Harry Potter Death – Obituary : Harry Potter and Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter has died aged 54.
Metro 9h · Harry Potter and Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter has died aged 54. The actor’s rep confirmed that Ritter died on Monday night after battling a brain tumour in a statement which 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. ‘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 was best known for playing family patriarch Martin Goodman in the Channel 4 comedy Friday Night Dinner and had filmed a retrospective special for the 10th anniversary of the comedy, which is due to air on Channel 4 later this year. Read the full story here: https://trib.al/UXSHlcp
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How very sad, and so young. A great versatile actor, so funny as Dad in Friday Night Dinner, and so brilliant in Chernobyl.
I’ll have a bit of squirrel for tea, in his memory.
So very sad. Friday Night Dinner is one of the funniest comedies ever, he was brilliant as Martin the eccentric Dad. Rest in peace Paul.
In complete shock about this! Doesnt seem real, loved Friday Night Dinner and he was fantastic in it. Thoughts are with his family at this difficult time
Jane Lesley Jackson Birkett
How awfully sad .I wouldn’t have ever looked at the programme but my two Kids introduced me to Saturday Night Dinner and we’ve consequently spent hours ever since , crying with laughter, enjoying this fabulous comedy. All of them worked fabulously together. What a loss. Condolences to his Family and Friends.
The acting world will be poorer without his talent. Terrible loss at an early age. I send sincere condolences to Paul’s family and friends. RIP Paul. We’ll enjoy the diverse legacy he leaves the world of drama and comedy for ever more.
So sad, absolutely loved him in Friday Night Dinner, such a funny and brilliant actor. R.I.P. we just know you are going to make all of the other Angels laugh. God bless x
Ah what a shame absolutely loved him in Friday night dinner.. lovely bit of squirrel
so sadly missed he was brilliant in friday night dinner had me in stitches rip
Taken far too soon, a brilliant actor who will be sorely missed,condolences to the family,rest in peace .
Shocked to hear Paul Ritter has passed away. Friday Night Dinner was one of my favourites and Paul was amazing
So so sad, such a brilliant actor from Vera to Chernobyl and of course Martin in Friday night dinner which he was so brilliant in , condolences to his family 🥲x
Such a shame! Absolute legend in Friday Night Dinner! Rest in peace .
Very funny man, sadly not many people that can make you laugh anymore probably because every subject is off limits as it’ll offend someone but he was funny laugh out loud funny. RIP
He always gave scene-stealing performances. I loved him in “No Offence”. A great actor.
So so sad, thank You Paul for being an amazing actor. You will be remembered. X
So very sad. The chemistry in SND between the four of them was amazing. The bambinos will miss him. As Martin himself would probably say ‘sh1t on it’! .
Hayley Grantham Fawcett
So very sad to hear such a wonderful and talented man gone far to soon. My thoughts are with his family, absolutely gutted, loved this man xxx
So incredibly sad to hear this. Loved this guy so much, brilliant actor in all roles. Sending love and hugs .
An utterly brilliant actor. I saw him in The Audience with Helen Mirren when he played John Major and he was superb. So very sad.
This is very sad one of the family’s favourite shows is Saturday night dinner and he is brilliant in it . Thoughts are with his family x
So sad to hear of the passing of Paul Ritter. He was a brilliant actor. My favourite part he played was as Jimmy Perry in the dad’s army story. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Such sad news. Friday Night Dinner is one of the few programmes both me & my teenage son laugh at. He’ll be missed. RIP Thanks for the laughs xxx
It says on Google he died age 54. But when I added it up. & looked looked on Wikipedia he is 55. So so sad Martin was of the greatest characters in a long time. So many memorable moments. Ever tried to make another series it wouldn’t be the same without him
Oh no, absolutely gutted, we love Friday night dinner xx absolutely heartbreaking, fab actor x
How sad, such a comedic talent, and also a serious actor. Will be having squirrel for dinner every Friday night from now on. Rest easy. Xx
For the two programmes I saw him in, at the opposite ends of the character spectrum, he was absolutely brilliant. Such a sad loss of great acting skills, thoughts are with his friends and loved ones at this sad time.
Exceptional actor. Massive loss to the industry. Thoughts and payers are with Paul’s family at this difficult time. Thanks for all the laughs in FND.
So sad, but have you noticed that his left eye is slightly closed with a soft droop. I remember years ago a doctor diagnosing a random boy from a photograph /tv that had the a similar look ; and after he alerted his family it turned out to be an operable brain tumour, so basically the diagnosis saved his life.
I am always concerned when I see Romesh Ranganation too. Does anyone share my concerns?.