Eleanor Tomlinson defends Poldark from scythe critics

Eleanor Tomlinson defends Poldark from scythe critics

Eleanor Tomlinson thinks it's "ridiculous" that people have criticized Aidan Turner's scything technique in 'Poldark'.

The 22-year-old actress was shocked when she discovered her co-star's crop gathering skills were cut down by scything experts for not being realistic enough and insists he's a "brilliant actor".

Eleanor said: "I don't care [about Aidan's scything technique]. I think it's ridiculous, I really do. I don't think any of us are looking at his scything, to be honest with you.

"He's a brilliant actor. He's very generous as a performer, which is great to work off of. And obviously, we get along very well."

For her role as Demelza Poldark, London-born Eleanor had to master a Cornish accent and she admits speaking with a South West twang was a "challenge".

In an interview on 'Lorraine', she said: "It is a challenge, but I think as well when something is so iconically Cornish, I wanted to get it right. So I spent a lot of time with voice and accent coaches, and I worked very hard at it."

Eleanor will next be seen in 'Alleycats' alongside John Hannah, a big screen thriller set in the world of illegal bike racing and she was keen to land the part to show her versatility as an actress.

She said: "I've done a lot of period drama and I wanted to show a different string to my bow. John Hannah is lovely, he's a great actor as well. So yeah, it's very different and it's a great challenge and we've just finished filming."