Michael Gough

Michael Gough

Highest Rated: 100% The Go-Between (1971)

Lowest Rated: 11% Batman & Robin (1997)

Birthday: Nov 23, 1916

Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A ubiquitous presence in British film and television for nearly 50 years, Michael Gough played well-heeled, occasionally cruel, slightly mad men in films and television ranging from "The Horse's Mouth" (1959) and "The Go-Between" (1970) to "Horror of Dracula" (1958) and "Berserk!" (1967). His saturnine features and resonant voice made him ideal for upper-class gentlemen with a taste for flaunting their power in unpleasant ways, as his many horror and exploitation features evidenced. But he could also play fatherly - and grandfatherly - as evidenced by his four turns as butler Alfred in four of the "Batman" features (1989-1995). A wealth of varied projects were woven through his five decades of screen appearances, but no matter the quality of the role or the film, Gough gave his all, which made him a beloved and well-remembered performer.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
84% 77% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Elder Gutknecht (Voice) $53.4M 2005
54% 30% The Cherry Orchard Feers (Character) $131.2K 1999
No Score Yet 60% St. Ives Comte de Saint-Yves (Character) - 1999
69% 80% Sleepy Hollow Notary James Hardenbrook (Character) $101.1M 1999
No Score Yet 48% What Rats Won't Do Justice Tomlin (Character) - 1998
11% 16% Batman & Robin Alfred Pennyworth (Character) $107.3M 1997
No Score Yet 56% Young Indiana Jones and Travels With Father Leo Tolstoy (Character) - 1996
39% 32% Batman Forever Alfred Pennyworth (Character) $182.5M 1995
No Score Yet 14% The Haunting of Helen Walker Barnaby (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 26% A Village Affair Sir Ralph Unwin (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 46% Uncovered Don Manuel (Character) - 1994
83% 75% Wittgenstein Bertrand Russell (Character) - 1993
84% 75% The Age of Innocence Henry van der Luyden (Character) $31.9M 1993
80% 73% Batman Returns Alfred Pennyworth (Character) $160.3M 1992
84% 86% Let Him Have It Lord Goddard (Character) $83.3K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackeyes Maurice James Kingsley (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 39% The Shell Seekers Roy Brookner (Character) - 1989
71% 84% Batman Alfred Pennyworth (Character) $250.7M 1989
44% 20% Strapless Douglas Brodie (Character) $402.4K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mountain and the Molehill Mr. Maggs (Character) - 1989
65% 56% The Serpent and the Rainbow Schoonbacher (Character) $19M 1988
78% 68% Caravaggio Cardinal Del Monte (Character) $3.2K 1986
62% 83% Out of Africa Lord Delamere (Character) $83.1M 1985
No Score Yet 25% Oxford Blues Doctor Ambrose (Character) - 1984
77% 80% Top Secret! Dr. Paul Flammond (Character) - 1984
100% 87% The Dresser Frank Carrington (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 56% To the Lighthouse Mr. Ramsay (Character) - 1983
43% 31% Venom David Ball (Character) - 1981
69% 66% The Boys From Brazil Mr. Harrington (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 25% Satan's Slave Uncle Alexander Yorke (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 54% QB VII Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 43% Horror Hospital Dr. Christian Storm (Character) - 1973
62% 56% The Legend of Hell House Emeric Belasco (Character) - 1973
60% 79% Savage Messiah M. Gaudier (Character) - 1972
100% 79% The Go-Between Mr. Maudsley (Character) - 1971
40% 35% Julius Caesar Metellus Cimber (Character) - 1970
14% 24% Trog Sam Murdock (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 36% Crucible of Horror Walter Eastwood (Character) - 1969
83% 75% Women in Love Tom Brangwen (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 32% The Crimson Cult Elder (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 13% They Came From Beyond Space Master of the Moon (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 32% Berserk Dorando (Character) - 1967
100% 62% Dr. Terror's House of Horrors Eric Landor (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 56% The Skull Auctioneer (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Game for Three Losers Robert Hilary (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Zoo Michael Conrad (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamahine Cartwright (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Candidate for Murder Donald Edwards (Character) - 1962
90% 84% The Phantom of the Opera Lord Ambrose d'Arcy (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 63% What a Carve Up! Fisk (Character) - 1962
50% No Score Yet I Like Money Tamise (Character) - 1962
38% 15% Konga Dr. Charles Decker (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 24% Horrors of the Black Museum Edmond Bancroft (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Model for Murder Kingsley Beauchamp (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 49% Night Ambush Andoni Zoidakis (Character) - 1958
90% 80% Horror of Dracula Arthur (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House in the Woods Geoffrey Carter (Character) - 1957
84% 79% Richard III Dighton (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 35% The Sword and the Rose Duke of Buckingham (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 36% Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue Duke of Montrose (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twice Upon a Time Mr. Lloyd (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Resting Place Alec Kyle (Character) - 1951
100% 81% The Man in the White Suit Michael Corland (Character) $8.3K 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Reunion Hugo (Character) - 1949
83% 73% The Small Back Room Capt. Dick Stuart (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 53% Blanche Fury Laurence Fury (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 61% Anna Karenina Nicholai (Character) - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boon Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Colditz Unknown (Character) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Colin Phillips (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Robin Hood Unknown (Guest Star) 1960 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Unknown (Guest Star) 1955

QUOTES FROM Michael Gough CHARACTERS

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Just like my parents. Its happening again... a monster comes out of the night, a scream, 2 shots.... I killed them.

Alfred Pennyworth says: What did you say?

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: He killed them, Two-Face. He slaughtered that boys parents.

Alfred Pennyworth says: No, no you said "I" "I killed them".

Dr. Chase Meridian says: Does it ever end Alfred?

Alfred Pennyworth says: No Dr. Meridian, not in this lifetime.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Perhaps the lady is just what the doctor ordered?

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: What do you suggest Alfred, by sea? or by air?

Robin / Dick Grayson says: Why not both?

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Who's your tailor?

Alfred Pennyworth says: I took the liberty sir.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: R? what's that stand for?

Robin / Dick Grayson says: Robin. Riddler and Two-Face could make a pretty lethal combination, figured you could use a hand.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Two against Two are better odds.

Robin / Dick Grayson says: I can't promise I won't kill Harvey.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: A man's got to go his own way, a friend taught me that.

Robin / Dick Grayson says: Not just a friend.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: A partner.

Reverend Steenwyck says: Their heads weren't found severed. Their heads were not found at all.

Ichabod Crane says: The heads are... gone?

James Hardenbrook says: Taken. Taken by the Headless Horseman. Taken back to hell.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I love you old man.

Alfred Pennyworth says: and I love you too.

Alfred Pennyworth says: And I love you too.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Mr. Wayne told me to tell you that he might be a little late.

Vicki Vale says: I'm not a bit surprised.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I love you Alfred.

Alfred Pennyworth says: and I love you too.

Alfred Pennyworth says: And I love you too.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: What's on your mind, Alfred?

Alfred Pennyworth says: I have no wish to spend my few remaining years grieving for the loss of old friends. Or their sons.

Ichabod Crane says: And the head was...?

Ichabod Crane says: And the head was?

James Hardenbrook says: Taken. Taken by the Headless Horseman. Taken back to Hell.

Batgirl/Barbara Wilson says: Partners? [extends her hand]

Robin/Dick Grayson says: Partners. [places his hand on top]

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: [places his hand on top] Partners.

Alfred Pennyworth says: We are going to need a bigger cave.

Alfred Pennyworth says: I'm sorry to bother you sir. I have some rather distressing news about Master Dick.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Is he alright?

Alfred Pennyworth says: I'm afraid Master Dick has gone traveling. Actually, he took the car.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: He boosted the Jag?

Alfred Pennyworth says: Not the Jaguar. The other car.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: The Bentley?

Alfred Pennyworth says: No sir...the other car.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Well come what may. Merry Christmas, Mr. Wayne.

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: Merry Christmas, Alfred. Good will towards men...and women.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Do you want to take a sandwich with you, sir?

Batman / Bruce Wayne says: I'll get drive-thru.