Angharad Rees Movies and Career Information
Jul 16, 1949
Angharad Mary Rees CBE (born 16 July 1949) is a Welsh actress, best-known for her British television roles during the 1970s. Born in Cardiff, Rees made her screen debut in 1968, also appearing in The Way We Live Now in 1969. She appeared in several films, most notably playing the murderous daughter of Jack The Ripper in the Hammer horror film Hands of the Ripper (1971), but it was for her leading role as Demelza in the 1970s BBC drama series, Poldark that she became noticed by the public. In 1973 she married actor Christopher Cazenove (died 2010), who had made his name at around the same time in The Regiment. They had two sons: Linford James (20 July 1974 - 10 September 1999), who was killed in a car accident on the M11 in Essex and Rhys William (born December 1976). They divorced in 1994. Rees married, secondly, to David McAlpine, a member of the McAlpine construction empire, in 2005 in Kensington and Chelsea, London. She founded a jewellery design company, Angharad, which is based in Knightsbridge.