March 21st, 2011
Actor Michael Gough dies at 94
Michael Gough, 94, passed away this week, leaving behind a rich legacy of horror roles from the 1970s and 80s, as well as appearances and voice over work in many Hollywood films. Most memorably to mainstream audiences, he is remembered for the role of Alfred the butler in four films in the Batman franchise, beginning with Tim Burton's Batman in 1989. He appeared in over 100 films during his lifetime, working with such directors as Ken Russell, Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton, Derek Jarman and Wes Craven.
Horror and cult movie fans will always think of Gough for the professionalism and elegant hamminess he brought to appearances in Hammer horror films like Dracula and Phantom of the Opera, as well as cult movies released by other studios, like Horrors of the Black Museum (1959), Konga (1961), and Norman J. Warren's first film Satan's Slave (1976).
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