HARRY Richardson made an instant impact on the last series of Poldark and he’s back in series four.
But what do we know about the young man? Here’s the lowdown…
Who is Harry Richardson? What’s his background?
Harry Richardson is an actor best known for his roles in Doctor Thorne and Looking for Grace.
He was born in Australia before moving to London at the age of two before jetting back to Australia for high school. He then returned to Britain again when he was 18.
After doing a short course at Rada he fell in love with drama and went on to attend the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, where he graduated in 2014.
Who does Harry Richardson play in Poldark?
Drake is sent to visit Demelza when their father is sick to see whether she will come back to say goodbye.
Speaking about his character, he said: “Drake has so much energy and exuberance and this incredible passion for life, which is exciting to play.
“He goes on this incredible journey from boy to man as he starts to realise what is important to him, what his beliefs are, where he stands on love and religion and life and where he is going to sit in society.”
Harry also revealed that Drake and Demelza are very similar in their passion for life.
He said: “They share this young and energetic spirit. Even when Demelza is going through rough times she remains passionate about this town, it’s people and about nature.”
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Who did Harry Richardson play in Doctor Thorne?
Harry played Frank Gresham in Doctor Thorne, who is the heir to the family home in Greshamsbury.
In the TV series, Frank is under a huge amount of pressure to marry for money to save his family from ruin.
But he is unfortunately madly in love with Mary Thorne, who is the niece of the family doctor.