'Notting Hill' Actress Dead at Age 53. Co-Star Hugh Grant Posts Touching Tribute


Adored by fans in both the United States and the United Kingdom, many will remember the moment they first saw her on screen.

News broke on Feb. 24, 2018 that the beloved star had passed away at only 53 years of age. According to ITV, her agency released a statement explaining she died from natural causes.

They also asked that “the privacy of the family and loved ones be respected.” She leaves behind her husband, actor Ian Dunn.

British actress Emma Chambers was incredibly talented and stole the show with her charm and humor.

Her role as “Honey Thacker” in the Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts romantic comedy “Notting Hill” was widely referenced by mourning American fans, who especially loved the moment in the film when Chambers first saw “Anna Scott” played by Julia Roberts.

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Co-star Hugh Grant honored Chambers with a statement on Twitter. “Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news,” he wrote.

IMDb noted that Chambers had been nominated for an award for the film — the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress in the Comdey/Romance category.

British fans loved her in her role as “Alice Tinker” in “The Vicar of Dibley.”

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Her co-star in the series, Dawn French, also posted a humorous tribute on Twitter to her dear friend.

Chambers notably won a British Comedy Award for Best Actress for her role in the show, according to IMDb. “The Vicar of Dibley” ran from 1994 to 2007.

Since the series ended, Chambers was not as active in television or film. Nevertheless, her legacy of laughter lives on and a number of grieving fans vowed to watch or buy their favorite show or movie so they can once again enjoy her amazing talent.

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