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Poldark star Eleanor Thompson to star in Netflix remake of the blockbuster hit One Day

Poldark star Eleanor Thompson, 30, plays a love affair in Netflix’s remake of the blockbuster hit One Day – originally starring Anne Hathaway – as she is seen filming the upcoming series in southwest London

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She made her name as Demelza, the understated wife of Captain Ross Poldark, who then turned into a no-nonsense feminist.

But now actress Eleanor Tomlinson has taken on a slightly riskier role as a seductive love trickster in a Netflix remake of the blockbuster One Day.

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that she will be playing Sylvie, the wife of lead character Dexter Mayhew, who ends up in bed with another man while her husband and baby girl Jasmine are at home.

Miss Tomlinson, 30, was seen filming scenes in South West London last week alongside Leo Woodall, who will play Dexter in the upcoming series.

He previously starred in Sky Atlantic drama The White Lotus.

The Mail on Sunday may reveal that Eleanor Tomlinson, pictured, will be starring as Sylvie, the wife of lead character Dexter Mayhew, who ends up in bed with another man while her husband and baby girl Jasmine are at home

The Mail on Sunday may reveal that Eleanor Tomlinson, pictured, will be starring as Sylvie, the wife of lead character Dexter Mayhew, who ends up in bed with another man while her husband and baby girl Jasmine are at home

LOVE ON SCREEN: Eleanor Tomlinson with co-star Leo Woodall

LOVE ON SCREEN: Eleanor Tomlinson with co-star Leo Woodall

LOVE ON SCREEN: Eleanor Tomlinson with co-star Leo Woodall

Dressed in jeans and a sweater, Eleanor was all smiles as she stood in front of a Victorian house believed to be Dexter and Sylvie’s matrimonial home. She was played in the film version by Romola Garai.

Also spotted was Blackadder star Tim McInnerny, who is said to play Dexter’s father Steven, a role previously played by Ken Stott.

In the scenes, Dexter and Sylvie are joined by friends.

Lead character Emma Morley, who was played in the film by Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway, is this time played by Ambika Mod, star of the medical comedy drama This Is Going To Hurt, which aired on the BBC earlier this year. In that series, she appeared as the female lead, Shruti Acharya, alongside Ben Whishaw who played Doctor Adam Kay.

Like the 2011 film, the new version of One Day is an adaptation of David Nicholls’ 2009 bestseller.

It charts a series of intense personal encounters between Emma and Dexter, who first meet on their graduation day at the University of Edinburgh on July 15, 1988. They spend a platonic night together and agree to just be friends. The drama provides a snapshot of their lives on the same day – July 15, Saint Swithin’s Day – over the next 20 years.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Ambika Mode

Ambika Mode

Anne Hathaway (left) played lead character Emma Morley in 2011. Emma is played by Ambika Mod (right) in the 2022 remake

Jim Sturgess

Jim Sturgess

Leo Woodall

Leo Woodall

Jim Sturgess (left) played Dexter Mayhew in 2011. Dexter is played by Leo Woodall (right) in the 2022 remake

Romola Garai

Romola Garai

Eleanor Tomlinson

Eleanor Tomlinson

Romola Garai (left) played Sylvie in 2011. Eleanor Tomlinson (right) will play Sylvie in the 2022 remake

Dexter, who becomes a television host, and Emma, ​​a teacher and later writer, move on in life and find other partners, but after Dexter’s divorce from Sylvie, they decide they want to be together and have a baby. However, when tragedy strikes later, their dream comes to an abrupt end.

Filming for the Netflix series started last month in London and will also take place in Edinburgh.

David Nicholls has previously said he was inspired to write One Day after spending a summer in Edinburgh at the Fringe comedy and arts festival.

In 2015, he received an honorary doctorate from the university.

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