Lesley Sharp as "Jean" | The Full Monty on FX

Lesley Sharp


Current headmistress at Sheffield Spires Academy, "Jean," portrayed by Lesley Sharp, transformed herself from Matalan to designer in a matter of years. She’s a career-focused woman who is determined to keep her life on track. Frustrated as she is within her marriage, Jean prefers to keep her emotions locked away. With her focus on work, Jean has little time for the escapades of Gaz and the Monty men and wouldn’t be caught dead in the Big Baps. However, she isn’t afraid of getting her hands dirty and will fight tooth and nail for her students and school.

Career Highlights

Lesley Sharp is a British actress who has most recently been seen in the Channel 4 remake of cult Swedish drama Before We Die, where she starred as lead detective inspector “Hannah Laing,” and as the title character “Philoctetes” in Kae Tempest’s powerful new version of the Greek tragedy Paradise, for the National Theatre.

Sharp made her film debut in Alan Clarke's Rita, Sue and Bob Too, and shortly after starred in Clarke’s film version of Jim Cartwright's successful stage play Road. Her other film credits include The Full Monty, Mike Leigh’s Naked and Vera Drake and Jimmy McGovern’s Priest. Sharp was recently seen in Lena Dunham’s feature adaptation of Catherine Called Birdy for Amazon Prime Video and Working Title Films. She returns as “Jean” in the FX reboot of The Full Monty

Best known for her television work, Sharp was first seen on the small-screen as “Constance Martin” in ITV miniseries Dandelion Dead. She then went on to have lead roles in ITV primetime drama Bob & Rose (for which she was nominated for a BAFTA® and Royal Television Society Programme Award), BBC One drama Clocking Off, ITV detective series afterlife (for which she won another Royal Television Society Programme Award) and Sally Wainwright’s Scott & Bailey, opposite Suranne Jones. Sharp has also had roles in Doctor Who, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, BBC One’s BAFTA-winning Three Girls and Netflix’s hugely successful teen drama Fate: The Winx Saga.

Sharp’s theater credits include Pam Gems’ imagining of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, for which she was Olivier-nominated, Simon Stephen’s Harper Regan, both at the National Theatre, and Sam Shepard’s 9/11 drama The God of Hell at the Donmar Warehouse.

Paul Barber

as Horse

Horse is one of the older Monty men and tends to take a back seat in his younger friends’ hijinks.