Period drama series. When Ross Poldark returns home to Cornwall after the American war of independence he faces an uphill battle to reclaim his lands and mines and deal with the disappointment of his fiancee marrying his cousin Francis instead. His life changes for ever though when he meets the fiery Demelza.
Turned out to be one of the highlights of the year for many when it was broadcast and made a huge star of Aidan Turner in the process.
Poldark was of course previously filmed by the BBC in the 1970’s becoming a massive hit in the process and making major stars out of Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees. The series is based on the series of epic books by Winston Graham which still remain essential reading for lovers of sweeping period romantic sagas. Robin Ellis, who played Ross Poldark in the original BBC version, makes occasional appearances as Dr Halse.
- Year of Release: 2015
- Country: UK | BBC-1 – Mammoth Screen
- Language: English
- Runtime: 60 minutes
crew detailsBooks: Winston Graham
Writer: Debbie Horsfield
Producer: Eliza Mellor
Executive Producers: Debbie Horsfield, Karen Thrussell, Damien Timmer
castKyle Soller as Francis Poldark
Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark
Heida Reed as Elizabeth Chenoweth
Ruby Bentall as Verity Poldark
Jack Farthing as George Warleggan
Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza
Ellise Chappell as Morwenna Chynoweth
Phil Davis as Jud Paynter
Gabriella Wilde as Caroline Penvenen
Stuart Davidson as Drunk Illogan Miner
Henry Garrett as Captain McNeil
Rose Reynolds as Betty Carkeek