The Full Monty: Who is child star Aiden Cook playing Twiglet in the Disney+ series?

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Aiden, who is just 11-years-old, will play Twiglet in the eight-part Disney+ series which is set for release in 2023

The Full Monty cast are set to return to our screens next year in a Disney+ series set 25-years on from the original British comedy film.

The film, released in August 1997, told the story of six unemployed men, who formed a male striptease act to earn money. Former steelworker Gary (Robert Carlyle) set up the act to make money to see his son.

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The likes of Robert, Mark Addy, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber, Lesley Sharp and Steve Huison have reunited to film the reboot, with locations in both Sheffield and Manchester.

Robert Carlyle pictured at Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre during filming for the Disney+ TV spin-off series of The Full Monty. Aiden Cook, aged 11, who is not pictured here, is among the new names joining familiar faces from the hit 1997 film. Photo: Reece FreemanRobert Carlyle pictured at Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre during filming for the Disney+ TV spin-off series of The Full Monty. Aiden Cook, aged 11, who is not pictured here, is among the new names joining familiar faces from the hit 1997 film. Photo: Reece Freeman
Robert Carlyle pictured at Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre during filming for the Disney+ TV spin-off series of The Full Monty. Aiden Cook, aged 11, who is not pictured here, is among the new names joining familiar faces from the hit 1997 film. Photo: Reece Freeman

Former Sheffield schoolboy Wim Snape, who was just 11-years-old when he played Dave’s son Nathan in the film, will also reprise his role - now aged 37.

As well as the original cast, there are also some new faces, including Keeley Fitzgerald, Danny Mellor, Joe Zalias, and child stars Thomas O’Toole and Aiden Cook.

Thomas, who appears in just one episode as Carson, has previously featured in commercials for HSBC and Toyota. He also plays lead role Nick in the sixth series of CBBC’s Class Dismissed.

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Aiden, who is just 11-years-old, will play Twiglet in the eight-part Disney+ series which is set for release in 2023. But let’s take a look at what acting Aiden has done before.

Filming for The Full Monty Disney+ TV series in Gleadless Valley, Sheffield. Aiden Cook, aged 11, who is not pictured here, is among the new stars of the showFilming for The Full Monty Disney+ TV series in Gleadless Valley, Sheffield. Aiden Cook, aged 11, who is not pictured here, is among the new stars of the show
Filming for The Full Monty Disney+ TV series in Gleadless Valley, Sheffield. Aiden Cook, aged 11, who is not pictured here, is among the new stars of the show

What acting has Aiden Cook done before the Full Monty?

Aiden’s first television role was in 2021, when he appeared in two episodes of the second series of All Creatures Great and Small.

He played Young Billy Dalby, a young farmer who is forced to take over the family farm after the death of his father, in the Channel 5 series.

Aiden also portrayed a pupil in Netflix’s Gods of Their Own Religion which is in the post production phase and is set to be released on February 28, 2023.

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According to his agent, Articulate Drama School, Aiden has “also filmed for Gentleman Jack and The Railway Children Return, as well as taking part in a commercial for Crosse and Blackwell”. However he is not credited for these productions on IMDb.

Hugo Speer played Guy in the 1997 film. He was nominated for the Best Dance Sequence award at the MTV Movie Awards, and won the Outstanding Performance by a Cast award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)Hugo Speer played Guy in the 1997 film. He was nominated for the Best Dance Sequence award at the MTV Movie Awards, and won the Outstanding Performance by a Cast award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Hugo Speer played Guy in the 1997 film. He was nominated for the Best Dance Sequence award at the MTV Movie Awards, and won the Outstanding Performance by a Cast award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) | Getty Images

One person we won’t see returning to the cast is Hugo Speer who played Guy in the film. The Sun reported that his contract was terminated after he “allegedly invited a woman into his trailer while completely naked”.

The woman, a show runner in her 20s, had knocked on the door of his trailer, and he is alledge to have answered the door with no clothes on and invited her in.

The Harrogate-born actor has denied the claims and is challenging them.

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