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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 Reveals He's "Fighting" BBC To Keep His Clothes ON In 'Poldark'


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‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner has revealed that BBC bosses were so desperate for their photogenic, ratings-winning star to keep showing off his torso in the forthcoming series that they invented storylines that had nothing to do with original novel in order to get him to do so.

Turner, 33, won the National Television Awards’ Impact Award earlier this year for his role as Ross Poldark in the BBC’s series.

The plaudits for his actual acting were overshadowed in the public imagination by a succession of shirtless shots – and in a new interview with Woman Magazine this week, he said the BBC was trying to cash in even further but that he was “fighting” to keep his clothes on as much as possible.

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'Poldark' And 'X Factor' Set For TV Clash In September


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The new series of period drama ‘Poldark’, starring Aidan Turner, will be returning to screens on September 4th. This means that Sunday night TV viewers are facing the difficult decision of wether to watch Turner’s shirtless scything on BBC One or Simon Cowell and his musical hopefuls on ITV's ‘X Factor’.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner's ‘Poldark’ will be fighting the ‘X Factor’ for ratings in September.

According to The Mirror, ITV bosses are worried that viewers will chose ‘Poldark’ over the talent show. A source told the newspaper: “The Sunday night X Factor show could well come off worse. Poldark is hugely popular.”

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James Norton Is The New Favourite To Be The Next James Bond


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‘War & Peace’ star James Norton has rapidly emerged as the red-hot favourite to land the vacant spot as the next James Bond, with the actor overtaking Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy and Aidan Turner in many bookies’ eyes.

The 30 year old actor is now considered as the overwhelming favourite to land the coveted licence to kill now that Daniel Craig has quit the role after four movies. ‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner had recently risen to the top of many bookies’ lists, but the BBC announced on Wednesday (July 6th) that he was on board for a third series of the historical drama, effectively removing him from the running.

In the wake of this, many bookies reported an “unprecedented” number of bets being placed on Norton landing the part, to the extent that many suspended betting altogether.

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Aidan Turner Picks 'Poldark' Over Bond As BBC Confirms Third Series


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The BBC has confirmed that Aidan Turner will be returning for a third series of period drama ‘Poldark’. Turner had been rumoured to be about to ditch the show and sign on to play James Bond instead, but the Irish actor appears to have chosen to scythe over 007’s gadgets.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner has signed on for a third series of ‘Poldark’.

The show will also be returning to the BBC for its second series later this year. Executive producer Elizabeth Kilgarriff said: “Series two promises to take the audience on another fantastic rollercoaster ride and we’re thrilled to know that the story won’t end there.”

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Tom Hiddleston Distances Himself From James Bond Role


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Tom Hiddleston has tried to distance himself again from talk of him becoming the next James Bond, despite being one of the favourites to take the role. While ‘Poldark’s’ Aidan Turner took over as the bookie’s favourite over the weekend, Hiddleston has also had his fair share of money placed on his name, even though he has continually denied all rumours.

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston has distanced himself from Bond rumours.

Appearing at the Wizard World event in Philadelphia over the weekend, Hiddleston was asked by a fan in the audience about the Bond rumours. “I’m sorry to disappoint you, everybody. I don’t think that announcement is coming,” he said.

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Aidan Turner Becomes New Hot Favourite To Take Over Bond Role


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‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner has become the bookie’s new hot favourite to take over the role of James Bond after a big weekend of betting. With big money coming in on Turner, bookies are predicting that the new 007 will be announced soon, even though Daniel Craig hasn't confirmed he’s stepping down from the role.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner is tipped to be the next Bond.

Bookies Ladbrokes have reported that Turner is now the 1-2 favourite to be cast, taking over Tom Hiddleston who now has 2-1 odds, followed by Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, Henry Cavill and Damian Lewis.

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Aidan Turner To Keep His Shirt On For 'Poldark' Series Two


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When BBC drama ‘Poldark’ returns to our screens later this year, don’t be expecting to see more sexy scenes featuring a shirtless Aidan Turner. The show’s writer Debbie Horsfield has sadly revealed that Turner will be scything with his shirt on for series two, thanks to Cornwall’s chilly autumn weather conditions.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner will be keeping his clothes on for Poldark series two.

“Unfortunately autumn is very chilly in Cornwall, so he won’t be doing any in that,” Horsfield said. The writer added that last year’s filming took place during Cornwall’s “best summer in living memory”, while series two began filming last autumn and has only just wrapped.

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Is Aidan Turner The Next James Bond?


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There’s a new name to add to the list of potential replacements for Daniel Craig as James Bond. Step forward 'Poldark' star Aidan Turner, who has made quite the impression on BBC viewers in recent months and is now said to be in the running to play 007.

Aidan TurnerWill Aidan Turner be the next Bond?

According to The Sun Aidan flew to LA last week after filming on the second series of ‘Poldark’ wrapped. While in LA, Turner reportedly held talks with producers about taking over the role from Daniel Craig.

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Aidan Turner Accidentally Reveals Third Series Of 'Poldark' Is Happening


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‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner seems to have let slip plans for a third series of the popular BBC period drama, even though the second season hasn’t yet been broadcast.

Speaking at the National Television Awards on Wednesday night (January 21st), where he received the Impact Award for the ‘TV moment of the year’ on the first occasion it’s ever been awarded, the 32 year old Irish actor was asked about forthcoming plans for the series when he said a little more than he probably should have.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner with his Impact Award at the 2016 National Television Awards

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'Poldark' Star Aidan Turner Can't Understand His Sex Symbol Status


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Aidan Turner may now be one of TV’s hottest pin-ups, thanks to his role as Captain Ross Poldark in the hit BBC drama, but the Irish actor is still struggling to understand his sex symbol status. Despite making viewers swoon with his shirtless antics, Turner says he finds the hysteria surrounding his sexy character all ‘very strange’.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner stars as Captain Ross Poldark in the BBC period drama.

“Well, I still don't see myself as a sex symbol. Nothing has changed for me in that regard,” Turner told the Daily Mail's Weekend magazine. "There were parts of the show where people could relate to that idea I suppose, but I never felt like a sex symbol.”

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Aidan Turner Expects The Knives To Be Out For 'Poldark's' Second Series


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Aidan Turner, the star of BBC’s ‘Poldark’ has said he expects the knives to be out for the second series of the hit drama. The Irish actor, who plays mine-owner Ross Poldark, says he believes there will be those who want to knock the show down “a peg or two”, after its successful first series.

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner stars as Captain Ross Poldark in the BBC period drama.

Speaking to the Radio Times Turner said: “Knives can be out for a second series. Especially when we got so much support for the first series and everybody was just overwhelmingly positive.”

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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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Empire Film Awards: James McAvoy, Emma Thompson, 'Gravity,' And 'The Hobbit' Take Home The Silver


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Some of the biggest names in film were out last night for the Jameson Empire Film Awards, which saw the year's biggest and best movies awarded for a storming year in filmmaking. Voted for by the public, the awards presented a somewhat different picture of the last year in film than most of the other big awards ceremonies have done so far.

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It Was An Evening Of Triump For Emma Thompson, Who Was Awarded Best Actress.

Space thriller Gravity and the fantasy sequel The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug were the evening's biggest winners with the former winning Best Film and Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón whilst the latter picked up Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Best Male Newcomer for Aiden Turner, AKA Kili. Saving Mr, Banks star Emma Thompson and Filth actor James McAvoy took home the respective male and female acting awards, according to the movie magazine.

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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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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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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

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Review

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

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