He dashes around the lush green Cornish countryside. The audi­ence cannot  get enough of watching him. His smoldering good looks have created a sensation on the internet – he has his own Facebook page and his own articles in the press. Who is this magnificent one? They call him Seamus. He is the 14 year old Irish draft horse gelding star who plays the unnamed main horse of the hero, Ross Poldark, played by Irish actor Aidan Turner, in the BBC/PBS hit TV series, Poldark. The BBC first aired a Poldark TV series in 1975, with Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark. Mr. Ellis now plays Reverend Halse in the 2015 series. Both TV series’ are based on the widely read Poldark novels set in 18th century Cornwall, written by Winston Graham. The first one was published in 1945, but the written works did not achieve their greater popularity until the TV series based on them appeared in 1975.

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