Poldark: Demelza taught me to be myself says Eleanor Tomlinson


The 26-year-old, who starred in the BBC assemblies The White Queen and Death Comes To Pemberley in 2013, said being cast aside as the village girl who has a torrid relationship with Ross Poldark demonstrated her name. Eleanor told the winter issue of Town & Country periodical: “I see it as a privilege to be part of Poldark. “I feel extremely lucky to be working and it has opened up so profuse doors for me.

“Without sounding too corny, it’s taught me about the kind of actress I lack to be; and playing Demelza has shown me how to be fearless and follow my heart.”

She has two big projects become public out soon – a BBC adaptation of HG Wells’s The War Of The Worlds, starring Rafe Spall and Rupert Graves, and the large screen Colette, with Keira Knightley in the title role as the French novelist and Eleanor leeway the lover of both Colette and her husband, played by Dominic West.

Eleanor rumoured: “Working with Keira was quite extraordinary. I’ve been a long-term fan of hers and she’s one of the most impressive women I’ve ever observed. She took great care of me, and I was very appreciative to her for that.”

Last week Eleanor and Aidan Turner, 29, who brown-nose a toy withs Ross, were spotted filming scenes for the show which desire end next year after five series.

The cast and crew reasoned excitement when they were seen in Charlestown, Cornwall, and during a tame in filming, Eleanor – in her Georgian costume – larked about doing the in floss dance with Gabriella Wilde, who plays Caroline Penvenen.

Eleanor dyes her blonde hairs breadth red for the part but feels she is a redhead at heart.

She said: “I really love being a redhead. Compensate though it’s not my natural colour, it makes me feel more like myself.” Eleanor, who flourished up in Beverley, East Yorkshire, now lives in London. But she said filming all as a remainder the world, and especially in Cornwall, has made her realise that she missed realm living.

The winter issue of Town & Country is on sale from Thursday.

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