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Poldark: Will a Cornish teenage actress play Demelza in new TV series?

By WBGraeme  |  Posted: January 25, 2014

Poldark from 1977, with Angharad Rees (second from left) as Demelza

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YOUNG Cornish actresses will be hoping they shine in auditions in Truro today (Saturday) for a new TV series of Poldark.

A shortlist of applicants has already been drawn up by the production company to play the role of Demelza.

A casting agent advertised at colleges, drama groups and local theatre companies.

And today, the budding actresses, all aged between 17 and 20 and from the county, will have the chance to perform at a location in town.

Based on videos of the day, TV bosses back in London will decide in the coming weeks if any are suitable for the role.

Demelza is described as “strikingly beautiful” and features in every episode of the new series.

She plays a servant who catches the eye of the hero of the story, Ross Poldark.

The actress must have dark hair or be willing to have her hair dyed and also can not be in full-time education due to the demands of filming.

Poldark will be shot at locations in Cornwall later this year, as well as at studios in Bristol.

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  • DiscerningOne  |  January 25 2014, 11:32AM

    If you are a fan of the original POLDARK, check out Robin Ellis' blog on food and cooking: http://tinyurl.com/obfdhdf

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  • Doitdreckley  |  January 24 2014, 9:02PM

    Auditioning in Cornwall. But will it be made in Cornwall?

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  • Lafrowda  |  January 24 2014, 3:02PM

    Not many 17 -20 year olds with Cornish accents these days. They sound more like East Enders or Americans.

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  • kernow19  |  January 24 2014, 1:00PM

    Got big shoes to fill, whoever she is!

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