“It has become a world-wide TV sensation and tomorrow Wells once again is at the centre of the action as it becomes a key location for the drama.
The makers of Poldark are back in the city for the second time in a couple of months using the town hall, Crown Pub and Cathedral Green as backdrops for the eagerly awaited third series.
And yes – although we can’t confirm it 100%, we fully expect the man himself will be there – star of the show, Aidan Turner.
Business and residents in and around Market Place received letters from production company Mammoth Screen informing them that filming was to take place.
It says has arranged for the closure of Market Place for 24 hours – from 12am on Friday to 12am on Saturday.
A spokeswoman from Mammoth Screen said the film crew would be on site throughout the day and said it couldn’t prevent people from watching but asked for them to be aware when the cameras were rolling and “let the actors do their job”.
Poldark tells the story of a man who returns from the American War of Independence to his Cornish home only to find his father dead, his estate in ruins and his girlfriend engaged to someone else.
Filming for the new season took place at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells over four days in late November.
Parts of the Palace were transformed into a French convent – which in the show will be taken over by the French Republic to house prisoners of war.
Producer Michael Ray said at the time scenes featuring the Bishop’s Palace would be the biggest and “most action packed” the show has ever filmed.
The filming process was a closely guarded secret, with heavy security preventing the public from entering the Palace and extras having to agree not to give away certain details.
Wells-based artist and actor Edgar Phillips was one of the extras in November – he won a part in the show late on thanks to his famous wing sculptures.”
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