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Date: Nov 8 6:15 AM, 2014
RE: Ross and Demelza Poldark 2015 style
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I'd heard that Eleanor has died her hair red for this part, as her natural hair colour is brown. Possibly to pay homage to the late Angharrad.

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Date: Nov 8 12:20 AM, 2014
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Interesting about the hair debate isn't it - honestly if I was an actress as relatively little known as Ellie I would be doing ANYTHING to get into this production! Including dying my hair! They must have really wanted her to accept this rather strong condition....same with Angharad back in the day.



-- Edited by Demelza on Saturday 8th of November 2014 12:21:59 AM

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Date: Nov 8 12:17 AM, 2014
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I liked it! Despite Demelza disappointingly not being a child actor, and Ross's stubble and unruly hair (don't get me started on hair!) - I think the scene is sweet. Lovely music and I loved her singing. Garrick is gorgeous too!

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Date: Oct 29 5:51 PM, 2014
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Thanks for the link really stirring some memories !

I felt the same about Demelza too but liked the spontaneous way she suddenly smiled back at Ross, bringing a touch of charisma when Ross dropping his head and looking away perhaps reluctantly said 'but you might not want to come'.

Need to check a '60's onwards RP edition to see how WG described it, then compare it with the first edition books printed between '45 - '49 odd as he unfortunately changed quite a lot afterwards. Garrick is much as I imagined, though a trifle bored till someone got his attention !

Obviously Mammoth will always be referring to the later editions....



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Date: Oct 29 3:53 PM, 2014
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Apologies if this is already on here somewhere.

Short clip following the BBC british drama advert featuring Benedict Cumberbatch shown yesterday.

To see more than the quick screenshot click on the word Poldark when it appears...

http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/g8nkfq73tt

 

I had my reservations about the new Demelza, but I'm warming to her and think it looks very promising from this clip.

 

 



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Date: Oct 27 9:20 AM, 2014
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Appar. AR didn't want to dye her hair either!!! This is so unusual, that actors dictate the characters looks to the writer, unless they are Brando or Streep, & I think even Streep would merely suggest... and not against the authors definite desire... What is the world coming to? Honestly!!! I never hear of this ever except in the case of Demelza!

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Date: Oct 17 1:20 PM, 2014
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Probably a very controversial comment, but why didn't they cast Eleanor Tomlinson as Elizabeth and Heida Reed as Demelza. Both actresses could, to my mind, have been perfect for either role and Eleanor possesses the fragile beauty and characteristics of Elizabeth to make a success of the role.  The reason I heard for why Eleanor didn't dye her hair dark was that it was in a vulnerable condition after previous colour treatments.  Well, we will just have to wait and see how well they inhabit their characters before passing judgement.  01 Elizabeth(Heida Reed).jpg



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Date: Oct 13 4:38 PM, 2014
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Just remembered that this '60's cover pic has always been in the back of my mind as being Demelza because WG would have seen it.... ! aww

 

Demelza cover pic.JPG

 



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Date: Oct 13 12:15 PM, 2014
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She is so unlike my idea of Demelza!  We can only wait and see if her skills can dispel that impression.



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Date: Sep 9 9:12 AM, 2014
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Get that hair tied back please Ross!

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Here they are, our new romantic leading couple ....

 

The new Ross and Demelza.jpg



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