13:38 24 July 2012
Actress Angharad Rees, who starred in the TV drama Poldark in the 70s, has died after losing a battle with pancreatic cancer. The star, born with Welsh origins, was 63 when she died.
Her family’s official statement reads: “Angharad passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.”
Rees had been married to late actor Christopher Cazenove for more than 20 years. The couple had two sons, Linford and Rhys, 35. Linford had died in a car crash in Essex in 1999. He was 26.
Poldark was an 18th century costume drama from the BBC. She starred in the role of Demelza. Prior to this, she starred in The Way We Live Now back in 1969. After Poldark, she starred in a number of film and TV roles, including As You Like It, Robin Hood, Jane Eyre, Love Story, and Remmington Steel.
Aside from these, she had a thriving career on the West End stage. She had starred in A Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Winter’s Tale, A Picture of Dorian Gray, and many others.
She also had a career in radio, and even won Prix Italia for Florent and the Tuxedo Millions in 1982. In 1985, she was nominated for Best Actress in Radio in 1985.
She will be buried following a private funeral.
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