Paul Ritter, British actor known for 'Chernobyl' and 'Friday Night Dinner,' dead at 54


According to his agent, Jonty (*54*), Ritter died after battling a mind tumor.

“He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side,” (*54*) mentioned. “Paul was an exceptionally talented actor playing an enormous variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skill. He was fiercely intelligent, kind and very funny. We will miss him greatly.”

In the UK, Ritter was finest known for his six seasons of labor within the comedic household sitcom “Friday Night Dinner,” which airs on Channel 4.

His different credit have included roles in HBO’s “Chernobyl,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and the James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace.”

On the stage, Ritter had an equally spectacular resume, with productions like “All My Sons,” “Coram Boy” and “The Norman Conquests” amongst his credit. He was nominated for an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for the latter two, respectively.

“Friday Night Dinner” producer Robert Popper honored Ritter in mild of his passing, writing on Twitter, “Thank you to everyone for sending mesages (sic) about Paul Ritter. Much appreciated. He was a man who touched so many hearts. My thoughts go out to his lovely family.”

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