Skip to comments.Michael Gough, Batman's Alfred, dies aged 94
Posted on 03/17/2011 1:03:10 PM PDT by EveningStar
Michael Gough, who was best known for playing Bruce Wayne's butler, Alfred, in Tim Burton and Joel Schmaucher's Batman films has died, aged 94.
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Quite an impressive list of credits.
He was 94.
Gough's first and second venture into the cave was alongside Michael Keaton in "Batman" and "Batman Returns."
Michael reprised his role in "Batman Forever," with Val Kilmer as his master, then again in "Batman & Robin" opposite George Clooney.
He worked alongside Burton on a number of his other films, including "Corpse Bride," "Sleepy Hollow" and the "Alice In Wonderland" remake.
Defying his years, Gough continued to work up until this year and voiced a character in animation "All-Star Superman."
He starred in over 150 TV shows and films throughout his career, including "Doctor Who" twice where he starred as "The Celestial Toymaker" and a "Time Lord Councillor."
He is survived by his fourth wife Henrietta and two children from previous marriages.
He was in many Hammer horror films.
His first credit in the IMDB is 1946. He’s one of those marvelous British working actors who has been around forever. What a career. Hopefully, the Batman franchise gave him a very comfortable retirement.
The man made a LOT of movies, usually playing the heavy, the villain and the evil whatever.
Michael Gough - Nicholai - Anna Karenina 1948
He played a pretty good “Alfred”.
Wow. When they were making the show he didn’t look a day over 93.
We were watching A Night to Remember on Utube last night and spotted Illya Kuryaken playing one of the radio men on the Titantic...think I saw Sean Connery but he`s not listed in the credits
RIP Mr Gough
David McCallum was the DREAMIEST!!! At least to this gal, in her teens, when "Man From UNCLE" was popular. ;o)
I thought he looked familiar! Looking at his IMDB listing, I see he appeared in several TV shows we’ve enjoyed, over the years, including the George C. Scott version of “A Christmas Carol”, and the mini-series, “Smiley’s People”, which was a sequel to “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, starring another favorite of ours, Alec Guiness.
Connery played an uncredited part as a deckhand and Desmond Llewelyn (Q) also had an uncredited part along with Bernard Fox (Dr. Bombay from “Bewitched”), who would go on to appear in the “Titanic” film nearly 40 years later. Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore in “Goldfinger”) was also in it in a larger role.
He has had a tremendous life and career!