And whilst hopefully using say Roscarrock for all the daily filming, as well as building a real Sawle village somewhere on the farm which would be very basic materials anyway, in view of the large part that Nampara House plays in the books I think it would be great to have a portable mock up of it also on Roscarrock land, as in the top pic below, for all the long distance beach scenes to make it all as realistic as possible by comparison with the first TV series. With Dwight's Gatehouse on the other side of the inlet from Roscarrock exactly as it is in real life.
The top pic is Poldhu Cove, the house Botallack....
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Mrs Gimlett wrote:I would like to see a really good Nampara. There is a description of most of it in the first edition of Ross Poldark. There are also plenty of renovated engine houses around the county now, which could certainly be utilised for the various mines. Just one small point; Do we actually know if all the books are going to be done? Assuming there will be a following for it, of course.
I would like to see a really good Nampara. There is a description of most of it in the first edition of Ross Poldark. There are also plenty of renovated engine houses around the county now, which could certainly be utilised for the various mines.
Just one small point; Do we actually know if all the books are going to be done? Assuming there will be a following for it, of course.
Yes a good Nampara would be essential as so much of importance happens there from start to finish.
Staying with this thought and thinking of the inevitable crowds just the same as happened in the first series, I think it might almost be worthwhile to build a complete set, like the Western cowboy films, hidden say in a big Cornish farm close to a couple of tin mines rather than trying to keep filming in different locations as they did in the first series which immediately lost all credibility. In which case having visited there I would have thought Roscarrock would be almost perfect the second time round, that is if the owners were agreeable then it really would be a real Nampara, rather than trying to ignore that flimsy canvas screen waving about as the original Nampara front door was opened ! Then there ought to be room enough for a real Sawle village, Sally Chill Off's and so on with Dwight's Doyden Castle genuinely on the horizon, and as a lot of the area in Port Quin (its tiny inlet ideal for the smuggling scenes) is National Trust land anyway, it's probably much the same today as it was back in the 18th Century.
I can't remember where but there was some film made recently in an old manor house in the Midlands where the film crew did just that, though the Lady owner who I think lived there throughout had some interesting thoughts about it all after it was all over !
No idea if all the books are going to be done, though I suspect that having just announced earlier today there's to be a Series 1 of the first two novels only, the BBC/ Mammoth might decide to see what the initial reactions are first before expensively going any further....
What are your favourite locations in the Poldark books and old TV series ? And hopefully will be in the new 12 book TV series ?
Trenwith in the books overall for me as it was the Poldark ancestral home and where so much happened to begin with that affected so much later on. I've always pictured the real Trerice manor as Trenwith for some reason so it would be wonderful if some scenes could be shot indoors as in the link below....
Hendrawna beach in the books where so many things happened - between Ross and Demelza, the wrecks, the smuggling, Mark Daniel escaping, Jud swept out to sea in a vellow (current) which was really funny, rowing out to see the pilchards being netted and much more....
The dining room in Nampara in the old TV series though I wish we could have seen the whole room behind the camera !
Botallack indoors and outdoors in the old TV series. Be great too if the new film could include the real Caerhays to see Jeremy meeting Cuby for the first time escaping from the gaugers and climbing up the wall to propose !
Enough for starters I think !