Actor Michael Gough has died at age 94. The British actor may be best known to mainstream audiences as butler Alfred Pennyworth to millionaire Bruce Wayne (aka Batman, for the two people on the planet who didn’t know). Gough played Alfred in Tim Burton’s Batman movies –BATMAN (1989) and BATMAN RETURNS (1992), as well as Joel Schumacher’s Batman films – BATMAN FOREVER (1995) and BATMAN AND ROBIN (1997), the latter two among the arguably worst superhero films ever made (poor Gough!)
To readers of CINEMA KNIFE FIGHT, he’s probably better known for acting in lots of classic horror films made by Hammer Studios in the 1960s and 70s.
Just some of his best known films include:
HORROR OF DRACULA (1958)
HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM (1959)
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (the Herbert Lom version – 1962)
THE SKULL (1965)
DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS (1965)
THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE (1973)
THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (1988)
SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999)
He also appeared on the classic British television shows THE AVENGERS, DR. WHO,
His last role was as the voice of the Dodo Bird in Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND from 2010.
Have a good weekend, everyone. More CINEMA KNIFE FIGHT reviews next week!