Full Monty star Hugo Speer sacked from Disney+ reboot series over ‘inappropriate conduct’ claims | Ents & Arts News
Hugo Speer has been fired from the upcoming series The Full Monty following allegations of “inappropriate conduct”.
The actor was slated to reprise the role of Guy from the original hit but he was dropped from the Disney+ show following an internal investigation.
The eight part series was made 25 years after the film’s release, following a group of unemployed men in Sheffield who performed a striptease.
A Disney+ spokesperson said: “We recently became aware of allegations of inappropriate behavior by Hugo Speer on the set of an authorized production.
“According to policy, an investigation has been initiated. Once completed, his decision to terminate his contract is effective immediately.”
A spokesman for Speer told The Times that the actor denies the allegations and intends to challenge them.
In the new series, Speer will star alongside former co-stars Robert Carlyle as Gaz, Mark Addy as Dave, Lesley Sharp as Jean and Paul Barber as Horse.
The series will follow the original group of friends for eight episodes as they navigate post-industrial Sheffield and the struggles faced by a crumbling health care, education and employment system.
Subscribe to the Backstage podcast onApple Podcasts,Google Podcasts,Spotify,Speaker
The original British comedy was released in 1997 to critical acclaim.
For a time it was the highest-grossing film in the UK, until it outsold Titanic, and was nominated for four Oscars including best picture.