Louis Davison, the son of Doctor Who actor Peter Davison, is joining the cast of Poldark series four as the new Geoffrey Charles.
Filming for series four is already in full swing, and yesterday the BBC shared a shot from the set with the young Davison in full Poldark garb.
— Official Poldark (@PoldarkTV) September 5, 2017
Davison replaces Harry Marcus, who played Geoffrey Charles in Poldark series three.
Davison’s older sister Georgia Tennant – who’s married to fellow Doctor Who star David Tennant – celebrated the latest family acting success on Twitter.
— Georgia Tennant (@georgiaEtennant) September 5, 2017
While the actor who previously held the role wished his successor luck.
— Harry Marcus (@harrymarcus1) September 5, 2017
Many Poldark fans are sad to see Marcus go:
no resemblance what so ever. Bring back young Charles please. That is not a request. pic.twitter.com/lDvWVHUQTs
— 〽️ U N C H NEWS (@MUNCHmma) September 5, 2017
Aww! I'll miss @harrymarcus1! He did a splendid job! ?
— ? Em? (@GreatWakkorotti) September 5, 2017
Not having this! @harrymarcus1 is irreplaceable.
— Arthur Goddard (@ArthurGoddard13) September 5, 2017
Davison comes from a venerable family – as the son of Fifth Doctor Peter Davison, and the brother-in-law of Tenth Doctor David Tennant – so there is no cause to think he won’t be able to adequately fill Marcus’ shoes.
Poldark series four will air in 2018