Meet the Cast of “The Full Monty”: Unforgettable Characters

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“The Full Monty” is set to make a thrilling return to theaters after 25 years, bringing a blast of comedy to the big screen. Serving as a sequel to the 1997 British comedy-drama film, this series continues the story of a group of unemployed steelworkers in Sheffield and their unconventional quest for financial stability. 

In the upcoming series, the majority of the cast from the original 1997 movie makes a return to the big screen in their former roles. This includes the main characters, Dave, Gerald, Horse, and Guy.

Robert Carlyle 

Meet the Cast of "The Full Monty": Unforgettable Characters
Robert Carlyle in The Full Monty © Fox Searchlight Pictures

Robert Carlyle plays the role of Gaz, the determined and charismatic leader of the group of unemployed steelworkers turned strippers. His performance in the film was praised for its authenticity as well as the emotional depth he brought to the character.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, the actor’s breakthrough role came in the movie ‘Trainspotting’ in 1996. His character Begbie propelled him to success. Over his career, he also worked in movies such as Angela’s Ashes (1999), ‘28 Weeks Later’ (2007), and a sequel to Trainspotting, ‘Trainspotting 2’ (2017) where he reprised his role as Begbie.

Known for his versatility and ability to play a wide variety of roles, Robert Carlyle has delivered powerful performances throughout his career. His portrayal of Gaz in ‘The Full Monty’ remains one of the most loved and iconic characters on the big screen.

Mark Addy

Meet the Cast of "The Full Monty": Unforgettable Characters
Mark Addy in The Full Monty © Fox Searchlight Pictures

Mark Addy is an English actor who is known for his performances in film, television, and theater. Born in England on January 14, 1964, Andy has displayed his talents across a wide range of genres. 

Addy gained widespread popularity for his role as Dave in the 1997 comedy-drama, ‘The Full Monty’. His portrayal of Dave, a man who struggles with body image issues and insecurities, resonated well with the audience. Addy added an emotional value to the character which was critically acclaimed. 

Mark Addy also appeared in the popular series, ‘Game of Thrones’ as King Robert Baratheon. Addy also starred in movies such as ‘A Knight’s Tale’ (2001) and ‘The Flinstone in Viva Rock Vegas’ (2000). 

In addition to the screen, Mark also had amazing performances in the theater. His projects include ‘Guys and Dolls’ and ‘Racing Demon’.

Tom Wilkinson

Meet the Cast of "The Full Monty": Unforgettable Characters
Tom Wilkinson In The Debt © Focus Features & Universal Pictures

In The Full Monty, Tom Wilkinson portrayed the character of Gerald, who is another one of the former foremen at the steelworks, struggling with issues and looking to raise money too. The English actor, born on February 5th, 1948 received praise for his role in the movie.

His portrayal of Gearld showcased his ability to add depth to the character. He perfectly executed the characters’ vulnerability in the movie. 

Beyond, The Full Monty, the character received an Academy Award Nomination for his role as Arthur Edens in ‘Michael Clayton’ (2007). He also won an Emmy for the role of Benjamin Franklin in the historical drama ‘John Adams’ (2008).

Wilkinson has also appeared in a theater production of The Full Monty. 

Paul Barber

Meet the Cast of "The Full Monty": Unforgettable Characters
Paul Barber and Mark Andy in The Full Monty © Fox Searchlight Pictures

Paul Barber is an English actor born in Liverpool, England, and best known for his role as Horse in ‘The Full Monty’. Horse is a shy and lovable member of the group of steelworkers turned strippers. Paul Barber brought warmth and humor to the role. 

Barber has also made multiple appearances in movies as well as television shows. Some of his notable projects include, ‘East is East’, ‘Shawshank Redemption’, and the British sitcom ‘Only Fools and Horses’.

The cast also includes

  • Hugo Speer as Guy
  • Lesley Sharp as Jean
  • Steven Huison as Lomper
  • Wim Snape as Nathan

Along with these stars, Tupele Dorgu, Talitha Wing, Aiden Cook, and Phillip Rhys Chaudhary are also to make an appearance in the series.


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Levin Plassery
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