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Poldark (1996)

TV-PG | | Drama, History | TV Movie 3 October 1996
Ross Poldark returns from war to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.


Richard Laxton


Winston Graham (novel), Robin Mukherjee
4,751 ( 53)




Cast overview, first billed only:
John Bowe ... Ross Poldark
Mel Martin ... Demelza
Michael Attwell ... George Warleggan
Ioan Gruffudd ... Jeremy Poldark
Kelly Reilly ... Clowance Poldark
Nicholas Gleaves ... Stephen Cravenson
Gabrielle Lloyd ... Jane Gimlet
Sarah Carpenter Sarah Carpenter ... Lady Harriet
Hans Matheson ... Ben Carter
Amanda Ryan ... Cuby Trevanion
James Saxon ... Prince Regent
Nicholas Rowe ... Lord Edward Fitzmaurice
Andrew Readman ... Dr. Dwight Enys
Fiona Victory ... Caroline Enys
Patrick Pearson Patrick Pearson ... Canning


British officer Ross Poldark returns to his native Cornwall after the Revolutionary War after escaping as a prisoner of war. He finds that because he was believed dead, his home has fallen into ruin and his estate has shifted to his mercenary uncle following the death of his father. His uncle has committed to selling the family copper and tin mines to a ruthless local land baron while his former fiancee has agreed to marry his cousin in his absence.

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The lavender gown with sheer sleeves worn by a guest at the London ball is the same costume worn by Liz Crowther (Julia Bertram) at the Southerton ball in Mansfield Park (1983), by a guest at the Netherfield Ball in Pride and Prejudice (1995), and by an extra in the sketch "Pride & Racial Prejudice" in The Omid Djalili Show (2007). See more »


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30 July 2005 | by swithenbanSee all my reviews

I wish this sequel had been with the original cast, however given the time span involved from when it was originally shown, the actors would probably have been difficult to re-assemble. The acting in the new version was however excellent, my only complaint was that it was left hanging on every story line. How do you go about purchasing the rest of this series, surely it was just not left up in the air like this, in short this being such an all time beloved series, what were the distributors of the DVD's thinking. The actors, scenery, costumes and settings were outstanding, wish they had gone ahead with thoughts of turning this into a spectacular movie. So many books still to cover and with such a wide viewing audience you would think it would be a certain hit at the box office would be fun to try casting the movie. Any thoughts out there on who should be cast in the lead roles?

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3 October 1996 (UK) See more »

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1.66 : 1
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