British actress Emma Chambers, known for her roles in The Vicar Of Dibley and Notting Hill, has died age 53.
A statement from her agency said the actress died from natural causes, adding: “Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many”.
She was known for playing Alice Tinker in the BBC show which ran from 1994 to 2007, and for her secondary role as Honey in the 1999 Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts comedy.
Chambers is survived by her husband and fellow actor Ian Dunn.
Broadcaster Emma Freud tweeted: “Our beautiful friend Emma Chambers has died at the age of 53. We’re very very sad.
“She was a great, great comedy performer, and a truly fine actress. And a tender, sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being.”