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Who is in Emilia Fox’s famous family, and is she still married to Chernobyl star Jared Harris?

She presents new C4 true crime show In the Footsteps of Killers

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Actress Emilia Fox turns real life crime solver in C4’s new series In the Footsteps of Killers – but is she still married and who is her famous husband?

Viewers know Emilia best for her role in Silent Witness, but this week she investigates true crime over fiction.

Here’s everything you need to know about Emilia’s real life family connections, and her chilling new TV show.

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Emilia Fox and Professor David Wilson set up their own cold case unit in In the Footsteps of Killers (Credit: Channel 4)

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Who is Emilia Fox and how is she famous?

Emilia Fox is a British actress who has been on TV screens since her portrayal of Georgiana Darcy in Pride and Prejudice in 1995.

Her film debut was in Roman Polanski’s multi-award-winning film The Pianist.

TV viewers probably know her best for her role as Dr. Nikki Alexander on BBC crime drama Silent Witness.

She joined the cast in 2004 following the departure of Amanda Burton.

From 2019 to 2020, she appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox with her actress mum Joanna David, and cousin Laurence Fox.

This week, she turns her hand to something totally different when she investigates a real life crime in In the Footsteps of a Killer on C4.

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What else has Emilia starred in?

Emilia has been acting for more than two decades.

Her roles have included that of Rebecca in the TV adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier book of the same name, and Clara in David Copperfield.

She also starred in Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) opposite her real-life fiancé Vic Reeves (although they never married).

Emilia has starred in Marple, Merlin, The Wrong Mans and The Tunnel.

She played Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen in 2009.

More recently, she’s appeared in Strangers, Delicious and The Trial of Christine Keeler.

She’s also starred in countless films including Dorian Grey, Cashback and Blithe Spirit.

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Silent Witness announced new team member Jason Wong for series 24 of the hit BBC One drama (Credit: BBC One)

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How old is Emilia Fox and where is she from?

Emilia Rose Elizabeth Fox was born on July 31 1974 in Hammersmith, London.

She is currently 46 years old.

Who’s Emilia related to? Is Laurence Fox her brother?

Emilia is from a long line of famous actors, and has a large extended family of famous faces, too!

She’s the daughter of actors Edward Fox and Joanna David, with whom she appeared with in Pride and Prejudice in 1995.

Her younger brother Freddie Fox, also an actor, is known for The Pursuit of Love, The Crown and White House Farm.

She’s the niece of James Fox, and the cousin of controversial actor Laurence Fox.

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Emilia Fox as Dr Nikki Alexander in Silent Witness, but who is her famous husband? (Credit: BBC One)

Emilia Fox husband: Who is she married to?

Emilia was married to Chernobyl actor Jared Harris between 2005 and 2010.

They met in 2003 when they both starred in the ill-fated West End theatre production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

She recently revealed that she left husband Jared due to her depression, having suffered a miscarriage at 10 weeks pregnant in 2007.

Emilia went on to find love with actor Jeremy Gilley, between 2009 and 2011 with whom she shares a daughter called Rose.

She dated chef Marco Pierre White from 2012 to 2016, and Luc Chaudhary from 2019 to 2020.

Previously, Emilia was engaged to Vic Reeves whom she met when they were both starring in Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased).

She is now reportedly single.

In the Footsteps of Killers on Channel 4

Emilia Fox and Professor David Wilson front this new C4 series looking at several unsolved murders.

In each episode, Silent Witness star Emilia and criminologist David Wilson reopen a cold case.

In the Footsteps of Killers uses the latest in forensic science and criminological research to shed new light on these troubling cases, looking for new leads the original investigation may have missed.

Travelling to the locations of the crime, Emilia and David will interview the witnesses, suspects and friends and family of the victims, and attempt to build a picture of what exactly happened.

Emilia Fox said: “I am delighted that Alaska and Channel 4 have given David and I the chance to explore and shed light on these fascinating unsolved cases.

“We will use this platform to raise awareness and hopefully bring new evidence to these true crime cases which have gone under the radar.”

The opening episode sees the pair reevaluate the 1996 disappearance of young Birmingham boys David Spencer and Patrick Warren.

In the Footsteps of Killers starts on Wednesday June 09 2021 at 10pm on Channel 4.

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