The Full Montys Robert Carlyle seen on set for first time as Gaz

Robert Carlyle has been pictured for the first time on set for the new Disney+ Full Monty TV series.

The actor, who plays Gaz Schofield in the 1997 British comedy, was spotted filming on location in Manchester where he reunited with other original cast members Paul Barber, who played Horse, and Steve Huison, better known as Lomper.

Robert, 69, was captured walking down the street sporting a Sheffield United football shirt with a denim jacket and grey jeans. He was then snapped in a greasy spoon cafe.

Steve, 59, was pictured donning a khaki bodywarmer and green fleece, crouched down in the middle of the road.

Paul, 71, who is also well known for playing Denzil in Only Fools and Horses, was also spotted on set in camouflage grey trousers, a navy coat, and a navy flat cap.

The Bafta award-winning film is about a group of unemployed men in Sheffield who decide to form a male striptease act in an attempt to make some money.

Almost 25 years on, the Disney production, which will go by the same name, will follow the same group of unlikely strippers across eight episodes as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield and society’s struggling 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’.

Robert Carlyle will return 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.

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

On the announcement of the TV adaption, writer and executive producer Simon Beaufoy 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 25 years on.”

Lee Mason, director of scripted content EMEA, Disney, added: "Twenty-five 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 filming of the new show kicked off in Sheffield and Manchester on March 28.

Disney is yet to announce a release date for their adaptation, but it looks likely to be in 2023.

Robert Carlyle OBE is a Scottish actor and director. His film work includes Trainspotting (1996), The Full Monty (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Angela's Ashes (1999), The Beach (2000), 28 Weeks Later (2007), and Yesterday (2019).

He won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Full Monty.

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