Poldark confirms three major new castings, including Demelza’s brothers
Poldark series 3 has confirmed the casting of Demelza Poldark’s (Eleanor Tomlinson) brothers- and Aidan Turner may have competition.
Harry Richardson and Tom York are confirmed to be portraying Drake and Sam Carne in the third series of the hit period drama, which is currently filming. The popular drama is currently broadcasting its second series on Sunday nights.
Richardson is best known for his role as Frank Gresham, the heir to the struggling Gresham family on the ITV drama Doctor Thorne.
Meanwhile, York has appeared in one-episode stints of Agatha Raisin, Death in Paradise and Midsomer Murders, but is best known for portraying the lead role of Hero in short-lived fantasy series Olympus on Spike.
Drake Carne is described as a “free spirit” with a lot of similarities to his feisty sister Demelza, while Sam is a more down-to-earth sort who wants to live simply and preach his methodist beliefs.
Ellise Chappell has also been confirmed for a role in the third series, playing Elizabeth’s cousin Morwenna. Morwenna is set to work as George Warleggan’s governess, but her attentions are soon driven far from work.
Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield said: “We’re thrilled to be kicking off series three with a fantastic array of new characters and a story which scales new heights of conflict, feuding, passion and drama.
“Ross is older but not necessary wiser, and his recklessness sometimes costs him, and his loved ones, dear. We’re in for a rollercoaster ride where the stakes have never been higher.”