Here’s what Neil Gaiman had to say of the character Gilbert and casting Stephen Fry in the role:
Rose Walker’s debonair protector. A dab hand with a paradox and a sword cane. Stephen Fry (he/him) is a National Treasure, and we forget sometimes that he’s also a remarkable actor. Seeing him in costume and make up on the dailies made me blink: it was as if the comic had come to life.
Gaiman is certainly not wrong there.
I do believe that we forget what a terrific actor Stephen Fry is, and he is perfect casting for the role of Gilbert.
Stephen Fry is playing Gilbert in Netflix’s The Sandman series
Here’s the list of cast members that Netflix revealed to be in their Sandman series:
Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Jenna Coleman, Niamh Walsh, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Kyo Ra, Stephen Fry, Razane Jammal, Sandra James Young, and Patton Oswalt will all join the show.
They join previously announced series lead Tom Sturridge and fellow cast members Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, and Sanjeev Bhaskar.
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Are you looking forward to watching The Sandman on Netflix?
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