Biography

Angharad Rees was a London-born Welsh actress and, later, jewellery designer, best known for her British television roles during the 1970s and in particular her leading role as Demelza in the 1970s BBC TV costume drama "Poldark".

Her father was a prominent Welsh psychiatrist Linford Rees (William Linford Llewellyn Rees) and mother Catherine Thomas.

When she was two, in 1946, her family returned to Wales to live into Cardiff. Rees studied at the Sorbonne in Paris for two terms and the Rose Bruford Drama College in Kent, England. She also studied at the University of Madrid and taught English in Spain before acting in repertory theatre in England.

On 18 September 1973, Rees married the actor Christopher Cazenove. They had two sons: Linford James and Rhys William. Linford was killed in a car accident on the M11 motorway in Essex while driving to pick up books from Cambridge University, where he had been awarded the degree of Master of Philosophy. Cazenove and Rees divorced in 1994 but remained close. Cazenove died from the effects of septicaemia in 2010. Rees later married David McAlpine, a member of the McAlpine construction company, at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. She remained married to McAlpine until her death.

Rees founded a jewellery design company, Angharad, based in Knightsbridge, London, England.

Angharad Rees was a London-born Welsh actress and, later, jewellery designer, best known for her British television roles during the 1970s and in particular her leading role as Demelza in the 1970s BBC TV costume drama "Poldark".

Her father was a prominent Welsh psychiatrist Linford Rees (William Linford Llewellyn Rees) and mother Catherine Thomas.

When she was two, in 1946, her family returned to Wales to live into Cardiff. Rees studied at the Sorbonne in Paris for two terms and the Rose Bruford Drama College in Kent, England. She also studied at the University of Madrid and taught English in Spain before acting in repertory theatre in England.

On 18 September 1973, Rees married the actor Christopher Cazenove. They had two sons: Linford James and Rhys William. Linford was killed in a car accident on the M11 motorway in Essex while driving to pick up books from Cambridge University, where he had been awarded the degree of Master of Philosophy. Cazenove and Rees divorced in 1994 but remained close. Cazenove died from the effects of septicaemia in 2010. Rees later married David McAlpine, a member of the McAlpine construction company, at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. She remained married to McAlpine until her death.

Rees founded a jewellery design company, Angharad, based in Knightsbridge, London, England.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 19

Birthday 1944-07-16

Day of Death 2012-07-21

Place of Birth Edgware, Middlesex, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Angharad Mary Rees
  • Lady McAlpine

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1989 Close to Home (19 episodes) as Helen De Angelo
1984 Robin of Sherwood (1 episode)
1984 Master of the Game (3 episodes) as Marianne Hoffman
1982 Remington Steele (2 episodes)
1980 The Curse of King Tut's Tomb as Lady Evelyn
1978 As You Like It as Celia
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare (1 episode)
1978 Little Girl in Blue Velvet as Macha
1975 Poldark (29 episodes)
1974 Within These Walls (1 episode)
1973 Thriller (1 episode)
1973 Baffled! as Peggy Tracewell
1973 The Love Ban as Jackie
1972 Crown Court (1 episode)
1972 Under Milk Wood as Gossamer Beynon
1971 Hands of the Ripper as Anna
1971 Catch Me a Spy as Victoria
1971 Hell's Angel as April Cotton
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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