Poldark star Aidan Turner was injured by a freak wave while filming the drama.The second series of Poldark starts next weekend, after its debut season was a huge and unexpected hit for the BBC. But Turner has revealed that he was hurt and even dropped Eleanor Tomlinson, who plays Demelza, in the sea off the Cornish coast during filming, after a wave slammed a boat into his head.
The heart-throb told Radio Times magazine: “There’s nothing like the Cornish sea at the height of winter for putting you in your place. We were filming me lifting Demelza out of a boat in the actual sea when this huge wave picked up the boat and slammed it into my head.
“I dropped her in the water – not very Ross Poldark,” he said of his romantic hero alter-ego. And nobody was coming to see if I’m OK. I was the man injured…”
But Turner said he was not the only member of the cast and crew who was hurt in the incident. “One of the underwater cameramen got cracked as well and he was concussed. These waves, you wouldn’t think there’s anything to them, but once you get out there you’re at the mercy of Mother Nature and she doesn’t care how well the previous season rated,” he said.