Silent Witness star Emilia Fox reveals what’s at the top of her bucket list

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  • Silent Witness star Emilia Fox, 45, shares her passions and memories. Emilia lives in west London with her nine-year-old daughter, Rose

    What’s your favourite fashion item?

    Some dresses that my great friend [fashion designer] Kate Halfpenny made for me at the start of my career. They’re personal, very beautiful dresses that are still in my wardrobe. I keep everything – I’m a terrible hoarder of things, so my house is full to the brim and I have even rented a storage space.

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    I haven’t learned from the person who says you must declutter your house to declutter your mind! I really think one day Rose is going to appreciate it and she’ll never have to buy any clothes, because they’ll all come back into fashion again.

    Credit: Nicky Johnston

    What’s top of your bucket list?

    I’d quite like to direct something. I’m hoping I’ve picked up some skills in the years I’ve been acting. I look at my brother [Freddie Fox], who’s written and directed a short film called Hero and I think, ‘Yeah, that’s the way to do it – to create your own work.’ At least five times a day I think, ‘Oh, that would be a good idea for a film.’ Also, I’d like to work in something to do with gardens or flowers. So I might combine those two things.

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    What’s the most special thing you own?

    I try not to treasure possessions, because then you mourn them when you lose them. I’ve framed a lock of Rose’s white blonde hair from when she was a baby. I’ve got great pictures in my house that are not valuable, but have great sentimental value.

    Emilia stars as Dr Nikki Alexander in Silent Witness on BBC1

    Read the full interview with Emilia in the March issue of woman&home, out 6 February

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