Who is Emile Cilliers and where is he now? All you need to know as The Fall: Skydive Murder Plot hits Channel 4

It was a freak accident, until it became a crime that shocked the nation. Now, The Fall: Skydive Murder Plot recounts the shocking events that lead to the near-fatal attempt on Victoria Cilliers life.

Airing on Channel 4 over the next three nights, the series explores the double-life of Emile Cilliers. Outwardly, he seemed like the perfect man; an army officer, charming and a loving father. Beneath the surface though, he was harbouring dark secrets, including: multiple extramarital affairs, mounting debt and a murderous plot to kill his wife, Victoria.

As the first episode airs tonight at 9pm, the Channel 4 drama, starring Downton Abbey star MyAnna Burning explores how this seemingly ordinary man attempted to get away with murder. But who is Emile Cilliers and where is he now? 

Emile Cilliers at Winchester Crown Court

Emile Cilliers appearing at Winchester Crown Court.

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