The Full Monty: Where are the cast now as Disney Plus series is announced?

The Full Monty was released 25 years ago to critical acclaim, and is now being revived for a new Disney series (Picture: Film Four / Imdb )

Fans of The Full Monty were given a treat this week with the announcement a brand-new show based on the acclaimed film would be hitting Disney Plus.

The film became the highest-grossing film ever made in the UK at the time and won both a Bafta and an Oscar.

Several cast members were also recognised at prestigious award ceremonies for their work, including Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson and Mark Addy.

Directed by Peter Cattaneo, the 1997 film proved an instant smash-hit, and in 2022 will be celebrating 25 years since its release.

A new generation has also been introduced to the film thanks to it landing on Disney Plus, and now the streaming platform plans to bring it back to life again with a new, limited series starring the original cast.

But as The Full Monty arrives firmly back in the limelight 25 years on, viewers have some questions – like where are The Full Monty Cast now, and what exactly do we know about the new series?

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The Full Monty cast are back together 25 years after the hit movie was first released (Picture: Disney)

Where are The Full Monty Cast now?

Robert Carlyle as Gaz

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Robert Carlyle played the leading man and brains behind the strip show, Gaz (Picture: Disney)

The actor has enjoyed a hugely successful career in film and TV (Picture: Disney)

Robert Carlyle played the main character Gaz in The Full Monty, an exceptional performance that won him a Bafta for best actor in a leading role at the time.

The Scottish actor has been in plenty of high-profile films and TV shows since, starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach and snagging the lead role in terrifying zombie horror 28 Weeks Later.

Most recently in 2019, Robert teamed up with Trainspotting’s Danny Boyle yet again for a secret cameo in Yesterday, where he played John Lennon, and held a recurring role in Disney’s Once Upon A Time fantasy series.

Robert is married to make-up artist Anastasia Shirley and the pair share three children: Ava, 20, Harvey, 18 and Pearce, 16.

Mark Addy as Dave

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Mark Addy played Dave in The Full Monty (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock)

Mark won a Bafta for his supporting role in The Full Monty (Picture: Getty Images)

Mark Addy was known for appearing in sitcom The Thin Blue Line before rising to prominence by playing Dave in The Big Monty, a role for which he won a Bafta.

After the massive success of Peter Cattaneo’s film, Mark went on to star in plenty more films and TV shows, including playing Fred Flintstone in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas and appearing in children’s Christmas film Jack Frost.

Aside from his Full Monty role, he is possibly best-known for playing King Robert Baratheon in Game of Thrones – a short-lived but absolutely vital role.

Mark married Kelly Biggs in 1996 and the pair have three children together: Ruby, Charlie and Oscar.

Wim Snape as Nathan

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William Snape was just a child when he appeared in the critically acclaimed film (Picture: Getty Images)

William Snape played Gaz’s son, Nathan, in The Full Monty – the entire reason Gaz started stripping, in order to pay Nate’s child support.

Of course, William – or Wim, as he goes by – wasn’t going to stay an 11-year-old forever, and in April 2015, he celebrated his 30th birthday, making us all feel old.

Since The Full Monty, Wim has appeared in myriad films and TV shows, though is apparently still referred to as ‘the Full Monty Lad’ by his friends.

The actor has had roles in Heartbeat, Doctors, Emmerdale and Coronation Street – and last year had a recurring role in the Tracy Beaker spin-off, The Beaker Girls.

Wim regularly updates fans on his life via social media, including gorgeous family snaps of him with wife Natasha and their baby daughter Marla.

Steve Huison as Lomper

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Steve Huison played Lomper in The Full Monty (Picture: Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock)

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Steve made a name for himself in the soaps world after appearing in the film (Picture: Getty Images)

Steve Huison played Lomper in The Full Monty, and has been keeping busy since the film’s critical acclaim opened more roles to him.

Since appearing as a security guard struggling with depression in the film, Steve has been a regular on plenty of soaps, including Casualty, The Royal Today, Emmerdale Farm and Coronation Street, where he played three different characters over more than 10 years.

He married long-term girlfriend Terrie in 2003 and the pair live a quiet and private life.

Tom Wilkinson as Gerald

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Tom Wilkinson played Gerald in the 1997 film (Picture: Disney)

Tom has enjoyed a huge career starring in high-profile films since since the 1997 hit was released (Picture: Getty Images)

Tom Wilkinson played Gerald in The Full Monty, a supporting role he won a British Academy Award for, and his career has gone from strength to strength since.

The actor has appeared in dozens of films, some of the most well-known of which include Batman Begins, Rush Hour, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Tom has won 12 awards throughout his career, including both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role in TV series John Adams, about the life of the US President.

He is married to fellow actress Diana Hardcastle and the pair share two daughters, Alice, 33, and Molly, 31.

Paul Barber as Horse

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Paul Barber played Horse in the critically acclaimed comedy (Picture: Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock)

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Paul has appeared in everything from Only Fools and Horses to a Tracy Beaker spin-off (Picture: Getty Images)

Paul Barber played Horse in the 1997 film, and since then has been a staple of British TV.

Since appearing in The Full Monty, Paul has appeared in the likes of Only Fools and Horses as recurring character Denzil.

He has also held roles in Coronation Street, Matchmakers and a long stint in Casualty, as well as playing homeless man George in Tracey Beaker spin-off The Dumping Ground.

Paul, who is now aged 71, lives in Liverpool.

Hugo Speer as Guy

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Hugo Speer played Guy in The Full Monty (Picture: Getty Images)

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Hugo Speer played a hated villain in Channel 4 drama Skins, and had his directorial debut in 2010 (Picture: Getty Images for Middle Eight)

Hugo Speer played Guy in The Full Monty, and has since held plenty of other notable roles.

In recent years, Hugo has held leading and recurring parts in TV shows Britannia, Marcella, Father Brown, London Kills and The Musketeers.

However fans of iconic Channel 4 teen drama Skins may best remember him for his role as the twisted therapist Dr John Foster in the fourth series of the show.

Hugo has also tried his hand at directing, with 2010 short film Mam being released to positive reviews on the film circuit – he also cast Full Monty co-star Paul Barber as one of the leading characters.

The actor is married to fellow actress, writer and director Vivienne Harvey.

Lesley Sharp as Jean

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Lesley Sharp has held multiple leading roles in TV series since The Full Monty was released 25 years ago (Picture: WireImage)

Lesley Sharp plays Dave’s wife, Jean, in The Full Monty, who eventually gives him the confidence to continue with his stripping act.

The actress went on to have a starring role in TV series Bob & Rose, and a leading role in the mini series The Diary of Anne Frank.

She also appeared as a one-off character in fan-favourite Doctor Who episode Midnight, where she was taken over by a terrifying monster.

In recent years, Lesley has had a leading role in TV series Scott & Bailey, and recurring roles in shows Three Girls, Living the Dream and Before We Die.

She is married to actor and playwright Nicholas Gleaves, and the pair share two children together.

Emily Woof as Mandy

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Emily Woof has played some iconic roles, including Oliver Twist’s Nancy (Picture: Getty Images)

Emily Woof played Mandy, Nate’s mother and Gaz’s ex, in The Full Monty, who was first painted as fairly antagonistic due to the film’s tackling of fathers’ rights.

Since the success of the film, Emily went on to have a successful acting career in TV, portraying Nancy in an Oliver Twist mini-series and a recurring role in series Daylight Robbery.

Emily has also enjoyed recurring roles in Coronation Street and Casualty, with the actress playing Dr Megan Harrison in the hospital soap for five years, until 2020.

She is married to fellow actor Hamish McColl and the pair share two children together.

What is known about the new Disney Plus series so far?

The Full Monty series will reunite the cast for the first time in 25 years (Picture: Getty Images)

The new limited series will follow the original unlikely strippers as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield and society’s crumbling healthcare, education and employment sectors.

According to Disney, ‘the series will explore the brighter, sillier and more humane way forward where communal effort can still triumph over adversity’.

Cast from the original returning for the series include Robert Carlyle as Gaz, Mark Addy as Dave, Lesley Sharp as Jean, Hugo Speer as Guy, Paul Barber as Horse, Steve Huison as Lomper, Wim Snape as Nathan and Tom Wilkinson as Gerald.

There will also be the introduction of a new cast of children and grandchildren of the returning characters.

Production has already kicked off in Sheffield and Manchester and looks likely to be released in 2023.

The Full Monty the movie is available to stream on Disney Plus.


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