Thursday 13 September 2018

Filming Begins on 'Poldark' Series Five

Filming began on the fifth and final series of Poldark this week and Official Poldark posted this adorable picture of the Poldarks and Prudie to celebrate. That this is the final series will come as no surprise to long-term readers of Poldarked as back in 2014 we posted that Aidan Turner (Ross) had given a five year commitment to the drama - it's just that none of us expected it to go so fast! And poor Prudie is still in the same costume!

Writer Debbie Horsfield ended months of speculation about series five by announcing it would fill in the ten year gap between the novels The Angry Tide (on which series 4 is based) and The Stranger from the Sea. She says: "In The Stranger from the Sea Winston Graham made many references to developments that happened in the 'gap' years. Much can also be inferred. There are, of course, also historical events and people of the time, both in Cornwall and in London. Series five will draw on all of these to follow the lives of the Poldarks, George Warleggan, the Enyses, and the Carnes in this intervening period.”

It seems the series will be eight epsiodes long as Eleanor Tomlinson posted a picture of the scripts marked one to eight on instagram.

Series five welcomes two new directors: Sallie Aprahamian and Justin Molotnikov. Sallie, who is directing the first episode, also has the honour of directing the finale. Her recent credits include two episodes of the latest Dr Who which will air in October. You can follow her on Twitter @SallieAp.  Justin Molotnikov has also directed episodes of Dr Who (2015). Other credits include Lucky Man, Merlin and Atlantis.

Returning are cast members Aidan Turner (Ross) and Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza) along with Jack Farthing (George Warleggan), Luke Norris (Dr Dwight Enys), Gabriella Wilde (Caroline Enys), Ellise Chappell (Morwenna Carne), Harry Richardson (Drake Carne), Tom York (Sam Carne), and Beatie Edney (Prudie).

The new cast members announced so far are:

Lily Dodsworth Evans: Lily's credits include White Colour Black which was in the Official Selection of the BFI London Film Festival 2016.  Here she is in a Green and Black's Chocolate advert from last year

You can follow her on Twitter   @Lil_DodsEvans  and on Instagram @lily_dodsevans/

Kerri McLean: Kerri is currently appearing as a surveillance officer in the hugely popular Bodyguard on BBC One. Previous credits include Unforgotten and Rellick. She is also a director and producer.

Follow Kerri on Twitter @kerri_mclean

Sofia Oxenham: Sofia will play Tess in Poldark. She has previously appeared in Grantchester.

You can follow her on Twitter @fiaoxenham and Instagram @foxenham 

Vincent Regan: Vincent's credits include The White Princess, Strike Back, The Royals and From Here to There. Like Eleanor Tomlinson, he hails from Beverley in Yorkshire and Eleanor is said to be 'delighted' at the prospect of Vincent joining the cast.

Vincent is on Twitter @vincentregan

Peter Sullivan: Recent credits of Peter's include Marcella, Strike and Entebbe

Follow him on Twitter @PeterTSullivan

Freddie Wise: Freddie graduated from the Drama Centre in 2017. He has appeared in Walt Disney Pictures Maleficent 2.

Give him a follow on instagram at @freddiewise1.

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