South Yorkshire-born Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53

Emma Chambers as Alice Tinker in Vicar of Dibley.
Emma Chambers as Alice Tinker in Vicar of Dibley.

Doncaster-born Vicar of Dibley star Emma Chambers has died aged 53, her agent has confirmed.

Doncaster-born Vicar of Dibley star Emma Chambers has died aged 53, her agent has confirmed.

The actress - who portrayed the dim but lovable Alice Tinker opposite Dawn French's Geraldine Granger in the long-running BBC comedy - died from natural causes.

Ms Chambers also had roles in Bafta-winning Notting Hill and would be "greatly missed", her agent John Grant said.

He added: "We are very sad to announce the untimely death, from natural causes, of the acclaimed actress, Emma Chambers.

"Over the years, Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work.

"She brought laughter and joy to many, and will be greatly missed.

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