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Paul Ritter is dead to me!

[quote] 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.

[quote] “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.

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by Anonymousreply 9Last Wednesday at 9:22 AM

Now this, this really upsets me. RIP Paul.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 1:43 AM

A wonderful actor. He did, amongst other things, a wonderful turn as a bitchy, unhappily closeted gay high-ranking MI-6 officer in "The Game".

Never recognisable, never playing himself, but always distinctive and worth your time to watch

A shame at so young an age.

Condolences to the family.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 2:10 AM

Wonderful journeyman actor, spot on comedic timing, did the best lunatic savant in Vera and No Offense.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 2:26 AM

Thanx R2 for the heads up. It's one I missed.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 2:37 AM

I also loved him from No Offence. RiP.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 2:42 AM

Ritter was so brilliant in Vera as the pathologist Billy that when he left the series, I stopped watching. The series was no longer as interesting.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 2:47 AM

R4 - The show is excellent in other respects, as well, a real cat-and-mouse espionage plot (for once, I guessed who the perp was before the end) with an equally fantastic cast, including Brian Cox and Victoria Hamilton, a delicious young Tom Hughes, and Judy Parfitt doing what must have been the absolute acme of her Hard-Bitten Older Woman speciality - but just the same, I thought Ritter walked off with the piece from under everyone's nose. His scenes with Parfitt, who plays his psycho domineering Mum, are an object lesson on two expert character actors playing dramatic table-tennis with each other.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Wednesday at 3:31 AM

He was great in Three’s Company. For some reason, though, I thought he had already died.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Wednesday at 9:19 AM

Americans might know him best as the nasty piece of work in charge of the power plants reactor in “Chernobyl” on HBO.

Just a reminder that no one is guaranteed 75.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Wednesday at 9:22 AM
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