Aidan Turner, the Cornish landscape and a romantic period saga. The BBC remake of 1970s classic Poldark sounded like a winning formula from the off, but little did we know that the star of the new series would be a dramatic head of windswept hair.
As Being Human and The Hobbit star Turner donned a white shirt and britches to gallop across Cornwall, it was his barnet that really got Twitter talking. Besides the dramatic storyline and moving performances, of course…
The first episode went down well…
How did they all get such nice hair before the invention of curling tongs? #Poldark— Steve Clark (@steveclarkuk) March 8, 2015
Well his hair seems too bouffy to me? #poldark— 💙 Fiona Veacock Ceramics 💙 (@SE7Potter) March 8, 2015
If someone hasn’t set up a twitter account for his hair then the Internet has FAILED #poldark
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) March 8, 2015
— Kate Pritchard (@pritchardkate) March 8, 2015
And in case you wanted a clear, scientific judgment on the success of Aidan Turner’s hair…
#Poldark Hair: 10/10. Scar: 3/10.
— Meg (@MRipley13) March 8, 2015
Well, there we have it.
Poldark continues on BBC1 on Sunday 15th March at 9:00pm