British actor Paul Ritter, who played Eldred Warple in the sixth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, has died at the age of 54 after a brief battle with a brain tumour. The actor’s agent confirmed his death in a statement Tuesday. According to the agent, Ritter died Monday night at home surrounded by his wife Polly and children Frank and Noah.
Paul was an exceptionally talented actor who played a variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skill, he said in a statement. He was incredibly smart, kind and very funny. We’ll really miss him.
Paul Ritter News – Paul had a long career in Hollywood
The actor is known for his versatility in the film industry, from his role as hapless nuclear scientist Anatoly Dyatlov in Chernobyl to his role as eccentric patriarch Martin Goodman in the TV series Friday Night Dinner. The actor also starred in Quantum of Solace, released in 2008.
In addition to his film and television roles, Ritter has also acted in several plays. He was featured in All My Sons, Spectators, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Art and many others. His role in Norman Conquest on Broadway earned him a nomination for a Tony Award in 2009.
Craig Mazin, who wrote the screenplay for Chernobyl, Robert Popper, the creator of Friday Night Dinner and Russell Tovey all paid tribute to Knights. The trio described how versatile, talented and amazing Ritter was. Robert Popper, who worked with Ritter for more than a decade, sang the praises of the late actor. Popper said he was very saddened by Ritter’s death and explained that the actor was sweet, wonderful, kind, super caring and funny.
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Paul Ritter – Beautiful Memories
Popper added that Ritter is the best actor he has had the pleasure of working with. The actor and producer shared a video of one of the scenes from Friday night’s dinner. He stated that filming this scene is one of his best memories of the late actor. Popper also thanked the fans who took the time to express their condolences and thanked the family of the late actor and wished them strength to bear this loss.
Mazin also talked a lot about the knights. The writer posted a tribute to the late actor on Twitter, describing him as sweet, kind and brilliant. Mr Mazin also wished the bereaved families peace and comfort as they try to cope with the tragedy.
English actor Russell Tovey also paid tribute to Ritter. He said Ritter was one of the best actors he had ever met. Comedian and actor Rob Delaney also shared his feelings on Twitter when he saw Knight in Chernobyl, comparing his role in the film to the humor he displayed in Friday Night Dinner. Delaney ended his tweet with the words Rest in Peace, Paul Ritter.
Other celebrities, including Stephen Mangan and Tim Gatt, also tweeted about Ritter’s talent, warmth and versatility.
Fans also celebrated the actor by sharing memories of his Friday night dinner scenes with Ritter and his family members with sweet messages.
frequently asked questions
Who is Paul Ritter?
Paul Ritter, the versatile British actor who starred in the Harry Potter and James Bond films and played a key role in the nuclear disaster that was the subject of the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, died Monday at his home in Kent, England. He was 54 years old. His agency, Markham, Froggatt and Irwin, announced the death.
Who died because of Harry Potter 2021?
Versatile British actor Paul Ritter, who was featured in the Harry Potter series and played a key role in the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, has died, his agent announced Tuesday.
What did Paul Ritter die of?
Actor Paul Ritter, best known for his starring role in Friday Night Dinner, has died at the age of 54. His agent said he died of a brain tumor at home, surrounded by his wife and two sons.