Poldark returns to TV

The BBC have announced plans for a remake of 'Poldark', with actors including Eddie Redmayne, Matt Smith, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jonas Armstrong, Colin Morgan, Rob James-Collier and Nicholas Hoult all in the frame for the lead role

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Eddie Redmayne could star in Poldark

Eddie Redmayne could star in Poldark

'Poldark' is returning to TV.

The classic costume drama will air in a six-part series on BBC One later this year, almost 40 years after the original - which starred Robin Ellis in the title role alongside Kevin McNally, Christopher Biggins and Trudy Styler - first broadcast.

The show, which will film in Cornwall, is adapted from Winston Graham's novels and is set in the late 18th century.

It tells the story of Captain Ross Poldark who returns home from war to find his father dead, his house in ruins and overrun by unruly servants and the love of his life, Elizabeth, engaged to his cousin after believing him dead.

Bosses are currently searching for a young handsome actor to take on the lead role, with Eddie Redmayne, Matt Smith, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jonas Armstrong, Colin Morgan, Rob James-Collier and Nicholas Hoult all in the frame.

'Poldark' - which is being adapted by 'Cutting It' writer Debbie Horsfield - is not the only new drama the BBC have announced.

BBC Director of Television Danny Cohen and drama boss Ben Stephensen have also commissioned 'Dickensian', a long-running soap-style show set in the world of Charles Dickens.

The show will bring to life many of the iconic author's most famous characters, who will meet each other "in the most surprising of ways".

Danny said: "It has been a joy and privilege to commission programmes for BBC One.

"I hope audiences enjoy the range and creative ambitions of these new dramas for the channel."

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1. Coco.10 May 2013, 12:38pm Report

I would like to see Colin Morgan play Ross Poldark, as I think he would do the part justice, as Robin Ellis did before him !!

2. Demelzabunny10 May 2013, 1:26pm Report

JONAS!!! JONAS!! He is definitely the most handsome of all!

3. COLIN MORGAN FAN10 May 2013, 6:06pm Report

I hope the amazing and gorgeous Colin Morgan will play this role! I want to watch him on my TV screen again!

4. random girl on the internet10 May 2013, 8:21pm Report

I would absolutely love to see Colin Morgan in this role!! I think he'd attract loads of viewers to the show, as he's extremely handsome and an incredible incredible actor!

5. Janine10 May 2013, 11:03pm Report

Yes, I also hope Colin Morgan gets the leadrole in the new Poldark,
since he is a brilliant actor.

6. angellla2911 May 2013, 8:04am Report

Colin Morgan is perfect for that role.

7. sarah4411 May 2013, 9:27am Report

It would be absolutely amazing admiring Colin Morgan again on TV screen.
He would I am sure about that be the most awesome in the leading role!
The best young actor of the last decade.

8. justanotherdarkhorse12 May 2013, 8:01am Report

COLIN MORGAN! Really hope they pick him coz he's absolutely brilliant :)

9. TW_1D_Lawson12 May 2013, 3:02pm Report

colin and matt in the same show makes me so happy :)

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