After dying from a brain tumour at the age of 54, Friday Night Dinner and Harry Potter star, Paul Ritter has left his entire £80,000 estate to his wife.
Paul Ritter, whose real name was Simon Paul Adams, died at home in Kent, on April 5, surrounded by his wife Polly Radcliffe and sons Frank and Noah.
Documents has now revealed that Ritter left his 55-year-old wife his entire estate, which had a gross value of £81,478 and net value of £69,478. The family home is a mid-terrace house worth £562,000, which was bought nearly 20 years ago in April 2002 for £181,500.
Probate was granted to Ms Radcliffe as the sole administrator and executor of his estate, and its full value was left to her.
Ritter played Martin Goodman, the eccentric father of a London Jewish family, in the Channel 4 sitcom “Friday Night Dinner.” He also played ill-fated nuclear engineer Anatoly Dyatlov in the HBO drama “Chernobyl;” the wizard Eldred Worple in “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince;” and a devious political operative in the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace.”
Ritter was a frequent cast member in productions at Britain’s National Theatre, including “All My Sons,” “Coram Boy” and “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.” He also appeared in “Art” at London’s Old Vic and on a West End stage as Prime Minister John Major, performing opposite Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in the royal drama “The Audience.”
He was nominated for an Olivier award in 2006 for his performance in Coram Boy, and a Tony award for 2009’s The Norman Conquests, which also starred Stephen Mangan and Jessica Hynes