|Paul Ritter Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||December 20, 1966|
|Date of Death||April 5, 2021|
Paul Ritter was an English actor and stage artist who is known for having been cast in a variety of roles in several shows and movies such as Anatoly Dyatlov in Chernobyl, Randolph Miller in No Offence, Eric Sykes in Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This, CRC Tech Arbogast in Inferno, Martin Goodman in Friday Night Dinner, John Wemmick in Great Expectations, Franklyn in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, and Eldred Worple in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
He was born on December 20, 1966.
Paul died on April 5, 2021, at the age of 54, in Faversham, Kent, England, due to a brain tumor.
Kent, South East England, England, United Kingdom
Actor, Stage Artist
Paul Ritter was represented by Markham, Froggatt & Irwin, Talent Management Company, London, England, United Kingdom.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Salt and Pepper
- Wore glasses
- Deep-set eyes
Paul Ritter Facts
- In October 1992, he made his first TV show appearance by playing the role of Tony Walgrave in an episode titled Overdue of the police procedural drama series, The Bill.
- He was nominated for the 2009 Tony Award in the “Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play” category for his role in the trilogy, The Norman Conquests.
- In 2011, Paul Ritter started playing the character of Martin Goodman, the father of the family, in the cringe comedy sitcom, Friday Night Dinner. His co-stars on the show included Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal, and Mark Heap.
- He portrayed the character of Anatoly Dyatlov, the deputy chief engineer at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, in the 2019 historical tragedy drama television miniseries, Chernobyl, in which he co-starred alongside the likes of Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Jessie Buckley, Adam Nagaitis, Con O’Neill, Adrian Rawlins, Sam Troughton, Robert Emms, Emily Watson, David Dencik, Mark Lewis Jones, and Alan Williams.
- For his role in Chernobyl, Paul Ritter was nominated for the Online Film & Television Association Award in the “Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Limited Series” (shared with the entire cast) category in 2019.
- The Daily Telegraph once described him as “an actor who is surely destined for greatness very soon. His Pistol conveyed perfectly the shock of a man who reluctantly had left behind the rowdy cheer of Eastcheap, and found himself in middle age contemplating the melancholy of medieval autumn.”
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