• British actress and presenter Emilia Rose Elizabeth Fox born in Hammersmith, London, England in 1974
• Studied at Bryanston School and University of Oxford's St. Catherine's College
• Appeared in close to 90 movies and TV series, most notably in "The Pianist", "Pride and Prejudice", "Merlin" and "Silent Witness"
• Involved with various charity organizations, primarily the Environmental Justice Foundation and DrugFarm
• Net worth estimated at over $5 million
Who is Emilia Fox?
British actress and presenter Emilia Rose Elizabeth Fox was born in Hammersmith, London, England, on 31 July 1974, so Leo’s her zodiac sign. She’s appeared in close to 90 movies and TV series, but is perhaps still known best for playing Dorota in the 2002 biographical musical movie “The Pianist”, which Roman Polanski directed, and which starred Frank Finlay, Thomas Kretschmann and Adrien Brody. It follows the life of a Polish Jewish musician during the Second World War, and the movie won 60 of its 134 award nominations, including three Oscar wins for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Adrien Brody).
Education and early life
Emilia was raised in Hammersmith alongside her brother Freddie, who’s today also an actor, by their father Edward Charles Morice Fox who’s a successful British actor, and mother Joanna David who’s a popular British actress; Emilia’s cousins Lydia, Laurence and Jack are also actors, as well as her uncle James Fox.
She studied at Bryanston School ,and was mostly into music during her time there, learning to play both the cello and the guitar. Emilia matriculated in 1992 and went on to attend the University of Oxford’s St Catherine’s College, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1995.
Roles in TV series
Emilia’s debut TV series role was playing Georgiana Darcy in four episodes of the critically acclaimed 1995 romantic mini-series “Pride and Prejudice”, which won 10 of its 23 award nominations, and the remainder of the ‘90s saw her appear in an episode or two of the romantic mystery “Rebecca”, the adventure “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and the historical drama “Shooting the Past”.
In 2000 and 2001, Emilia starred as Jeannie in the crime fantasy comedy “Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)”, which also starred Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, and follows two detective partners, one of whom is a ghost. She had only a couple of other TV series roles in the 2000s, appearing in an episode of the action adventure “Helen of Troy”, the biographical historical drama “The Virgin Queen”, and the crime mystery “Agatha Christie’s Marple”.
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From 2009 through 2011, Emilia portrayed Morgause in the popular fantasy adventure “Merlin”, created by Johnny Capps and Julian Jones, and which starred John Hurt, Colin Morgan and Bradley James. The series follows the legendary sorcerer Merlin as a young man, and won five of its 30 award nominations. Emilia’s also known for playing one of the main characters, Sam Vincent in the popular comedy “Delicious”, created by Dan Sefton, and which also starred Iain Glen and Dawn French. It follows the lives of Cornwall citizens, the series aired from 2016 through 2019, and was nominated for a 2018 Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Single Drama/Mini-Series.
Since 2004, Emilia’s been starring as Dr. Nikki Alexander in the soap opera “Silent Witness”, alongside William Gaminara and David Caves. It follows a group of forensic pathologists and scientists, and the series has won eight of its 14 award nominations.
Roles in movies
Emilia’s debut film role was playing Ann Devenish in the 1997 crime mystery “Bright Hair”, and in the same year she could then have been seen appearing in the drama “The Temptation of Franz Schubert”, then in 1999 the thriller “Bad Blood” and the short comedy “The Rat Trap”.
The year 2003 saw her play Jane Seymour in the biographical historical drama “Henry VIII”, directed by Pete Travis, and which starred Ray Winstone, Joss Ackland and Sid Mitchell. It tells the story of the King Henry VIII’s reign, and the movie won one of its two award nominations. Some of Emilia’s following notable performances were in the 2004 biographical comedy “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”, the 2005 crime comedy “Keeping Mum”, and the 2009 fantasy mystery “Dorian Gray”.
In 2013, she played Kate Roberts in the war drama “The Wipers Times”, directed by Andy De Emmony, and which starred Ben Chaplin, Patrick FitzSymons and Julian Rhind-Tutt. It tells the true story of a satirical newspaper which was being published during World War I, and the film won three of its five award nominations.
Emilia’s three most recent movie roles have been in the 2018 adventure “The Snow Wolf: A Winter’s Tale”, the 2020 romantic fantasy comedy “Blithe Spirit”, and the 2021 comedy “Saturday Knight Takeaway”.
Emilia has four producing credits, which include the 2008 drama movie “The Game’s Up”, three episodes of the 2022 crime mystery series “Signora Volpe”, and nine episodes of the crime mystery series “Silent Witness” since 2020.
Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Strictly Come Dancing”, “Loose Women” and “The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures”.
Awards and nominations
Emilia won a 2003 Flaiano Film Festival Award for Best Actress, for her performance in “Prendimi L’anima”.
She was also nominated for a 2003 Polish Film Eagle Award for Best Actress, for “The Pianist”, and a 2009 Crime Thriller Dagger Award for Best Leading Actress, for her performance in “Silent Witness”.
Love life and husband
Emilia met British comedian, actor and musician James Roderick Moir – aka Vic Reeves – sometime in the second half of the ‘90s, they became engaged in 2000 but split in the same year.
She dated British artist and designer Toby Victor Mott in 2002.
Emilia and British actor Jared Francis Harris exchanged vows in July 2005; she suffered a miscarriage in 2007, and in the following year revealed that she and Jared had separated. They filed for divorce in January 2009, and it was finalized by the end of the year.
Emilia then began dating British actor and moviemaker Jeremy Francis Gilley, and gave birth to their daughter Rose in November 2010, but split in 2011.
From 2012 through 2016, she was in a relationship with British chef and restaurateur Marco Piere White, and in 2019 and 2020 dated British non-celebrity man Luc Chaudhary.
Emilia’s married to her second husband, British TV producer Jonathan Stadlen as of February 2023, and has a daughter with her former boyfriend Jeremy Gilley.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Emilia’s involved with various charity organizations, while perhaps mostly with the Environmental Justice Foundation; she’s also working with the charity DrugFarm, which aims to help those addicted to gambling, alcohol and drugs.
She appeared alongside her mother in the 1995 mini-series “Pride and Prejudice”.
Emilia dyed her blonde hair red for her role in the 2010 movie “Upstairs Downstairs”.
More than 100,000 people are following her on Instagram today, and she’s posted close to 300 pictures and videos onto the social media network.
Emilia’s passionate about art, especially painting, and has visited numerous galleries around England.
Some of the actresses whom she enjoys watching the most are Emilia Clarke, Lily Collins and Emma Watson, and some of her favorite movies include “The Pod Generation”, “The Amazing Maurice” and “Me Before You”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Emilia’s age is 48. She has brown eyes and blonde hair, is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighs about 130lbs (59kgs).
Emilia’s net worth’s been estimated at over $5 million, as of February 2023.