But Eleanor Tomlinson says the role has its drawbacks — such as trying not to fancy him.
The actress plays Demelza in the hit BBC drama which returns next month.
Then in 2011, he and Lenora parted ways and he decided to quit the series while she stayed on.
It seems that this was a source of great heartbreak for him.
“I started painting in New Zealand [while filming The Hobbit], I thought it would be fun to do.
It’s fun to laze around and do normal things.’Aidan is quietly bowled over by his sudden fame. But it is nice that the show has gone down quite well and people are positive about it.’In the show, Turner is British Army officer Ross Poldark, who returns to Cornwall following the American War of Independence to find his father dead, the family’s tin mine in ruins and his sweetheart, Elizabeth, engaged to his cousin.
She told Vogue magazine she is not immune to the charms of Turner, whose shirtless appearance as Ross Poldark with a scythe was one of the most talked-about moments from the first series.
In an interview for the magazine’s September issue Tomlinson, 24, said: “He’s beautiful to look at, so it’s hard not to fancy him, but fortunately we don’t feel like that about each other.
” Aidan is one of the frontrunners, alongside Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender, tipped to be the next James Bond, if Daniel Craig gives up the role, as has been widely reported.
Her role as Aidan Turner’s wife in Poldark must make her one of the most envied actresses in the country.