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Aidan Turner Reveals How He Narrowly Escaped Injury While Filming 'Poldark'


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‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner has revealed how he found himself in a scary situation while filming scenes for last night’s episode of ‘Poldark’. During filming the actor was nearly bested by the Cornish tides, when his character Ross Poldark was meant to be rescuing Demelza.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner narrowly escaped injury while filming ‘Poldark’

Speaking to the Radio Times, Turner said: “There’s nothing like the Cornish sea at the height of winter for putting you in your place. We were filming me lifting Demelza out of a boat in the actual sea when this huge wave picked up the boat and slammed it into my head. I dropped her in the water – not very Ross Poldark."

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'Poldark' Star Aidan Turner Says He Doesn't Feel 'Objectified' By Shirtless Scenes


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‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner says he doesn't feel objectified by all the attention surrounding his shirtless scenes on the BBC drama. The Irish actor says he finds it all ‘hilarious’ and maintains that he doesn't mind having to take his top off, as long as it makes sense for the scene.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner says he doesn't feel ‘objectified’ by ‘Poldark’ viewers

Speaking to The Times, Turner said: “I don’t feel objectified, it’s funny! It’s just a couple of people admiring your body. It’s like doing any other scene. It’s the same as me galloping on a horse on a beach.”

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'Poldark' Series Three Begins Filming In Cornwall With New Cast Members


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‘Poldark’ may have only returned to our screens for its second series on Sunday night, but Aidan Turner has already begun filming his next adventure. According to the Radio Times, Turner and co-star Eleanor Tomlinson were back on the Cornish cliffs filming for the third series, less than 24 hours after Sunday night’s episode aired.

Aidan Turner filming Poldark‘Poldark’ has begun filming series three

Series three was commissioned in July and will consist of nine episodes set to air next year. It will feature some exciting new cast members, including Harry Richardson and Tom York who will play Demelza's brothers.

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Aidan Turner - Aidan Turner who plays Poldark in the BBC drama boards a Ship in harbour. - Penzance, United Kingdom - Monday 21st September 2015

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Gabriella Wilde Joins Cast Of ‘Poldark’ For Second Season


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Gabriella Wilde has joined the cast of Poldark. The 26-year-old will play a “beautiful and manipulative heiress” in the second season of the BBC period drama. Wilde is known for her roles in such films as Carrie and Endless Love. She is also a society darling and a close friend of model and actress Cressida Bonas.

Gabriella WildeGabriella Wilde at the Serpentine Gallery summer party in July 2015.

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BBC Reportedly Signs £50 Million Deal For Five More Years Of 'Poldark'


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The BBC have reportedly signed a £50 million deal to keep drama ‘Poldark’ going for another five years. According to the Sunday Mirror the series, which stars Aidan Turner as Captain Ross Poldark, is set to continue until 2020 with new episodes hitting every year.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner stars in the hit BBC drama.

A BBC insider told the newspaper, “We are keen to find a long-running drama which will return year after year and bring in a big audience – our own 'Downton Abbey'. We believe 'Poldark' fits the bill perfectly.”

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Natalie Dormer Claims Both Men And Women Are Subject To Objectification In Film Industry


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Game Of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer has spoken out in defence of the movie and TV industry over claims about the objectification of women, claiming that men are just as likely to be under scrutiny for their age and physical appearance.

Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell in the massively popular HBO fantasy drama, has told the Radio Times in a new interview that the visual nature of television and film inevitably means that both sexes will be under the microscope when it comes to their looks.

Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer stars in 'The Scandalous Lady W' on the BBC next week (Aug 20th)

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Increase The Licence Fee To Save BBC Drama, Says Exiting Chief Behind 'Sherlock' And 'Poldark'


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Ben Stephenson, the outgoing controller of drama commissioning at the BBC, has said the licence fee needs to be increased, or the broadcaster will be forced to slash its drama output. In his farewell interview with the Radio Times, Stephenson, who helped bring shows such as ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Doctor Who’ to British screens, described the BBC as being at a "tipping point” thanks to the licence fee cap.

SherlockBen Stephenson was responsible for bringing ‘Sherlock’ to British TV screens.

Currently the licence fee paid by British television owners is capped at 2010's price of £145.50 until 31 March 2017, but thanks to inflation Stephenson says the cap is effectively a cut to the BBC's budget. "It really can't keep cutting... And the truth is the market isn't going to fill the gap," he told the Radio Times.

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Series Finale Of 'Poldark' Attracts Nearly 6 Million Viewers


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The hit drama re-make ‘Poldark’ attracted just over a quarter of the entire TV audience for its series finale on Sunday night. 5.9 million viewers tuned in to BBC One see the first season come to a close, in what’s been a tremendous success for the corporation.

The last instalment in the eight-part period drama attracted over half a million more viewers for the live broadcast than the penultimate did last Sunday. It therefore attracted 25.4% of the entire audience for the prime 9pm-10pm slot.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner, star of 'Poldark'

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Aidan Turner Keeping His Shirt On Proves A Shocking Twist For 'Poldark' Viewers


Aidan Turner Eleanor Tomlinson

BBC drama ‘Poldark’ has quickly become essential Sunday evening viewing, thanks in no small part to star Aidan Turner and his character's trademark shirtless scythe-wielding. But viewers were left a little disappointed during the series’ penultimate episode on Sunday evening, when in a shocking turn of events Poldark kept his shirt on.

Aidan TurnerA fully clothed Aidan Turner

Some viewers even took to Twitter, to complain about being deprived of seeing Turner’s tanned torso on their television screens. ‘No half naked scything tonight? (Sighs) #poldark2015,’ one viewer succinctly put it. While another, referencing the Beeb’s pre-episode warning regarding ‘upsetting scenes’, wrote, ‘Despite the @BBCOne warning before #Poldark my wife is traumatised by some of the scenes in which Aidan Turner kept his shirt on..”

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Second Series Of 'Poldark' Commissioned By BBC One


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Following the overwhelming success of its first series, the BBC has confirmed that ratings-topper ‘Poldark’ will be returning for a second season. The period drama remake has been given the green light for another eight episodes, with the photogenic Aidan Turner to reprise his star role.

31 year old Turner’s brooding portrayal of Ross Poldark, who often appears riding horseback with no shirt on in the series, has been one of the reasons that it has become such a ratings success for BBC One. It has meant that the channel has enjoyed its highest ratings share for the first quarter of a calendar year for a decade.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner will return as Ross Poldark in a second series

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Aidan Turner & fiancee Sarah Greene - Poldark star Aidan Turner & fiancee Sarah Greene attend a panel discussion on acting at The Teacher's Club on Parnell Street as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival alongside fellow Irish actor Robert Sheehan, Dublin, Ireland - 24.03.15. - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 24th March 2015

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'Poldark' Star Aidan Turner Getting Married To Long Term Girlfriend Sarah Greene


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Get ready to be disappointed, female ‘Poldark’ fans: Aidan Turner is getting engaged. Reports in British newspaper The Sunday Express claim that the Irish actor popped the question to Sarah Greene, his girlfriend of three years, shortly after Christmas.

31 year old Turner apparently decided to propose to 29 year old Greene, also an actor, after she had spent the festive period with him at his parents’ home in Dublin. A source quoted by the paper says: “They are a really close and happy couple, and marriage is the logical next step for them.”

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Aidan Turner and fiancee Sarah Greene earlier in 2015

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Aidan Turner and Sarah Greene - Opening night of The Walworth Farce at The Olympia Theatre - Arrivals - Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday 14th January 2015

Aidan Turner and Sarah Greene

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Review


Very Good

Peter Jackson's expanded take on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit comes to a conclusion in a battle epic packed with enormous action sequences that oddly distract attention from the much more engaging central plotline. By the time it thunders to its satisfying conclusion after nearly two and a half hours, there's a sense of balance restored, providing some powerfully emotional moments along with the thrills. But there's a lot of chaotic mayhem to get through first.

The action picks up immediately, as the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) roars into Laketown causing further desolation before being stopped by the heroic Bard (Luke Evans), who then leads the survivors back to their long-abandoned city in the mountains. Meanwhile, dwarf king Thorin (Richard Armitage) has reclaimed his throne and Smaug's enormous stash of gold, which consumes his soul with greed. But he abandons his promises to Bard and the elf leader Thranduil (Lee Pace), who assembles the elf army against him. So Thorin calls in a dwarf battalion to take them on. Meanwhile, the hobbit Bilbo (Martin Freeman) is trying to diffuse the situation and snap Thorin out of his avaricious funk. And wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) discovers that two waves of ruthless orcs are descending on Thorin.

All of this strategising and squaring-off feels fragmented and uneven, as Jackson cuts back and forth between the sprawling ensemble cast while trying to build momentum toward the earth-rattling collision of these five armies. Thankfully, there's also a lot of interpersonal stuff going on to hold the interest. Elf warrior Legolas (Orlando Bloom) is still caught up in a romantic triangle with his intended Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) and her forbidden love, the unusually hot dwarf Kili (Aidan Turner). And there's some comic relief from Alfrid (Ryan Gage), a weaselly human who worms his way into Bard's inner circle for some inexplicable reason. Best of all is the push and pull between Bilbo and Thorin, which is very nicely played by Freeman and Armitage.

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Trailer


The Lonely Mountain has been reclaimed from the dragon Smaug. The dwarves of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) have won; although they soon discover that the price of their victory was steep. Smaug has laid waste to Lake Town, leaving the residents homeless after Thorin promised them riches. The elves of Mirkwood seek the dwarves that escaped their dungeons, while an army of orcs seek to end the line of Durin. And behind the scenes, a dark lord of shadow, long since defeated, is preparing to make a return to Middle Earth - the secret to his power lies in a small, golden ring. A ring that has chosen a new owner; The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman). 

'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' serves as the final chapter in Academy Award winning director Peter Jackson's Middle Earth saga. The film serves as the sixth film by Jackson to be based on the works of writer J. R. R. Tolkien, and the final part of 'The Hobbit' trilogy. When Tolkien released 'The Hobbit' in 1937, it was a single book. Jackson released the final part of his adaptation of 'Lord of the Rings' in 2003, and stated that he would not work on a 'Hobbit' movie. However, he eventually signed on to direct a two part adaptation of 'The Hobbit', which later turned into a trilogy in 2012. 

The film is due to be released on 12th December, 2014 in the UK, with a US release date of 17th December.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies - Teaser Trailer


Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and the mini-army of dwarves led by Thorin are facing an evermore deadly path in their pursuit of the Lonely Mountain and its mound of treasure which was stolen from the dwarves some time ago by the fiercesome dragon Smaug. Their attempt to slay him has failed, instead unleashing further horrors upon themselves. Angering the dragon has only made things worse with him now determined to murder every creature that lies in its path, demolishing a neighbouring village with little more than a breath. Gandalf remains captured and tensions are ever rising between not only friends, but elves, dwarves, orcs and goblins and it's clear that the  deadliest, brutalist war for thousands of years is well on its way.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Review


Excellent

With wittier action and a few more sharply defined characters, this second episode in Peter Jackson's trilogy is more engaging than the somewhat over-packed An Unexpected Journey. Once again, the key to enjoying the film is to distance it from the beloved novel: this is a big adventure movie as opposed to Tolkien's light-hearted romp. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.

There isn't much actual plot, as we are between the set-up and conclusion, so the film consists of a series of set-pieces as Bilbo (Freeman) and his band of dwarves continue their journey to reclaim the dwarf throne in the Lonely Mountain. Gandalf (McKellen) heads off to confront the shifty, shadowy Necromancer (Cumberbatch), while Bilbo and crew head into the creepy Mirkwood, where they confront gigantic spiders before being captured by wood-elves. This is where they meet Legolas (Bloom), whose feisty sidekick Tauriel (Lilly) falls for sexy dwarf Kili (Turner) as they continue their journey to Lake-town. There they get help from Bard (Evans) as they launch their final assault on the mountain, where the dragon Smaug (also Cumberbatch) is napping on the dwarves' vast treasure.

Jackson directs with a spark of energy and humour that holds our attention even when things begin to look a little too digitally animated (basic laws of physics apparently don't apply in Middle Earth). And each sequence also provides some depth of character, especially in the overall journey of Bilbo, nicely played by Freeman as a guy who is only just discovering his own ingenuity and bravery. By contrast, McKellen's plot is much darker as he faces off against unnerving evil. As in the first film, the other strong character is Thorin (Armitage), the heir to the dwarf throne grappling with the idea of a return to power.

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Aidan Turner - The Hobbit Premiere at Dolby Theater in Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd December 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - International Trailer


Bilbo Baggins has narrowly escaped several deadly confrontations with the likes of trolls, stone giants and countless orcs alongside his faithful wizard partner Gandalf and the hardy Dwarves of Erebor as they passed through the treacherous Misty Mountains. Their quest to retrieve the dwarves' vast pile of treasure and the land that they once called their home is at a peak as they reach the Lonely Mountain. Guarded by a colossal dragon named Smaug, the Lonely Mountain proves to be even more perilous than where they had just been and armed only with elven swords and Bilbo's Ring, they must make the ultimate defeat while fighting giant spiders and more goblins along the way. More threats face them in the form of untrustworthy elves with intelligence that far surpasses any of the travellers' put together, and their chances of survival are becoming very slim indeed.

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is the second instalment of 'The Hobbit' movie trilogy directed by Peter Jackson ('King Kong', 'The Lovely Bones', 'The Lord of the Rings') and based on the novel by JRR Tolkien. Screenwriters Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro make their return as do much of the previous cast alongside some new faces. It is due to be released in the UK on December 13th 2013.

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The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones Review


OK

Fans of Cassandra Clare's book series won't mind that this film is overcrowded and chaotic, but the uninitiated will be worn out by what feels like a superficial mash-up of leather-clad stereotypes. Director Zwart (who remade The Karate Kid) certainly creates a lively sense of energy, zipping through each scene as if he's trying to cram every moment in the book into two hours. But as a result, nothing grabs hold.

Our hero is Clary (Collins), a New York teen whose mother (Headey) never told her that she was a Shadowhunter, a half-angel whose job is to protect humanity from demons. But just as she meets goth dreamboat Shadowhunter Jace (Campbell Bower), her mom is kidnapped. So she and her best pal Simon (Sheehan), who has a secret crush on her, travel with Jace into the city's underworld of angels, demons, werewolves and vampires. At the secret Shadowhunter headquarters, she meets leader Hodge (Harris) as well as siblings Alec and Isabelle (Zegers and West). And everyone warns her about the villainous Valentine (Meyers), who has some sort of nefarious master plan involving Clary and her magical cup.

The film is structured as a series of quests, as Clary learns about her supernatural abilities by visiting the City of Bones under a cemetery, breaking into a church to collect a stash of demon-fighting weapons, consulting with a variety of magical creatures, and so on. But these individual sequences never quite connect together into a story with any momentum. It's simply impossible to get involved in these events without being able to identify with the characters, none of whom are properly developed. Obviously, readers of the books won't have this problem, but such a fragmented film is unlikely to draw new fans to the franchise.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer


Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and their company thirteen dwarves have managed to leave the Misty Mountains almost unscathed after a series of death-defying encounters with trolls, stone giants, goblins and orcs. Armed with the One Ring and an array of elven forged swords, Bilbo must now set out to help retrieve the mountain of treasure that once belonged to the dwarves under the Lonely Mountain that was usurped by the dragon Smaug. Unfortunately, it proves less then straight-forward as more threats lie in their way from giant spiders and yet more goblins to unforgiving elves and waterfalls. However, as they approach the dragon, they begin to feel that all their other deadly ventures were just the tip of the iceberg.

'The Hobbit' returns with the second part of the movie trilogy 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' which sees the return of director Peter Jackson ('King Kong', 'The Lovely Bones', 'The Lord of the Rings') following part one, 'An Unexpected Journey'. Writers Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro are also back, along with last year's star cast and many new faces. Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, this new fantasy adventure film is set to hit cinemas this winter on December 13th 2013.

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Aidan Turner Sunday 9th December 2012 Irish Premiere of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' at The Savoy - Arrivals

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Trailer


Clary Fray has been made to live as a normal girl all her life with her mother making sure she never discovers who she truly is. However, when she watches a man getting slaughtered in a nightclub and seemingly is the only one who notices, she starts to suspect that there's more to the world than most people can see. The killer is a man called Jace who reveals himself as a Shadowhunter; a half-angel demon slayer with the power to make himself invisible to the Mundane (humans). Soon, Clary discovers that her mother is in grave danger having been brutally kidnapped from their home and she finds out that her mother is also a Shadowhunter who has been having Clary's memories of unusual happenings blocked all her life. Clary must embrace her true identity and help Jace and the other Shadowhunters in the battle to maintain the balance of good and evil and return her mother back to her.

Here comes the latest teen fantasy movie adaptation in the shape of 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'. Based on the first book of a series by Cassandra Clare, the movie has been directed by Harald Zwart ('The Karate Kid' [2010], 'Agent Cody Banks') and written by I. Marlene King ('Just My Luck', 'Now and Then') and Jessica Postigo in her screenwriting debut. It is due to hit screens on August 23rd 2013.

Director: Harald Zwart

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trailer


Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit, who lives a quiet life in The Shire. His peace is interrupted one day when Gandalf arrives on his doorstep, persuading Bilbo to hold a party in his home. Bilbo refuses but has no choice but to agree when Gandalf pesters him.

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Aidan Turner

Date of birth

19th June, 1983

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Peter Jackson's expanded take on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit comes to a conclusion in a...

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The Lonely Mountain has been reclaimed from the dragon Smaug. The dwarves of Thorin Oakenshield...

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Trailer

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Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and the mini-army of dwarves led by Thorin are facing an evermore...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Review

With wittier action and a few more sharply defined characters, this second episode in Peter...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer

Bilbo Baggins has narrowly escaped several deadly confrontations with the likes of trolls, stone giants...

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Movie Review

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Fans of Cassandra Clare's book series won't mind that this film is overcrowded and chaotic,...

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