The Full Monty is one of the greatest but most under appreciated British films of all time. Following the lives of Sheffield man Gaz (Robert Carlyle), who after losing his job at a steel factory, learns that his wife wants to sue him for missed child support payments.
Desperate for money, Gaz and his friend Dave (Mark Addy) decide to create their own male strip-tease act. The two friends recruit four more men, including their former foreman (Tom Wilkinson) and a security guard (Steve Huison). The group promises that their show will succeed because they are willing to go “the Full Monty” – i.e. completely naked.
Nobody will ever forget the Post Office scene, where the lads begin dancing to the song ‘Hot Stuff’ while queuing. Take a quick look below to remind yourself.
Here we’re going to look at where the cast are today and what they’ve been up to.
Gaz – Robert Carlyle
Carlyle took the lead role in The Full Monty as the big name, having been made famous from two Danny Boyle productions in Hamish Macbeth and, of course, Trainspotting.
The movie kicked off a purple patch for Carlyle; roles in The Beach (also Danny Boyle), hit television show 24, and 28 Weeks Later followed.
More recently he’s been a regular in US show Once Upon A Time, where he plays Rumplestiltskin. He also starred in the 2017 sequel to Trainspotting – T2 – teaming up once again with Danny Boyle.
Dave – Mark Addy
Mark Addy joined the cast and played the less-than-keen to get undressed charater in Dave.
High profile television roles have followed for Addy, who was already well known for his work on The Thin Blue Line. Addy has more recently worked on the CBS show Still Standing, HBO’s Game of Thrones as well as Great Expectations and Atlantis.
Mark also performed opposite the late Heath Ledger in 2001’s A Knight’s Tale.