British Emma Chambers who is best known for her work as Alice Tinker in the BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley and Honey Thacker in the film Notting Hill has been married to husband Ian Dunn, an actor since June 1991 for glorious 25 years now. The couple had their wedding in the New Forest. Emma describes her low-key wedding in an interview with the Independent UK,
“My wedding was very short. I was playing the lead in an Alan Ayckbourn play and was only given one day off. My sister, Sarah Doukas, is a model agent and one of her bookers made me a dress which cost £180. I still look at it in my wardrobe and think it is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. The wedding itself was in the New Forest. I loved it because I had never had a big party before as we had always been on the move when I was a child.
My father wasn't there for personal and geographical reasons – he lived in Australia. But I had been living with Ian McKellen and he was a sort of father figure to me. We didn't have a honeymoon. I was back at work onthe Monday.”
Born in Doncaster, Chambers had smaller parts in television productions such as The Bill and the TV serialization of the Charles Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit before landing the role of the role of Alice Tinker in the BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley for which she won the British Comedy Award for Best Actress. In 1998, Chambers took the role of Helen Yardley in the TV shows/ How Do You Want Me?, and 1999, she appeared in the film Notting Hill, as Honey. In 2000, she was cast as Martha Thompson in Take a Girl Like You, a TV show based on the Kingsley Amis novel and a remake of the 1970 film. 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.
She was in theater 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.
Emma’s husband Ian Dunn is also an actor known for movies like Girls in Love, Gulliver's Travels and American Friends. However Ian is not as famous as an actor as his wife, but this does not bother Ian;
“No, because he is just such a lovely man. He would never think about it in that way. He couldn't be more supportive, happy and pleased. He just glows with pride.”
She currently lives with her husband and fellow actor Ian M. Dunn in Lymington, Hampshire, the couple has no children as of now. The actress Emma Chambers reportedly has an estimated net worth of $3 million.