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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.

With series 18 only a couple of weeks away the promotion has started already. I absolutely love the new artwork for it.
It looks like we’re heading towards a great new series?! Enjoy the HQ promo photos I’ve added:

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Television Series > Silent Witness (2004-2015) > Series 18 > Promotional Photos

Editor’s Note: Silent Witness returns to BBC One for its 18th series at 9pm on Tuesday 6th January. We took the opportunity to catch up with writer Ed Whitmore to ask about his journey to writing Crime Drama, which has also included Waking the Dead, Identity, Dalziel and Pascoe and CSI.

Silent Witness – Series 18

Silent Witness is one of the BBC’s most successful and enduring drama strands – what challenges does this present to the writer? How do you keep it fresh?

I think the two hour running time of Silent Witness – longer than many feature films – is both a challenge and an inspiration. A challenge because you must find a story that naturally has a large forensics and pathology component and an inspiration because you can tell big, dramatically weighty stories in very different worlds from week to week. There’s really nowhere you can’t go.

Silent Witness – Jack Hodgson (David Caves) and Nikki Alexander (Emila Fox)


Great news! It is confirmed that Silent Witness returns with its 18th series on 6th January 2015. Who’s excited!?

Series 18 Introduction from writer Ed Whitmore

Nineteen years after its innovative, trail-blazing debut, pathology and forensics drama Silent Witness returns for five thrilling two-part stories.

The new series boasts a vivid diversity of episodes which are nevertheless united in holding up a microscope to contemporary London.

Collectively these stories shine a light on the city’s dizzying extremities – the rich and the poor, the powerful and the disenfranchised, the Golden Mile and the crumbling sink estates, the jaded workers mired in underfunded bureaucracies and the disillusioned young falling through the cracks.

In Sniper’s Nest, London is under siege from a gunman who picks off its citizens at random, cutting them down in the midst of their complicated and very different lives.

Falling Angels tells the darkly moving story of two people on the fringes – a homeless man and a hotel receptionist – who are drawn together after they witness a man being hit by a tube train.

In Protection, a young girl vanishes without trace, much to the anguish of her overworked social worker who had tried and failed to have her taken into care.

By contrast, Squaring the Circle pitches us into classic thriller territory as the team investigate a bloody shootout at a City hotel that leaves the nanny of a Russian oligarch dead.

In One of our Own, the murder of a rising police star triggers an intense and harrowing journey into police loyalty and familial betrayal while the team face down a brutal gang of drug traffickers.

Thanks to our redoubtable leads Emilia Fox, David Caves, Richard Lintern and Liz Carr, the team have now meshed into a compelling, dynamic, but all-too-human unit. Together these very different characters pool their formidable resources in pursuit of truth and justice…even if they don’t always agree on what those terms constitute.

Executive Producer Phillippa Giles and Producer Sharon Bloom have been fearless and far-minded in nurturing stories that propel our heroes into new and perilous worlds. In turn, those worlds have been indelibly brought to life by the terrific work of our actors and the cinematic ambition of the direction, cinematography and production design.

Silent Witness endures because it possesses a uniquely powerful and fecund story engine – namely that people die in endlessly different ways for endlessly different reasons. Provided there are legitimate pathology and forensics components, there is no story the show can’t tell, no thematic frontier that can’t be explored, no emotional or scientific terrain that can’t be mined. The secret of its longevity is its freedom – its room to roam.


Admin   Dec 19, 2014   , , , , ,     Appearances & Events, Gallery

Emilia attended the British Comedy Awards this week and thanks to a good friend’s help we’ve got 10 HQ photos from this event uploaded in our photo gallery. I love her skirt. She looks gorgeous! :)

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Appearances > 2014 > 16th Dec | British Comedy Awards

The gallery updates continue as I’ve also added 23 HQ photos from The Sun Military Awards ;)

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Appearances > 2014 > 10th Dec | A Night Of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards

Good evening everyone! :) I’ve uploaded 5 HQ photos and 1 MQ photo from the Macmillan Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction which Emilia Fox attended earlier this month. Enjoy the preview:

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Appearances > 2014 > 9th Dec | Macmillan Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction

‘Few people alive at the time were more delightful, more ingenuous, more movingly lovely, and as it might happen, more savage than the girls of slender means.’

Emilia Fox reads Muriel Spark’s rapier-witted portrait of the lives and loves of a group of genteel but down-at-heel young women in postwar London. In the so-called May of Teck Club, a boarding house for single ladies, life carries on as if the world were back to normal: elocution lessons, poetry recitals, jostling over suitors and the sharing of a single taffeta gown. But the war has ended and things are not normal and never again will be. Into this world arrives Nicholas Farringdon, a writer and anarchist, who is beguiled by these girls of slender means and their giddy, carefree lives. But this meeting, we soon learn, will end in his death.

Today: It is 1945, but life carries on as usual in the May of Teck Club.

Spark’s 1963 novel, The Girls of Slender Means, has become a modern classic. AL Kennedy has called it: ‘An uncompromisingly well-crafted book: lean, ironic, funny, penetrating, unsettling and very, very beautiful. Welcome to the English language as operated by an expert.’

Muriel Spark (1918-2006) was an award-winning Scottish novelist and biographer, known best for her acclaimed novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Book at Bedtime

Episode 1 Monday 29 December 2014 airs 22.45
Episode 2 Tuesday 30 December 2014 airs 22.45
Episode 3 Wednesday 31 December 2014 airs 22.45
Episode 4 Thursday 1 January 2015 airs 22.45
Episode 5 Friday 2 January 2015 airs 22.45

Duration: 15 minutes

Admin   Dec 13, 2014   , , , , ,     Articles, Causes, Emilia, Media

ACTRESS Emilia Fox has launched a new research project aimed at helping people receiving end of life care.

The Silent Witness star said she hoped to raise awareness of the work Ardgown Hospice does in Greenock, Inverclyde.

The two-year research project between the hospice and the University of the West of Scotland aims to improve all aspects of care for patients with serious illnesses.

The study will enable a detailed look at the process from the patient and family’s perspective.

Emilia, whose grandmother received palliative care, is a patron of the charity.

Fellow hospice patron, actor Martin Compston, known for roles in Sweet Sixteen and The Wee Man, saw the care his own uncle received in the hospice.

He said: “Ardgowan Hospice is something that’s very close to my heart after my uncle spent his final days in their care. I’ll never forget the incredible dedication of its staff to their patients.

“This ground-breaking collaboration with UWS is an amazing research opportunity, and I’m really pleased it’s happening in my hometown and how honoured I am to know that it will be officially unveiled by my good friend, the delightful Ms Emilia Fox.

“I wish this monumental partnership brilliant success that will benefit the good people of Inverclyde and beyond.”

The partnership between the university and Ardgowan Hospice will also see the charity become a university teaching hospice for students.