Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Poldark Composer Nominated for BAFTA

Congratulations to Anne Dudley! Anne has been nominated for a British Academy Television Craft Award for composing the original music for Poldark.

Other contenders for best original music are:

National Treasure  -  Cristobal Tapia
Planet Earth II -  Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea, Jasha Klebe
War and Peace - Martin Phipps

It is the second year that Anne has been nominated for Poldark. In 2016 she lost out to Steven Price and The Hunt.

The BAFTA TV Craft Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday 23 April, 2017 at The Brewery, London.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Aidan Turner on RTE Dave Fanning Show

Aidan Turner talks to Dave Fanning on RTE Radio 2 about Poldark, The Secret Scripture and his career and drops a heavy hint about a possible Poldark series four.

Many thanks to   on Twitter for alerting me to the interview.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Rumour: Will Merrick Cast as Arthur Solway

Poldark Series 3, Will Merrick, Arthur Solway
Will Merrick
Photo: United Agents
It's yet to be confirmed by Mammoth Screen but it seems actor Will Merrick has joined the cast of Poldark series three as Arthur Solway. Arthur is a librarian and plays an important part in Morwenna's story.

Will's early credits include E4's Skins where, as Aloysius Creevey, he appeared alongside fellow Poldark actor Alexander Arnold (Jim Carter). He's also appeared in Dr Who, Atlantis, About Time and Brief Encounters. Will recently played snooker player Steve Davis rather brilliantly in the BBC's excellent The Rack Pack. 

Poldark Series 3, Freddie Watkins
Freddie Watkins in Lord of the Flies
Another Poldark S3 rumour that we're delighted to hear is that Freddie Watkins has joined the cast, although we don't know his role. At Poldarked we love our connections so hope this rumour is true as Freddie is the son of Jason Watkins who, of course, starred in Being Human alongside Aidan Turner. Freddie's credits include DCI Banks, The Five and Holby City.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

'Poldark' Wins TRIC Award!

Here's some fabulous news for us all to enjoy! Poldark is the winner of the HD Drama Programme of the Year award at the Television and Radio Industries Club!

Poldark beat off the competition from Cold Feet and Vera to win. The award was collected by screenwriter Debbie Horsfield, executive producer Karen Thrussell, author Winston Graham's son Andrew, Ruby Bentall (Verity), Beatie Edney (Prudie) and Sebastian Armesto (Tankard) at a lunch time ceremony at Grosvenor House, London on 14 March, 2017.

Congratulations Poldark!  Well deserved.

Photo: TRIC

Andrew Graham and Debbie Horsfield Photo: Official Poldark

Ruby Bentall, Debbie Horsfield, Beatie Edney
Photo: Official Poldark
Karen Thrussell, Debbie Horsfield
Photo: Official Poldark

Friday, 10 March 2017

Debbie Horsfield to Attend Stoke Literary Festival

Poldark, Debbie Horsfield, Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival
Debbie Horsfield
Come and hear screenwriter Debbie Horsfield talk Poldark at the Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival this June. Debbie joins the packed programme to talk about the success of Poldark and the challenges of adapting Winston Graham's well loved story for television.

Debbie's session on Saturday 10 June at 8pm is the festival's finale. Tickets are available online price £6.00.

The Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival is on 8-10 June at the Emma Bridgewater Factory. The full programme can be found here.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Aidan Turner Nominated for IFTA Award

Here's some fabulous news!

Aidan Turner has been nominated for best actor in a leading role by the Irish Film and Television Academy for Poldark! Not only that but the film The Secret Scripture, in which he has a small part, is nominated in several categories including best feature film and best director (Jim Sheridan).

Aidan will be facing competition from four other actors including his friend from The Hobbit, James Nesbitt and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor who is also in The Secret Scripture. The contenders are:

Dara Devaney   An Klondike 2
Cillian Murphy   Peaky Blinders
James Nesbit  The Secret
Aidan Turner  Poldark
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor   Trial of the Century

The IFTA Awards ceremony will be in Dublin on Saturday 8 April. A full list of nominees is given here.

Here's wishing Aidan all the very best of luck!

Monday, 6 March 2017

'Poldark' Nominated for TRIC Award

Poldark has been nominated for Best Drama in the 2017 TRIC Awards.

The TRIC Awards are given annually by the Television and Radio Industries Club. The winners a chosen by members of the industry.

Poldark is up against Cold Feet and Vera for HD Drama Programme of the Year. Previous winners include Downton Abbey and Doctor Who. A full list of nominations may be found here.

The awards will be presented at a lunch at Grosvernor House, London on 14 March 2017.

Well done Poldark!