Missing Emma Chambers who portrayed the sweet, loving, innocent, and wacky Alice Tinker in The Vicar of Dibley, February 25, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1147)

I always loved watching Emma Chambers playing Alice Tinker (below left; with Dawn French, below right, as Vicar Geraldine Granger) in the British sitcom The Vicar of Dibley over the years when it was first broadcast and then in reruns long after that.

Whether Emma Chambers as Alice in The Vicar of Dibley was serving as comic foil to Vicar Geraldine (portrayed by Dawn French), or mooning after her hoped for husband Hugo (portrayed by James Fleet)–that culminated several years later into a kissing scene to end all kissing scenes, and an even more hilarious Alice and Hugo wedding (below, The Sun) –Alice always had a smile upon her face and goodness seared into her wacky and lovable being.

At first glance, the character of Alice might have seemed “a bit dim”–as in a dim lightbulb, as someone referred to Alice–for Alice’s monumentally funny ability to misunderstand people and situations.  Alice’s not getting Vicar Geraldine’s jokes at the end of each episode were legendary.

But in my view, Alice’s character was infused with an innocence of good heartedness that was as joyful as she was humorous.  And Emma as Alice was beloved by her fans and her acting colleagues.

Emma Chambers portrayed many  vivid characters over the years of her long career.  And in learning that “Emma Chambers has died at the young age of 53 last Wednesday, February 21, 2018“, her colleagues and friends have paid tribute to her gifts of love and laughter this past weekend.  Here are two tributes from her The Vicar of Dibley colleagues:

From Dawn French (portrayed Vicar Geraldine):

From Richard Armitage (portrayed Vicar Geraldine’s fiance Harry Kennedy):

Emma Chambers will be much missed for her gift of giving joy to so many through her art and through her life.    My deepest sympathies and thoughts are with her family, friends, colleagues, and loved ones.  Hugs!

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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4 Responses to Missing Emma Chambers who portrayed the sweet, loving, innocent, and wacky Alice Tinker in The Vicar of Dibley, February 25, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1147)

  1. February 25, 2018–Thanks for liking/starring my Post #1147 about honoring Emma Chambers passing. She will be greatly missed. Hugs!

    nellindreams, Evie Arl, Esther, & SueBC


  2. February 25, 2018–And Hugh Grant mourns the passing of his Notting Hill costar Emma Chambers

    EOnline: “On Saturday morning, the British actor wrote, “Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news.””


  3. Love this Vicar of Dibley 2006 Handsome Stranger meet and greet between Alice and Vicar Geradline and new man in the village Richard Armitage! Thanks to Kitty for sharing this image as we remember Emma Chambers as Alice Tinker! Hugs!


  4. February 25, 2018–The Book of Esther blog shares her thoughts about the talented Emma Chambers who will be greatly missed.:



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