周二代理商Markham, 弗罗加特 & 欧文（Irwin）确认里特（Ritter）于星期一晚上去世 “与妻子波莉（Polly）和儿子弗兰克（Frank）和诺亚（Noah）在他的身边和平地在家。”
A familiar face to British television 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 “切尔诺贝利;” the wizard Eldred Worple in “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince;” and appeared as a devious political operative in the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace.”
In addition to his on-screen work, Ritter had an impressive career in theater as well. He was a regular cast member in productions at Britain’s National Theatre, and his stage roles also included “Art” at London’s Old Vic and Prime Minister John Major in royal drama “The Audience.” He was nominated for a Tony Award in 2009 for his performance in Alan Ayckbourn’s farce “The Norman Conquests” on Broadway.
“Paul was an exceptionally talented actor playing an enormous variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skill,” 该机构说. “He was fiercely intelligent, kind and very funny. We will miss him greatly.”
In a statement provided to the 英国广播公司, Big Talk, the producers of “Friday Night Dinner,” 说过: “He was a brilliant, kind and talented man much loved by everyone who was lucky enough to know and work with him, and Paul will forever be part of both the Big Talk and Friday Night Dinner families.
“Our thoughts are with his own family at this time and following their wishes we will be making a donation to the Old Vic Impact Fund.”