Paul Barber as "Horse" | The Full Monty on FX

Paul Barber


"Horse," portrayed by Paul Barber, is one of the older Monty men and tends to take a back seat in his younger friends’ hijinks. Previously the life and soul of any party, Horse’s endless list of health problems has forced him to slow down in a world that’s speeding up. He’s terrified of becoming a burden and will pull on every reserve of resilience and strength he has rather than ask for help. He wants nothing more than to spend his days surrounded by his friends in the Big Baps, listening to their outrageous stories and diving into a slice of cake.

Career Highlights

Paul Barber is an English actor from Liverpool, Merseyside, whose career spans more than 30 years. His television work includes The Dumping Ground, Death in Paradise, Dalziel and Pascoe, The Green Green Grass, Only Fools and Horses and many more. His films include Gloves Off, One Night in Istanbul, Dead Man’s Cards and The Long Good Friday.

Barber has also extensively appeared in the theater including Going Local (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Othello (Greenwich Theatre) and The Changeling (National Theatre London).

For his work on The Full Monty film, Barber won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in 1998.

Steve Huison

as Lomper

Lomper is constantly bossed around by Dennis, but he doesn’t mind—he has little direction himself and enjoys making his husband happy.