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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
Richard Hope ...  Harris Pascoe 17 episodes, 2015-2018
Harry Richardson ...  Drake Carne 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Tom York Tom York ...  Sam Carne 17 episodes, 2017-2018
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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Storyline

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

Commissioned by the BBC, it is aired on BBC One in the UK. The show is produced by Mammoth Productions, but after season 1 completed ITV (BBC's UK rival) bought the company. See more »

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

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sumptuous series!
18 March 2015 | by mgumsleySee all my reviews

Poldark is a most promising series with a lively young cast and strong storyline - who can resist an eternal triangle = against the dramatic backdrop of the Cornish coast, and Aidan Turner is a likable hero whose rugged looks create a hit with the local ladies.

Apart from the cameraman's preoccupation of showing us the Cornish coast from the saddle of Poldark's horse, it is visually stunning and the period enhances the feel of a young man returning from war to an uncertain future and trying to resurrect the family fortune in a disused mine.

Of course Demelza is not the child the series would have us believe, but children grew up much quicker in those far off days, and Demelza's poverty and problems with her family would force her to grow up faster than most. You already sense with her mining background and her willingness to work hard for very little, she is going to be of great use to Ross Poldark. Of course Poldark's obsession with Elizabeth is going to make the series more interesting but I am happily hooked and I vaguely remember the 70's series I have a feeling this is going to be superior in most respects. Roll on Sunday nights!!!

Mary Gumsley


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