Victor of Dibley actress Emma Chambers has died aged 53

Danny Woods
February 25, 2018

Before her first break in television, with the role of Charity Pecksniff in the TV serialisation of the Charles Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit, the Doncaster-born had spent a decade honing her craft on the stage. She brought laughter and joy to many'. "And a tender, sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being".

Hugh Grant has paid a touching tribute to Notting Hill actress Emma Chambers, following the announcement of her tragic death at 53.

While she may be best known for her loveable comic timing as Alice Springs Horton (née Tinker) alongside Dawn French's Reverend Geraldine Granger, viewers may be surprised to learn that she has had scene-stealing parts in number of popular series. She will be missed and our deepest condolences go out to her family and friends'.

Chambers' agent John Grant said in a statement: "She brought laughter and joy to many, and will be greatly missed".

Her agency said: "Emma created a wealth of characters and an vast body of work".

Emma is survived by her husband, actor Ian Dunn.

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Dawn French said: 'Emma was a very bright spark and the most loyal & loving friend anyone could wish for. She also made appearances in four comic relief specials. She won a British Comedy Award for her performance in 1998.

"RIP the wonderful and talented Emma Chambers".

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

Hugh Grant wrote on Twitter: "Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress".

"She was a great, great comedy performer, and a truly fine actress". Very amusing, she made the daftness believable.

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