Ritter’s prolific small display screen output included key roles in 2019 HBO hit Chernobyl, ITV drama Vera and Paul Abbott’s No Offence. Amongst his function credit had been Quantum Of Solace and Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince and he has a supporting function in John Madden’s upcoming WWII drama Operation Mincemeat starring Colin Firth.T
Ritter was additionally an admired stage actor, and was nominated for an Olivier award in 2006 for his efficiency in Coram Boy and for a Tony award for his 2009 starring function within the Norman Conquests. He additionally performed John Main in Stephen Daldry’s The Viewers.
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However the actor was arguably finest recognized for enjoying eccentric, often shirtless Martin Goodman internet hosting his ‘bambinos’ for his or her ‘Friday Evening Dinner’ within the Channel 4 sitcom of that title additionally starring Tamsin Greig, Simon Fowl and Tom Rosenthal. He is because of seem within the present’s tenth anniversary retrospective, as a consequence of air on Channel4 later this yr.
Ritter’s agent advised us: “It’s with nice disappointment we are able to verify that Paul Ritter handed away final night time. He died peacefully at residence together with his spouse Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his aspect. He was 54 and had been affected by a mind tumor. Paul was an exceptionally gifted actor enjoying an unlimited number of roles on stage and display screen with extraordinary talent. He was fiercely clever, variety and really humorous. We are going to miss him tremendously.”
An announcement despatched to us by Massive Discuss, producers of Friday Evening Dinner, and Robert Popper, who wrote the sequence, learn: “We had been extremely unhappy to study that Paul Ritter handed away final night time. He was a superb, variety and gifted man a lot beloved by everybody who was fortunate sufficient to know and work with him, and Paul will eternally be a part of each the Massive Discuss and Friday Evening Dinner households. Our ideas are together with his circle of relatives at the moment and following their needs we shall be making a donation to the Outdated Vic Influence Fund.”
The information has been met with disappointment from many within the UK business and past.
Paul Ritter was one of the crucial versatile & sensible actors that has ever drawn breath. If Paul Ritter was in one thing, it made it good. That is horrendous information.
— Sanjeev Kohli (@govindajeggy) April 6, 2021
A phenomenal sensible actor
— shaheen baig casting (@sbaigcasting) April 6, 2021
Oh no, what a superb expertise he was 😔, on the depend of three, a tribute to his iconic catchphrase… “SHIT ON IT!”
Friday Evening Dinner star Paul Ritter dies of mind tumour at 54 https://t.co/IaNilf5iDo
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) April 6, 2021
Paul Ritter was one of many most interesting comedy actors, however was additionally a terrifying pressure in Chernobyl (arguably probably the greatest TV sequence of all time). This information is gutting.
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) April 6, 2021