I think Gary Lucy is absolutely ace. He’s starred in The Full Monty for quite a few years now – probably because no-one can do it better and the audiences absolutely love him. He has all the believable, likeable swagger needed to pull of the part and he clearly thrives off the buzzing audience reaction.
Ahead of The Full Monty coming to Leeds, let’s check in with Gary to find out more about him and the show…
What have been your career highlights?
Hollyoaks rape storyline. It was a real baptism of fire, I was only 17. It was the first time male rape had been covered on British television and it was extremely well received. I won best newcomer at the British Soap Awards.
The Full Monty. It was my first stage job. It would be difficult to follow so I’m not sure I’d do another one.
When you were training or not acting, what other jobs have you done? Anything unusual/interesting?
I was a market trader. My mum and dad had market stalls and I did it as a Saturday job. But not for long… I got DreamTeam for Sky 1 when I was 16.
Do you have any unusual/interesting skills?
The Windmill… jokes!
Do you have a favourite song to dance to?
Not really. Any of the Irish / Christmas songs. Anything that evokes a memory. Things like Danny Boy.
Do you have a favourite type of food / restaurant?
I love all food. I think Italian is my favourite and a good fry up for hangovers! And I do like a Guinness.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
Wouldn’t you like to know!
Who would you like to see do The Full Monty?
Posh and Becks
Don’t miss The Full Monty when the show bares all at Leeds Grand Theatre from 25th-30th March.