Paul Ritter Biography, Wiki, Death, Age, Movies, Networth, and More

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Who is Pail Ritter?

Paul Ritter was born on 5 March 1967 and was an English stage and screen actor. He is best known for his roles in films including Son of Rambow (2007), Quantum of Solace (2008), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), and The Eagle (2011), as well as television programmes including Friday Night Dinner (2011–2020), Vera, The Hollow Crown, The Last Kingdom and Chernobyl.

Born5 March 1967 Kent, England
Died5 April 2021 (aged 54)
Years active1992–2021
Spouse(s)Polly Ritter


Ritter’s screen work included roles in Nowhere Boy, the 2007 television serial Instinct, the comedy drama Pulling and the role of Pistol in Henry IV, Part II in BBC Two’s cycle of William Shakespeare’s history plays, The Hollow CrownThe Daily Telegraph described Ritter as “an actor who is surely destined for greatness very soon.


Paul Ritter died of a brain tumour on 5 April 2021, aged 54, in his home surrounded by his family. He was married to Polly and the couple had two sons, Frank and Noah. A 10th anniversary retrospective on Friday Night Dinner will air later in 2021.

Awards and nominations

Olivier AwardsBest Performance in a Supporting RoleCoram Boy
Tony AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a PlayThe Norman Conquests
Online Film & Television AssociationBest Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Limited Series
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