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Robert Carlyle’s foul mouthed tirade against Brexit Britain: ‘F****** disaster’

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Nineties film “The Full Monty”, starring Mr Carlyle, will be shown on Channel 5 tonight at 9pm. The beloved comedy sees a group of unemployed men decide to get involved in the stripping business to earn a living after the steel mill they work at shuts down. Mr Carlyle’s character, Gaz, declared that their show will be much better than the renowned Chippendales because they will go “the full monty” and strip all the way. 

Upon its release, “The Full Monty” was a major critical and commercial success, while it was the highest-grossing film of the year in the UK, until it was outsold by Titanic.

It also picked up a host of awards including a BAFTA and European Film Award for Best Film and an Oscar for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score. 

The film’s lead, Mr Carlyle, has been known for his strongly-worded political views in the past. 

The Scottish actor, who now resides in Canada, once labelled Brexit a “f****** disaster”, and said that the division caused by the UK’s decision to leave the EU was “very sad”.

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Mr Carlyle added in the 2019 interview with Radio Times: “People are entitled to their opinion.

“Whether they voted Remain or whether they voted Leave, that’s up to them, their opinion’s valid. 

“But maybe it’s interesting for people to see how the world views this all. 

“It seems like a shocking thing to be happening.

“There are friends back home who have fallen out over this, families have fallen out, and I find it hard to believe that some political thing could cause such unrest. 

“I don’t know. It’s very sad.”

It wouldn’t be the last time Mr Carlyle would speak so openly about Brexit. 

The actor, who had made his name by playing the savage psycho Bigbie in the 1996 film “Trainspotting”, reiterated that Brexit had “ripped the country apart” in an interview with the Big Issue last year.

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He also repeated how “sad” he was to see friends and family split by the results of the referendum. 

Speaking just before Brexit became a reality in January 2020, Mr Carlyle said: “I think it’s very sad.

“I miss it at times, but I’m glad to be away, the way things are politically. 

“I am back and forwards so it is like I get postcards sent to me and see this thing deteriorating.

“The saddest thing I have witnessed is the division that has happened.

“People are really divided, even inside the same family about this Brexit thing, which has ripped the country apart. 

“I feel very sorry for people who have to live through this.”

In recent years, Mr Carlyle has portrayed Ogilvy in a three-part BBC television adaptation of The War of the World, while last year he played former Tory Prime Minister Robert Sutherland in COBRA. 

Yet the famously socialist Scot, notorious for his deeply committed style of method acting, said he had little sympathy for the likes of Boris Johnson, despite playing a Conservative leader in the Sky Drama. 

He told the NME in October: “Sympathy isn’t really a word I would use for Boris Johnson. I don’t feel sympathy for politicians but I do have respect for anyone doing a tough job. 

He added: “When COBRA was offered to me I thought it was something about snakes. 

“I read the script and I literally couldn’t believe it. Not only a Prime Minister But a Conservative one at that!

“The great thing about this job is you can find yourself in the most bizarre and extreme places, but the thought of me playing a Tory PM? Coming from what I come from?”

Watch The Full Monty tonight on Channel 5 at 9pm.

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