John Nettles joins ‘Poldark’ cast for second season

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Midsomer Murders star John Nettles has joined the cast of BBC One’s Poldark.

The period drama’s second season started filming in Cornwall this week.

Poldark launched on BBC One earlier this year and will return for a second season in 2016.

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John Nettles will play Ray Penvenen, one of the county’s wealthiest landowners, with Gabriella Wilde (Endless Love) playing his niece Caroline Penvenen, a “beautiful and manipulative” heiress.

W1A actor Hugh Skinner also joins Season 2’s cast as Unwin Trevaunance,a prospective MP who hopes that Caroline (and her fortune) will consent to marry him.

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Returning cast members alongside Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza include Heida Reed as Elizabeth, Kyle Soller as Francis, Ruby Bentall as Verity, Jack Farthing as George Warleggan, Luke Norris as Dr Dwight Enys and Robin Ellis as the Reverend Halse, with Beatie Edney and Phil Davis as Jud Paynter and his wife Prudie.

The BBC has revealed new details about the storylines for the second season of Poldark.

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