Gotham Adds Alexander Siddig As Ra’s Al Ghul

Alexander Siddig

by James White |
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He (spoiler alert if you're still catching up on the show) may not have come to the best end of Game Of Thrones, but Alexander Siddig is getting a second chance to do some scheming. He's been cast as Gotham's take on Batman villain Ra's Al Ghul.

Originally created by DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz, writer Dennis O’Neil and artist Neal Adams, Ra’s made his Bat-comics debut back in 1971. Since then he's been a frequent nemesis, usually as the leader of the League Of Assassins and known for the Lazarus Pits, which can keep one such as Ra's alive for centuries.

A version of the character has appeared in several filmed Bat-adventures, including Batman: The Animated Series, in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, where he was played by Liam Neeson, and on Arrow, brought to life by Matt Nable.

In Gotham, Siddig's take will be introduced in the remainder of the show's third season, as part of the storyline where the young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) starts to learn more about the mysterious Court of Owls council that pulls many strings in his city.

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