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

According to his representative, Jonty Brook, Ritter passed away after fighting a brain growth.

“He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side,” Brook stated. “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 best understood for his 6 seasons of work in the comical household comedy “Friday Night Dinner,” which airs on Channel 4.

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

On the phase, Ritter had a similarly remarkable resume, with productions like “All My Sons,” “Coram Boy” and “The Norman Conquests” amongst his credits. He was chosen for an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for the latter 2, respectively.

“Friday Night Dinner” manufacturer Robert Popper honored Ritter due to his death, composing 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.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.