Michael Gough reported dead
While Tim Burton had three actors playing Batman (Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney) in four movies, there was only one Alfred…Michael Gough.
That’s as it should be. Alfred was always the source of constancy in Batman’s life…the rock.
By the time Gough appeared in Burton’s reboot, he had already been on screen for more than forty years.
It wasn’t his first time with “reimaginings”. He was part of Hammer’s House of Horror when he appeared in Horror of Dracula (starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, directed by Terence Fisher, and written by Jimmy Sangster). He starred in AIP’s Hypnovision release, Horrors of the Black Museum.
Before Batman, though, I probably most associated him with Konga.
He was in classic British telly sci-fi, from The Avengers to Blake’s 7 to Doctor Who.
He also appeared in respected mainstream works.
His last role was as the voice of The Dodo in Burton’s Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp.
Thank you for being there for us, for your grace, and gravitas…even in movies like Trog and Venom. 🙂
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.