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Emilia Fox: 'Early starts put my daughter off acting'

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Despite suspecting acting might be in the DNA, the Silent Witness star's daughter Rose, 11, has other ideas. And she has her mum's backing in following a very different career path.Emilia, whose mother is actress Joanna David and father is Bafta-winner Edward Fox, made her on-screen debut in Roman Polanski's The Pianist in 2001.

And she has worked in TV and film ever since.Her uncle is James Fox, and her cousins Jack, Laurence and Lydia are all actors.

Her brother Freddie is in the industry, and her greatgrandmother was the actress Hilda Hanbury, sister of fellow stage star Lily Hanbury.Speaking about her thespian heritage, Emilia said: "I've been asked all my life, "Do you think it's in your blood", and I was always like 'no no no, it's like having a family of doctors, you get used to the language and you feel comfortable around that world and sort of know it so you gravitate towards it'."Then I did the show Who Do You Think You Are?

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