Robin Ellis is a British actor best known for playing the leading role in the BBC series, Poldark, based on the novels of Winston Graham . He appeared in many other classic TV series and had a long career in British theatre, including a stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company. His most recent role was in the original Swedish version of the detective series, Wallander. He also starred in the Merchant Ivory film, The Europeans and can been seen in Fawlty Towers, The Good Soldier (based on the Ford Madox Ford novel) and Elizabeth R.
He now lives in Southwestern France with his American wife and a menagerie of animals.
His life-long passion for cooking plus a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes led to writing his first cook book, Delicious Dishes for Diabetics: A Mediterranean Way of Eating, published by Constable & Robinson in 2011 in the UK and by Skyhorse in the United States. It is available at local bookstores or online at www.amazon.co.uk or www.amazon.com.
His memoir, Making Poldark, was reissued in 2012 in a greatly expanded form with new photographs from Winston Graham’s private album. It is available via CreateSpace in two versions: Standard b&w or a collector’s color-enhanced edition. It is also available via http://www.amazon.com/.
His second cookbook, Healthy Eating for Life, is set to be published in January 2014 by Constable & Robinson in the UK.
He occasionally runs cooking workshops focused on healthy, delicious and simple recipes in his village in southwestern France. The next workshop is in early October: http://robin-ellis.net/cooking-workshop/.
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