Actor Paul Ritter died on Monday at the age of 55. The Brit, known for roles in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and James Bond movie Quantum of Solace, died from the effects of a brain tumor, his spokesman reported on Tuesday The Guardian.
The spokesman said that Ritter died peacefully in the presence of his wife Polly and their two sons Frank and Noah.
Ritter was best known to British audiences for the sitcom Friday Night Dinner, in which he took on the role of patriarch of the Goodman family for six seasons.
In 2008, the actor got the role of Guy Haines in Quantum of Solace, the second Bond film starring Daniel Craig. A year later he appeared as Eldred Worple in the sixth film of the Harry Potter series. Recently he was also seen in the HBO series Chernobyl.
In addition to his work for film and television, Ritter was also regularly seen in the theater. For example, in 2009 he was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in the play The Norman Conquests.