Star of ‘Batman’ Michael Gough Dies At 94
British actor Michael Gough, whose best known role was Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth, passed away at the age of 94.
The actor had appeared in over 150 movie and TV roles throughout his career, including playing butler Alfred in the first four Batman movies and The Celestial Toymaker in the movie Doctor Who in 1966.
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Michael started his career in the 1947 movie Blanche Fury and gained a cult following for his parts in Hammer Films productions such as 1958’s Dracula and 1962’s Phantom Of The Opera.
He was cast by Tim Burton in the big screen relaunch of Batman in 1989 before Michael Caine took over the role in 2005’s Batman Begins.
Michael Keaton (as Bruce Wayne) and Michael Gough (as Alfred) in Batman
He is survived by his fourth wife Henrietta Gough.
Did you see any of the first four Batman movies that Michael was in? Which Batman movie was your favorite?