FILE – In this file photo dated 27 April 1999, British actress Emma Chambers on the carpet in London. The actress known for her roles in the TV series “The Vicar of Dibley” and the movie “Notting Hill”, Chambers has died of natural causes at the age of 53, according to an announcement from her agent John Grant, Saturday, February. 24, 2018. (Peter Jordan/PA, FILE via AP)
The british actress Emma Chambers has died of natural causes, the BBC. She was 53.
Chambers was best known for her role as Alice Tinker in the tv series “The Vicar of Dibley”, which was broadcasted in the period from 1994 to 2007, for which she won the British Comedy Award for Best TV Actress. She has also starred in the hit 1999 film “Notting Hill” and the 1994 tv miniseries “Martin Chuzzlewit.”
Chambers’ agent John Grant confirmed that the actress died on Feb. 21 and said that she will be “missed”, BBC.
“Emma has a multitude of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy too much,” he added,
According to her IMDb page, she was born in Dorncaster, England and trained at the Webber Douglass Academy of Dramatic Art. Metro reports that Chambers is survived by her husband, actor Ian Dunn.
Fans and friends, including former co-stars Hugh Grant, Emma Freud, Dawn French and James Dreyfus have paid tribute to the actress on Twitter.
Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and a brilliant actress. Very sad news.
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) February 24, 2018
Our beautiful friend Emma Chambers has died at the age of 53. We are very sad. She was a great comedy artist, and a very fine actress. And a tender, sweet, funny, special, loving man. pic.twitter.com/vLQcRcv2Ex
— emma freud ? (@emmafreud) February 24, 2018
I was regularly humped by the unique and beautiful spark that was Emma Chambers. I’ve never minded. I loved her. A lot . pic.twitter.com/imzkoyKja9
— Dawn French (@Dawn_French) February 24, 2018
RIP the beautiful and talented Emma Chambers. Unique,& unspeakably funny. Too young. Thoughts go out to her family. X
— James Dreyfus (@DreyfusJames) February 24, 2018
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