Multi Talented British stage and screen actor, Paul Ritter, has died of brain tumour at the age of 54.
Ritter was said to have died Monday Night, April 5, 2021, peacefully at home with his wife, Polly, and his two sons, Frank and Noah, by his side.
He was born on March 5, 1966 in Kent, United Kingdom.
According to Agency Markham, Froggart & Irwin,
“It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night,” his agent said.
“He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 and had been suffering from a brain tumour.
“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.”
Ritter was nominated for a Tony Award in 2009 for his performance in Alan Ayckbourn’s farce ‘The Norman Conquests’, and also for Oliver Award for movie ‘Coram boy’.
He played ill-fated nuclear engineer Anatoly Dyatlov in the HBO drama ‘Chernobyl’ the wizard Eldred Worple in ‘Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince’.
He also played a devious political operative in the James Bond film ‘Quantum of Solace’.
Ritter was a frequent cast member in productions at Britain’s National Theatre, including ‘All My Sons’, ‘Coram Boy’ and ‘The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time’.
He appeared in ‘Art’ at London’s Old Vic and on a West End stage as ‘Prime Minister John Major’, performing opposite Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in the royal drama ‘The Audience’.
He was popularly known for his roles in films including Quantum of Solace, Son of Rambow, Half-Blood Prince, and the Harry Potter Film Series.