POLDARK’S Aidan Turner looked unrecognisable with a bushy beard as he arrived at the series five premiere of the hit show yesterday.
The actor, 35, had ditched his character Captain Ross’ trademark curly hair for a closer crop and had also grown a significant amount of facial hair.
5 Aidan Turner looked completely different at the series 5 premiere of PoldarkCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Looking world’s away from the Cornish hero – who has won a legion of fans thanks to a series of topless scenes – he wore a pair of jeans, black T-shirt and boots.
Last year bosses confirmed the forthcoming fifth series will be the show’s last.
Debbie Horsfield, who wrote the fourth series, has revealed the upcoming season will be based between 1800 and 1810, which takes place in between Winston Graham’s seventh novel, The Angry Tide – on which series four was based – and his eighth novel, The Stranger from the Sea.
She said: “In The Stranger from the Sea Winston Graham made many references to developments that happened in the ‘gap’ years. Much can also be inferred.
5 The actor has grown a beard and cut his hairCredit: BackGrid
5 Fans recognise him best looking like thisCredit: BBC
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“There are, of course, also historical events and people of the time, both in Cornwall and in London.
“Series five will draw on all of these to follow the lives of the Poldarks, George Warleggan, the Enyses, and the Carnes in this intervening period.”
As well as Aidan, Eleanor Tomlinson will return as Demelza Poldark, Jack Farthing is back as George Warleggan, and several other stars, Luke Norris (Dr Dwight Enys), Gabriella Wilde (Caroline Enys), Ellise Chappell (Morwenna Carne), Harry Richardson (Drake Carne), Tom York (Sam Carne), and Beatie Edney (Prudie), will also return.
What’s more, several stars have joined the cast for the upcoming series, including Lily Dodsworth Evans, Kerri McLean, Sofia Oxenham, Vincent Regan, Peter Sullivan, and Freddie Wise, but their roles are not yet known.
5 The actor enjoyed a laugh at the Q & A about the new seriesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
5 Aidan has won a legion of fans playing Captain RossCredit: BackGrid
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