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Vicar Of Dibley Star Emma Chambers Dies

Vicar Of Dibley Star Emma Chambers Dies

Co-writer for the BBC sitcom Vicar of Dibley, Paul Mayhew-Archer, 65, also spoke out about his sadness.

British actress Emma Chambers, best known for her role as Alice Tinker in BBC's The Vicar of Dibley, passed away Wednesday, her agent, John Grant, confirmed in a statement to USA TODAY Saturday.

Jodie Marsh took the time to express how much she loved Emma's work in Notting Hill and said the film made her cry.

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

Chambers is survived by her husband, fellow actor Ian Dunn.

Emma Freud, wife of Vicar of Dibley creator Richard Curtis, has paid tribute to the late actress on Twitter, calling her a "tender, sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being".

Chambers played loveable Alice Tinker alongside Dawn French in the long-running sitcom The Vicar of Dibley.

And her ability to fulfil the sitcom's role - set in the rural countryside - was even more remarkable once you learn the actress was allergic to nearly all animals.




ACTRESS Emma Chambers has died aged 53. "Emma Chambers. thank you for the brilliance".

Grant called Chambers a "hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress". I never minded. I loved her.

"I'm sad about Emma Chambers". "I used to love watching her going over her lines in rehearsal, she would read them to herself and try to find the ideal delivery".

French tweeted a memory of her co-star on Saturday, writing: "I was regularly humped like this by the unique & lovely spark that was Emma Chambers".

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

Emma's Notting Hill co-star James Dreyfus added: "RIP the wonderful and talented Emma Chambers. She was very amusing", he said.

A year later, she attracted global attention for her role in the Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts film Notting Hill.


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