A Tribute to Michael Gough (1916-2011)


Actor Michael Gough has died today at the age of 94, leaving behind a legacy of over 100 film and television appearences. While most people from my generation will know Gough best as Alfred from the Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher Batman movies (he worked with Burton again on Sleepy Hollow, The Corpse Bride, and Alice in Wonderland), Gough has been acting since 1946 and made a name for himself in classic Hammer horror films including the adaptation of Dracula starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing!

While Gough performed in many movies outside of the horror genre, his horror pictures are definitely what I will remember him by. Even lesser known movies like The Serpent and the Rainbow or Horrors of the Black Museum put a great big smile on my face when I watch them.


Rest in peace, Michael Gough. Michael Caine may be the better known actor, but you’ll always be Alfred in my eyes.

Look under the cut for a few more Michael Gough clips!

Gough also made some appearences in classic episodes of Dr. Who!


This is the only dignified part of Batman Forever.

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