Paul Ritter has died this week at the age of 54.

The Friday Night Dinner star, who also appeared in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, died of a brain tumour.

“It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night,” said his agent. “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.”

Paul was best known for playing Martin Goodman throughout all six seasons of Friday Night Dinner and he is also expected to appear in the 10th anniversary special later this year.

By editor2