Harry Potter actor Paul Ritter, who played the role of a wizard Eldred Worple in The Half-Blood Prince, has breathed his last after battling a brain tumour on Monday evening. He was 54.
The versatile British actor played a key role in the nuclear disaster in HBO’s Chernobyl. He was a well-known face to British TV viewers and theatregoers.
Ritter played Martin Goodman, the eccentric father of a London Jewish family, in the Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner. He also played ill-fated nuclear engineer Anatoly Dyatlov in the HBO drama Chernobyl and appeared as a devious political operative in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace.
Paul Ritter was nominated for a Tony Award in 2009 for his performance in ‘The Norman Conquests’ on Broadway. After learning the demise of the actor, many of his co-stars and friends mourned and paid tribute.