Filming is well underway for the new eight-part series, which is reportedly due for release in early 2023 and will catch up with the much-loved characters 25 years on from where we left them during the big reveal at the end of the surprise smash-hit 1997 movie.
Filming began in Manchester and there were initially fears Sheffield would be overshadowed by its neighbouring city in the eagerly awaited reboot, but those have been allayed with shooting recently taking place in a number of locations around Sheffield.
All the main actors have been reunited for the TV reboot, including Robert Carlyle, who plays Gaz, and Mark Addy, who is reprising his role as Dave, and they are joined by new actors including former Coronation Street stars Bruce Jones and Tupele Dorgu.
The film’s writer Simon Beaufoy and producer Uberto Pasolini have also been brought back together for the new series, in which, according to its makers, the steelworkers-turned-strippers will attempt to ‘navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield and society’s crumbling healthcare, education and employment sectors’.
The show will reportedly take 20 weeks to film under the watch of Little Island Production.
These are the locations where filming has been seen taking place in and around Sheffield so far, and where the crew are based in the city.
Gleadless Valley is where filming in Sheffield is understood to have begun during mid-May, and the neighbourhood is believed to be home to Gaz’s tearaway daughter.
On May 16, production crews took over Gleadless Valley Parish Church for a nighttime shoot, and the following day, they draped a blackout curtain over a resident's home for interior shots.
On Thursday that week, in one scene a young actress was seen walking down the hill to Spotswood Place, smashing a van's windscreen with a skateboard and then swearing at the driver before walking away.
Robert Carlyle was spotted at Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre during filming there on Monday, May 23.
One shopper told how filming initially took place near the old Vision Express store that day before the cast and crew moved to a second spot near JD Sports.
He said shoppers were instructed to carry on as normal while the cameras rolled, meaning there is a chance they could feature in the background of scenes in the TV series.
Sheffield city centre
On Thursday, June 2, spectators were held behind barriers in Sheffield city centre as filming for The Full Monty took place on Surrey Street, near the back of the town hall and the Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s hotel.
Andrew Nurse described watching a scene which involved a moped being driven across the junction. He even got a fist bump from Steve Huison, who plays Lomper.
Former Norton Aerodrome site
Norton Aerodrome in Sheffield – a former RAF base, which until a few years ago was home to a driver training school for young learners – is being used as the operational base during filming for The Full Monty TV series.
Aerial photos taken by drone hobbyist Andrew Halford showed how the old military base had been occupied with at least 17 trailers, studio caravans and other vehicles.
Photos have been shared online of filming taking place at The Winning Post bookmakers on Brinsworth Lane, in Brinsworth, Rotherham, on May 29, with Robert Carlyle spotted on set wearing a red top and denim jacket.