Drake Carne was one of the younger brothers of Demelza Poldark who moved to Cornwall in 1794.


Early Life

Drake was the younger brother of Demelza Carne and Sam Carne. Their father, Tom, was once a drunk who used to hit his sister. Demelza would later leave home, while Drake stayed with Tom.

Move to Nampara

Following the death of their father, with whom Drake stayed with until he passed away, he moved to Nampara to stay with Demelza and her family, Ross and Jeremy Poldark.

He met Morwenna Chynoweth in Trenwith, the governess of Geoffrey Charles Poldark. They fell in love and he brought her flowers. However, he was later asked by Ross to favour him by staying away from Trenwith since his enemy, George Warleggan, moved there.

Morwenna would later be asked to wed a man she does not love, and when Drake found out he begged her to elope with him. They secretly meet and kiss, but Demelza told Morwenna not to break Drake's heart, and they should not marry because she was from high society and not the right fit with Drake's place in society. She later married, leaving Drake heartbroken anyway.

Behind the Scenes

Notes and sources

  1. See this image
  2. Filming started for Poldark Series Three by BBC website