Michael Gough Died

March 17, 2011 by Post Team 

Michael Gough Died, Gotham City has lost one of its own today. Legions of “Batman” fans are mourning the loss of British actor Michael Gough, who played the caped crusader of the man emblematic of right / butler Alfred Pennyworth in several film adaptations of comics.

Thursday (March 17), Gough, who appeared alongside Michael Keaton in 1989 original “Batman,” has died at the age of. The cause of his death has not yet been reported.

In addition to playing Alfred (a role that was later echoed by Michael Caine) in 1992 “Batman Returns”, 1995 “Batman Forever” and 1997 “Batman & Robin,” the BAFTA Award-winning actor is also appeared in both the Celestial Toymaker and Councillor Hedin in the original “Doctor Who” television series. He won a Tony Award in 1979 for the Broadway play “Bedroom Farce.”

Gough was born in in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and began his acting career in 1946. He played in a number of television films and series, including the 1967 “Pride and Prejudice” in which he played Mr. Bennet. His long list of impressive film credits include the 1962 “The Phantom of the Opera House, Sydney Pollack, Oscar-winning” Out of Africa “and Martin Scorsese’s” The Age of Innocence. ”

Gough has maintained a good working relationship with director Tim Burton for their time together on “Batman.” He also appeared in the director of “Sleepy Hollow,” “Corpse Bride” and, in what would be his last major project, as the voice of Dodo Bird in 2010 of “Alice in Wonderland.”

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