Paul Ritter, star of "Harry Potter" and "Chernobyl," has died at the age of 54.


British actor Paul Ritter, whose credits encompass HBO/Sky drama "Chernobyl" and Channel 4 comedy "Friday night time Dinner," has died of a brain tumor. He changed into 54.

"it is with exquisite sadness we can verify that Paul Ritter exceeded away closing night time," Ritter's agent said. "He died peacefully at domestic with his spouse Polly and sons Frank and Noah by way of his aspect. He was fifty four and had been tormented by a brain tumor.

"Paul become an exceptionally talented actor gambling an widespread variety of roles on level and display screen with amazing skill. He was fiercely wise, kind and really funny. we will miss him significantly."

Ritter's credits also blanketed James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace," "Harry Potter And The half of Blood Prince," and the series "Belgravia" and "bloodless feet." He can be seen in John Madden's upcoming struggle drama "Operation Mincemeat," which stars Colin Firth. Ritter may also be a part of the "Friday night time Dinner" tenth anniversary retrospective, that is due to air on Channel four later this 12 months.

Ritter turned into additionally recognised for his theater roles, and turned into nominated for an Olivier in 2006 for "Coram Boy," as well as a Tony in 2009 for the 2008 production of "The Norman Conquests."

"Friday night Dinner" author Robert Popper tweeted: "Devastated at this terribly sad information. Paul turned into a cute, outstanding man or women. type, humorous, exquisite worrying and the finest actor I ever worked with."

Actor Sanjeev Kohli tweeted: "Paul Ritter was one of the most versatile & superb actors that has ever drawn breath. If Paul Ritter changed into in something, it made it correct. this is horrendous information"

"He become a exquisite, type and talented guy a whole lot loved by way of every person who turned into lucky enough to know and work with him, and Paul will for all time be a part of both the big speak and Friday night Dinner households. Our thoughts are with his circle of relatives at this time and following their desires we can be creating a donation to the vintage Vic impact Fund.”