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Bowie was also an ac­tor. His star­ring role in Nic Roeg’s The Man Who Fell To Earth ( 1976, pic­tured) earned rave re­views, while he played a vam­pire cel­list in The Hunger ( 1983) and Nikola Tesla in The Pres­tige ( 2006). But it was Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth ( 1986) that be­came his most fa­mous screen ap­pear­ance, com­plete with fright wig and gi­ant cod­piece.

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