This is how Jim Henson asked David Bowie to appear in ‘Labyrinth’
LONDON — For a particular generation, David Bowie’s performance as Jareth the Goblin King in Jim Henson’s Labyrinth was up there among his finest hours.
The hair, the stare, the brows – everything about his role in the 1986 fantasy film has gone down in history.
This week, following the sad news that David Bowie passed away aged 69, fans have been re-sharing a note Henson sent to Bowie asking him to be in the film.
Sending Bowie a rough version of the script, which he admits “needs a bit of polishing,” Henson says he’s looking forward to hearing his response, adding, “you would be wonderful in this film.” Read more…