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Carol Kane to play a villain’s mother on Gotham

July 3rd, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Academy Award nominee Carol Kane (Hester Street, Annie Hall) has joined the cast of FOX’s upcoming Gotham. According to TV Line she will appear in a recurring role as Gertrud, the mother of Robin Lord Taylor’s Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin.

Gertrud Kapelput is described as:

“A proud and faded beauty with delusions of grandeur.”

Kane’s Gertrud will make her first appearance in the second episode of Gotham.

Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker? Gotham is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told.

The cast includes Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Grayson McCouch and Brette Taylor as Thomas and Martha Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth,  Erin Richards as Gordon’s fiancee, Barbara Kean, Zabryna Guevara as Gordon’s boss at the GCPD, Captain Essen, Victoria Cartagena will play detective Renee Montoya, Andrew Stewart Jones will play detective Crispus Allen, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean and Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nigma.

Gotham premieres this fall on FOX.

Source: TV Line


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