Harry Potter actor Paul Ritter has died aged 54, his agent has confirmed.
The English actor died on Monday evening after suffering from a brain tumour.
He was known for such roles as the wizard Eldred Worple in 2009’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, James Bond antagonist Guy Haines in the 2008 film Quantum of Solace and Martin Goodman in British comedy series Friday Night Dinner.
A statement from his agent issued on Tuesday said his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah were by his side when he died.
“Paul was an exceptionally talented actor playing an enormous variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skill,” his agent said.
“He was fiercely intelligent, kind and very funny.
“We will miss him greatly.”
Ritter was also a regular on UK crime drama Vera and appeared in the hit HBO series Chernobyl.
Other TV appearances included historical dramas The Hollow Crown and The Last Kingdom.
He was also an esteemed theatre actor who was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2006 for his performance in the play Coram Boy and a Tony Award for his work in the 2009 production Norman Conquests.