Actress Emma Chambers has died aged 53.

The British star was best known for playing Alice Tinker in the BBC’s The Vicar of Dibley.

The Doncaster-born star also played ditsy Honey Thacker in 1999  film Notting Hill alongside Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts.

A statement from her agency said Chambers died from natural causes and that she would be “greatly missed”.

The statement read: “Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many”.

Chambers is survived by her husband, fellow actor Ian Dunn.

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