Saturday 24 August 2019

'No-one will stop me cutting my hair' says Poldark's Aidan Turner

Aiden Turner
Aiden Turner
Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark
Aidan Turner as Poldark

Poldark's Aidan Turner says he would never sign a contract that said he couldn't cut his hair.

The actor, who rose to fame playing Ross Poldark in the hit BBC period drama, caused a stir when his character appeared topless, scythe in hand as part of the storyline.

The 32-year-old Irish-born star told Radio Times he wouldn't do a Kit Harington.

He was talking in reference to the fact that Harington, who played Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, was rumoured to have signed a contract saying he couldn't cut his signature locks.

Turner told Radio Times: "I wouldn't sign a contract like that."

This Christmas he can been seen in the BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None.

Talking about his role, Turner said: "I play Philip Lombard, who's a gun for hire, a mercenary. He's done a lot of nasty things for his own benefit, really immoral, only cares about himself, massive ego, but a smart, confident, charming guy."

Poldark series two returns to BBC One in 2016.

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