Paul Clayton as "Dennis" | The Full Monty on FX

Paul Clayton


Lomper’s husband and grandfather to Cal, "Dennis," portrayed by Paul Clayton, pretends to look down at the ragtag bunch that frequent the Big Baps, but he secretly adores feeling included in the group. Dennis is finally living his dream—he and Lomper own their own small restaurant and are happily married. The power dynamic between them is evident—Dennis would micromanage every second of Lomper’s day if he could. He values control and respect but loves deeply, making him the perfect match for Lomper. 

Career Highlights

Paul Clayton is best known to audiences for his long-running role as “Ian Chapman” in the BAFTA® Award-winning Peep Show for Channel 4 and for his role as “Graham” in the BAFTA-winning Him & Her.

Alongside his acting, Clayton has written four books. Two thrillers, The Punishment and The Hoax, as well as The Working Actor and So You Want to Be a Corporate Actor? He is a regular columnist in The Stage. Clayton is patron of the Yorkshire Literacy charity Grimm & Co, based in his hometown of Rotherham. 

Clayton’s TV and film credits include FX’s Breeders, Cursed, Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators, Holby City, The Split, Netflix’s The Crown, Man in an Orange Shirt, Drifters, Delicious, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Wolf Hall, Mr Selfridge, Hollyoaks, Vera, The Secret of Crickley Hall, Wasteland, Coronation Street, Sugartown, Law & Order: UK, Doctors in a recurring role, The Queen, My Family, Monday Monday, Wire in the Blood, Affinity, He Kills Coppers, Doctor Who and Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest, Hotel Babylon, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, 55 Degrees North, Fakers, Georgian Underworld, Ali G Indahouse, One Foot in the Grave, The Man Who Cried, Kiss Me Kate, Brideshead Revisited, All Creatures Great and Small, Tales of the Unexpected, Mersey Pirate, Jigsaw, Salome’s Last Dance and Screenplay

Clayton’s theater work includes Brimstone and Treacle (Hope Theatre), Kafka’s Dick (Watford Palace Theatre), When We Are Married (York Theatre Royal), Beckett (Southwark Playhouse), Scissor Happy (Duchess Theatre), The School Mistress and The Winter’s Tale (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), Privates on Parade and The Front Page (York Theatre Royal), Filumena and Cloud 9 (Leicester Haymarket), Robert and Elizabeth (Chichester Festival), Romeo and Juliet (Shaw Theatre), Julius Caesar, A New Way to Pay Old Debts, The Comedy of Errors and Mother Courage and Her Children (Royal Shakespeare Company), Neville’s Island (Salisbury Playhouse), Dick Whittington and His Cat (Cambridge Arts Theatre), and Lady Bracknell’s Confinement (British tour). 

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