is very impressed with me. That's what is remarkable Odessa Festival: incredible genre and thematic variety and a single random movie.

Complete this sentence: "If next year Aidan Turner return to Odessa, it would mean ..."
- Next year? I have no idea! (Laughs.) I do know that I like you exactly.

Aidan Turner on OIFF, Poldark and his Latest Project

Here is a very rough translation of an interview with Aidan Turner for the Ukranian magazine Focus
The article is dated 14 July 2017.  Among other  things, Aidan talks about Poldark, The Odesa International Film Festival, his latest project filming in Massachusetts with Sam Elliott and the infamous 'handbag snatch story' of 2014.

If you have problems reading this post please see this later version.

Irish actor Aidan Turner of disbelief in the supernatural, impressions of OIFF and skills of past life






Irish actor Aidan Turner of disbelief in the supernatural, impressions of OIFF and skills of past life
According to one version, the name Aidan - derived from the Gaelic "fire". After talking with Aidan Turner, you know: there is a grain of truth in this. Irish actor - zinger, who will give odds to any of its colorful characters. By the way, "hot" and recognized role in the 34-year-old Turner missing: dwarf Kili from "The Hobbit", the artist Rossetti from "Desperate Romantics" Captain Poldark series of the same name.
Say, brown-eyed handsome man - a real contender to be the next 007. Shortly before his interview with the producer warns about bondiane the star not to ask. Is someone afraid to jinx it offer?
Aidan you a superstitious person? - No, not a bit. Not superstitious, not religious, I do not believe in the paranormal. Frankly, I'm always surprised when I hear that this or that person believes in omens. Some of my colleagues have a whole theory on this subject: someone wearing the amulet, who is not lazy to perform some ritual every day. I'm not rushing on the ability to come up with something like that myself. I am a down to earth in this sense, people do not try to complicate things and see what is not there.
You have often said that the new film project of interest to you only if it's an interesting story. By what criteria to select projects? - It is difficult to answer. Sometimes you read a script - something sank in, and you realize: yours. It happens that it is not even in the role, and the plot. Or, for example, the proposal came from the director with whom you want to work. This can not be predicted.
Sometimes people ask me: "Would you like to play in such a picture?" And I do not know what to say. I can not talk about something abstract! Let me show the script to tell about who leads the project, and then we can think if I film interesting.
Some of the actors have drawn parallels between their roles and what happens to them in real life. For example, your character Ross Poldark saved from a beating Demelzu. How often do you have to perform feats beyond the screen? - I'm not a superhero, I'm just an actor playing the roles. Not all soglas- us to live with it. When I first arrived in Odessa, many reporters have written, that I helped the girl allegedly snatched her bag from the hands of robbers. It's nice that someone has tried, wrote me a beautiful story. In fact, there was nothing. Of course, if in front of me someone stole something, I would not stay on the sidelines. Just like any other person. But the right thing to do - it's a natural reaction, I would not consider myself a hero. I can play Captain Poldark, can be a dwarf of "The Hobbit", to save the world in any other picture. But this show. My real life is a little more boring than the life of my characters. This is normal.
You have worked with many talented actors and actresses. With whom have you had the most comfortable to divide the shooting area? - Probably, Eleanor Tomlinson. This incredibly talented actress, with whom we have shared a lot of scenes in the new season of "Poldark". My character, Ross is married to her Demelze, they have an uneasy relationship, and our job - to play so that the audience believed it. You understand that when two actor playing a married couple, in any case they have to communicate. I am glad that we get along with Eleanor. When one of us that something does not work, we will not break, exercise patience. And, of course, we discuss their scenes together to achieve the highest quality results. It is important.
I love the team working on "Poldark". Though I must admit that in every project, where I worked, there were people with whom I would gladly crossed again. Perhaps the day is not enough to call all. I was lucky to have cool people.
Before joining the movies you worked as an apprentice electrician. Were there any skills from that period?
- I have nothing to boast of (laughs). My dad - electrician. As a teenager, I for some time followed behind him, he was waiting in the wings, but mastered by only a few basics. To be honest, a little sorry I did not inherit the father's knowledge. If need be, I can replace a light bulb.
On the screen you are able to be different - and a dwarf, and a vampire, and artist-rebel. screenwriter and director - Do not try myself in a new incarnation's time?
- In my opinion, is not the time. It is possible that I will fall kakomto stage project, for which I'll put on director's cap. But as I head in the roles: I received tempting offers, and I see myself as solely an actor. In August, I'm leaving for a few weeks in Massachusetts, where I will participate in the filming with Sam Elliott. In September, I will return to filming the fourth season of "Poldark" - it will take me to the end of the year. Then he plans to play in the play.
If you still have undertaken to lead the film project, what genre would prefer? - Comedy.
Since 2014 you a regular guest of the Odessa International Film Festival. How has the festival for three years?
- The festival is growing: the program is expanded, a selection of films has become more interesting, the number of visitors has increased. Everyone with whom I spoke on this topic, confirm that from year to year, the festival grows stronger, his incredible potential. So I like to come here.
This year you starred in a promo video for OIFF. What's it like - to play himself?
- I like it. But it should be noted, it was only one version of me. I played the actor - apparently, the actor Turner. For me, this role is not very different from that of any other representative of my profession, which was in an unfamiliar city and trying to "find" your character. He arrives in a new place, and before you go on stage, imbued architecture, people and music. He, like all of us, inspiring new places and experiences.
We are working with a wonderful crew, and it seems that everything turned out perfectly. I can not wait to see the result on the big screen.
This Promo video that everyone should find their movies. What the movie did you come to Odessa?
- Do not know yet. I'm going to Odessa not for any particular film and the festival, from which programs are always delighted. During the first or second of his visit to Odessa, it is here, at the film festival, the first time I looked, "Boyhood" Richarda Linkleytera. This tape is very impressed with me. That's what is remarkable Odessa Festival: incredible genre and thematic variety and a single random movie.
Complete this sentence: "If next year Aidan Turner return to Odessa, it would mean ..."
- Next year? I have no idea! (Laughs.) I do know that I like you exactly.