AI­DAN TURNER: ‘I Wasn’t Wear­ing Any Un­der­wear Film­ing Poldark!’

Our Sun­day nights have been a whole lot, well, sex­ier since the ar­rival of Ai­dan as Ross Poldark. We found out more about the Ir­ish hunk…

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t may look like we’re on our sofa on a Sun­day at 9pm. And yes, those may ap­pear to be py­ja­mas we are wear­ing. But your eyes de­ceive you, for we’re ac­tu­ally on the Cor­nish moors, dressed in a flow­ing frock, with an ever-so-dash­ing army cap­tain rid­ing a trusty stead be­side us. Such is the power of the bril­liant BBC drama, Poldark, in which we are trans­ported to Corn­wall in the 1700s. And it’s all thanks to Ai­dan Turner.

The Dublin-born ac­tor (who is best known for The Hob­bit tril­ogy and BBC3’S Be­ing Hu­man) has stepped into the role of Ross Poldark, a war hero who re­turns home to Corn­wall to find his fa­ther dead, the fam­ily es­tate in ru­ins and the love of his life be­trothed to his cousin. The story fol­lows him as he tries to re­build his life (and, at points, walls, too – which he does rather pleas­ingly with his top off), while bat­tling with his feel­ings for old flame El­iz­a­beth and new love in­ter­est, maid Demelza (Eleanor Tom­lin­son). And trust us, it’s Ai­dan, 31, who makes this the se­ri­ously sexy pe­riod drama our Sun­day nights have been wait­ing for. With that in mind, we de­cided to find out a few facts about the man him­self…

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