The sad news this weekend that British actress Emma Chambers had died at the young age of just 53 prompted the BBC to commemorate her life and the vast amount of brilliant work she did for them with a video on their YouTube channel of one of the funniest scenes from the comedy series The Vicar of Dibley.
Chambers, of course, starred in the series for four years alongside her co-star Dawn French, as well as in numerous Christmas and New Year specials of the hit BBC One sitcom.
The scene they chose as a lovely commemoration of Emma Chambers’ life was from Series 2, Episode 12 “Love and Marriage” when Alice (Chambers) is marrying Hugo (James Fleet) and the Reverend Granger (French) is officiating.
Because it is a perfect illustration of how brilliantly Emma Chambers played the part of Alice Tinker, and how much the audience loved her.
Watch it below.
Emma Chambers’ co-star Dawn French also tweeted a photograph of the pair during the filming of The Vicar of Dibley showing Chambers lying on top of her on a sofa with the description “I was regularly humped like this by the unique & beautiful spark that was Emma Chambers. I never minded. I loved her. A lot“.
Emma Chambers was married to actor Ian M. Dunn. She died on February 21st just a couple of weeks shy of her 54th birthday. What an incredibly sad loss.