Actress Emma Chambers, best known for Notting Hill and The Vicar Of Dibley, has died aged 53, her agent has confirmed.
According to a statement she died of natural causes on Wednesday evening.
Her agent John Grant said: “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.”
Our beautiful friend Emma Chambers has died at the age of 53. We’re very very sad. She was a great, great comedy performer, and a truly fine actress. And a tender, sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being. pic.twitter.com/vLQcRcv2Ex— emma freud (@emmafreud) February 24, 2018
Her other roles included The Rainbow (1999) and Martin Chuzzlewit (1994).
She is survived by her husband, the actor Ian Dunn.