Belfast Telegraph

Poldark's Aidan Turner has close admirer

By Julia Hunt

Poldark star Aidan Turner has said it was wonderful returning to shoot the second series after the first proved to be a ratings winner.

The Irish actor played Cornish mine owner Ross Poldark in the BBC's adaptation of Winston Graham's novels, which peaked with 9.4 million viewers across TV and iPlayer and won the Radio Times Audience Award at this year's Baftas.

Turner is back for a second series in September, with a third also in the pipeline. He was joined by co-stars Heida Reed and Eleanor Tomlinson yesterday at the preview screening at the BFI in London.

Icelandic Reed admitted earlier this week that she found Turner sexy.

"Who doesn't? Of course I do," she told the Telegraph.

The new series picks up where the last left off, with Poldark facing trial and possible hanging with he and wife Demelza (Tomlinson) having just lost their daughter, Julia.

Poldark will also venture back into smuggling and becomes embroiled in several battles with arch-rival George Warleggan (Jack Farthing).

Turner said: "I really enjoy the fight scenes, they are so much fun.

"George is working out. He's boxing and training so he is well able to handle himself these days which makes the fight more interesting. He's quite vicious in some of these fights."

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