Friday Night Dinner and Chernobyl actor Paul Ritter has died aged 54

Friday Night Dinner and Chernobyl actor Paul Ritter has died at the age of 54 after suffering from a brain tumour, his agent has said.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 11:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 11:32 am
Paul Ritter pictured with the rest of the Friday Night Dinner case. From left Tom Rosenthal, Simon Bird and Tamsin Greig.
Paul Ritter pictured with the rest of the Friday Night Dinner case. From left Tom Rosenthal, Simon Bird and Tamsin Greig.

A statement 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.

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Paul Ritter has died aged 54

“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.”