Actress Emma Chambers Dies Aged 53

by : Tom Percival on : 24 Feb 2018 16:25

Actress Emma Chambers, best known for her roles in the Vicar of Dibley and Notting Hill, has died aged 53. 


Her death was confirmed in a statement from her agency which stated she died from natural causes on Wednesday evening and added that ‘she will be greatly missed’.

The statement said:

Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many.

She is survived by her husband, Ian Dunn.

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Chambers made her TV debut on The Bill, but it was the role of Alice Tinker in the Vicar of Dibley, a role she played from 1994 to 2007, that made her a household name.

In 1998, Chambers won the British Comedy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Alice.

She also appeared in the feature film Notting Hill alongside Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, playing Hugh’s eccentric sister Honey Thacker.

Fans have paid tribute to the actress on social media:


Our thoughts are with her friends and family.

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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