There will be crosed fingers and wishes to 'break a leg' tomorrow as a young Cornish actresses vie for a role in the new BBC adaption of Poldark.

The BBC is to remake the 1970s drama, based on the Winston Graham novels set in the 18th century.

The original series starred Angharad Rees as and the new production is looking for a beauty to fill the role.

The story, which a TV smash hit when it first appeared on our screens from 1975 to 1977, centres on the return of war veteran Ross Poldark, who finds his Cornwall home in ruins and his former fiancee engaged to his cousin.

Ross ends up marrying his servant, Demelza, but his passion for Elizabeth simmers on for years. The plot follows Ross Poldark's attempts to make his derelict tin mines a success. Life is hard, smuggling is rife and Ross Poldark finds himself taking the side of the underclass against the ruthless behaviour of his enemies, the greedy Warleggan clan including George Warleggan.

The shortlisted candidates are set to attend auditions this weekend in Truro.

Who will be the lucky actress and will she be Cornish? Only time will tell.