R.I.P Michael Gough 1916-2011


It comes with much sadness that I report, that the legendary British character actor Michael Gough has unfortunately passed away according to Metro. Gough is probably best known for his character Alfred the butler in the Batman films.

But Michael Gough has a cult status over in our parts as he has starred in a slew of genre films ranging from The Phantom of the Opera to Dracula, he even starred in a great British comedy/horror What a Carve Up! I could list all his genre films but it still wouldn't do the man justice.

He was an absolute work horse to the genre and film in general, working all the way up to his early nineties. Gough became well acquainted with Tim Burton after Batman starring in many of Burton's films including Sleepy Hollow.

I for one will miss his iconic roles, he is a legend and my thoughts go out to his friends and family at this very difficult time.

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