Robin Ellis
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Robin Ellis

Robin Ellis is a British cook, author and actor best known for playing the leading role in the BBC/Masterpiece Theater series, Poldark, based on the novels of Winston Graham. He also appears in the NEW BBC/Masterpiece adaptation of Poldark, this time as Rev. Dr. Halse opposite Aidan Turner's Ross Poldark. Robin has had a long career in British theatre, including a stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company. You can spot him in the Swedish version of the detective series, Wallander (in The Photographer episode), the Merchant Ivory film, The Europeans, the British TV comedy, Fawlty Towers opposite John Cleese, the TV adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier and the BBC's Elizabeth R. He 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: Eating Well with Type 2 Diabetes. His second cookbook (in which diabetes is not highlighted, though all the recipes are suitable for Type 2 diabetics) is titled Healthy Eating for Life. His third cookbook, Mediterranean Cooking for Diabetics, is an update on the first, with an addition of over 250 color photographs of his home in France, the village, the cuisine and the recipes. Robin's mother suffered with Type 1 Diabetes all her life and died of a sudden heart attack linked to her condition. So when Robin received his diagnosis in his mid-fifties, he took it seriously. By adjusting his cooking, he managed to control his blood sugar, keeping it in the "normal" range, for six years. (He also took up walking for exercise and does a yoga-for-softies routine every morning.) His passion for Mediterranean cuisine, generally acknowledged to be one of the healthiest ways of eating, and his wry humor inform his cookbooks. He blogs regularly on food, cooking and French rural life at http://robin-ellis.net/. He has a Facebook page: Robin Ellis robin-ellis.net and you can follow him on Twitter at @RobinPoldark.

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