“Notting Hill” star Emma Chambers has passed away at the age of 53.
“We are very sad to announce the untimely death, from natural causes, of the acclaimed actress Emma Chambers,” her agent John Grant said in a statement to The Guardian on Saturday, February 24. “Over the years, Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many and we be greatly missed.”
Emma is survived by her husband, actor Ian Dunn. They were married for 27 years. Fans of the 1990 romantic comedy “Notting Hill” starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts will remember Emma as the quirky younger sister of Hugh’s character, William. She put a plucky and fun spin on the role and Hugh was one of the first stars to respond to her passing.
“Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news,” he shared.
Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news.
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) February 24, 2018
Emma, who was born in England, was also well known for her roles on “The Vicar of Dibley” and “Margaret.” She had a role on “The Vicar of Dibley” from 1994-2007.
Many members of the acting community remembered her for her work and her incredible personality.
See their reactions on Twitter below.
RIP the wonderful and talented Emma Chambers. Unique,& unspeakably funny. Too young. Thoughts with her family. X
— James Dreyfus (@DreyfusJames) February 24, 2018
How could you not love this girl. Emma Chambers… thank you for the brilliance. https://t.co/RV7DextEzk
— emma freud 🔴 (@emmafreud) February 24, 2018
May Emma Chambers rest in peace. Thank you for all the laughs with your impeccable comic timing in Vicar of Dibley and Notting Hill to name but a few. You brought happiness to so many and died far too soon.Thoughts are with the family.Unlike the song, everyone knew who #Alice was pic.twitter.com/lucLUFAyrc
— Rhydian Roberts (@RhydianMusic) February 24, 2018
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