‘Chernobyl,’ ‘Friday Night Dinner’ Star Paul Ritter Dies at 54

British actor Paul Ritter, whose credits include HBO/Sky drama “Chernobyl” and Channel 4 comedy “Friday Night Dinner,” has died of a brain tumor.

He was 54.“It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night,” Ritter’s agent said.

“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 tumor.“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.”Ritter’s credits also included James Bond film “Quantum of Solace,” “Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince,” and the series “Belgravia” and “Cold Feet.” He will be seen in John Madden’s upcoming war drama “Operation Mincemeat,” which stars Colin Firth.

Ritter will also be

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