Michael Gough -- the actor who played Alfred the butler in four major "Batman" movies -- has died at the age of 94. Gough has one hell of a resume dating back to the '40s ... including "Out of… READ MORE >
Michael Gough (November 23, 1916 - March 17, 2011) is a British character actor who has appeared in over 100 films. He is perhaps best known to international audiences by his recurring role as Alfred Pennyworth in all four movies of the Burton/Schumacher Batman franchise, beginning with Batman (1989). Gough was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya (now Malaysia), the son of British parents Frances Atkins (née Bailie) and Francis Berkeley Gough. Gough made his film debut in 1947 in Blanche Fury, and has since appeared extensively on British television. He has guest-starred on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who, most notably as the villain in the serial The Celestial Toymaker and also as Councillor Hedin in Arc of Infinity. He also played the automation-obsessed, wheelchair-using Dr. Armstrong in "The Cybernauts", one of the most famous episodes of The Avengers. In the Ian Curteis television play Suez 1956 (1979) he played Anthony Eden, the Prime Minister.