Here is your chance to bid for a first edition copy of Poldark, donated to the Anno’s Africa Charity Auction by Aidan Turner and signed by Aidan and Robin Ellis. Aidan plays Ross Poldark in the new BBC adaptation of Poldark and Robin played him in the original TV show. Robin also plays Dr Halse in the new version.
The Anno’s Africa Charity Auction raises funds for art education for children in slums and AIDS orphans in Nairobi. The auction is live on eBAY from 4 to 14 September, 2014. Aidan’s donation is Lot 47 and includes a signed photo of Aidan as Ross Poldark as well as the signed first edition book.
Looks like filming on Poldark has gone full circle. Yesterday, it seems, they were back where it all began last April: filming at Chavenage House.
Make-up artist Laura Viana Da Silva posted this photo of yesterday’s filming with the comment that it was a beautiful day.
The first picture from the set, posted by BBC, showed Chavenage House where Poldark filming began on 14 April, 2014.
Photo credit Atkinson Action Horses
Here are Rupert and Seamus, two Atkinson Action Horses, on the set of Poldark.
Seamus is ridden by Aidan Turner (Ross) and Rupert by Warren Clarke (Charles Poldark). Unfortunately Tzan, the horse being ridden by Kyle Soller (Francis), is hidden from view.
Rupert is 18 and is pure Irish Draught. When I spoke to Mark Atkinson of Atkinson Action Horses earlier in the year, he told me that Rupert is one of their best horses. He’s even worked at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where he was ridden on stage by the lead singer in Falstaff.