Harry Potter fame Paul Ritter died on April 4 after battling with brain tumour. He was 54. Ritter’s agent confirmed the news to BBC and said that the actor died of a brain tumour at his home on Sunday, with his family by his side.
The agent said, “It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night. 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.”
He was nominated for a Tony Award in 2009 for his performance in Alan Ayckbourn’s farce “The Norman Conquests” on Broadway. Agency Markham, Froggatt & Irwin said Ritter died Monday night “peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side.”
Paul Ritter’s Career:
Paul Ritter was best known for playing Martin Goodman on the British sitcom Friday Night Dinner. He made his acting debut with The Bill in 1992, which was a police procedural drama. Ritter was a regular cast member in productions at Britain’s National Theatre, and his stage roles also included Art at London’s Old Vic and Prime Minister John Major in royal drama The Audience. He was nominated for a Tony Award in 2009 for his performance in Alan Ayckbourn’s farce The Norman Conquests on Broadway.
Many of his friends and co-stars from the industry grieved and paid tribute. James Bond Twitter account also took to his social media to express the sadness. He wrote: “Paul Ritter, who appeared as Guy Haines in Quantum of Solace, has very sadly passed away. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”
1/3 I first saw the extraordinary Paul Ritter on stage in Simon Stephens play Christmas @bushtheatre 2004. It was of those performances you couldn’t take your eyes off. Beguiling, funny, dangerous and utterly captivating. I fanboyed him in the bar afterwards and travelled back pic.twitter.com/iHCwmNYBgs
— Daniel Mays 💙 (@DanielMays9) April 6, 2021