Emma Chambers

Emma Chambers


3/11/1964, Westcliff-On-Sea. Essex, England, UK

Birth Name

Nicola Chambers



Also Known As

Emma Chamers, Emma Chamber
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Emma Chambers is an amazing actress. She is best known to British audiences for playing the hilariously innocent Alice Tinker in the BBC television series The Vicar of Dibley, written by Richard Curtis. In 1998 Emma won the British Comedy Award for the Best Actress for her extraordinary…more


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  • Trivia

    • Emma is married to actor Ian Dunn.

    • Emma really cried when filming the proposal scene in The Vicar Of Dibley.

    • When Emma was given the script that included the tongue-twisting "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" speech on a Friday afternoon, her co-star Dawn French told her she'd never be able to remember it by the next Friday when filming began in front of a live audience. That weekend, Emma and her husband drove to the country to visit relatives and Emma practised the speech over one hundred times in the car and learnt it perfectly for rehearsals the next Monday. Dawn French was speechless!

    • Emma trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

    • Emma is allergic to most animals and hay. This made filming the birth scene in The Vicar Of Dibley extremely difficult for her.

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    Sooooooo boneable. Like butterscotch.
  • You have the wrong birth data!

    What makes you think Emma Chambers was born at Westcliff-on-Sea Essex, as Nicola Chambers? Yes, some websites make this claim but it is completely erroneous! I can assure you that Emma was born at Western Hospital, Doncaster, Yorkshire, as Emma . Chambers on 11 March 1964. I know for an absolute fact because I have a copy of her birth certificate, as I am researching her for my online blog on celebrity genealogy (Reach For The Stars & Their Family Trees). Her parents were John Samuel William Chambers, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, and Noelle Gwynedd Chambers. I can only think that whoever wrote the data was in America because you have given her birth date in the US form, . day/month/year and got it the wrong way round! I agree she is a fabulous actress but if you are going to put things online you should at least try and get them right!

    R Stockdill, professional genealogist, Hertfordshire & Dorsetmoreless