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Dawn French Pays Tribute To Actress Emma Chambers

Claire Reid

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Dawn French Pays Tribute To Actress Emma Chambers

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Dawn French has paid a touching tribute to actress Emma Chambers, following the announcement of her tragic death at 53.

Vicar of Dibley co-star, Dawn French told the Mirror: "Emma was a very bright spark and the most loyal and loving friend anyone could wish for.

"I will miss her very much."

She also tweeted:

The pair starred in the Vicar of Dibley together from 1994 to 2007, with Emma playing Alice Tinker and Dawn playing the role of Geraldine Granger.

Hollywood actor Hugh Grant, who starred with Emma in Notting Hill, also took to Twitter to pay his respects to the actress:

Emma played Honey in Notting Hill, the younger sister of Hugh's character William Thacker.

Fellow Notting Hill star James Dreyfus, wrote to call the late actress 'unique and unspeakably funny'.

Other stars, including Jeremy Clarkson and Carol Voderman, expressed their sadness about her sudden death:

Emma passed away from natural causes on Wednesday evening her agency announced.

In a statement, her agency said: "Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many.

"At this difficult time we ask that the privacy of the family and loved ones be respected."

The actress won the British Comedy Award for best TV actress in 1998 for her role as Alice.

Topics: TV and Film

Claire Reid
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