Paul Ritter, British actor known for ‘Chernobyl’ as well as ‘Friday Night Dinner,’ dead at 54

According to his agent, Jonty Brook, Ritter died after battling a brain tumor.

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

inside UK, Ritter was best known for his six seasons of work inside comedic family sitcom “Friday Night Dinner,” which airs on Channel 4.

His additional credits have included roles in HBO’s “Chernobyl,” “Harry Potter as well as the Half-Blood Prince” as well as the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace.”

On the stage, Ritter had an equally impressive resume, with productions like “All My Sons,” “Coram Boy” as well as “The Norman Conquests” among his credits. He was nominated for an Olivier Award as well as a Tony Award for the latter two, respectively.

“Friday Night Dinner” producer Robert Popper honored Ritter in light 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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