Paul Ritter was a brilliantly talented actor who was known for his ability to embody different character personalities flawlessly. He starred in a couple of films amongst them; Son of Rambow, Quantum of Solace, and Harry Potter and the Half–Blood Prince. His untimely demise in April 2021, was one that caught the acting scene unawares. He was steady in his fight against the brain tumor that plagued him.
Paul Ritter Age and Place of Birth
Paul Ritter was born in the December of 1966 in Kent, United Kingdom. He passed away aged 54 years.
Paul Ritter Early Life and Education
Paul’s paternal parent was handsy with making tools. He worked at various power stations while his mother Joan was a school secretary. He was brought up in a family that is Catholic and had 4 older siblings who were all girls. Paul’s interest in theatrical arts began in his formative years. He got a decent education that propelledhim to go to the prestigious St John’s College, Cambridge, where he pursued a learning in Modern theater.
Later, after his graduation, he traveled to Hamburg where he attended the German National Theatre for a year. Upon his return to motherland, Simon took up the stage name “Paul Ritter” who he said was a great inspiration to him and, also because his real name “Simon Adams” was already registered by a different actor with the acting trade union.
Paul Ritter Career
After graduating from German National Theatre, Paul set off his career with stage acting. He commenced this career by gracing the esteemed Bush theatre in 1994, where he acted in one of his earliest plays known as “Darwin’s Blood”. During that time,Paul did a lot of stage acting and frequented many theatres including but not limited to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford.
His hard work and dedication saw him receive a nomination for the critically acclaimed “Olivier Award” in 2006. Consequently, he appeared on many other great shows where he continued to flourish as an actor. He slowly transitioned from stage acting to playing in TV shows, a product again of his dedication to the acting craft. He stars prominently in the historical drama tv series “Chernobyl” as Anatoly Dyatlov in 2018 and most recently before his death, he was on the comedy show “Friday Night Dinner”
Paul Ritter Net Worth and Assets
Paul Ritter amassed quite a good chunk of money throughout his consistent acting career. His net worth before he passed on was estimated to be at about $10 million.
|Real Name||Simon Adams|
|Place of birth||United Kingdom|