Thursday, March 17, 2011

RIP Michael Gough (1917-2011)

Well, this is another tough one: Michael Gough has passed away at the age of 94.

While Gough had a long, long career, for the generation I was a part of, the man will always be known as the definitive Alfred Pennyworth from the Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher's series of Batman film. While the latter two films in the series were far from stellar, Gough was always the highlight in the films, bringing a sense of class and respect that they did not always deserve. Gough also reprised the role in a 1989 BBC radio play, and a radio adaptation of the famed Knightfall storyline as well.

As I said though, Gough had a long and amazing career, ranging from Hammer's The Horror of Dracula, to appearances on the original series of Doctor Who in two separate roles. Notable highlights include the Julius Ceaser (1970), Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, The Phantom of the Opera (1962), and The Age of Innocence (1990).

God be with his family, and may he rest in peace.

1 comment:

  1. for a great early Gough film role, check out The Man in the White Suit.


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