Monday, April 13, 2015

Who’ll win Poldark’s heart? Love triangle is building to a climax

PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sat, Apr 11, 2015

Captain Ross Poldark and his childhood sweetheart Elizabeth

Captain Ross Poldark and his childhood sweetheart Elizabeth

Swoonsome Sunday night period drama Poldark has all the ingredients of a sure-fire hit: ridiculously attractive cast members, beautiful, wild Cornish seascapes and a compelling love triangle at its heart, driving the action forward.

So, it’s no wonder that the series – based on Winston Graham’s acclaimed novels – has attracted in excess of 6.5 million viewers each week since it began in early March.

Now, with just three episodes left in the series, the question on everyone’s lips is whether its darkly handsome protagonist Captain Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) will remain faithful to his flame-haired former kitchen maid wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson), or be swayed by his childhood sweetheart Elizabeth (Heida Reed).

“I think Ross and Demelza are very similar personalities and along the way she makes Ross notice that his relationship with Elizabeth would never have worked as they are not alike,” reflects actress Eleanor, 22.

“Ross and Demelza are cut from the same rock; Demelza is equally as fiery as Ross and puts him in his place, but at the same time they just understand each other’s moods.”

Indeed, in recent weeks viewers have seen Poldark find true happiness with Demelza. He declared his love for her, saying that she was his saviour, and last week the birth of their daughter, Julia, brought them even closer together.

Yet he still finds himself inexplicably drawn to his former love, Elizabeth, going as far as telling his cousin Verity (Ruby Bentall) that he would be happiest if he could have them both


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