I was a huge fan of the BBC mini-series back in the 1970’s. It was a fantastic, stormy, moody romantic period drama that probably launched my interest in the genre. The production values weren’t terrific and it hasn’t aged terribly well, but a NEW Poldark is in the works.
And what happened to the original Ross Poldark? Robin Ellis has retired to France, where he lives in an old manor house and maintains a lively blog of his rustic cooking and his many cats. I’m glad to see he will have a couple of cameo appearances in the new BBC version, which will air sometime in late 2015.
For your viewing pleasure, I have attached a picture of Aidan Turner, the new actor portraying Ross Poldark.