Monday 25 September 2017

Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson reportedly splits with long-term boyfriend and Aidan Turner stunt double

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 10: Eleanor Tomlinson (R) and Ben Atkinson attends the After Party dinner for the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on May 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 10: Eleanor Tomlinson (R) and Ben Atkinson attends the After Party dinner for the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on May 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson in British Vogue.
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Eleanor Tomlinson, who plays Poldark's wife Demelza in the hit BBC period drama, has reportedly split with her long-term boyfriend.

The 25 year old British actress had been dating stunt rider Ben Atkinson (23), who had played Aidan Turner's stunt double on the series, for two years.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 10: Eleanor Tomlinson (R) and Ben Atkinson attends the After Party dinner for the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on May 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 10: Eleanor Tomlinson (R) and Ben Atkinson attends the After Party dinner for the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on May 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)

The Daily Mail reports the split just days after female fans were celebrating Irish star Aidan Turner's return to the singles market.

Turner (33) reportedly recently split with artist Nettie Wakefield after just eight months of dating.  He had previously dated Irish actress Sarah Greene for six years and was linked to Swedish marketing executive Tar Deradkshan last year.

Holding on: Poldark and Demelza (played by Eleanor Tomlinson) have had their ups and downs
Holding on: Poldark and Demelza (played by Eleanor Tomlinson) have had their ups and downs

Neither star has commented on their love lives.  However, speaking about dating with TV Week in the Irish Mail on Sunday recently, he appeared not to be a fan of dating fellow actors.

"If you're in my business and you find somebody who does exactly what you do and you're living with them, then you're in the business all the time," he previously told TV Week in the Irish Mail on Sunday.

"You go home, talk about casting directors, you talk about the press, you talk about the next job you're doing - it can become quite dull and taxing.

"There's nothing like going out with somebody who doesn't even care what you're doing, let alone have anything to say about it. Because then it boils down to what the real things are, you know?

Aidan Turner with his former girlfriend Sarah Greene
Aidan Turner with his former girlfriend Sarah Greene

"You're left with the epicentre, the crux of it, what your relationship really is. And I think that's what turns me on."

Actor Aidan Turner and actress Eleanor Tomlinson pose for a portrait at the Poldark Series 2 Preview Screening at the BFI on August 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Actor Aidan Turner and actress Eleanor Tomlinson pose for a portrait at the Poldark Series 2 Preview Screening at the BFI on August 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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