22 July 2012
Last updated at 11:09
Welsh actress Angharad Rees has died after a long battle with cancer, her family has said. She starred in a host of TV productions including the 1970s costume drama Poldark playing Demelza Carne Poldark alongside Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark.
Ms Rees played Demelza in the Poldark drama based on the novels written by Winston Graham and first broadcast in the UK between 1975 and 1977.
In 1974 she played alongside Richard Burton in a play about the Churchill family called Walk with Destiny. From left: Lesley Dunlop as Mary, Angharad Rees as Sarah, Burton as Winston Churchill, Virginia McKenna as Clementine and Clive Francis as Randolph.
She also had a role in cult classic Jack the Ripper film Hands Of The Ripper and on stage she appeared in A Winter's Tale, Richard II and Romeo And Juliet. She also played Celia in a BBC Shakespeare production of As You Like It with Helen Mirren as Rosalind.
Another scene from BBC Shakespeare production of As You Like It with Angharad Rees, Helen Mirren and Richard Pasco as Jaques.
In the 1990s she starred in TV drama Trainer. From left: David McCullum as John Grey, Angharad Rees as Caroline Farrell and Jeremy Sinden as Freddie Farrell.
Ms Rees was married to the late Dynasty actor Christopher Cazenove for more than 20 years and they had two sons together. In 1994 they divorced and she went on to marry David McAlpine, of the construction family, in 2005, with whom she lived in London.
Her family said she remained an active supporter of the arts and was an honorary fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, the city where she grew up as a young child.