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Bella wrote:

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Where did that quote "One false move and Phit! ye're dead" come from?



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Brigantia wrote:

I can remember Ian McShane as a rather effective Heathcliffe in a TV adaptation of Wuthering Heights, and around the same time he played a gypsy in the film 'Sky West and Crooked' with a teenage Hayley Mills. It was quite a nice film; Mills played the part of a mentally disabled girl and McShane took her under his wing, despite outrage from both gypsy and 'gorgio' communities.


 Heathcliff was described in Wuthering Heights as being of Gypsy blood.



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Hello all - Check out Robin's blog for a delightful pic of him in a primary school production - go to http://robin-ellis.net/ and scroll down past the salad!
I love Robin's blog - it's always entertaining despite the fact that I don't eat meat or dairy which mostly feature in his dishes!



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I can remember Ian McShane as a rather effective Heathcliffe in a TV adaptation of Wuthering Heights, and around the same time he played a gypsy in the film 'Sky West and Crooked' with a teenage Hayley Mills. It was quite a nice film; Mills played the part of a mentally disabled girl and McShane took her under his wing, despite outrage from both gypsy and 'gorgio' communities.

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Strangely enough, more years ago than I care to think, I attended the same school as Ian McShane, and have never forgotten his epic performance as the lovelorn Cyrano, in Cyrano de Bergerac. A more convincing tragic/romantic hero it would be hard to imagine. Think of him as a fine character actor, and not just as Lovejoy, and never having known RE as Ross, and he arguably would have given as excellent a performance as did our belovčd Robin. But then again, we'll never know.

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Another Robin interview....
http://www.themortonreport.com/entertainment/interviews/heros-return-a-chat-with-bbcs-poldark-robin-ellis/

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Exactly! He was absolutely brilliant as Al Swearingen in Deadwood - but hardly Ross Poldark material.....even when he was younger.

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I agree Namps!  Yesterday TV emailed me about Lovejoy - I think I must have registered with them somehow to do with asking about Poldark - and I recalled that Ian McShane had (I think) been 'first choice' for our dashing Cap'n.

As you say, perfectly nice and all that but not a seafaring leader of men - much better as a slightly dodgy antique dealer! 

And doesn't Mrs Hughes look lovely in her role as Lady Jane?!



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Happened across an old episode of 'Lovejoy' on TV today and couldn't help but breathe a huge sigh of relief that Ian McShane didn't get the role of Ross Poldark.  No offence to him intended, but I always considered him to be just a little too much on the dark and swarthy side for my taste and nowhere near as handsome as Robin Ellis who, as we all know was absolutely perfectly cast as our dashing hero Ross Poldark.



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Nine thousand additional words?!?

 

There goes my budget...



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Mrs G - you will be able to read online I should think, and he is releasing a printed version too.....it's just that I got a Kindle (one of the e-book readers) for xmas so I will buy the electronic version. Also being so far away, it won't be in the shops here.

I agree with Bella - you must watch the series!

We are having a cold snap here too in Adelaide - only 23 degrees (C) here today - freezing! :) But so much more comfortable than 36 and 80% humidity.....which it has been here lately (unusual for Adelaide to be humid).

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Good Evening Mrs Gimlett,

Now please don't encourage me to drink Port.....I found it half price over the Christmas period, and I truly stocked up for my year ahead......and I never sit and enjoy just the one glass, rest assured on that......four or five is more regular in this 'ere house clap.gif

Now there be plenty of logs on my fire, but there be no snow on the ground, thank The Lord for that.

Thank you for your lovely mail, I will have to watch the opening scenes again, but don't forget Winston was extremely unhappy with the changes that were made by the BBC, especially at the beginning........I still am very anxious that you seem to be the only one that has not seen BBC's Poldark and I insist you borrow your friends' collection as soon as possible so that you may experience true joy.

Warming 'me toes by the fire.....

Best wishes from Bella xxxxxxxxx



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I agree about the interview - a good one!

Can someone enlighten me about ebooks please?  Does one have to own one of these new-fangled gadgets to download them, or is a 'normal' type computer sufficient?

It sounds as though there may be another cookbook somewhere along the line too!  As the first has been reprinted it must be selling well.

Hope everyone has been keeping snug in the cold snap.  We have no snow here and it is relatively warm - 5C yesterday.  Roses are still blooming in the garden.  I recommend a glass or three of port or brandy, eh Bella....

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Oooh great new interview with Robin! I'm glad the revised edition of 'Making Poldark' is coming out as an e-book with 9000 additional words!

http://www.examiner.com/film-industry-in-los-angeles/robin-ellis-recalls-poldark-1

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Hi everyone, Meredith just posted this link on Facebook which I thought some of you might be interested to read.  There are some lovely photos included.

http://dilwynedesigns.com/guests/delicious-dishes-for-diabetics-a-mediterranean-way-of-eating/



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Sigh....and so am I.
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sadly me too ... 
Wally Greer wrote:

Of course it will. Ask Star Wars fans.
And I just got the original "Making Poldark" last year.
And just like every other obsessive fan, I will buy them anyway. I'm a sucker.
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bronny wrote:

Just read on Robin's blog that he is releasing an updated edition of 'Making Poldark' to coincide with the release of the Poldark dvd boxed set by Acorn in the US. Having recently bought a boxed set of the DVDs which is very basic indeed, I'll be FURIOUS if these new ones have 'special features' on them!
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just noticed "poldark: the complete collection" advertised on amazon for release jan 31, 2012. having purchased the 2 single season volumes, i will join you in the FURIOUS club if they've now included special features.

i'm of course interested in robin's updated "making poldark." also a follower of robin's blogs & recipes. great to see him enjoying life.


 


 



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Of course it will. Ask Star Wars fans.
And I just got the original "Making Poldark" last year.
And just like every other obsessive fan, I will buy them anyway. I'm a sucker.
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bronny wrote:

Just read on Robin's blog that he is releasing an updated edition of 'Making Poldark' to coincide with the release of the Poldark dvd boxed set by Acorn in the US. Having recently bought a boxed set of the DVDs which is very basic indeed, I'll be FURIOUS if these new ones have 'special features' on them!
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just noticed "poldark: the complete collection" advertised on amazon for release jan 31, 2012. having purchased the 2 single season volumes, i will join you in the FURIOUS club if they've now included special features.

i'm of course interested in robin's updated "making poldark." also a follower of robin's blogs & recipes. great to see him enjoying life.


 



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bronny wrote:

Just read on Robin's blog that he is releasing an updated edition of 'Making Poldark' to coincide with the release of the Poldark dvd boxed set by Acorn in the US. Having recently bought a boxed set of the DVDs which is very basic indeed, I'll be FURIOUS if these new ones have 'special features' on them!
Bron


just noticed "poldark: the complete collection" advertised on amazon for release jan 31, 2012. having purchased the 2 single season volumes, i will join you in the FURIOUS club if they've now included special features.

i'm of course interested in robin's updated "making poldark." also a follower of robin's blogs & recipes. great to see him enjoying life.



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Just read on Robin's blog that he is releasing an updated edition of 'Making Poldark' to coincide with the release of the Poldark dvd boxed set by Acorn in the US. Having recently bought a boxed set of the DVDs which is very basic indeed, I'll be FURIOUS if these new ones have 'special features' on them!
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Well "Shadows of Fear" DVD has finally been released by Network but it's only available exclusively through their website till Dec/Jan because the title would not make them enough profit if they were to sell it through Amazon and normal retailers. It's a niche title for the small number of 70's TV enthusiasts.

I ordered it through their site and had no problems. As soon as it arrived I sat down to watch the episode with Robin Ellis in it.

The style of this 1971 series is like a slow 1 hour episode of Tales of the Unexpected, but a bit less interesting. The Robin Ellis episode is called "Return of Favours". He plays a man cheating on his wife. There is a sex scene - though v.mild by todays standards. You get to see Robin Ellis in his underpants :)

He plays a completely different character to Poldark.  He plays a weak willed character with a working class accent. His hair is a light brown colour - it's amazing what a difference dying his hair made to how he looked. He was much sexier with darker hair and those boots. 

Anyway, I just thought this might be interesting to any Robin Ellis fans or people who like old 70's TV thrillers. I check both boxes. Robin Ellis made up for the weakness of this episode. He has  a big acting part in the episode and it is interesting to see him younger in a less macho part.

 I hope the other non Robin episodes in this DVD set are a bit better plot wise. I'll be watching them over the coming weeks.



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Gosh that sounds great! The earliest of his roles which I've seen is the Fawlty Towers one....
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I don't know if I am in the right thread here. I just found out that a play Robin Ellis starred in before Poldark has become available on a DVD called "Armchair Theatre vol 2". 

The play was part of a series of dramas made by ITV in the very early 70's. It's only available exclusively through the Network DVD website.Here:

http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=1428

(Scroll down the page to see it)

There are a couple of plays on this DVD but the one Robin Ellis is in is called "Wenesday's Child" and was made in 1970.

Details are on IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0295028/

I don't know if it is any good and haven't decided whether to buy it or not.

 

The same company released another DVD called "Shadows of Fear" with a pre Poldark Robin Ellis in but it went out of print during the August riots in London, Enfield, when the Sony DVD distribution centre was burned by rioters. I ordered it just as it went out of print. I hope the company decides to release it again so that I can actually get a copy.

 



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Just found these two clips on You tube from Knots in 1975.  In the first one Robin appears in the latter part and in the second he is playing the drums and you get an occasional glimpse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MU7C_xcuyw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PuV27vzGw4

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The Wallandar episode with Robin Ellis is on again on Wednesday 25 November
11:00pm -
12:30am BBC4.

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More youtube videos at the foot of this page!  Enjoy!  smile

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I found the following link that says a bit about what happened to Robin Ellis after Poldark. I hope the link works. It's from a book called "Some Joe You Don't Know " and is an American biographical guide to British Actors.


http://books.google.co.il/books?id=_S4f-nobIxEC&pg=PA63&lpg=PA63&dq=robin+ellis+meredith&source=bl&ots=kw6VTdxsOd&sig=hWt4eZBATh2UhlE9WYn6-klBB78&hl=en&ei=nIfySv3gJoSFsAb27tXqAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAgQ6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=robin%20ellis%20meredith&f=false




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Have just posted new Youtube videos at the start here.  Enjoy! smile

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Have to say, I prefer Robin dressed as Ross, those Elizabethan outfits make him look a little paunchy and his legs are just made for high leather boots!!wink




I totally agree smile

He's so much handsomer without the beard and with darker hair.

 I don't live in the UK anymore so I can't see dramas like Elizabeth R unless I buy them off Amazon. I won't buy something unless I know that I'll like it. I suspected that the drama looks a bit tedious here but wasn't sure.


What do you think Jennyd?
Is it any good or was it just something interesting to watch because of the Robin Ellis appearence.



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Thanks for posting the youtube video of Elizabeth R redrachel, I enjoyed watching it as I find watching the whole drama a bit tedious as I never liked Glenda Jackson as an actress at all. 

Have to say, I prefer Robin dressed as Ross, those Elizabethan outfits make him look a little paunchy and his legs are just made for high leather boots!!wink

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I watched it when it was on originally and Yesterday had it on in the last couple of years.

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For those who haven't already seen it, here is a youtube video of Robin Ellis in the 1970's Elizabeth R drama. It's ruined by the music in my opinion. I would have prefered to hear a bit of the dialogue. Has anyone actually watched this drama?

 

I find I can never watch Glenda Jackson in any acting role without thinking of her time as a Labour politician after she gave up acting. I personally did not agree with some of her political views and that always puts me off watching her, which is  a shame because she is a very good actress really.



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Yes, I agree with Verity, the original 'Tribute to Robin' is by far the best and I absolutely love it.  Good try though and I always enjoy the excerpts from story of the costume drama, where we see the almost present day Robin reminiscing about making Poldark.  Always good to see new videos of Robin!

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Very cleverly done - but I preferred the original Youtube on Robin Elllis!

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Someone has recently added another tribute video to Robin Ellis on You tube. 
Link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t1GQk_uAUM



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Hi Verity, to answer your question about whether Judd ever say "Phtt you're dead" on the TV series, he does.  It's when he gets bitten by the dog and Prudie cauterises the wound with a burning stick from the fire at Nampara.  He's lying, face down on the table when he says it, with a nervous Caroline and Demelza peeping round the doorway, just before the cantankerous old devil lets the cat out of the bag about Ross kissing Elizabeth in the Churchyard at Sawle. 

Know what you mean about the Cornish twang in Ross's voice when he says the "You don't know your sister" line ........... love it! biggrin

 



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Did Jud ever say on screen the "Phttt you're dead!" line that Ross occassionally teaded Demelza with in the books?

I was DVD-ing this morning and enjoyed Ross's gentle Cornish accent when he was talking to the wounded Drake Carne after they had rescued Dwight.  Drake said that if he had died it would have solved both their problems.  Ross replied - with a Cornish twang "You don't know your sister...."

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Call me weird but i love Jud Paynters voice...........

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Oh that voice - I could listen to it all day.



Well, I'll go for Angharad, myself... :)

 



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Oh that voice - I could listen to it all day.

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Good job on the accent, but you can still catch the Brit in his voice and accent, and pacing.

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He's wearing his snazzy glasses.


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no Oh nooooh!  Just watched the rest of this on youtube and I hate to see Robin play the villain, it's not a character role that fits somehow, even though he plays it with his usual talented expertise.

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Again, after looking at youtube after jennyd's tip off about the upcoming TV showing of this episode, I found this clip from Wallander which features Robin Ellis:



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These clips are courtesy of Jennyd's tip off about the Shoscombe Place Episode of Sherlock Holmes with Robin sporting those sexy boots once again!  Seeing him in this just reinforces the fact that he can still cut it and would make a fabulous job of bringing Ross Poldark back to our screens for a third series.  Watch out for the young Jude Law in this episode too.







 

 





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I watched the Blue Remembered Hills over the weekend.  I am not a Dennis Potter fan but I remember watching it as Robin Ellis was in it.  I'd forgotten about the ending, found it quite upsetting.

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Loved both Blue Remembered Hills and The Europeans.  The sceneary in the latter is absolutely wonderful.  The fall in New England is just so beautiful.  The character Robin plays in The Europeans is quite strange and I simply can't work him out.  Was he afraid of being taken for a ride by the 'princess', who after all was still married, or was he unduly influenced by the oipinions of those around him, especially his sister.  Never quite understood why it all came to nothing.

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What a treat !!

Thanks Namparagirl.

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