Michael Gough

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 11/23/1916

Filmography

Actor (81)

Alice in Wonderland 2010 (Movie)

Dodo Bird (Actor)

Dame Edna: Live at the Palace 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cherry Orchard 2002 (Movie)

Feers (Actor)

The Secret of the U-110 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

St. Ives 2000 (Movie)

The Count (Actor)

Sleepy Hollow 1999 (Movie)

Notary Hardenbrook (Actor)

What Rats Won't Do 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Batman & Robin 1997 (Movie)

Alfred Pennyworth (Actor)

A Village Affair 1996 (Movie)

Sir Ralph Unwin (Actor)

Young Indiana Jones: Travels With Father 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman Forever 1995 (Movie)

Alfred the Butler (Actor)

Uncovered 1995 (Movie)

Don Manuel (Actor)

Nostradamus 1994 (Movie)

Jean De Remy (Actor)

The Advocate 1994 (Movie)

Magistrate Boniface (Actor)

The Age of Innocence 1993 (Movie)

Henry Van Der Luyden (Actor)

Wittgenstein 1993 (Movie)

Bertrand Russell (Actor)

Batman Returns 1992 (Movie)

Alfred The Butler (Actor)

Sleepers 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mountain and the Molehill 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Strapless 1990 (Movie)

Douglas Brodie (Actor)

The Case of the Late Pig 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Garden 1990 (Movie)

-overs (Voice)

The Shell Seekers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman 1989 (Movie)

Alfred the Butler (Actor)

Rarg 1989 (Movie)

(Voice)

Blackeyes 1988 (Movie)

Morris Kingsley (Actor)

The Serpent and the Rainbow 1988 (Movie)

Schoonbacher (Actor)

Inspector Morse, Series I 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Memed My Hawk 1987 (Movie)

Kerimoglu (Actor)

The Fourth Protocol 1987 (Movie)

Sir Bernard Hemmings (Actor)

Caravaggio 1986 (Movie)

Cardinal Del Monte (Actor)

Maschenka 1986 (Movie)

Vater (Actor)

Lace II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Out of Africa 1985 (Movie)

Lord Delamere (Actor)

Oxford Blues 1984 (Movie)

Dr Ambrose (Actor)

Stranger Than Fiction 1984 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Citadel 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Top Secret! 1984 (Movie)

Dr Flammond (Actor)

Witness For the Prosecution 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Brideshead Revisited 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dresser 1982 (Movie)

Frank Carrington (Actor)

Venom 1980 (Movie)

David Ball (Actor)

The Boys From Brazil 1978 (Movie)

Mr Harrington (Actor)

L' Amour en Question 1977 (Movie)

Sir Baldwin (Actor)

Satan's Slave 1975 (Movie)

Alexander Yorke (Actor)

Galileo 1973 (Movie)

Sagredo (Actor)

Savage Messiah 1972 (Movie)

Mr Gaudier (Actor)

Search For the Nile 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Hell House 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Julius Caesar 1971 (Movie)

Metellus Cimber (Actor)

The Go-Between 1970 (Movie)

Mr Maudsley (Actor)

A Walk With Love and Death 1969 (Movie)

Mad Monk (Actor)

Trog 1969 (Movie)

Sam Murdock (Actor)

Women in Love 1969 (Movie)

Tom Brangwen (Actor)

Berserk 1967 (Movie)

Dorando (Actor)

The Skull 1964 (Movie)

Auctioneer (Actor)

Tamahine 1962 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Phantom of the Opera 1962 (Movie)

Lord Ambrose D'Arcy (Actor)

I Like Money 1961 (Movie)

Tamise (Actor)

Horror of Dracula 1958 (Movie)

Arthur Holmwood (Actor)

Horrors of the Black Museum 1958 (Movie)

Edmond Bancroft (Actor)

Night Ambush 1958 (Movie)

Andoni Aoidakis (Actor)

The Horse's Mouth 1957 (Movie)

Abel--the sculptor (Actor)

Reach For the Sky 1955 (Movie)

Flying Instructor (Actor)

Richard III 1955 (Movie)

Dighton--Murderer (Actor)

Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue 1954 (Movie)

Duke of Montrose (Actor)

The Man in the White Suit 1950 (Movie)

Michael Corland (Actor)

A Christmas Carol (TV Show)

Actor

After the War (TV Show)

Actor

Arthur the King (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Third Reich (TV Show)

Actor

Mistral's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Qb VII (TV Show)

Actor

Saraband for Dead Lovers (Movie)

Prince Charles (Actor)

Shoulder to Shoulder (TV Show)

Actor

Smiley's People (TV Show)

Actor

The Small Back Room (Movie)

Stuart (Actor)

The Sword and the Rose (Movie)

Duke of Buckingham (Actor)

To the Lighthouse (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Relationships

Jasper

Son
Born in 1965 mother, Anneke Wills

Polly

Step-Daughter
Born in 1963 daughter of Anneke Wills and Anthony Newley Gough had legally adopted her died tragically in a car accident in 1982

Simon

Son

Emma Gough

Daughter
Mother, Anne Leon

Diana Graves

Wife

Henrietta Lawrence

Wife
Married at the time of his death in 2011

Anne Leon Actor

Wife

Anneke Wills Actor

Wife

EDUCATION

Durham School

Wye Agricultural College

Rose Hill School

Kent

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Milestones

2010

Final film role, voiced Uilleam, the Dodo bird in Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"

2005

Lent his voice to Burton's "Corpse Bride"

1999

Gave a wonderful performance as Feers in "The Cherry Orchard," opposite Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling

1999

Last on-screen performance reunited him with Burton, playing a cameo in "Sleepy Hollow"

1997

Again played Alfred, this time opposite George Clooney in "Batman & Robin"

1995

Played Alfred to Val Kilmer's Bruce Wayne in "Batman Forever"

1993

Featured in Martin Scorsese‘s "The Age of Innocence"

1992

Reprised role of Alfred in "Batman Returns"

1989

Cast as Alfred the butler in Tim Burton's "Batman," opposite Michael Keaton

1988

Returned to Broadway in the drama, "Breaking the Code"; received a Tony nomination as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1987

Cast in the film adaptation of Frederick Forsyth's "The Fourth Protocol," starring Michael Caine and Pierce Brosnan

1985

Appeared opposite Robert Redford and Meryl Streep in "Out of Africa" as Lord Delamere

1984

Played the captured father in the Zucker Brothers’ comedy "Top Secret!"

1979

Returned to Broadway for his Tony winning role in the comedy, "Bedroom Farce"

1979

Featured in "The Boys From Brazil," starring Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier

1974

First miniseries to air on U.S. TV, "QB VII"

1972

Played Dr. David Livingstone on the short-lived NBC historical drama series, "Search for the Nile"

1968

Featured in Ken Russell‘s "Women in Love"

1962

Second Hammer horror film, "The Phantom of the Opera"

1958

First Hammer horror film, "The Horror of Dracula"

1957

Appeared in the classic Powell & Pressburger WW2 drama "Ill Met By Moonlight"

1955

Portrayed one of the murderers in Laurence Olivier‘s adaptation of "Richard III"

1953

First U.S. feature credit, the U.S.-U.K. co-production, "Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue," produced by Walt Disney Studios

1947

Made feature film debut in the costume drama, "Blanche Fury"

1938

Returned to the London stage in the play, "The Zeal of Thy House"

1937

Made New York stage debut in the play, "Love of Women"

1936

Made stage acting debut at the Old Vic in London

Made U.S. TV appearances on such early anthology drama programs as "Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents The Rheingold Theater"

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