Gabriella is featured in the new issue of The Times magazine. She talks about Poldark, her family, modeling and acting in her interview, that you’ll find below. Make sure to check the new photoshoot in our gallery. Big thanks to my friend Helen at Kit Harington Online for the help!
Studio Photoshoots > 2016 > Session 001
THE TIMES – It is not especially hard to understand why, when embarking on a career as an actress, Gabriella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe changed her name to something a little more snappy. Not only is Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe a bit of a mouthful, but to the readers of gossip columns and glossy magazines, it comes loaded with associations: the aristocratic English rose from the glamorous, bohemian society family. The sister, Isabella, who allegedly broke Prince William’s heart. The stepsister, Cressida Bonas, who did the same to poor Prince Harry. The polo-playing DJ brother called Jacobi. It comes with a lot of baggage, the Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe name. Gabriella Wilde, on the other hand, does not.
“The most obvious name to choose was my mother’s maiden name, but that was Hubbard,” she explains. “Not very glamorous.”
In the end her agent saw a book by Oscar Wilde on her bookcase and Gabriella Wilde was born. Having cut her teeth in Endless Love, St Trinian’s and The Three Musketeers, she’s been dominating the nation’s Sundays as Caroline Penvenen, a minxy heiress in Poldark. Did she fall in love with a topless Aidan Turner in the first series, like the rest of us?
“I was probably the only person in the country who didn’t watch it,” she confesses. “I’d just had a baby so I was in a tired hole with my son.”
The day after she got the part of Caroline, she found out she was pregnant with her second son. “I couldn’t celebrate because I was panicking that I was pregnant and freaking out about how I was going to make it work.”
‘Poldark’ returned last night on BBC One and Gabriella made her debut as Caroline Penvenen in the first episode of the new season. HD screencaptures have been added to our gallery!
Television Productions > Poldark (2016) > Season 2 > Episode Screencaptures > Episode #2.1
The first images of Gabriella in the second series of ‘Poldark’ have been added to our gallery. Enjoy! (Thanks to FFA)
Here’s your first look at the second season of ‘Poldark’ with Gabriella as Caroline Penvenen. The new series starts on Sunday, September 4 at 9pm on BBC One.
DEADLINE – Aidan Turner has been set to return for a third season of BBC One drama, Poldark. The BBC confirmed today that 10 new episodes of the Mammoth Screen series will be adapted by Debbie Horsfield from the novels by Winston Graham. A shooting start is imminent with a 2017 airdate eyed. Season 2 is due to air later this year on the flagship channel as well as on Masterpiece in the U.S.
Set in 1794, Poldark sees our hero traverse new family, new loves and new battles, as the French revolution casts a shadow over life in Cornwall. Also returning to the drama is Eleanor Tomlinson as Ross Poldark’s wife Demelza. Joining the cast are Midsomer Murders‘ John Nettles, Gabriella Wilde (Endless Love) and Hugh Skinner (W1A), The Guardian noted.
Poldark’s first season peaked with 9.4M viewers and gained a big fan following at home and abroad. It also sparked a renewed interest in scything — particularly of the shirtless variety.
Mammoth’s Managing Director, Damien Timmer, calls Poldark “a passion project for all of us” and promises the saga of Ross, his friends and enemies “will go to even more thrilling places” in Season 3.
The new season will be produced by Roopesh Parekh (The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses) and Michael Ray, and directed by Josh Agnew (Mr Selfridge) and Stephen Woolfenden (Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them). Horsfield continues to serve as executive producer alongside Tom Mullens, Karen Thrussell and Timmer for Mammoth Screen, and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC.
Gabriella attended the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party on July 6, 2016 in London, England. High quality pictures have been added to the gallery, thanks to Neide for some of them. Check them out!
Gabriella attended the Mappin & Webb Flagship Store Launch in London as their new ambassador. Check the gallery for pictures from last night event!
Public Appearances > 2016 > JUNE 28TH – Mappin & Webb Flagship Store Launch