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Michael Gough



Born in Malaya (now Malaysia) to British parents, Michael Gough attended Wye Agricultural College before realigning his career goals by taking classes at the Old Vic. Gough made his first theatrical appearance in 1936 and his first film in 1948. He listed King Lear as his favorite stage role, though one suspects that he was equally fond of the character he portrayed in the 1979 Broadway hit Bedroom Farce, for which he won the Tony Award. Movie historian Bill Warren has noted that Gough, by accident or design, adopted two distinct film-acting styles. In such "straight" roles as Montrose in Rob Roy (1954), Norfolk in Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972), Van der Luyden in The Age of Innocence (1993) and Bertrand Russell in Wittgenstein (1993), he was subtle and restrained; but when starring in such scarefests as Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) and Black Zoo (1962), his eye-bulging hamminess knew no bounds. Most contemporary filmgoers are familiar with Gough through his appearances as Alfred the Butler in the Batman theatrical features. Gough died at age 94 in the spring of 2011.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Back To The Sea
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo!: Legend of the Phantosaur
  • Mr. Babbit/Blair
2011
No Score Yet Tom And Jerry & The Wizard Of Oz
  • Actor
2011
52% Alice in Wonderland
  • Dodo Brid
2010
No Score Yet Winnie the Pooh - A Very Merry Pooh Year
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Caravaggio
  • Cardinal Del Monte
2007
83% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
  • Elder Gutknecht
2005
No Score Yet Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie
  • Gopher
2005
No Score Yet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Actor
2004
54% The Cherry Orchard
  • Feers
2000
67% Sleepy Hollow
  • Hardenbrook
1999
No Score Yet The Strange Case of Delphina Potocka
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Robert Louis Stevenson's St. Ives
  • Count
1998
11% Batman & Robin
  • Alfred Pennyworth
1997
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father
  • Tolstoy
1996
No Score Yet The Haunting of Helen Walker (The Turn of the Screw)
  • Barnaby
1995
40% Batman Forever
  • Alfred Pennyworth
1995
75% The Advocate (The Hour of the Pig)
  • Magistrate Boniface
1994
No Score Yet Uncovered
  • Don Manuel
1994
No Score Yet A Village Affair
  • Actor
1994
80% The Age of Innocence
  • Mr. Van der Luyden
1993
83% Wittgenstein
  • Bertrand Russell
1993
43% Nostradamus
  • Jean de Remy
1993
80% Batman Returns
  • Alfred Pennyworth
1992
No Score Yet Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
  • 2nd Teacher
1992
81% Let Him Have It
  • Lord Goddard
1991
No Score Yet Doctor Who: The Hartnell Years
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Sleepers
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet The Garden
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet The Shell Seekers
  • Roy
1989
No Score Yet The Wizard of Speed and Time
  • Supporting Cast
1989
72% Batman
  • Alfred
1989
57% Strapless
  • Douglas Brodie
1989
71% The Fourth Protocol
  • Sir Bernard Hemmings
1987
60% The Serpent and the Rainbow
  • Schoonbacher
1987
No Score Yet Memed My Hawk
  • Kerimoglu
1987
78% Caravaggio
  • Actor
1986
56% Out of Africa
  • Delamere
1985
No Score Yet Arthur the King (Merlin & the Sword)
  • Archbishop
1985
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol
  • Mr. Poole
1984
No Score Yet Oxford Blues
  • Dr. Ambrose
1984
76% Top Secret!
  • Dr. Flammond
1984
100% The Dresser
  • Frank Carrington
1983
No Score Yet To the Lighthouse
  • Mr. Ramsay
1983
50% Venom
  • David Ball
1981
70% The Boys from Brazil
  • Harrington
1978
No Score Yet Satan's Slave (Evil Heritage)
  • Uncle Alexander Yorke
1976
No Score Yet Galileo
  • Sagredo
1975
56% The Legend of Hell House
  • Emeric Belasco
1973
No Score Yet Horror Hospital
  • Dr. Christian Storm
1973
63% Savage Messiah
  • Mons. Gaudier
1972
No Score Yet Henry VIII and His Six Wives
  • Norfolk
1972
No Score Yet Crucible of Horror (The Velvet House)
  • Eastwood
1971
No Score Yet The Go-Between
  • Mr. Maudsley
1970
17% Trog
  • Sam Murdock
1970
No Score Yet Curse of the Crimson Altar
  • Elder
1970
No Score Yet Julius Caesar
  • Metellus Cimber
1970
No Score Yet A Walk with Love and Death
  • Mad Monk
1969
91% Women in Love
  • Tom Brangwen
1969
No Score Yet Berserk
  • Albert Dorando
1967
No Score Yet They Came from Beyond Space
  • Monj
1967
No Score Yet Alice In Wonderland
  • Actor
1966
No Score Yet The Skull
  • Auctioneer
1965
No Score Yet Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
  • Eric Landor
1965
No Score Yet Black Zoo
  • Michael Conrad
1963
No Score Yet Doctor Who - Lost in Time: The William Hartnell Years
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet What a Carve Up! (No Place Like Homicide!)
  • Fisk
1962
No Score Yet The Phantom of the Opera
  • Lord Ambrose d'Arcy
1962
33% Konga
  • Dr. Charles Decker
1961
No Score Yet Horrors of the Black Museum
  • Edmond Bancroft
1959
No Score Yet Model for Murder
  • Actor
1959
93% The Horse's Mouth
  • Abel
1958
No Score Yet Ill Met by Moonlight (Intelligence Service) (Night Ambush)
  • Andoni Zoidakis
1958
91% Horror of Dracula
  • Arthur
1958
No Score Yet Reach for the Sky
  • Flying Instructor
1957
80% Richard III
  • Dighton
1956
No Score Yet Last Reunion
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue
  • Duke of Montrose
1953
No Score Yet The Sword and the Rose (When Knighthood Was in Flower)
  • Duke of Buckingham
1953
No Score Yet No Resting Place
  • Alec Kyle
1952
80% The Small Back Room
  • Stuart
1952
100% The Man in the White Suit
  • Michael Corland
1951
No Score Yet Blanche Fury
  • Laurence Fury
1948
No Score Yet Anna Karenina
  • Nicholai
1948
No Score Yet Saraband for Dead Lovers
  • Prince Charles
1948

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Voice

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