Hugo Speer: Full Monty star dismissed from Disney+ reboot over ‘inappropriate’ behaviour
Full Monty star Hugo Speer has been sacked from the Disney+ reboot following allegations of inappropriate conduct.
The actor, 53, who played Guy in the 1997 British comedy hit, was set to reprise his role alongside his co-stars in the upcoming series.
Although he denies claims of misconduct, a Disney+ spokesperson said that the actor’s contract has been terminated following the outcome of an investigation.
Meanwhile, a Disney+ representative said: “Recently, we were 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.”
Hugo had initially joined original stars Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, and Lesly Sharp for the Disney+ revival of the hit film.
The British comedy was released in 1997 to critical acclaim. For a time it was the highest grossing film in the UK until it was later outsold by Titanic.
The film follows a group of unemployed men in Sheffield during the 1990s as they decide to form a male striptease act in an attempt to make some money.
The series will follow the original band of brothers as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield and society’s crumbling healthcare, education and employment sectors.