Simon Paul Adams famed as Paul Ritter was a British actor who had made his roles in numerous films and TV shows such as “Son of Rambow” (2007), “Quantum of Solace” (2008), “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009), “The Eagle” (2011), “Friday Night Dinner” (2011–2020), “Vera”, “The Hollow Crown”, “The Last Kingdom”, and “Chernobyl”. 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 once 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” and 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 for his role in “Chernobyl. 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”. As of January 2021, it was announced that Friday Night Dinner’s upcoming 10th anniversary would be celebrated with a 90-minute documentary, You Look Nice: The True Story of Friday Night Dinner. Sadly, Paul Ritter left this world due to a brain tumor.
Cause of Death
On 5th April 2021, Paul Ritter dies at the age of 54. His cause of death is a brain tumor. He died in his home surrounded by his family. Reacting to the news, Eddie Marsan described Ritter as “one of our greatest actors”. Stephen Mangan tweeted: “Trying to find a way to talk about Paul Ritter and struggling. My friend since we were students together. So much talent and it shone from him even as a teenager. I was so lucky to know him and lucky too to work with him many times over the years. Wonderful man.” He is survived by his wife and two sons.
What was the Birthplace of Paul Ritter?
Born with the real name Simon Paul Adams on 20th December 1966, Paul Ritter lastly celebrated his 54th birthday as of 2020. His place of birth was in Gravesend, Kent, England. Born to English parents, Paul’s nationality was British. He came from British-white ethnic background and his race was White. His Zodiac sign was Sagittarius and his religion was Roman Catholic. He took birth in a Catholic family. He was born as the son to his father, Ken Adams who was a toolmaker by profession, and his mother, Joan (nee Monney) who was a school secretary. He grew up with his four elder siblings.
About his educational qualification, he went to attend Gravesend Grammar School where he gained an A-Level in Theatre Studies and went on to study Modern Languages at St. John’s College in Cambridge. He then went to the German National Theatre in Hamburg, Germany after his graduation. Later he took the stage name Ritter after he returned to the UK. He then started acting with the actor, Stephen Mangan.
How was the Career of Paul Ritter?
- Paul began his film career in the year 1992 appearing in the film “The Bill – Overdue” as Tony Walgrave.
- Actor Paul Ritter’s career work included his roles in “Nowhere Boy”, “Instinct”, “Pulling”, “Henry IV, Part II”, “Henry V” and in the William Shakespeare’s history plays, “The Hollow Crown”.
- Similarly, he also played comic actor Eric Sykes in “Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This”.
- Moreover, he took a lead role in BBC One’s 2014 serialized Cold War spy drama, “The Game”.
- Playing the role of Otis Gardiner in the original Royal National Theatre production of Helen Edmundson’s “Coram Boy” from the year 2005 to 2006, he was nominated for an Olivier Award and was also nominated for a Tony Award in 2009 for his role in “The Norman Conquests”.
- He was seen as the protagonist’s father in the stage version of Mark Haddon’s novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the National Theatre in 2012.
- Not only this but also, he appeared as John Major in the premiere of Peter Morgan’s “The Audience” in the year 2013. His other films and shows include “Chasing Shadows”, The Game”, “Mapp and Lucia”, “Suite Francaise”, “Plebs”, “No Offence”, “Top Coppers”, “The Last Kingdom”, “We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story”, “Inferno”, “Their Finest”, “The Trial of Christine Keeler”, “Belgravia” and more.
- Recently, he played the role of Martin Goodman in the Channel 4 comedy series “Friday Night Dinner” from the year 2011 until the year 2020.
Who was Paul Ritter married to?
Paul Ritter was a married person to his beautiful wife whose name goes by Pilly Radcliffe. His spouse, Pilly is a research fellow at King’s College London. Prior to Paul’s death, he was living in Faversham, Kent with his partner and their two sons named Frank and Noah. His sexual orientation was straight and he was not gay.
How much was Paul Ritter Net Worth?
British actor, Paul Ritter had appeared in several movies and TV shows during his career span. As per sources, the net worth of Paul was estimated to have $7 Million. Paul had starred in the popular British family sitcom Friday Night Dinner, playing patriarch Martin Goodman. His major source of wealth was from his acting career or entertainment industry. He was living a luxurious lifestyle before his death. As he had not revealed anything about his career earnings and salary details to the media, we can assume that his salary was in the millions.
How tall was Paul Ritter?
Paul Ritter was a slim man with a height of 5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm. He had a bodyweight of 70 Kg or 154.5 lbs. His hair color was salt and pepper whereas his eye color was blue. He also wore glasses.