Dan Norton of Great Britain breaks through to score a try the Men's Rugby Sevens semi final match between Great Britain and South Africa on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
His dark, brooding good looks are now a hallmark of Sunday night television. Almost every scene in Britain’s favourite period drama seems to open or close with him charging heroically along a rugged clifftop to meet another bounder or infatuated beauty. And his co-star Aidan Turner isn’t bad either. But Ross Poldark actually spends most of the series on top of another star. Seamus, our hero’s trusty horse, is unquestionably the most energetic member of the cast.
Britain's Dan Norton scores a try in the mens rugby sevens semi-final match between Britain and South Africa during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 11, 2016. / AFP / Pascal GUYOT
Fiji's Leone Nakarawa is tackled by Britain's Dan Norton in the mens rugby sevens gold medal match between Fiji and Britain during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 11, 2016. / AFP / Pascal GUYOT