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Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Aidan Turner ...  Ross Poldark 35 episodes, 2015-2018
Eleanor Tomlinson ...  Demelza Poldark / ... 35 episodes, 2015-2018
Jack Farthing ...  George Warleggan 35 episodes, 2015-2018
Heida Reed ...  Elizabeth Warleggan / ... 35 episodes, 2015-2018
Tristan Sturrock ...  Zacky Martin 34 episodes, 2015-2018
Beatie Edney ...  Prudie 34 episodes, 2015-2018
Luke Norris ...  Dwight Enys 31 episodes, 2015-2018
Gabriella Wilde ...  Caroline Enys / ... 27 episodes, 2016-2018
Caroline Blakiston ...  Aunt Agatha 26 episodes, 2015-2018
Ed Browning ...  Paul Daniel 22 episodes, 2015-2018
Pip Torrens ...  Cary Warleggan 21 episodes, 2015-2018
John Hollingworth ...  Captain Henshawe 20 episodes, 2015-2017
Ruby Bentall ...  Verity Blamey / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Harry Richardson ...  Drake Carne 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Tom York ...  Sam Carne 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Richard Hope ...  Harris Pascoe 17 episodes, 2015-2018
Ellise Chappell ...  Morwenna Whitworth / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Phil Davis ...  Jud Paynter 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Turlough Convery ...  Tom Harry 15 episodes, 2016-2018
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Ross Poldark returns to England after fighting in the American Revolution. His family and friends thought he was dead. The woman he hoped to marry is now engaged to his cousin. His father is dead, and the property he has inherited has been allowed to deteriorate. It is the late 1700s in Cornwall, England. This is a family drama, but is also about the challenges and conflicts between the rich and the poor. It is a time when fishermen are not catching much fish, tin and copper mines are closing down because prices are too low, but the price of food and rents are high. Ross faces the challenge of making his land productive, caring for the tenants who rely on him, and trying to win back the woman he loved - or finding a reason to live without her.

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Drama | History | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Cornish

Release Date:

21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Poldark See more »

Filming Locations:

Corsham, Wiltshire, England, UK See more »

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Mammoth Screen See more »
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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The Chavenage House was also used in Lark Rise to Candleford (2008) as the Squires manor. See more »

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We meet often Captain Poldark and other men chopping wood on nice grassy plain next to Atlantic scenery. They are far from house and with them is only one little log of wood and chopped wood is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Reinvents the "golden age" of UK TV
6 April 2015 | by s3276169See all my reviews

The original Poldark was from what I would describe as the "golden age" of UK television. Poldark sat happily alongside wonderful series like Upstairs and Downstairs, The Onedin Line, The Duchess of Duke St and War and Peace.

Set in 18th century Britain, Ross Poldark, played by Aidan Turner, is a nobleman who shuns social convention. Ross's warmth and his ability to see the true humanity in people, is in stark contrast to the callous, class based snobbery of many of his supposedly, noble peers.

Poldark is at its core a romance but it avoids the "bodice ripper" label by maintaining a very grounded approach to romantic storytelling mixing in a strong social commentary and wry humour.

The cast of Poldark are to a man and women excellent. Turner is exceptional as Poldark. As is Eleanor Tomlinson who offers up an at times very funny but also deeply touching performance, as Demelza. The remaining cast which is both UK and international, are also extremely talented and well suited to their respective roles.

In summary, this is a superb series. It recaptures the golden age of UK television, for those of us old enough to remember it.For those who do not, you are in for a real treat. 10 out of 10 from me.


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