Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter died on 5 April, at the age of 54. "It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night. 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," his agent said in a statement. "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."
Whilst Ritter is best known for playing Martin Goodman in the Channel 4 comedy, he's no stranger to the small screen. His most recent acting credits include the award-winning TV drama Chernobyl and the 2020 period drama Belgravia. He also appeared in a number of films including the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, Quantum Of Solace, and Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, and on the stage, earning both Olivier and Tony nominations.