Angharad Rees

Angharad Mary Rees (born 16 July 1949, Cardiff) is a Welsh actress, best known for her British television roles during the 1970s, garnering notice for her leading role as Demelza in the 1970s BBC drama series Poldark. She made her screen debut in 1968, appearing in The Way We Live Now in 1969. She appeared in several films, most notably playing the fictional murderous daughter of Jack The Ripper in the Hammer horror film Hands of the Ripper (1971). On September 18, 1973, she and actor Christopher Cazenove (1943–2010), who had made his name at around the same time in The Regiment, married. They had two sons: Linford James (20 July 1974 – 10 September 1999), who was killed in a car accident on the M11 in Essex while driving to pick up books from Cambridge University, where he had just been awarded his Master's in Philosophy. and Rhys William (born 1976). Cazenove and Rees divorced in 1994; Cazenove died in 2010. In 2005 Rees remarried, to David McAlpine, a member of the McAlpine construction empire, in Kensington and Chelsea, London.


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