‘Poldark’ Cast List, Filming Locations and BBC Trailer

Full cast of Poldark 2015, Filming Locations, Air Date and BBC One Trailer: Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson star as Ross Poldark and Demelza in the new TV adaptation remake of Winston Graham’s historical novels.

Set in Cornwall during the 18th century, 31-year-old Irish actor Aidan Turner plays the title role in Debbie Horsfield’s adaptation of the acclaimed romantic saga.

Poldark - Ross Poldark (AIDEN TURNER) - Image Credit: BBC/Mammoth. Photographer: Robert Viglasky

The ‘Poldark’ 2015 remakes title character: Ross Poldark (AIDEN TURNER) – Image Credit: BBC/Mammoth. Photographer: Robert Viglasky

Poldark 2015 Filming Locations

This latest series was shot in 2014 using a number of locations in the south-west of England. Click here to see our complete guide to where Poldark 2015 was filmed.


Poldark Cast List – 2015 BBC Remake

Character – Actor/Actress (Previous Work)

Ross PoldarkAidan Turner (The Hobbit trilogy of films, Being Human, The Clinic, Desperate Romantics, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Hattie, The Secret Scripture)

Demelza Carne Eleanor Tomlinson (The White Queen, Death Comes To Pemberley, Jack the Giant Slayer, The Illusionist, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging)

Elizabeth (Ross’s first love) – Heida Reed (DCI Banks, Jo, Silent Witness, One Day, True Bloodthirst)

Francis Poldark (Ross’ cousin and Elizabeth’s husband) – Kyle Soller (Anna Karenina)

Charles Poldark (Ross’s uncle) – Warren Clarke (Dalziel and Pascoe, Chuggington, In with the Flynns, The Invisibles)

Verity (Ross’s cousin) – Ruby Bentall (Larkrise To Candleford, The Paradise, Lost in Austen)

Aunt AgathaCaroline Blakiston (Brass, Rides)

Jud Paynter (Ross’s male servant) – Phil Davies (Whitechapel, Black Work, Silk, Being Human, Desperate Romantics, Collision, Bleak House, Rose and Maloney, North Square, Births, Marriages and Deaths, Case Histories)

Prudie (Ross’s female servant and Jud’s wife) – Beatie Edney (Lewis, Dressing for Breakfast)

Jim Carter (Ross’s farm hand) – Alexander Arnold (Skins, What Remains)

George WarlegganJack Farthing (Blandings, Cilla)

Cary WarlegganPip Torrens (The Promise, Fleming, Law & Order: UK, Silk, Grantchester, Broken News, Up the Women)

Tom Carne (Demelza’s farther) – Mark Frost (Doctors, The Mill, Hope Springs, The Bill, Faust)

Zacky MartinTristan Sturrock (Bad Girls, Jamaica Inn, Doc Martin)

Mrs Zacky MartinEmma Spurgin Hussey

Dr ChoakeRobert Daws (The Royal, Roger Roger, Outside Edge, Coronation Street)

Captain Andrew BlameyRichard Harrington (Alys, Lark Rise to Candleford, Hinterland, Holby Blue, Pen Talar, Collision, Bleak House, Spooks, Cravings, Burton: Y Gyfrinach)

Reverend HalseRobin Ellis (Robin played Ross in the original 1970’s Poldark television series)

A blast from the past: The new Poldark AIDAN TURNER with original Ross actor ROBIN ELLIS as Reverend Halse - Image Credit: BBC/Mammoth Screen/Mike Hogan

A blast from the past: The new Poldark AIDAN TURNER with original Ross actor ROBIN ELLIS as Reverend Halse – Image Credit: BBC/Mammoth Screen/Mike Hogan

Mrs TeagueMary Woodvine (The Lark, Judge John Deed, Pie in the Sky, Space Precinct)

Ruth Teague/TreneglosHarriet Ballard (Switch, Inspector Lewis)

Captain HenshawJohn Hollingworth (Da Vinci’s Demons, The Hour)

Horace TreneglosMichael Culkin (Garrow’s Law, Da Vinci’s Demons, Perfect Strangers)

John Treneglos – Daniel Cook

Paul DanielEd Browning (Honest, Teachers, Hide)

Mark DanielMatthew Wilson

MargaretCrystal Leaity (Mr Selfridge, Lewis)

Mrs ChynowethSally Dexter (Sugartown, Night & Day, Family, Wittgenstein)

Keren SmithSabrina Bartlett (The Passing Bells, Da Vinci’s Demons)

Harris PascoeRichard Hope (High Stakes, M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team, The Bill, EastEnders, McCready and Daughter,The Demon Headmaster,  A Perfect State)

Dwight EnysLuke Norris

JinnyGracee O’Brien

CaptainTim Delap (Four Seasons, To the Ends of the Earth)

SoldierDarcy Vanhinsbergh

LandlordJulian Seager (Broadchurch, The Hollow Crown, Stella, Da Vinci’s Demons)

Sir Hugh Bodregun – Patrick Ryecart (The Escape Artist, The High Life, Rag Nymph, Romeo & Juliet, Silas Marner, Twenty-One, The King’s Speech)

Harry Blewitt – Hywel Simons (The Bill, Roughnecks, Casualty 1907)

Reverend Odgers – Jason Squibb

Richard Tonkin – Rory Wilton (Doc Martin, All in the Valley)

Chairman – Geoffrey Bersey

Sanson – Jason Thorpe (Little Dorrit, Fast & Furious 6, various TV adverts)

Blight – Billy Geraghty (The Last Detective, The Golden Hour)

Jailer – Simon Meacock (Jamaica Inn, Arthur & George, DCI Banks, No Signal)

Mr Tressidder – Mark Seaman

Captain McNeil – Henry Garrett (Peaky Blinders, The Bill, Skins)

Sergeant Tremayne – Gruffudd Glyn (Stella, The Theory of Everything)

Captain Bray – Derek Frood



If your wondering what the name is of the theme music used in the Poldark trailer/TV advert, the song is called ‘Wolves’ and it’s performed by Rag’n’Bone Man featuring Stig Of The Dump.

Watching Aidan Turner in the role of Ross Poldark, it’s possible to mistake him for one of the actors currently starring in The Musketeers. Though he’s so far not been in the fellow BBC drama, it’s not hard to imagine Turner playing a Musketeer or at least starring as a future guest cast member.

Behind the Scenes Filming: Poldark Dancing Video

When does Poldark start on BBC TV in 2015?

The start date and time for Poldark has now been officially set for Sunday 8 March 2015 at 9:00pm on BBC One, with catch-up available via BBC iPlayer. The show will be airing in the prime time Sunday night slot once The Casual Vacancy has concluded. The new series of Poldark will be broadcast over eight episodes.

Adapted from the first two novels in Winston Graham’s sweeping saga, the series centres around the life of Captain Ross Poldark. Following his service overseas in the US War of Independence, Ross returns home to Cornwall only to be faced with the loss of his father, his finances and tin mining industry falling apart, and to top it all off, he learns his childhood sweetheart Elizabeth is now due to marry his cousin Francis.

The Original 1970’s Poldark Series

Also based on the Winston Graham novels and broadcasting for 29 episodes over 2 series, the original Poldark BBC drama aired in the UK from 1975 to 1977. In addition to starring Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark, the original cast list also featured Angharad Rees as Demelza, Jill Townsend as Elizabeth Warleggan and Ralph Bates as George Warleggan.