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Welcome to An English Rose, an unofficial fansite dedicated to the English actress Emilia Fox. We aim to provide you with news, photos, videos, and much more on Emilia.
You may have seen her in British productions like Merlin, Silent Witness, or The Wrong Mans. She's recently starred in 'The Secrets' and will be back with series 18 of Silent Witness soon.
Don't forget to check out the photo gallery as well and enjoy your stay! If you'd like to donate to the site or send us an email just go to the 'contact us' section or reach us via social media.

Have added various photos from recent events Emilia attended, follow the links below to see all of them!


EDIT (14 Dec): I’ve added 7 additional photos from the rehearsal.

InsideWiltshire has just posted a photo of Emilia and her dad from the Salisbury Cathedral Carol Concert which is taking place tonight.

Source: InsideWiltshire via Twitter & Thanks for posting them! :)

Good morning :) Just in time for the release of the stunning photos, the promotion for Silent Witness’ series 17, and St. Nicholas Day I have a special treat for y’all since we have new designs, both on our main site and photo gallery, made by my friend and the talented designer Sara from Grey Street Designs! I really hope you like the layouts! She did an extraordinary job this time including my requests I had, plus I’m even more looking forward to January now… :D

P.S.: In case there are any errors with the layouts contact me please if you notice anything.Thank you <3

The hit crime drama returns in January 2014 with new boss Dr Thomas Chamberlain making his debut following the death of Dr Leo Dalton

Forensic crime drama Silent Witness is to return for its 17th series on Thursday 2 January at 9pm with regulars Emilia Fox, David Caves and Liz Carr joined by Richard Lintern as new Lyell Centre boss Dr Thomas Chamberlain.

Pathologist Nikki Alexander will once again be working alongside scientist Jack Hodgson and examiner Clarissa Mullery, with Lintern (whose previous credits include The Shadow Line and Endeavour) making his debut following the departure of William Gaminara, whose character Leo Dalton was killed off at the end of the previous run of episodes.

Writer Tim Prager reveals that the five two-part dramas that make up this latest series “range from extortion that leads to murder; Nikki’s pursuit of the truth that frees a convicted killer; a trip to Scotland to investigate a violent death; and the hunt for a baby that ends with Jack’s confrontation with his troubled past”.

Silent Witness began life in 1996 as a vehicle for Amanda Burton, whose character Sam Ryan featured in the first eight series. Current star Emilia Fox has been the lead actor since 2004. Ratings for the most recent series topped 7 million for the majority of its run.

You can see interviews with Emilia Fox, Richard Lintern and David Caves here or below:


Emilia Fox, Richard Lintern and David Caves discuss series 17 of hit BBC One drama Silent Witness, including what the new head of the Lyell Centre, Dr Thomas Chamberlain, brings to the series.

Introduction from writer Tim Prager
Writer Tim Prager introduces Series 17 of Silent Witness, as the show returns to BBC One this January.

Silent Witness is back, returning with five two-part dramas in which forensic pathology and forensic science are the means to investigate our fears, weaknesses, manipulations and desires.

Change at the Lyell Centre continues as Dr Nikki Alexander and her colleagues Jack Hodgson and Clarissa Mullery come to terms with the arrival of a new boss, pathologist and politically adroit Thomas Chamberlain played by Richard Lintern (Shadow Line, Spies Of Warsaw). Tension is high and the team are openly sceptical of his good intentions. Chamberlain quickly recognises he will have to earn their confidence and trust if he is to make a success of his new appointment.

Silent Witness is an extraordinarily resilient programme, able to grow and adapt, as it delivers mysteries, which can be both thought-provoking and thrilling. Emilia Fox, along with David Caves, Richard Lintern and Liz Carr create a new and dynamic chemistry at the heart of the series, bringing fresh energy and passion to each story.

The producing team behind the programme’s most recent success, Executive Producer Phillippa Giles and Producer Sharon Bloom, have worked hard to ensure that the stories continue to be ambitious. The range of subjects tackled are a measure of the show’s flexibility and its determination to remain current as it challenges as well as entertains its audience. The stories in this series range from extortion that leads to murder; Nikki’s pursuit of the truth that frees a convicted killer; a trip to Scotland to investigate a violent death; and the hunt for a baby and ends with Jack’s confrontation with his troubled past.

Silent Witness goes from strength to strength as it continues to attract the finest quality of irecting and acting talent, and once again delivers the highest production values on British television.

Character biographies
Dr Nikki Alexander

Forensic pathologist Nikki joined The Lyell Centre in 2004 when she gate-crashed Leo Dalton’s morgue to use the mortuary’s facial reconstruction software… and never left. An optimist with a curious and questioning approach, Nikki is highly emotionally intelligent and has a sense of vulnerability about her. However, when she’s up against it, Nikki is perfectly capable of showing her mettle. She’s dealt with horrific situations in her work as a pathologist, and despite losing her mother, and then her feckless father, her own strength and determination has allowed her to follow her own path.

Jack Hodgson

Straight-talking and disarmingly quick-witted, Jack is one of the youngest forensic scientists in the country, but what he lacks in experience, he more than makes up for in talent and dedication. Jack joined The Lyell Centre last year after leaving the largest, best-funded private forensic services lab in London in order to move more quickly up the hierarchy. Clever but not particularly cerebral, he exudes the confidence of someone who always believes he’s right, but has sufficient humility to admit his errors. Athletic with a brutal streak, Jack uses his amateur cage-fighting as a release, or maybe self-inflicted punishment?

Dr Thomas Chamberlain

A talented and experienced forensic pathologist, Thomas has a political nose that makes him a good choice to lead the Lyell Centre forward. When Lyell Centre directors head-hunted Thomas, he was seduced by the increase in money and status, but the challenge of running a cutting-edge forensic facility sealed the deal. Positive, dynamic, and charismatic, Thomas is a social animal who’s very astute at reading people. Keen to ingratiate himself into the team, Thomas craves a sense of belonging he’s never had before. Yet, he’ll soon see that achieving this and following in Leo Dalton’s illustrious footsteps are tougher than he ever thought.

Clarrisa Mullery

Amusingly dead-pan and a great listener, Clarissa is a super-efficient forensic examiner who speaks with authority. Experienced in many disciplines, from ballistics to blood-splatter analysis, Clarissa enjoyed a successful working relationship with Jack in London over three years until he persuaded her to join him at the Lyell Centre last year. Armed with an encyclopaedic knowledge of forensic breakthroughs and always abreast of advancements in the field, Clarissa has been crucial to Jack’s rise to lead forensic scientist – and he knows it. An intensely private woman, Clarissa’s personal life remains a complete mystery to all who work with her.

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Just found a little snippet from an interview with the Telegraph:

Fox returns to den at Christmas

Emilia Fox, who split up with the 51-year-old television chef Marco Pierre White last month, is looking forward to spending time with her parents this Christmas.

“I love this time of year,” the daughter of the actors Edward Fox and Joanna David tells Mandrake at the launch of the Goring’s luxury Christmas tree collection. “I can’t wait to spend it with my family.”

The star of Silent Witness, 39, has a three-year-old daughter, Rose, by her former boyfriend, Jeremy Gilley, the founder of the campaigning organisation Peace One Day.

“I adore Christmas, especially getting the tree,” she says. “We haven’t got ours yet, but this year we might get a couple of trees, as I want to try some different decorations.”

This is truly sweet :) Christmas tree and decorations… wouldn’t be the same without them! ;)


The Care of the Next Infant Scheme from the Lullaby Trust is a great way to give bereaved parents the comfort that when their next baby comes along there are a group of people, health visitors, paediatricians and other health professionals, looking out for their baby. When you have a lost a child to SIDs it really is quite scary to go on and have another baby. I can completely understand why many people wouldn’t!

Last night I attended an event at St James’s Palace hosted by The Duchess of Gloucester. This event was to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lullaby Trust’s CONI scheme. I felt a bit of fraud being there as I have not actually used the CONI scheme as it is not available in our area. CONI is available in over 90% of the country and yet is still evades the East Yorkshire area. When I had my next baby I had to fight to get the things, readily available in other areas, which other parents got as a matter of course. For instance, an apnoea monitor is loaned to parents to keep an eye on your baby’s breathing; it took me lots of paperwork and faffing about to get one of these when Alex was born.

When Alex was born he was delivered breech. Feet first no less, He required oxygen and although it was thought he would be ok he was monitored in the special baby care unit for 24 hours. Whilst he was in there I mention to a doctor about the CONI scheme and he told me they had their own scheme in place. To be honest, I wish I had taken it up further with him but I had just had a baby and wasn’t in that frame of mind. He was wrong though in my opinion. I had to ask for everything we received. Not once was anything offered.

Both myself and the Lullaby Trust are really disappointed that CONI is still not available in the East Yorkshire area nine years on!

On a positive note, we met some lovely people at St James’s Palace including Emilia Fox who is an ambassador for the Lullaby Trust. She was a lovely lady, genuinely interested in what I had to say.

We also met Jennie Henley and her friend Melissa. We had planned on meeting up at an event with Britmums last week but sadly circumstances prevented that. It was lovely to meet Jennie, her lovely baby, Matilda Mae died earlier this year. The sadness in Jennie’s eyes breaks my heart, I hope, that in some way, meeting parents whose child died some time ago gives Jennie some hope that things will get better. The heartbreak and pain will never go but you do learn to live with it. Life does move on.

We also met Alison, who is the chief of CONI for TLT and I chatted with her with regards promoting CONI in the East Yorkshire area. I feel it will be my new mission, to get the CONI scheme into the Hull and East Riding hospitals, if for no other reason than it gives parents peace of mind.

I must mention the magician, Darren Campbell, at the event, what a lovely guy. He is probably one of the best close up magicians I have ever seen. He did a couple of card tricks for us and then he asked my husband to sign a card. This card turned up in the magician’s wallet that was in his jacket pocket! Just amazing! He could have stopped there and we would have been super impressed but he took a ring from my finger, it disappeared from his hand and turned attached to his car keys!

Our swift trip to London was completed with some fabulous magnum chocolates in the goodie bag at the end; we certainly enjoyed tucking in to them on the way home! Shame there are no pictures though, I looked pretty awesome in my new dress, kindly sorted by Becky of Mrs BeBe fame, but heyho, that’s security for you!


An Evening at The Palace

The first is meeting HRH The Duchess of Gloucester

She is a beautiful lady

So graceful and kind

A wonderful listener

She shook my hand, twice

She asked about Matilda and about the twins

When I told her about Esther and William

And how they talk everyday about Baby Tilda in the sky

She had tears in her eyes

And to my total surprise she cuddled me

And it was wonderful

And I know that she meant it

And she does not know me but she cares

And that meant so much to me

I managed to stay composed thankfully

Which is much more than I did when I met the wonderful Emilia Fox

Emilia Fox is a heroine of mine

I have idolised her for a long time

I promised myself that I would not gush at her if I met her

But I did

Louise from Lullaby Trust asked if I would like to meet her

I said that I would but I couldn’t because it would be too emotional

My love affair with Emilia Fox began before my children were born

She is a wonderful actress

She reads children’s audio books

Including Owl Babies which we adore

She played Morgause in Merlin

I copied her hair from my wedding!

I promised I would not gush about any of these things

But in fact I did

And we laughed together

For me through my tears

As I was so honoured that this amazing lady

Came over to me and hugged me

She sat down with me and held my hand

She asked me about Tilda

And she really listened when I talked about her

Really listened

I could have talked to her all night

It was wonderful


I talked about my beautiful baby girl

To the stunning and amazing Emilia Fox

I was so excited when she became an Ambassador for The Lullaby Trust

She was everything I hoped she would be

And she had time to sit and talk about Tilda

And that meant the world.

The palace was full of lovely people last night

I could write and write and write about the evening

An anniversary of 25 years outstanding work