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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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Series cast summary:
Aidan Turner ...  Ross Poldark 43 episodes, 2015-2019
Eleanor Tomlinson ...  Demelza Poldark / ... 43 episodes, 2015-2019
Jack Farthing ...  George Warleggan 43 episodes, 2015-2019
Beatie Edney ...  Prudie / ... 42 episodes, 2015-2019
Tristan Sturrock ...  Zacky Martin 41 episodes, 2015-2019
Luke Norris ...  Dwight Enys 39 episodes, 2015-2019
Heida Reed ...  Elizabeth Warleggan / ... 38 episodes, 2015-2019
Gabriella Wilde ...  Caroline Enys / ... 35 episodes, 2016-2019
Pip Torrens ...  Cary Warleggan 29 episodes, 2015-2019
Caroline Blakiston ...  Aunt Agatha 26 episodes, 2015-2018
Harry Richardson ...  Drake Carne 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Tom York ...  Sam Carne 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Ellise Chappell ...  Morwenna Carne / ... 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Ed Browning ...  Paul Daniel 22 episodes, 2015-2018
John Hollingworth ...  Captain Henshawe 20 episodes, 2015-2017
Richard Hope ...  Harris Pascoe 19 episodes, 2015-2019
Ruby Bentall ...  Verity Blamey / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2018


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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English | Cornish

Release Date:

21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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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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The horse that Ross Poldark sits in the opening montage, as he surveys the sea, then gallops cliff-side is a 16-year old draft named Seamus. When Aidan Turner came out to select a horse, he originally did not pick Seamus, favoring a horse named Jonny Wilkinson, who is larger than Seamus, and "quite a goer", in Turner's words. Trainer Mark Atkinson felt that this made Jonny Wilkinson potentially unsafe, and steered Turner toward Seamus. Turner now says that if there is any romantic involvement between cast members on the set, it is between Seamus and him, with Turner continually petting and hugging him, and overjoyed to see him again after hiatus when a new series begins. He even sleeps on him - literally. "Between scenes, I sometimes have a snooze (while still in the saddle). We really are close..." Indeed, Atkinson has gone on record as disapproving of how much doting affection that Turner lavishes on the horse in case he should become spoiled. Atkinson says that Seamus responds well to Aidan because they are both Irish; says Turner, "(He) reacts to my accent." See more »


Ross Poldark is supposed to be a British Army officer, but he wears the uniforms of a Marine. See more »


Referenced in Ballot Monkeys: Episode #1.3 (2015) See more »

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Cinematography, Acting, Writing 9+
20 August 2015 | by janene777-96-753312See all my reviews

Rarely do I find a tale that so draws me in and that is because the story is elegant and gritty, actors outstanding, and scenery simply stunning! The word, "noble" means something and not all noblemen demonstrate it. The relationships are not predictable, nor the storyline which shows the desperation of those who scrape by--mostly with honor--and some not troubled by honor but wealth. From our first introduction to Ross, he shows his character and it is impossible not to care about him the way he cares about those in his life. I rate it higher than even Downton Abbey, which I have followed with dedication, as I will with Poldark. I hope it is around for a decade at least!

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