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
Phil Davis ...  Jud Paynter 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Amelia Clarkson ...  Rosina Hoblyn / ... 15 episodes, 2016-2019
Turlough Convery ...  Tom Harry 15 episodes, 2016-2018
Kyle Soller ...  Francis / ... 14 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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Drama | History | Romance


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Aidan Turner (Ross Poldark) and John Hollingworth (Captain Henshawe) have worked together on episode, Being Human: Bad Moon Rising (2009) of Being Human (2008), playing Mitchell and Turlow respectively. See more »


Ross shows up at the wedding with beard stubble. A man of his station would have shaved. See more »


Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 4 June 2018 (2018) 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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21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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