Emma G. M. Chambers|
11 March 1964
Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Other names||Nicola Chambers|
|Known for||Role of Alice Tinker|
|Notable work||Alice Tinker in The Vicar of Dibley|
|Television||The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2007)|
|Spouse(s)||Ian Dunn (m. 1991)|
Emma G. M. Chambers (born 11 March 1964) is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Alice Tinker in the BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley and Honey Thacker in the film Notting Hill.
Chambers was born in Doncaster, where she went to school at St. Mary's. Her secondary education was at St Swithun's School, Winchester, Hampshire. She then trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in the 1980s, where she was a classmate of actor Ross Kemp. Her sister is Sarah Doukas of Storm Model Management.
After taking some smaller parts on television productions such as The Bill, in November 1994 Chambers played the role of Charity Pecksniff in the TV serialisation of the Charles Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit.
From 1994 to 2007 she played the role of Alice Tinker in the BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley. Chambers appeared in all 20 episodes and four Comic Relief specials until 2007. She did not appear in the two most recent Comic Relief specials, in 2013 and 2015. In 1998, Chambers won the British Comedy Award for Best Actress for her performance.
Chambers worked as a voice performer in the animated made-for-TV film The Wind in the Willows in 1995. In 2003 she provided the voice of Spotty for two episodes in the TV series Little Robots. Her episodes were called "Spotty Rules" and "Spotty's Clean Machine".
She was in theatre for about 10 years before her major break in television. She has appeared in a number of stage productions including Tartuffe and Invisible Friends. In 2002 she toured with the Michael Frayn play, Benefactors, where she starred opposite Neil Pearson.
|1988||The Rainbow||TV||Margaret||2 Episodes, Episodes Titled: "The Widening Circle" and "The Darkness of Paradise"|
|1990||The Bill||TV||Marie Summers||2 Episodes, Episodes Titled: "A Case to Answer" and "The Night Watch"|
|1994||Martin Chuzzlewit||TV||Charity Pecksniff||Regular Role, 6 Episodes|
|1994–2007||The Vicar of Dibley||TV||Alice Tinker||Series Regular, 24 Episodes|
|1996||Drop the Dead Donkey||TV||Carol||1 Episode, Episode Titled: "What Are Friends For?"|
|1996||Pond Life||TV||Belle||Series regular|
|1998–1999||How Do You Want Me?||TV||Helen Yardley||Regular Role, 11 Episodes|
|1999||Notting Hill||Film||Honey Thacker||Film Role|
|1999||Bravo Two Zero||Film||Dinger's Wife||Film Role|
|2000||Take a Girl Like You||TV||Martha Thompson||TV Series|
|2003||Little Robots||TV||Spotty||TV Series, 2 Episodes "Spotty Rules" and "Spotty's Clean Machine"|
- BFI biodata
- "Emma Chambers: From dappy Alice to parasitic Sheila" The Independent (9 June 2002). Archived May 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- Victoria Lambert "It was either the actress or the cat", Daily Telegraph, 22 July 2002
- "It was either the actress or the cat" The Daily Telegraph (22 July 2002).