He was one of the faces of tragedy in HBO’s ‘Chernobyl‘ and a stylish wizard in the wizarding world of ‘Harry Potter’, and now he has said goodbye at a very young age: Paul Ritter has passed away at the age of 54, as reported by his agent, because of a brain tumor. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Paul Ritter died last night. He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and their children Frank and Noah by his side,” his agent said in a statement published by The Guardian, which continued : “Paul was an exceptionally talented actor, capable of playing a wide variety of roles on stage and on screen with great skill. He was fiercely intelligent, kind and very funny. We will miss him very much.”
According to his agent, the death was caused by a brain tumor.
The British actor was recognized in the United Kingdom for starring in the television series ‘Friday Night Dinner‘ on Channel 4, which just this year was preparing a reunion of the cast on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the program. In addition, he participated in great sagas such as ‘Harry Potter’, in the movie ‘Harry Potter and the half-blood prince’ playing the magician Eldred Worple, and also ‘James Bond’, in the movie ‘Quantum of Solace’ with Daniel Craig. But his most recent (and most praised) work of his was in 2019, when he played Anatoly Dyatlov in the multi-award-winning HBO series ‘Chernobyl’.
The creator of ‘Friday Night Dinner’, Robert Popper, has tweeted about the tragic news: “Devastated by this terrible news. Paul was a lovely and wonderful human being. Kind, funny, super caring and the best actor I have ever worked with. “.