Poldark

Whilst on holiday in Cornwall, we decided to visit Charlestown, a small port near St. Austell.  On arrival there seemed to be many more cars there than we remembered from previous visits – the car park was full and we needed to park about half a mile up the road and walk back in to the village.
On reaching the quay there was a very disappointing notice – the harbour & beach were closed to the public for the next three days.  It seemed we’d picked the wrong day to visit!
Then we noticed the crowds, the barriers and a number of vans from companies that provided “services to the movie industry”.  It seemed we’d unwittingly stumbled into the filming of the next season of Poldark!

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The harbour at Charlestown.

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Almost as soon as we realised what was going on, we got a glimpse of Eleanor Tomlinson.
Eleanor clearly wasn’t involved in the day’s filming but was happy to greet the crowd and pose for a few selfies.

We decided to go up to the other side of the harbour and get the long lenses out!

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This is where the action was taking place – a small market scene next to the walkway between the quays.

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The crowd gathered on the other side of the harbour.

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A mix of actors in costume and crew members.

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We seemed to have got there during the lunch break!

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A second actor we recognised – Richard Hope who plays Harris Pascoe, the banker.

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After lunch, attention turned to the market stalls.

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The Director

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Aidan Turner made his entrance.

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Walking over the bridge

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Walking back over the bridge.

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“I want you to go over to the other side of the bridge, then walk back over here.”

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The best shot of the day!

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Sharing a joke – not as sharp as I’d have liked but I had to include this one!

 

 

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