“You remind me of the babe, what babe? The babe with the power” are lyrics that are still playing in the heads of the generations of fans who grew up watching Jim Henson’s fantasy musical Labyrinth – but where are the cast now?
Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) embarks on a journey through the Labyrinth to rescue her little brother Toby. The baby ends up in the possession of Jareth (David Bowie) after the powerful and enigmatic king of the goblins overhears Sarah’s unfortunate wish.
The iconic 1986 film reached the top of the box office, even sparking a novel, and although some of the Labyrinth cast have gone on different paths and others hit Hollywood stardom, many fans were heartbroken after the death of a beloved star.
Where the cast of Labyrinth are now
David Bowie (Jareth)
If we’re going to discuss the Labyrinth cast, we have to start with the infamous Jareth.
David Bowie didn’t just play Jareth, he also wrote the film’s soundtrack. The musician and actor won hearts for his outfits and distinguished hairstyle. He was the antagonist of the film, the powerful and enigmatic king of the goblins.
Bowie was obviously better known for his singing and songwriting than his acting but he appeared in several movies including The Man Who Fell To Earth, Zoolander and The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch. He even voiced different characters in SpongeBob SquarePants.
Nonetheless, his legacy was in the music industry. Adding to his huge catalogue, Bowie released several albums after the movie including Earthling and The Next Day, while he headlined popular festivals such as Glastonbury in 2000.
Rolling Stone named him among the greatest artists in history and, after his death eight years ago, promoted him to the “greatest rock star of all time”.
Sadly, Bowie died on January 10, 2016, at the age of 69. The singer suffered from liver cancer for 18 months and died days after the release of his 26th and final album, Blackstar. According to The Guardian, the star didn’t know he was dying until his final few months.
Jennifer Connelly (Sarah)
Now, Jennifer was only 14 years old when she joined the Labyrinth cast. Her character, Sarah, entered the maze to rescue her little brother, Toby, after her wish that the goblins take him came true.
Once Labyrinth had ended, Jennifer’s career was just getting started and numerous projects lined up for the actress. Now aged 51, she has appeared in popular films such as The Rocketeer, A Beautiful Mind, Hulk, He’s Just Not That Into You, Spider-Man: Homecoming and, most recently, Top Gun: Maverick.
Jennifer has won several awards for her outstanding performances. Her most notable award is for 2002’s A Beautiful Mind, where she won an American Award, a BAFTA, and a Golden Globe in the category of best supporting actress.
The American actress is married to another star, Paul Bettany, who is best known for playing Vision in the Marvel movies.
Toby Froud (Baby Toby)
Toby Froud was only two years old when he played baby Toby. His character was taken to the goblin city because of his elder sister Sarah’s jealousy.
Fast forward to 36 years later, he’s unsurprisingly unrecognisable. However, the actor pursues a completely different career away from the big screen. He is now a sculptor and designer of films, just like both his parents.
After completing an apprenticeship in New York, he moved to New Zealand to work as a sculptor and designer of The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe.
His works have also featured in King Kong and The Box Trolls. In 2019, he became a design supervisor for Netflix hit series The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance.
His most recent work includes 2022’s Pinocchio, as the puppet’s sculptor.
Brian Henson (Hoggle)
Brian regularly joined his father Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets, on set when he was a child. In Labyrinth, he voiced the dwarf Hoggle, who becomes Sarah’s loyal friend. Although the character was voiced by Brian Henson, movement was performed by puppeteer Shari Weiser. Hoggle is the first character Sarah meets during her journey to Labyrinth to rescue her baby brother.
After being Dog in the 1988 and 1990 versions of The Storyteller, Brian went on to direct The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island.
In the early Nineties, he became an executive producer for popular shows. These included Dinosaurs, Aliens In The Family, Bear In The Big Blue House, and Farscape. Brian also made a television appearance as a head judge on reality TV show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge.
Now, Brian is the chairman of the Jim Henson Company, which specializes in puppetry. The puppeteer was married to Ellis Flyte, who is known as the costume designer of Labyrinth. However, the couple divorced and he went on to wed actress Mia Sara in 2010 after welcoming their daughter in 2005.
Warwick Davis (Goblin Corps)
Warwick Davis played the role of Goblin Corps, one of dozens that lived in the city of Labyrinth, where the goblins took Sarah’s baby brother.
The actor has gone on to star in several films and television series. His works include the tetralogy of Leprechaun as the character Lubdan.
The actor has also interpreted roles in Pinocchio, Snow White, and Maleficent. His roles in Star Wars and Harry Potter as Professor Filius Flitwick are his most popular.
Warwick has also appeared regularly on television and has presented ITV game show Tenable and Comic Relief. His most recent works are on Moominvalley and Willow, returning as the titular character in the series based on the 1988 film. The 52-year-old has a project lined up for Valeria 3D Movie, as Leonardo.