Sean Pertwee cast as Gotham's Alfred

News Louisa Mellor 11 Feb 2014 - 18:10

Sean Pertwee has joined the cast of Gotham as a younger version of Wayne family butler, Alfred...

We heard over the weekend that The OC and Southland's Ben McKenzie had taken the lead part of Jim-not-yet-the-Commissioner Gordon in Fox's forthcoming Batman prequel, Gotham, and now key roles Alfred Pennyworth and The Penguin have also been assigned.

Sean Pertwee is to play tough ex-marine Alfred, butler to the Wayne family and a man "fiercely protective" of young charge Bruce following a tragic event (we're being deliberately vague, but come on, it's hardly going to be a surprise). It's a fine choice, by our reckoning.

Joining Pertwee will be Robin Lord Taylor in the role of Oswald Cobblepot, better known as The Penguin. Variety describes the character thusly, "With the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal, Cobblepot is a low-level psychopath for gangster Fish Mooney, and hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor."

Taylor was most recently seen in The Walking Dead's fourth season (pictured below), and before that, a clutch of small roles in TV and film drama including Law & Order and the much-celebrated Person Of Interest.

Read more about Gotham on Den of Geek, here.

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