Caroline G. Blakiston is an English actress who portrays Agatha Poldark in the 2015 BBC adaptation of Poldark.

Early Life

Blakiston was born in Chelsea, London and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


Blakiston's first notable role was in The Avengers. She starred in three episodes from 1961 to 1967. She appeared to great acclaim in the BBC adaptation of The Forsyte Saga in 1967. She then played Lady Patience Hardacre in Brass from 1983 to 1990.

In 1983, she played Mon Mothma in Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi. Following many TV roles, she started playing Aunt Agatha Poldark in the 2015 BBC adaptation of Poldark.[1]

Personal Life

Blakiston was married to Russell Hunter from 1970 until they divorced. They have two children.

Notes and References

  1. Aunt Agatha on BBC Poldark website