Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, his house wrecked and his sweetheart engaged.
Poldark star Aidan Turner, the Irish actor has proved to be a huge success with his role in the BBC's adaptation of Poldark, but where has he been until now?
He's been the subject of many watercooler conversations since gracing our TV screens as the eponymous, brooding Cornish hero Poldark in the BBC's remake of the Seventies drama, but Aidan Turner didn't just appear from nowhere. The 31-year-old Irish actor has a surprising varied back catalogue, including starring roles as a dwarf, a vampire and a campaigner for eggs. (The Telegraph)
The Hobbit was Turner's ticket to Hollywood and it was his role in Being Human that brought him to the attention of director Peter Jackson. He originally auditioned for the part of an elf in Jackson's fantasy adventure films, but ended up playing a dwarf. Incidentally, the actor is 6ft tall. In order to portray the character of Kili, he had to take part in special movement classes to learn how to walk like a dwarf. He's also "alright riding a horse, and [is] pretty decent with a sword".
Sunday nights have seldom sizzled as much since Turner took the lead role in the BBC's latest adaptation of Winston Graham’s novels, telling tales of derring-do in 18th-century Cornwall. The show has been a huge success, receiving nearly 7 million viewers, with Turner being the main attraction. He will reprise his role for a second series.
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