Robert Carlyle reunites with Full Monty cast-mates at premiere of classic comedy’s


Robert Carlyle joined his Full Monty cast-mates at the UK premiere of the classic comedy’s Disney+ spin-off in Sheffield on Monday – 25 years after the movie’s release. 

The actor, 62, who played Gaz in the 1997 flick, cut a casual figure in a white sports jacket which he layered over a black T-shirt and jeans. 

The original cast have reunited for the sequel series which follows the gang as they continue to navigate life in the post-industrial city of Sheffield.

Written by the film’s screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, the show charts what happened to the group after they put their kit back on, following their famous striptease in the original movie.

Also at the event was GOT’s Mark Addy, 58, who returns to his role as the hapless Dave Horsefall. 

Back in the saddle: Robert Carlyle, 62, joined his Full Monty cast-mates at the UK premiere of the classic comedy's Disney+ spin-off in Sheffield on Monday - 25 years after the movie's release

Back in the saddle: Robert Carlyle, 62, joined his Full Monty cast-mates at the UK premiere of the classic comedy’s Disney+ spin-off in Sheffield on Monday – 25 years after the movie’s release 

Series: The original cast have reunited for the sequel series which follows the gang as they continue to navigate life in the post-industrial city of Sheffield (L-R) Paul Barber, Steve Husion, Mark Addy, Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson and Hugo Speer pictured in the 1997 movie

Series: The original cast have reunited for the sequel series which follows the gang as they continue to navigate life in the post-industrial city of Sheffield (L-R) Paul Barber, Steve Husion, Mark Addy, Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson and Hugo Speer pictured in the 1997 movie 

The actor beamed as he took to the red carpet in a blue denim shirt which he teamed with a dark tailored suit. 

The film followed a group of unemployed men as they decide to form a male stripper act in an attempt to make some money. 

The new series will feature the original group over eight episodes, as they  are faced with crumbling healthcare, education and employment systems.

It will also introduce a whole host of new cast members including children and grandchildren of the returning characters.

Simon Beaufoy, creator, writer, and executive producer, said: ‘We’re chuffed to bits to get all the Monty Men back together again – now with a chaotic entourage of children, grandchildren, pets and assorted hangers on – to see what life in Sheffield is like twenty-five years on.’

Lee Mason, director of scripted content EMEA, Disney added: ’25 years ago Simon introduced us to a group of funny, fearless and resilient unemployed working-class men from Sheffield and the world fell in love with them.

‘We’re delighted to reunite the original cast for this brand-new series on Disney+ to catch up with these iconic characters and what they’ve been up to since we last saw them on stage in all their glory, and we can’t wait to introduce a host of exciting new faces and characters.’

The episodes are directed by Andrew Chaplin and Catherine Morshead, and co-written by Alice Nutter with Simon Lewis as Series Producer.

Robert’s character Gaz will deal with fatherhood as he is seen trying to connect with his daughter in the latest trailer that was released last month.

Low key: The actor, who played Gaz in the 1997 flick, cut a casual figure in a white sports jacket

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Low key: The actor, who played Gaz in the 1997 flick, cut a casual figure in a white sports jacket which he layered over a black T-shirt and jeans

Fans: Robert graciously signed autographs as he walked the red carpet

Fans: Robert graciously signed autographs as he walked the red carpet

Silver fox: The award winning actor slicked his silver locks to one side

Silver fox: The award winning actor slicked his silver locks to one side 

Smart: Also at the event was GOT's Mark Addy, 58, who returns to his role as the hapless Dave Horsefall

Smart: Also at the event was GOT’s Mark Addy, 58, who returns to his role as the hapless Dave Horsefall

Smiles: The actor beamed as he took to the red carpet in a blue denim shirt which he teamed with a dark tailored suit

Smiles: The actor beamed as he took to the red carpet in a blue denim shirt which he teamed with a dark tailored suit

Arrivals: Paul Barber, who plays Horse in the series, posed for snaps ahead of the screening

Arrivals: Paul Barber, who plays Horse in the series, posed for snaps ahead of the screening

Glam: TV icon Lesley Sharp who plays Mark Addy's on-screen wife Jean looked gorgeous in a red printed dress

Glam: TV icon Lesley Sharp who plays Mark Addy’s on-screen wife Jean looked gorgeous in a red printed dress

Smart: Steve Huison who played Lomper donned a crisp white shirt and plaid trousers

Smart: Steve Huison who played Lomper donned a crisp white shirt and plaid trousers

Leggy: Former Corrie actress Tupele Dorgu who stars in the series looked sensational in a pin-striped mini-dress

Leggy: Former Corrie actress Tupele Dorgu who stars in the series looked sensational in a pin-striped mini-dress

Cast: (L-R) Steve Huison, Paul Barber, Wim Snape, Lesley Sharp, Robert Carlyle, Talitha Wing and Mark Addy

Cast: (L-R) Steve Huison, Paul Barber, Wim Snape, Lesley Sharp, Robert Carlyle, Talitha Wing and Mark Addy

The pair are seen sat together on a hill as he tells her: ‘We haven’t seen that much of each other in a while, maybe make up for lost time, eh?’

Gaz also comes to blows with Dave (Mark Addy) after he criticises him for being an absent father.

Gaz tells him: ‘Who the hell are you to give out parenting advice eh? You don’t even have any kids.’

It’s also hinted the gang may be getting their kit off once more as Gaz is heard saying in voiceover: ‘This is going to be the greatest comeback’. 

The Full Monty was released  to critical acclaim. For a time it was the highest grossing film in the UK until it was later outsold by Titanic.

Impressive: The Full Monty was released to critical acclaim. For a time it was the highest grossing film in the UK until it was later outsold by Titanic

Impressive: The Full Monty was released to critical acclaim. For a time it was the highest grossing film in the UK until it was later outsold by Titanic

Drama: Robert's character Gaz will deal with fatherhood as he is seen trying to connect with his daughter in the latest trailer that was released last month

On screen: Robert pictured in the 1997 movie

Drama: Robert’s character Gaz will deal with fatherhood as he is seen trying to connect with his daughter in the latest trailer that was released last month 

Then: Mark starred as body-conscious Dave in the film and has since enjoyed plenty of work across the pond in the US and in recent cult series Game of Thrones

Then: mark pictured in the 1997 film

Then: Mark starred as body-conscious Dave in the film and has since enjoyed plenty of work across the pond in the US and in recent cult series Game of Thrones (right, pictured in the film)

Soap star: Actor Steve Huison, now 64, headed west from Sheffield to the cobbles of Manchester, starring as Eddie Windass in Coronation Street from 2008 to 2011

Throwback: Pictured in character as loveable Lomper

Soap star: Actor Steve Huison, now 64, who played loveable Lomper headed west from Sheffield to the cobbles of Manchester, starring as Eddie Windass in Coronation Street from 2008 to 2011 (right, pictured in the film)

Actor: Since his role as horse in the 1997 film, actor Paul Barber, now 72, has also proven his chops in Hollywood, starring alongside Samuel L Jackson and Meat Loaf in The 51st State

Pictured in the movie

Actor: Since his role as horse in the 1997 film, actor Paul Barber, now 72, has also proven his chops in Hollywood, starring alongside Samuel L Jackson and Meat Loaf in The 51st State (right, pictured in the film)

Talent: Lesley, now 64, in role as Jean saw her nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Character: Pictured in The Full Monty

Talent: Lesley, now 64, in role as Jean saw her nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (right, pictured in the film)

MIA: One cast member who wasn't present at Monday's premiere was Tom Wilkinson, now 75, who played grumbling Gerald Cooper

Throwback: Pictured in the movie

MIA: One cast member who wasn’t present at Monday’s premiere was Tom Wilkinson, now 75, who played grumbling Gerald Cooper (left, pictured in 2020, right in the movie)

Comeback: Return: The original cast of the beloved 1997 film have reunited for the sequel series which takes place 25 years after the movie and follows the gang as they continue to navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield (Robert Carlyle pictured)

Comeback: Return: The original cast of the beloved 1997 film have reunited for the sequel series which takes place 25 years after the movie and follows the gang as they continue to navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield (Robert Carlyle pictured)

The episodes will explore the brighter, sillier and more humane way forward where communal effort can still triumph over adversity. 

The show is directed by Andrew Chaplin and Catherine Morshead, and co-written by Alice Nutter with Simon Lewis as Series Producer. 

One actor who won’t be returning is Hugo Speer who was axed from the show after he allegedly invited a woman into his trailer while completely naked during filming.

The actor, who played Guy in the film, had his contract terminated with ‘immediate’ effect after allegedly gesturing a runner in her twenties to enter his trailer while he had no clothes on, according to The Sun.

New cast: Brand new cast member Ben Crompton also attended the screening

Suave: Actor Dominic Sharkey pictured

New cast: Brand new cast members Ben Crompton (left) and Dominic Sharkey (right) also attended the screening 

Say cheese! Arnold Oceng also took to the red carpet

Say cheese! Arnold Oceng also took to the red carpet

Suave: Phillip Rhys Chaudhary cut a stylish figure in a blue suit

Suave: Phillip Rhys Chaudhary cut a stylish figure in a blue suit 

Pose: (left to right) Steve Huison, Paul Barber, Wim Snape, Lesley Sharp, Robert Carlyle, Talitha Wing and Mark Addy

Pose: (left to right) Steve Huison, Paul Barber, Wim Snape, Lesley Sharp, Robert Carlyle, Talitha Wing and Mark Addy

Red carpet: The cast and crew all took to the red carpet ahead of the screening

Red carpet: The cast and crew all took to the red carpet ahead of the screening 

Beaming: The large crowd appeared pleased as punch to show off their brand new show

Beaming: The large crowd appeared pleased as punch to show off their brand new show 

He has denied the claims, with his spokesperson telling ET: ‘Hugo denies all the allegations and is challenging all of them.’

The Sun reported that the horrified woman reported Hugo’s actions to show bosses, who took immediate action.

It is said that Hugo had been previously warned about walking around his trailer while stark naked before he eventually got the axe after allegedly inviting in a woman. 

Axed: One actor who won't be returning is Hugo Speer who was axed from the show after he allegedly invited a woman into his trailer while completely naked during filming

Axed: One actor who won’t be returning is Hugo Speer who was axed from the show after he allegedly invited a woman into his trailer while completely naked during filming

Denial: Hugo, who has been married to Glaswegian actress Vivienne Harvey since 2015, denies the claims (Hugo pictured with wife Vivienne in 2019)

Denial: Hugo, who has been married to Glaswegian actress Vivienne Harvey since 2015, denies the claims (Hugo pictured with wife Vivienne in 2019)

A Disney+ representative told MailOnline: ‘Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Hugo Speer on the set of a commissioned production. As is policy, an investigation was launched. 

‘Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his contract, with immediate effect.’

The Full Monty will be released on Disney+ on June 14.



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