Emma Chambers Dead - 'Notting Hill' Actress Dies at 53

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Emma is also well known across the pond for starring in the British comedy The Vicar of Dibley for over a decade.

In 1999 The Vicar Of Dibley creator Richard Curtis cast her as Hugh Grant's adorable sister Honey Thacker who is so besotted by Julia Robert's film star character she even follows her into the toilet.

The actress - who portrayed the dim but lovable Alice Tinker opposite French's Geraldine Granger in the long-running BBC comedy - died of natural causes on Wednesday evening, her agent confirmed.

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

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

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

I was regularly humped like this by the unique & attractive spark that was Emma Chambers.

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

He said: "RIP the wonderful and talented Emma Chambers".

One was as Charity Pecksniff in Martin Chuzzlewit, a BBC series based on the novel by Charles Dickens. "She was very amusing".

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He told his Twitter followers: "I'm sad about Emma Chambers". Notting Hill co-star James Dreyfus posted about how she was "unique" and "unspeakably amusing".

"The joke coda with Dawn French in Dibley required great skill and Emma just nailed it".

"My wedding was very short".

In 2000 she quit acting for two years after falling out of love with the job, spending her days gardening, walking and cooking. "I still look at it in my wardrobe and think it is one of the most handsome things I have ever seen".

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