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Poldark Star Eleanor Tomlinson Plays As Demelza. Nine Things You Should Know

Poldark Star Eleanor Tomlinson Plays As Demelza. Nine Things You Should Know
Isabel del Rio
Poldark Star Eleanor Tomlinson Plays As Demelza. Nine Things You Should Know

Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza and Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark

Actress Eleanor Tomlinson was born on 19 May 1992, in London. Then, she is Taurus, the nice person who friends and family choose when they need an extra hand. In fact, this friendly and supportive personality is reflected when she plays as Demelza in Poldark (2015 TV show).

She belongs to a family of artists. She is the daughter of Judith Hibbert, a singer, and Malcolm Tomlinson, an actor. Her brother, Ross Tomlinson, is also an actor.

After some little roles like Fiona Chataway in the film Alice in Wonderland, Tomlinson was cast as Princess Isabelle in Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), directed by Bryan Singer.

Afterwards, she starred in the TV series, The White Queen, as Lady Isabel Neville, and as Georgiana Darcy in the BBC adaptation of Death Comes to Pemberley.


Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza and Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark

After specializing in period drama roles, her big break came. Thus, she was chosen as Demelza Poldark née Carne, Ross Poldark’s maid until episode 3 when she becomes his wife in the new BBC One version of Poldark 2015.

Poldark is a series of historical novels by Winston Graham, published from 1945 to 1953 and continued from 1973 to 2002. The series comprises 12 novels.

Poldark season 1 (BBC One) finished, but there are 13 books and they talk about doing five seasons. Tomlinson could be playing this character for awhile.

In fact, she is great in this role! Playing a servant who becomes a lady due to her cleverness. Also, her love for Captain Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) is so moving that they are one of the most romantic couples on TV.

On 8 April 2015, the BBC announced that Poldark season 2 had been commissioned.

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View Comments (8)
  • Terri

    This series is extraordinary! If you haven’t seen it or didn’t get to watch it, I encourage anyone to rent it. It’s a wonderful story and Eleanor and Aidan are just amazing in it.

    • Isabel Del Río Yareah

      Absolutely agree!

      • Terri

        I just started watching this half way through. But was able to catch the rest because it was on two channels here in the states. One channel was repeating it after it had shown on another public channel. So I got to see it all. I bought the DVDs and have already watched it multiple times. With each viewing I catch something new. It caught me from the first night of viewing. I really think it is magnificent and the acting is above par. Really wonderful series. I just hate that I have to wait so long to see Season 2.

    • Rabbit TV

      The final three episodes are still available to watch on-demand at

  • Jason Dowd

    Ross Poldark is my favorite character on television at the moment. Season 2 cannot get here fast enough =(

    • Isabel Del Río Yareah

      Ross Poldark is the “hero”

  • Rabbit TV

    Excellent TV series with thoughtful dialogue and memorable characters. Many can hardly contain their excitement for Season 2.

  • Barbara Dignan

    LOVE this new series!! Such an artistic, beautifully-acted production. PBS has done it again!!

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