Emilia Rose Elizabeth Fox (born 31 July 1974) is an award-winning English actress, known for her role as Dr. Nikki Alexander on BBC crime drama Silent Witness, having joined the cast in 2004 following the departure of Amanda Burton. She also appears as Morgause in the BBC's Merlin beginning in the programme's second series.
Fox was born in London, England. She comes from a thespian family — her mother is actress Joanna David (née Joanne Elizabeth Hacking) and her father is actor Edward Fox. Her uncle is James Fox and her cousins Laurence and Lydia also have successful acting careers. She has a brother Freddie and a half sister Lucy. She was educated at the independent Bryanston School and the University of Oxford where she studied English Literature. Her great-great grandfather was Samson Fox, and her grandmother was the actress Hilda Hanbury, sister of Lily Hanbury. Through Hanbury she is related to the 19th Century actress Ellen Terry.
Fox is a patron for environment and human rights charity the Environmental Justice Foundation.
In 2000 Fox was nearly married to the comedian Vic Reeves but their engagement was called off. Shortly after this she began dating the artist and fashion...