British actor Paul Ritter, whose credit embody HBO/Sky drama “Chernobyl” and Channel 4 comedy “Friday Evening Dinner,” has died of a mind tumor. He was 54.
“It’s with nice disappointment we are able to verify that Paul Ritter handed away final night time,” Ritter’s agent stated. “He died peacefully at residence together with his spouse Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his facet. He was 54 and had been affected by a mind tumor.
“Paul was an exceptionally gifted actor enjoying an infinite number of roles on stage and display screen with extraordinary talent. He was fiercely clever, variety and really humorous. We are going to miss him significantly.”
Ritter’s credit additionally included James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace,” “Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince,” and the sequence “Belgravia” and “Chilly Toes.” He will likely be seen in John Madden’s upcoming battle drama “Operation Mincemeat,” which stars Colin Firth. Ritter may also be part of the “Friday Evening Dinner” tenth anniversary retrospective, which is because of air on Channel 4 later this yr.
Ritter was additionally identified for his theater roles, and was nominated for an Olivier in 2006 for “Coram Boy,” in addition to a Tony in 2009 for the 2008 manufacturing of “The Norman Conquests.”
“Friday Evening Dinner” creator Robert Popper tweeted: “Devastated at this terribly unhappy information. Paul was a beautiful, great human being. Variety, humorous, tremendous caring and the best actor I ever labored with.”
Devastated at this terribly unhappy information. Paul was a beautiful, great human being. Variety, humorous, tremendous caring and the best actor I ever labored with x https://t.co/yD6QpHEeo8
— Robert Popper (@robertpopper) April 6, 2021
Actor Sanjeev Kohli tweeted: “Paul Ritter was some of the versatile & good actors that has ever drawn breath. If Paul Ritter was in one thing, it made it good. That is horrendous information.”
Paul Ritter was some of the versatile & good actors that has ever drawn breath. If Paul Ritter was in one thing, it made it good. That is horrendous information.
— Sanjeev Kohli (@govindajeggy) April 6, 2021