Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter has died of a brain tumour at the age of 54.
The actor, who also starred in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, the acclaimed TV series Chernobyl and the James Bond film Quantum Of Solace, died at home with his family by his side.
His agent said: “It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night… 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.
“Paul was an exceptionally talented actor playing an enormous variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skill.
“He was fiercely intelligent, kind and very funny.
“We will miss him greatly.”
In 2006 he was nominated for an Olivier award for his performance in Coram Boy and a Tony award for 2009’s The Norman Conquests.
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