Paul Ritter, UK stage and theater actor best known for the comedy series Channel4. Dinner on a Friday nightDied from a brain tumor at the age of 54, his representatives confirmed.
Ritter’s plentiful small-screen output includes a key role in the 2019 HBO hit. Chernobyl, ITV dramas Vera And Paul Abbott’s Without faultIn his characteristic credit is Quantum Of Solace and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. And he has a supporting role in John Madden’s new WWII drama. Operation Mincemeat Starring Colin Firth
Ritter is also a acclaimed theater actor and was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2006 for her 2015 performance. Prof Coramboy And won a Tony Award for his acting role in 2009 in Norman ConquestHe also played John Major in Stephen Daldry’s. The audience.
Sky Documentary Slate includes a return to Chernobyl and Louis Theroux’s Mindhouse True-Crime series.
But the actor is best known for his quirky play, usually Martin Goodman wore a ‘bambinos’ shirt on ‘Friday Night Dinner’ on the Channel 4 sitcom of that title starring Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal are scheduled to appear on the 10th anniversary retrospective program that will air on Channel4 later this year.
A Ritter representative told us: “It is very sad that we can confirm that last night Paul Ritter passed away. He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and son Frank and Noah at his side, 54, and suffering from a brain tumor. Paul is a charismatic actor who plays a wide variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skills. He’s so smart, kind and funny. We will miss him a lot. “
The news has been met with sadness from many in the UK industry and beyond.
Paul Ritter is one of the most versatile and best performers ever. If porit is in something, it makes good. This is terrible news.
– Sanjeev Kohli (@govindajeggy) April 6, 2021
A wonderful beautiful performer
Love everyone at @MFandI_Talent. And his family pic.twitter.com/Spke6T4Kxi
– shaheen baig casting (@sbaigcasting) April 6, 2021
Oh no, he’s really a great talent 😔 When counting up to three, it’s a tribute to his iconic catchphrase… “SHIT ON IT!”
Friday night actor Paul Ritter died of brain tumor at age 54 https://t.co/IaNilf5iDo
– Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) April 6, 2021
Paul Ritter is one of the best comedians. But it’s also a terrifying power in Chernobyl. (Which is one of the best TV series of all time) This news is breaking.
– Scott Bryan (@scottygb) April 6, 2021