Mark Addy as "Dave" | The Full Monty on FX

Mark Addy


Having suffered from low self-esteem and a low wage throughout his life, "Dave," portrayed by Mark Addy, is delighted with his current work as caretaker at Sheffield Spires Academy. Although his wife, Jean, is his boss, Dave is genuinely thrilled to feel he’s helping to educate Sheffield’s next generation, even if the students keep him on his toes. Despite the worry that Jean is too good for him, Dave is proud to be on the arm of the glamorous headmistress. The pair have suffered a great loss which they never speak of, and that silence has put a significant strain their marriage. Dave now pours his energy into his work and their dog, Tallulah, and has less time for Gaz and his chaos. While he can be oblivious in life and complacent in his marriage, Dave is kind, patient and proud of the modest life he’s built with Jean.

Career Highlights

Mark Addy’s West End credits include Collaborators (nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance), London AssuranceFramWild Oats, The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus, Much Ado About Nothing, The Shaughraun, Bartholomew Fair, Ghetto (National Theatre) and Donkeys’ Years (Comedy Theatre). Regional performances include The Hypocrite (Hull Truck Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company), The Nap (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Mail Order Bride (Leeds Playhouse), Passion Killers, April in Paris, The Office Party, Bouncers, Up ‘n’ Under, Up ‘n’ Under II (Hull Truck Theatre), One Over the Eight (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough), Moll Flanders (York Theatre Royal) and Three Sisters (Royal Exchange, Manchester).

Addy’s film work includes The Full MontyThe Flintstones in Viva Rock VegasJack Frost alongside Michael Keaton, Down to Earth, The Order and A Knight's Tale with Heath Ledger. Credits also include Gurinder Chadha's It's a Wonderful AfterlifeBarney’s Version with Dustin Hoffman and Ridley Scott's Robin Hood. His more recent film credits are The More You Ignore Me and Downton Abbey.

For television, Addy began his career appearing in award-winning comedies, such as The Thin Blue Line. Other credits include the hit series Still Standing, Anand Tucker's critically acclaimed Red Riding: 1983, Trollied for Sky One, BBC’s New Blood, ITV’s Jericho and BBC One’s Atlantis and Young Hyacinth. He has appeared in HBO's Game of Thrones alongside Sean Bean and ITV’s White House Farm, directed by Paul Whittington, which dropped on Netflix to massive success. Most recently, Addy filmed the Amazon Prime Video series The Rig and James Graham’s Sherwood. Addy can next be seen in the FX series The Full Monty, which follows the original 1997 cast.

Lesley Sharp

as Jean

Jean is current headmistress at Sheffield Spires Academy and transformed herself from Matalan to designer in a matter of years.