Saturday, 21 July 2012

Pride of Wales

Very sad news of the death at just 63 of the adorable Angharad Rees, one of Britain's most loved actresses - in particular for her role as "Demelza" in Poldark.

The BBC adaptation of Winston Graham's bodice-ripping epic was absolutely massive in the mid 70s. I remember the whole family being glued to every episode. We never missed it!

In "real life" Angharad Rees was the pride of Wales - the "local girl done good" - and she and her husband for many years Christopher Cazenove (most famous worldwide for his part in Dynasty) were truly a "golden couple".

She had faded away from acting of late, devoting her time to her swanky jewellery business and her charitable work. She had apparently been ill for several years with pancreatic cancer. Such a sad loss...


Angharad Rees BBC obituary

Watch the documentary The Cult of Poldark


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