Aidan Turner on his final Poldark scene: ‘Eleanor and I spent the day in bed together having a chat’

The actor is hanging up his famous tricorn hat after Poldark's fifth and final series

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Poldark star Aidan Turner has revealed he and Eleanor Tomlinson spent their final day on set filming a bedroom scene – although not in the way you might think.

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The BBC period drama is set to conclude after its fifth and final series, and Turner and Tomlinson enjoyed their final moments as Ross and Demelza Poldark with a very suitable send-off.

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“The very last scene I shot was just myself and Eleanor in the bedroom,” Turner told Radio Times. “So we spent the day in bed together, which was really strange.

“No love scenes or anything – just having a chat. All day just talking in bed, which felt right.

“I don’t think we planned it to be that day; it just happened with the scheduling. So that was really quite poignant. I think we were both thankful for that.”

As for the chemistry between himself and Tomlinson, he explained: “It just seamlessly happened. We tuned ourselves to the same frequency. There’s a lot of respect we have for each other. Working with Eleanor has always been one of my highlights.”

As for what’s next, Turner isn’t ruling out another period drama – but he added: “It’s sort of my duty, I suppose, to break that mould now and move on to something different.”

But don’t expect him to pop up as a Marvel superhero any time soon: “There’s too much make-up involved, isn’t there?”

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Poldark begins on Sunday 14th July at 9pm on BBC1. Read the full interview in Radio Times magazine, out now