Speer, a former Harrogate Grammar School student, made his name as a male stripper in the award-winning 1997 film comedy about a group of redundant steelworkers.He also appeared in Taggart, Echo beach, Moving Wallpaper, The Bill, Sorted and Bleak House.
Mitigating, Geoff Rogers told the court: 'During the course of the wake it is right to say he consumed some wine.
However, he still feels he was being quite cautious.'He said his client did a lot of charity work and a lengthy driving ban would be particularly hard on him as he lives in an isolated village in North Yorkshire and he needed a car for his acting work in Leeds and London.
He admitted drink-driving when he appeared before magistrates and was disqualified for 18 months and fined £350 with £45 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
The court was told he decided to drive a mile back to his house in North Rigton, near Harrogate, on June 10 this year following the funeral and wake of a 'very close friend'.
A passing motorist found him asleep at the wheel of his car.
Prosecuting, Miss Zoe Simpson told the court: 'She was concerned for the male's welfare and turned round and went back to approach the vehicle.