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Emma Chambers obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

Emma Chambers as Alice in The Vicar of Dibley. Photograph: Alamy

Emma Chambers as Alice in The Vicar of Dibley. Photograph: Alamy

The Vicar of Dibley, conceived by the writer Richard Curtis, began in 1994, the year in which the first female Church of England priests were ordained. The TV sitcom starred Dawn French as Geraldine Granger, the incoming vicar facing a mixture of bewilderment and prejudice in the sleepy fictional Oxfordshire village of the programme’s title, but Emma Chambers, who has died unexpectedly aged 53, proved to be a scene-stealer as Alice Tinker, the St Barnabas church verger scripted as dim but lovable.

via Emma Chambers obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

7 comments on “Emma Chambers obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

  1. beetleypete

    I didn’t really watch her most famous role, but she had that very ‘English’ silliness, which is not always easy to get across. A sad loss.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  2. Teagan R. Geneviene

    Oh, how sad. I used to get that show, and it always made me smile. Hugs to you Sarah.

  3. johnrieber

    While known primarily in the US for “Notting Hill”, Chambers was a great character Actress and she will be missed…

  4. First Night Design

    Very. She first came to my attention when I saw her at the National with my dear late friend Bill Moody in Ayckbourn’s Invisible Friends. So sad.

  5. beetleypete

    🙂 x

  6. First Night Design

    Yes, it was a ‘smile’ show. The joke at the end of every episode which the character always failed to understand used to make laugh out loud, though! Hugs.

  7. First Night Design

    Indeed so, John.

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