Do you remember the Jim Henson classic Labyrinth? Then let's take a look at where the stars of the film are today

The movie gained cult status after the death of Jim Henson. Let's take a look at the cast, what part they played and where they are now


                            Do you remember the Jim Henson classic Labyrinth? Then let's take a look at where the stars of the film are today
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Labyrith managed to scare the marbles out of us when we were kids. 'Labyrinth' follows the tale of a young girl, Sarah, played by Jennifer Connelly, who has to find her baby brother after wishing him away in a bout of frustration. Can you honestly blame us? It's pure nightmare fuel. 

When the movie first released in 1986, it was not very well-received. The movie flopped when it premiered, and went on to being sold as a home movie. Jim Henson's idea of fantasy only blossomed when the famous puppeteer passed away in 1990 and his fans flooded the theatres to see another side of 'The Muppets' creator.

So where are the actors now? Let's take a look where time has taken the main cast.

1. David Bowie, Jareth the Goblin King

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Then: David Bowie already had a stardom trailing his name as an established musician. He tried his hand at acting and landed himself the part of Jareth the Goblin King. The big hair and intense stares are hard to forget. Bowie also wrote, sang, played and produced most of the songs on the movie's sound track.

Now: Since 'Labyrinth', Bowie made appearances in several projects such as 'The Prestige' and 'Basquiat'. He also lent his voice acting skills to projects such as 'Spongebob Squarepants' and 'Arthur and the Invisibles'. Bowie passed away in 2016 after a long battle with liver cancer. 

2. Jennifer Connelly, Sarah

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Then: Sweet little Sarah was played by Jennifer Connelly. She landed the role when she was 15 years old. Connelly got her start with acting in Sergio Leone's 1984 epic 'Once Upon A Time In America.'

Now: Connelly went on to win an Academy award for her part in a 'A Beautiful Mind.' She is currently going to be starring in the film 'Alita: Battle Angel' that is set to release sometime this year. 

3. Toby Froud, Toby

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Then: Baby Froud starred in what would be his first and last acting role. Conveniently, the character was also named Toby! 

Now: His time on the sets of 'Labyrinth' had such a massive impact on Toby that he went on to work at the Muppet Workshop in New York. According to his list of achievements, Toby also had a hand in the special effects for 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' as well as 'ParaNorman.'

4. Shelley Thompson, Irene Williams

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Then: Shelly Thompson landed her biggest role with Tim Henson's 'Labyrinth' as the mean stepmother Irene Williams

Now: Shelly is more popular in Canada for her role in the hit Canadian mockumentary series 'Trailer Park Boys,' on which she played the owner of Sunnyvale Trailer Park, Barbra Lahey. 

5. Christopher Malcolm, Robert Williams

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Then: Christopher Malcolm is known to have started the role of Brad Majors for the stage version of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'. The year he acted in Labyrinth was also the same year Christopher landed himself a supporting role in 'Highlander'.

Now: Malcolm went on to produce and act in a lot of theatre productions for the West End as well as Broadway. Malcolm had a recurring role in the British sitcom 'Absolutely Fabulous.' Christopher Malcolm also passed away from cancer in 2014.