Aidan Turner Begins Filming On Poldark Series Three

Filming has begun this week on Poldark series three, a nine part adaptation of Winston Graham’s fifth and sixth instalments in the book series by Debbie Horsfield (Cutting It) which sees the return of Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza.

The third series will move the story on to 1794 where Ross encounters new loves and new battles, as the French revolution casts a shadow over life in Cornwall.

In other storylines Elizabeth’s cousin, Morwenna, (Ellise Chappell) finds herself in George Warleggan’s employment as a governess in order to support her sisters and widowed mother. However Morwenna soon discovers that there are things more important in life than one’s sense of duty or place…

Meanwhile, Demelza’s brother Sam (Tom York) arrives in his sister’s world determined to follow in his father’s footsteps, by spreading the Methodist word. But how can Sam profess to save strangers when his own brother courts temptation?

Sam’s brother Drake (Harry Richardson), is a good-natured free spirit who shares the qualities of his sister Demelza. He is trying to find his place in the world and refuses to accept the limits life place on him, especially with regards to his love life.

Also confirmed to appear are Heida Reed as Elizabeth, Jack Farthing as George Warleggan, Ruby Bentall as Verity, Gabriella Wilde as Caroline Penvenen, Luke Norris as Dr Dwight Enys, John Nettles as Ray Penvenen, Beatie Edney as Prudie and Caroline Blakiston as Aunt Agatha.

Debbie Horsfield says: “We’re thrilled to be kicking off series three with a fantastic array of new characters and a story which scales new heights of conflict, feuding, passion and drama. Ross is older but not necessary wiser, and his recklessness sometimes costs him, and his loved ones, dear.”

Filming for series three of Poldark will take place across Cornwall and Bristol, including the Bottle Yard Studios, over the coming months and will air on BBC One in 2017.