Francis Michael Gough (23 November 1916 17 March 2011), more commonly referred to as "Michael Gough", was a very prolific English character actor.
He appeared in over 150 film and television productions, from several Hammer Horror films and The Avengers to his well known role of Alfred Pennyworth, the old butler of Bruce Wayne / Batman, in Batman (1989), Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin — he was one of the only two actors who remained in their role throughout that film series along with Pat Hingle as Commissioner Gordon when said film series otherwise ran on The Other Darrin for its leads.
His last role was the voice of Uilleam the Dodo Bird in Alice in Wonderland.
Not to be confused with the American voice actor Michael Gough. Interestingly, both contributed to the Batman franchise — the American Michael Gough voiced a younger James Gordon in Batman: Arkham Origins.
His works on TV Tropes:
- The Man in the White Suit (1951)
- Horror of Dracula (1958)
- The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
- The Boys from Brazil (1978)
- A Christmas Carol (1984)
- Top Secret! (1984)
- Out of Africa (1985)
- Caravaggio (1986)
- Batman film series
- The Age of Innocence (1993)
- Sleepy Hollow (1999)
- Batman OnStar Commercials (2000-2002)
- Alice in Wonderland (voice)