Hugh Grant and Notting Hill film writer Richard Curtis commemorated Emma Chambers, their previous associate who passed away at the age of 53.
Grant, who played Chambers’ on-screen brother or sister in the 1999 movie from director Roger Michell, called her a “hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress.”
Chambers’ representative verified to EW on Saturday that she passed away of “natural causes,” though no additional specifics are understood at this time.
“We’re obviously terribly sad. She really was a great, great comedy performer and a very fine actress. And a tender, sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being,” Curtis stated in a declaration to EW. “In my work, she worked opposite Dawn French and Julia Roberts, and was more than the procedure of the set of them.
” I expect I especially keep in mind those jokes at the end of each episode of The Vicar of Dibley,” he continued, noting her popular function on the BBC series he composed and produced. “They were always done right at the end of the recording — with no time left — and were big feats of complicated remembering, and she was always completely accurate, completely innocent, completely hilarious. She has that classic and hard-to-find combination of being very, very accurately funny, while also seeming to be very, very truthful and real.”
James Dreyfus, who played Martin in Notting Hill, called Chambers “wonderful,” “talented,” “unique,” and “unspeakably funny.”
Emma Freud, the movie’s script editor and spouse of Curtis, called her a “beautiful friend.”
“We’re very very sad,” Freud tweeted. “She was a great, great comedy performer, and a truly fine actress. And a tender, sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being.”
Others speaking up in homage of Chambers consist of French (her Vicar of Dibley costar), star Rufus Sewell, and Top Gear‘s Jeremy Clarkson.
“She was a late addition to our theatre company at the Crucible Sheffield many years ago. It’s fair to say she woke us all the f— up,” Sewell tweeted.
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