Poldark actor slammed for '˜abysmal' Scottish accent

Fans of the hit television show Poldark have shown their dismay at a new character's 'abysmal' Scottish accent.

Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson in Poldark.

Viewers took to social media following Sunday night’s episode of the BBC drama to complain about Captain McNeil’s dialect.

The part is played by 35-year-old Bristol actor Henry Garett.

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TV presenter Kaye Adams tweeted: “This is weird. I can’t understand the Scottish accent on Poldark. I thought I was Scottish.”

Another fan complained: “Not sure what’s worse - his ‘tache or abysmal Scottish accent.”

Lynne McPherson was also left unimpressed, writing: “The actor’s attempt at doing a Scottish accent is beyond excruciating”

Poldark boasts a weekly audience of more than four million.