Vicar Of Dibley Star Emma Chambers Dies

Vicar Of Dibley Star Emma Chambers Dies

Darren Sullivan
February 25, 2018

The 53-year-old was widely known for her portrayal of Alice Tinker in BBC sitcom The Vicar of Dibley between 1994 and 2007.

In 1999 The Vicar Of Dibley creator Richard Curtis cast her as Hugh Grant's adorable sister Honey Thacker who is so besotted by Julia Robert's film star character she even follows her into the toilet.

She is reported to have died from natural causes on Wednesday evening.

It said: "Emma created a wealth of characters and an enormous body of work".

Grant said the actress would be "greatly missed" and "brought laughter and joy to many".

Chambers leaves behind her husband and fellow actor Ian Dunn.

Richard Curtis' wife Emma Freud also paid tribute to Emma and tweeted: "Our lovely friend Emma Chambers has died at the age of 53".

In 1998, she won the British Comedy Award for best TV actress for her performance.

Julia Sawalha as Mercy Pecksniff and Emma Chambers as Charity Pecksniff in Martin Chuzzlewit
Julia Sawalha as Mercy Pecksniff and Emma Chambers as Charity Pecksniff in Martin Chuzzlewit

The actress, who has died aged 53, entertained millions of viewers on the long-running sitcom as dim-but-lovable Alice. "I loved working with her, she was stunning", he said, according to the outlet.

"I never minded. I loved her".

French paid tribute to Chambers, telling the Press Association: "Emma was a very bright spark and the most loyal & loving friend anyone could wish for".

"I'm sad about Emma Chambers". Very amusing, she made the daftness believable.

We are sending healing wishes to all those affected by Emma's passing during this hard time.

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who grew up in Doncaster near Chambers, wrote: "I'm sad about Emma Chambers".

Hugh Grant - who starred opposite Chambers in the hit film Notting Hill- called news of her death "very sad".

Emma captured global attention for her secondary role in the 1999 Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts comedy Notting Hill.

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