'Aidan was born to play Poldark'
The writer who helped bring the BBC's hit remake of Poldark to TV said the casting of Aidan Turner as the title character was "meant to be". The 31-year-old actor has won millions of fans for his brooding role as Captain Ross Poldark and the Cornish saga has since been recommissioned for a second series.
Scenes of Turner swimming naked in the sea and working topless with a scythe in a field have grabbed the most attention, while a Q&A Twitter session descended into farce when the actor was swamped with questions about his looks.
Debbie Horsfield, who wrote the hit, said Turner was her first choice to play the hunk.