‘Monty’s’ Addy inks deal with ABC

British actor Mark Addy, who starred as the endearing heavyset character in Fox Searchlight’s arthouse smash “The Full Monty,” has inked a development deal with ABC, sources say. Addy, a newcomer in the U.S., has starred in several British series, including “The Thin Blue Line,” and ABC is eyeing him for a sitcom in 1998.

Addy met with ABC entertainment prexy Jamie Tarses and chairman Stu Bloomberg when he was in town taping a guest spot on ABC’s “The Drew Carey Show.” In the episode, which airs Nov. 12, Carey himself does “the full monty.” In addition to the ABC deal, Addy is now filming another feature in the U.K. called “I Love You Love Me Love.” He’s repped by Andy Cohen and Nicole Pfeffer at ICM.

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