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David Bowie screening: What the baby from Labyrinth looks like now

Toby Froud appeared in one of the film's most memorable scenes 

Heather Saul
Thursday 21 January 2016 11:22 GMT

Labyrinth is returning to British cinemas to honour David Bowie, with all proceeds being donated to Cancer Research UK.

Excited fans will get the chance to watch Bowie’s Magic Dance scene with puppet goblins and the ‘Labryinth baby’ on big screens once again, one of the most memorable from the 1986 cult classic.

Thirty years after making his debut in a baby grow as the giggling “babe with power”, Toby Froud, from London, is now a puppet fabricator who has worked on Paranorman and Box Trolls.

Toby Froud (far right) is now 31

The son of Brian Froud, a designer on Labyrinth, he collaborated with Heather Henson, the daughter of director Jim Henson, on a short film called Lessons Learned in 2014.

Froud says he is still recognised by fans three decades later. “People find out and will whisper, ‘are you the baby from Labyrinth,’ he told Portland Monthly in 2014. “And I say yes. It’s a very interesting talking point and conversation opener. It has allowed me to meet the amazing artists and people I have in my life.”

Bowie died 18 months after being diagnosed with liver cancer, devasting fans, His status as a cultural icon and influential artist continues to be recognised in tributes being paid in the weeks after his death.

In his own tribute, Proud remembered Bowie as "forever the Goblin King". “This week the world lost an amazing man, one that was so impactful on so many of our lives," he wrote on Facebook. "The art he contributed to this world touches us all on so many levels. I wish I had been able to meet him as an adult."

Screenings will take place in Odean cinemas in Birmingham, Cardiff, Gateshead, Kingston, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich, and Southampton. For more information on tickets, visit Odean’s website.

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