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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Aidan Turner and Phil Davis both started in the BBC's Being Human (2008), playing Mitchell and Captain Hatch respectively. They also worked together on Desperate Romantics (2009), playing Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Mr. Stone respectively. See more »


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

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10 stars for each of Seasons 1-4, 0 stars for Season 5
5 January 2020 | by PrimerfanSee all my reviews

My spouse and I have long been fans of the Poldark novels by Winston Graham, and of the 1970's TV series. We absolutely loved seasons 1-4 of this new adaptation. The scripts were faithful (in most particulars) to the books, and everything about the production was excellent: casting, directing, acting, music, locations, sets, costumes...everything! After a season or two, we had high hopes that this series would continue through adaptations of all 12 novels, the last 4 of which have never been filmed. After Season 4...well, we could not have been more disappointed with Season 5. I don't see how this season's opening title sequence can still carry the subheading "based on the novels by Winston Graham." The story line is completely off the books and off the rails. Characters act in ways that Winston Graham's creations would never have behaved. Much of the plot is implausible. There are far too many villains: a huge percentage of the screen time is spent with despicable people plotting and carrying out nefarious deeds; this quickly loses entertainment value and becomes tiresome. The last few minutes of the last episode are spent in a mad scramble to turn everything around and catch everything up to a point from which the rest of the novels could actually have proceeded. This whole season is completely ludicrous and unenjoyable to watch. If those responsible for this series weren't going to continue adapting the novels, they should have stopped at the end of Season 4.

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English | Cornish

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21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Corsham, Wiltshire, England, UK See more »

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