Poldark: Will a Cornish teenage actress play Demelza in new TV series?
YOUNG Cornish actresses will be hoping they shine in auditions in Truro today (Saturday) for a new TV series of Poldark.
A shortlist of applicants has already been drawn up by the production company to play the role of Demelza.
A casting agent advertised at colleges, drama groups and local theatre companies.
And today, the budding actresses, all aged between 17 and 20 and from the county, will have the chance to perform at a location in town.
Based on videos of the day, TV bosses back in London will decide in the coming weeks if any are suitable for the role.
Demelza is described as “strikingly beautiful” and features in every episode of the new series.
She plays a servant who catches the eye of the hero of the story, Ross Poldark.
The actress must have dark hair or be willing to have her hair dyed and also can not be in full-time education due to the demands of filming.
Poldark will be shot at locations in Cornwall later this year, as well as at studios in Bristol.