Paul Ritter

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JonathangusJonathangus Frets: 1184
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56649661

Saw him in a few things, but particularly enjoyed his work in Friday Night Dinner.  54 is no age at all.

RIP
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  • djspecialistdjspecialist Frets: 633
    Awful news.  I was talking about him just yesterday.  Great (and very different) performances in Friday Night Dinner and Chernobyl.

    RIP
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1347
    Very sad. He was excellent in Friday Night Dinner. A great comic actor, but also a great serious actor (e.g. Chernobyl).

    It's not a competition.
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  • stickersticker Frets: 785
    edited April 6
    Shit on it ... RIP
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  • NeillNeill Frets: 617
    I'm tempted to say "Shit on it"...

    That really is tragic.  Paul Ritter was one of those rare actors who was instantly recognisable but never typecast.  And Friday Night Dinner was one of the few things on TV that had me laughing out loud.   I know Robert Popper told us not to assume the final episode of the last series was the last ever, but there's no way it could reappear without Paul.   
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  • menamestommenamestom Frets: 3533

    Very sad, I really enjoyed Friday Night Dinner, he was an excellent actor both in comedy and serious roles.  RIP
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  • GandalphGandalph Frets: 308
    Just this minute seen this. Only got into Friday Night Dinner a couple of weeks ago and watched all 6 series since. He was brilliant and hilarious as Martin. What awful sad news RIP Sir! 
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 11334
    Yes I immediately went Shit On It! 
    I only know him from Friday Night Dinner but he played a great role. 
    RIP. 
    Inhale away Jackson Jeffrey Jackson. 
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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 7840
    I liked him in the dramatisation of the story of Dads' Aemy, and wasn't he also in Chernobyl? 
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  • DB1DB1 Frets: 3215
    That's terrible. I knew him best for his parts in No Offence and Resistance - he was excellent.

    It's a cruel disease - I have to attend the funeral next week of a friend and colleague, who succumbed to it at the age of just 45. Way too young, and a sad loss.

    R.I.P.
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  • LebarqueLebarque Frets: 1931
    Loved his gig bags
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 18967
    I feel very sad indeed about Paul Ritter's passing, I absolutely loved Friday Night Dinner, a top drawer modern sitcom with a stellar cast. He was brilliant as Martin, so sad that there will be no more episodes.

    I laughed so much at some of those - the ventriloquist dummy episode springs to mind - "bugger off"!!!


    Lovely bit of squirrel!


    RIP Paul. 
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 9828
    I must admit when I heard the news this morning I didn't recognise the name, although I'm usually good with actors' names.  Reading about his surprisingly wide-ranging career I don't think I've actually seen many of his performances, but I have watched and enjoyed Friday Night Dinner.   The show's writer, Robert Popper, was on the radio earlier and he seemed very upset.

    RIP
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  • BodBod Frets: 479
    axisus said:

    Lovely bit of squirrel!

    Nearly shed a tear there.  Such a great character, but Paul elevated it to perfection.  Wherever he is now, I'll bet he's boiling. 
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 4501
    RIP :(
    We should all probably bear in mind more when posting on here (and I don't exclude myself from this) that the guitar world is very small, the Fretboard is quite well known, and it is not uncommon at all for the subjects of our posts to read them...
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  • AdeyAdey Frets: 812
    A great character in Friday Night Dinner

    I'm off to put some frozen cod on my nipples because I'm bloody boiling....
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  • slackerslacker Frets: 1414
    He was in the early series of Vera and was excellent. RIP.
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