Aidan Turner is set to wrap his work on Poldark season 4 in 2018, and after that he’s taking off to an entirely new gig.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Turner will be appearing in a version of adaptation of Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore for the West End next summer, playing the character of Padraic — an Irish terrorist who apparently has an affinity for cats. It’s a dark role, and as Turner notes this is probably as far away from playing the romantic hero Ross Poldark as he can possibly get.
Filming for Poldark season 4 is currently underway, and with past filming calendars in mind it’s likely that he will finish work in the spring. Turner’s new play will start in June and run until September. While this should be an exciting opportunity for Aidan to shake things up as an actor, it will not play a role in the future of Poldark. In the event that the BBC orders a fifth and possibly final season of the series (Turner has said previously he expects the fifth season to be the last) it shouldn’t start until after he concludes his run on the stage. Therefore, this is the best of both worlds for him, but we anticipate him getting rather tired by the end of it. This is a lot of work for any one man to take on!
For Turner, it is smart for him to start looking past playing Ross given that there are likely going to be many different opportunities coming his way. Maybe he’ll do another TV series, but it’s also very well possible that he will venture forward and have a rather nice film career. We know that there are many out there who have linked him to being the next James Bond, though that’s mostly just from chatter in the British press rather than anything concrete or definite.
Poldark season 4 is set to likely premiere in Great Britain next summer. Meanwhile, you can expect the show to return to America in the fall on PBS.
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