Can you furnish an update on British actor Robin Ellis, who starred in the 1970s miniseries Poldark?
—Pat Lampley, Albany, N.Y.
Ellis, 70, lives with his American wife and menagerie of animals in France, where he writes about food, cooking and life in the country. He recently published a cookbook, Delicious Dishes for Diabetics: Eating Well With Type 2 Diabetes. The star of the British stage and TV is best known as the dashing 18th century English army officer in Poldark, now on DVD, which was voted one of the 10 most popular programs on the PBS Masterpiece Theatre series.