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Nikki Alexander

Forensic Pathologist


Inquisitive, idealistic, passionate, determined

About Nikki

Always curious and open-minded, the irrepressible Nikki can be impetuous, but when she's up against it she's capable of showing her mettle. Since her arrival, she's grown into a skilled and confident pathologist - a force to be reckoned with. She’s also an expert in anthropology.

Nikki's Background

Brought up in South Africa, Nikki finished her education in England where she excelled, particularly in science. Her South African mother died when she was a teenager, and after her father passed away Nikki reached the turning point of being nobody’s child. Nikki joined the team in a distinctly unorthodox manner; gate-crashing Leo's mortuary to use the facial reconstruction software and never left.

Emilia Fox

Emilia’s recent television credits outside Silent Witness include Delicious (Sky 1), The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic), BBC comedy Home From Home with Johnny Vegas and BBC's The Wrong Mans with James Corden.

Emilia appeared in Roman Polanski’s award–winning film The Pianist, and has gone on to star in numerous other films, most recently alongside Rafe Spall in Mum’s List, adapted from St John Greene’s bestselling memoir. She has performed in many stage productions, notably starring in Rapture, Blister, Burn directed by Peter DuBois at The Hampstead Theatre and is also currently in a production of Sex with Strangers alongside Theo James, which is also at Hampstead Theatre and directed by Peter DuBois.

Did you know?

National treasure Emilia Fox is a member of the talented Fox acting family; daughter to Edward, sister to Freddie, niece to James and cousin to Laurence. Emilia starred alongside her mother Joanna David in period drama classic Pride and Prejudice. On her journey with BBC One Who Do You Think You Are? she traced her family to another acting dynasty, uncovering a link to 19th Century actress Ellen Terry. Emilia studied English at Oxford University and is fluent in French and German.