Actor Paul Ritter, actor of ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Chernobyl’ dies

(CNN) – British actor Paul Ritter, a versatile actor known for lighting the screen and stage, passed away on Monday. He was 54 years old.

According to his agent, Jonty Brook, he said that Paul Ritter died of a brain tumor.

“He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and their children Frank and Noah by his side,” Brook said. “Paul was an extremely talented actor who played a wide variety of roles on stage and on screen with extraordinary skill. He was incredibly smart, nice, and a lot of fun. We will miss him very much.

Paul Ritter

In the UK, Paul Ritter was best known for his six seasons working on the family sitcom “Friday Night Dinner”, which airs on Channel 4.

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

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On stage, Ritter had an equally impressive resume, including productions such as “All My Sons”, “Coram Boy” and “The Norman Conquests”. For the latter two, he was nominated for an Olivier Award and a Tony Award respectively.

Friday Night Dinner producer Robert Popper honored Ritter in light of his passing and wrote on Twitter: “Thank you all for sending us messages about Paul Ritter. Much appreciated. He was a man who touched so many hearts. with your dear family ».