I have just heard that Angharad Rees has died aged 63 from pancreatic cancer.
It is devastating news.
Angharad was a wonderful friend and talented professional colleague.
Her portrayal of Demelza in Poldark was definitive and the series could not have enjoyed the success it had without her unique spirit informing the role.
We shared a very special time.
I will always remember her with enormous affection and respect.
She was a person who took pains to care for others.
She spread her magic where ever she went.
Her sense of humour was a joy and often for me a morale booster.
It was a privilege to know her.