Paul Ritter, who starred in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2009, has died after battling a brain tumor.
The British actor, best known for his role as the wizard Eldred Worple in the Harry Potter film, died on Monday April 5th, his agent confirmed. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night,” Ritter’s representative said in a statement to NBC. “He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 years old and had a brain tumor. “
“Paul was an exceptionally talented actor who played a tremendous variety of roles with exceptional skill on stage and on screen,” the message continued. “He was incredibly intelligent, nice and very funny. We will miss him very much.”
In addition to his role in Harry Potter, Ritter’s credits also include the 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace. Since 2011, Ritter has appeared as Martin Goodman in the TV series Friday Night Dinner.