This interview was done a few weeks ago at the BFI screening. There was a moratorium printing them until this week. The same basic interview has been posted by many news outlets.
Aidan Turner hints Poldark will end after series four… but doesn’t rule out returning in a decade
By Eve Buckland, Daily Mail
Series four of hit show Poldark is due to hit TV screens next month,
But show star Aidan Turner hinted that series four may be the last outing for the hunky army officer, at least for the next decade, in a new interview with The Express.
The 34-year-old actor, who won a legion of fans with his jaw-dropping topless scything scenes in series one, praised the successful BBC One show but admitted he saw it coming to a close after this series.
He said: ‘It’s been big for us all and it’ll always be a special thing,’ he explained.
‘But things naturally do come to an end and I think we’ve done really well with Winston’s books and I hope he’d be really proud.’
I think next year might be the last one, certainly for a while.’
The star added the series may return due to a huge gap in the original books of around 15 years.
Aidan admitted he didn’t fancy ‘aging up’ and would come back in 10 years in order to revisit the series ‘in the right way.’
This comes after it was announced that a new hunk is set to come between Ross Poldark and his wife Demelza.
Max Bennett, 33, will play villainous MP Monk Adderley who takes a particular interest in Demelza, played by Eleanor Tomlinson.
Ross and his wife have already cheated on each other, with Demelza kissing naval officer Hugh Armitage, played by Burberry model Josh Whitehouse, in the final episode of series three.
It came after she was told that Ross had kissed Elizabeth Warleggan, his first love and former fiancee.
Adderley, a former Army captain, is expected to cause even more trouble with the couple, being described as an ‘unscrupulous society figure who is on a collision course with the Poldarks’.
Bennett, who is a Cambridge-educated former head boy, is relatively unknown, having appeared mainly in West End productions.
He said of his character: ‘His interest is particularly piqued by Demelza and that is where the collision course occurs.
‘Apart from being beautiful, Demelza is very unusual in his social circle, she is an outsider and that is intriguing to him.’
On his manipulative side, he said: ‘He also just likes playing with people so having a new and slightly naive person on the scene is fun for him and is also a chance to stick the knife in with Ross.’
Writer Debbie Horsfield described Bennett’s character as a ‘vibrant and exotic new addition’ and warned that he will have a ‘major impact on the lives of Ross and Demelza’.
She said: ‘Monk Adderley is famed for his duelling and his scandalous affairs. He is utterly without conscience or loyalty and takes a twisted pleasure in wreaking havoc in the lives of others.’