Hugo Speer, star of The Whole Monty, has been sacked from a Disney+ reboot collection of the hit film after allegations of “inappropriate conduct”.
The 53-year-old English actor had been booked to reprise the job of Man – along with previous castmates, including Robert Carlyle as Gaz and Lesley Sharp as Jean – 25 decades right after the launch of the 1997 Bafta-winning movie about a group of unemployed adult men in Sheffield who produce a striptease act.
But following an investigation, Disney+ stated he had been sacked from the adhere to-up series.
The streaming company said: “Recently, we have been designed conscious of allegations of inappropriate perform by Hugo Speer on the set of a commissioned output.
“As is coverage, an investigation was released. Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his deal, with fast outcome.”
A spokesperson for Speer stated: “Hugo denies all allegations and is tough all of them.”
The display, set in article-industrial Sheffield, will follow the first people over 8 episodes amid struggles with deteriorating healthcare, education and work devices.
The first film, which had a finances of just £2.8m, went on to gross £207m globally. For a period, it was the optimum grossing film in the Uk until eventually becoming eclipsed by Titanic.
Extra just lately, Speer has showcased in the BBC’s remake of Father Brown and as Lucius in the drama Britannia, made by Sky Atlantic and Amazon Primary.