Emma Chambers, 'Vicar of Dibley' actress, dies at 53

Angelo Anderson
February 24, 2018

The news of her death was announced Saturday, but the BBC reported that Chambers died Wednesday evening. "My sister, Sarah Doukas, is a model agent and one of her bookers made me a dress which cost £180".

She wrote in a post on Twitter alongside a snap of the pair lying on the sofa together: "I was regularly humped like this by the unique & attractive spark that was Emma Chambers. I was playing the lead in an Alan Ayckbourn play and was only given one day off", she told Hitberry magazine.

In Notting Hill, Chambers played Honey, Hugh Grant's eccentric younger sister and the romantic interest of Rhys Ifans' character Spike.

Following the news of her passing, many of her co-workers and people in the entertainment industry took to Twitter to mourn including Hugh Grant who wrote that "Emma was a hilarious" and incredibly "warm" person. The long-standing series ran from 1994 to 2007.

Each episode would close with Geraldine telling a joke to Alice who would either react nonplussed, interpret it literally, or only understand the humour once it was explained.

Broadcaster Emma Freud, who is married to Notting Hill and The Vicar Of Dibley writer Richard Curtis, tweeted: "Our handsome friend Emma Chambers has died at the age of 53".

"We're very very sad".

The actress won the British Comedy Award for best TV actress in 1998 for her role as Alice. "And a tender, sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being", Freud tweeted.

Freud posted a clip of Chambers and French in one of the joke scenes from an episode in 2005, and wrote: "How could you not love this girl".

Dawn French (r) with Emma Chambers in The Vicar of Dibley.

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson recalled Chambers being "very funny".

She was born in Doncaster, 170 miles (275 kilometers) north of London. "She was very amusing".

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