‘Full Monty’ Actor Fired From Disney+ Reboot After Claims of “Inappropriate Conduct”

The Full Monty
Credit: Fox Searchlight

In late March, Disney announced that they were working on a new series for Disney+ that was based on the hit 1997 film, The Full Monty. Disney had acquired the rights to The Full Monty when it purchased 21st Century Fox in 2019 and shared that the film’s original stars had all signed on to come back — including Robert Carlyle as Gaz, Mark Addy as Dave, Lesley Sharp as Jean, Paul Barber as Horse, Steve Huison as Lomper, Wim Snape as Nathan, Tom Wilkinson as Gerald, and Hugo Speer as Guy.

The Full Monty

Credit: Fox Searchlight

However, we are now learning that Hugo Speer has been fired from the series. According to reports, allegations of “inappropriate conduct” were brought against the actor and Disney began to investigate. Deadline was the first to report on the firing and said:

Disney+ said it had been “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,” added the statement.

Hugo Speer The Full Monty

Credit: Fox Searchlight

Deadline reached out to Speer’s team, who told them that Speer would be challenging the allegations made against him, which he vehemently denied.

Here is more information on the series coming to Disney+.

The small-screen return will follow the original band of brothers as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield and society’s crumbling health care, education and employment sectors. The series will explore the brighter, sillier and more humane way forward where communal effort can still triumph over adversity. Whether there’ll be any stripping involved, Disney+ hasn’t confirmed.

The Full Monty

Credit: Disney

At this time, we do not know when the new series will premiere on Disney’s streaming service, but we do know that filming is in full swing. Filming is taking place in both Manchester, England, and Sheffield, England. When the series was announced, Simon Beaufoy — who wrote the original film and is returning to write the series — said that the cast was “chafed to bits” to be reuniting to bring more Full Monty stories to the small screen.

Speer is not the first star to be fired from a Disney+ reboot recently amid claims of misconduct. In early May, Fred Savage was fired from The Wonder Years reboot — on which he was an executive producer — when an investigation was launched into his conduct after several people spoke out.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!