Aidan in Desperate Romantics
Robin Ellis posted on his blog about the decision to cast Aidan as Ross Poldark:
"Just needs to add the scar and he's away!
Congratulations to him--I hope he has as much fun as we did filming this wild and wonderful saga written in 12 books over a sixty year period by Winston Graham.
Forty years ago this November I went for the first of three auditions for the part, knowing little about Winston Graham and less of the books.
A brief glance at the first book of the saga, Ross Poldark, was enough--I seriously wanted him to be me or vice versa.
I had to go through two more nail-biting sessions in front of producer and directors before finding myself in the position Aidan is in today….
...Cast to play Ross Poldark."
"Aidan and I share a common debt to Winston, for giving us the chance to play a difficult, contrary, complex man often out of his time."
"It's a roller coaster of a ride!"
To read the rest of Robin Ellis' post about the casting of Aidan Turner as Ross, click on the link below:
As for me, I have mixed feelings. No secret that I would have loved for Richard Armitage to be the next Ross Poldark. He would have been perfect as Ross. But I've been a fan of Aidan's since Being Human, and I know he'll do a good job.
My Ross Poldark will always be Robin Ellis.