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Michael Gough (I) (1916–2011)


Tony Award-winning English actor Michael Gough, best known for playing the butler Alfred Pennyworth in the first four Batman (1989, 1992, 1995 & 1997) movies and for playing the arch-criminal Dr. Clement Armstrong in The Avengers (1961) episode "The Cybernauts", was an accomplished performer on both stage and screen. He was nominated twice for ... See full bio »

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(age 94) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Batman
Batman Alfred Pennyworth
(1989)
Batman & Robin
Batman & Robin Alfred Pennyworth
(1997)
Batman Forever
Batman Forever Alfred Pennyworth
(1995)
Top Secret!
Top Secret! Dr. Paul Flammond
(1984)

Filmography

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 2010/I Alice in Wonderland
Dodo Bird (voice)
 2005 Corpse Bride
Elder Gutknecht (voice)
 2003 Dame Edna Live at the Palace (TV Movie)
Alfredo (butler)
 1999 Sleepy Hollow
Notary Hardenbrook
 1999 The Cherry Orchard
Feers
 1998 The Whisper (Short)
Nikolay 1947
 1998 St. Ives
Comte de Saint-Yves
 1998 What Rats Won't Do
Justice Tomlin
 1997 Batman & Robin
Alfred Pennyworth
 1995 The Haunting of Helen Walker (TV Movie)
Barnaby
 1995 Batman Forever
Alfred Pennyworth
 1995 A Village Affair (TV Movie)
Sir Ralph Unwin
 1995 Uncovered
Don Manuel
 1994 Nostradamus
Jean de Remy
 1993 The Advocate
Magistrate Boniface
 1993 The Age of Innocence
Henry van der Luyden
 1993 Wittgenstein
Bertrand Russell
 1992 Batman Returns
Alfred Pennyworth
 1992 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Hector
- The MacQuarrie Treasure (1992) ... Hector
 1991 The Wanderer
The Old Soldier
 1991 Children of the North (TV Series)
Arthur Apple
- A Darkness in the Eye (1991) ... Arthur Apple
- City of Maloch (1991) ... Arthur Apple
- Lonely the Man Without Heroes (1991) ... Arthur Apple
- The Killing of Yesterday's Children (1991) ... Arthur Apple
 1991 Let Him Have It
Lord Goddard
 1991 Sleepers (TV Series)
Andrei Zorin
- Welcome Home (1991) ... Andrei Zorin
- On the Run (1991) ... Andrei Zorin
- The Net Tightens (1991) ... Andrei Zorin
- The Awakening (1991) ... Andrei Zorin
 1991 The Diamond Brothers (TV Series)
Mr. Waverly
- The Tsar's Feast (1991) ... Mr. Waverly
- The Winter House (1991) ... Mr. Waverly
- Eightysix (1991) ... Mr. Waverly
- Strangers on a Chain (1991) ... Mr. Waverly
- Secret Intelligence (1991) ... Mr. Waverly
 1990 Boon (TV Series)
Donald Bannerman
- Best Left Buried (1990) ... Donald Bannerman
 1990 The Garden
 1989 Blackeyes (TV Mini-Series)
Maurice James Kingsley
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Maurice James Kingsley
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Maurice James Kingsley
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Maurice James Kingsley
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Maurice James Kingsley
 1989 The Shell Seekers (TV Movie)
Roy Brookner
 1989 Screen One (TV Series)
Mr. Maggs
- The Mountain and the Molehill (1989) ... Mr. Maggs
 1989 After the War (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Charlie Rampling
- Rise and Fall (1989) ... Professor Charlie Rampling
 1989 Batman
Alfred Pennyworth
 1989 Strapless
Douglas Brodie
 1989 Mystery!: Campion (TV Series)
Mr. Hayhoe
- The Case of the Late Pig: Part 2 (1989) ... Mr. Hayhoe
- The Case of the Late Pig: Part 1 (1989) ... Mr. Hayhoe
 1988 Rarg (Short)
Professor (voice)
 1988 Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Reader
- T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land' (1988) ... Reader
 1988 The Serpent and the Rainbow
Schoonbacher
 1987 Screenplay (TV Series)
Albani
- Cariani and the Courtesans (1987) ... Albani
 1987 A Killing on the Exchange (TV Mini-Series)
Charles Makepeace
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Charles Makepeace
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Charles Makepeace
 1986-1987 The Little Vampire (TV Series)
Uncle Theodor / Uncle Ludwig
- Kein Abschied ist für immer (1987) ... Uncle Theodor
- Transportprobleme (1987) ... Uncle Ludwig
- Annas Trick (1987) ... Uncle Theodor
- Vampirumhänge wäscht man nicht (1987) ... Uncle Theodor
- Bei Schlottersteins (1987) ... Uncle Theodor
 1987 The Fourth Protocol
Sir Bernard Hemmings
 1987 Maschenka
Vater
 1987 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Philip Ogleby
- The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (1987) ... Philip Ogleby
 1986 Ladies in Charge (TV Series)
Arthur James
- Dangerous Prelude (1986) ... Arthur James
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Peter
- Hard Travelling (1986) ... Peter
 1986 Caravaggio
Cardinal Del Monte
 1985 Out of Africa
Delamere
 1985 Lace II (TV Movie)
 1985 Hilary (TV Series)
Hilary's Dad
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Hilary's Dad
 1985 Arthur the King (TV Movie)
Archbishop
 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Mr. Poole
 1984 The Biko Inquest (TV Movie)
Professor Loubser, state pathologist
 1984 Mistral's Daughter (TV Mini-Series)
Cardinal
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Cardinal
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Cardinal
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Cardinal
 1984 Oxford Blues
Doctor Ambrose
 1984 Top Secret!
Dr. Paul Flammond
 1984 Memed My Hawk
Kerimoglu
 1983 Heartattack Hotel (TV Movie)
Mr. Todd
 1983 The Dresser
Frank Carrington
 1983 Andy Robson (TV Series)
Arthur
- Circumstancial Evidence (1983) ... Arthur
- Capital Crime (1983) ... Arthur
 1983 The Citadel (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Jenner Halliday
- Part 10 (1983) ... Sir Jenner Halliday
 1983 To the Lighthouse (TV Movie)
Mr. Ramsay
 1973-1983 Crown Court (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Galbraith / Justice Galbraith / Dr. De Quincey
- A Proper Man: Part 1 (1983) ... Mr. Justice Galbraith
- Baby Love: Part 1 (1979) ... Justice Galbraith
- Destruct, Destruct: Part 3 (1973) ... Dr. De Quincey
 1966-1983 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Toymaker / Councillor Hedin
- Arc of Infinity: Part Three (1983) ... Councillor Hedin
- Arc of Infinity: Part Two (1983) ... Councillor Hedin
- Arc of Infinity: Part One (1983) ... Councillor Hedin
- The Final Test (1966) ... Toymaker
- The Dancing Floor (1966) ... Toymaker
 1982 Cymbeline (TV Movie)
Belarius
 1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Professor Burrows
- Another Flip for Dominick (1982) ... Professor Burrows
 1982 Witness for the Prosecution (TV Movie)
Judge
 1982 Strangers (TV Series)
Professor Whittingham
- The Lost Chord (1982) ... Professor Whittingham
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Sir George Durand
- The Fourth Man (1982) ... Sir George Durand
 1982 Smiley's People (TV Mini-Series)
Mikhel
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Mikhel
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Mikhel
 1982 Inside the Third Reich (TV Movie)
Dr. Rust
 1982 Barriers (TV Series)
Old man
- Episode #2.6 (1982) ... Old man
 1981 Brideshead Revisited (TV Mini-Series)
Doctor Grant
- Brideshead Revisited (1981) ... Doctor Grant
 1981 Venom
David Ball
 1980 Blake's 7 (TV Series)
Hower
- Volcano (1980) ... Hower
 1979 Suez 1956 (TV Movie)
Sir Anthony Eden
 1978 L'amour en question
Sir Baldwin (as Michaël Gough)
 1978 The Boys from Brazil
Mr. Harrington
 1976 Evil Heritage
Uncle Alexander Yorke
 1975-1976 Centre Play (TV Series)
Father / Matt
- Showcase: Sea Change (1976) ... Father
- The Trip to Jerusalem (1975) ... Matt
 1976 Life and Death of Penelope (TV Series)
Winthrop
- The Reaper (1976) ... Winthrop
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Ransom
- The Case for the Defence (1976) ... Ransom
 1975 The Man from Nowhere
Voice of the Man (uncredited)
 1975 Ten from the Twenties (TV Series)
Peter
- The Fifty Pound Note (1975) ... Peter
 1975 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
James Shaw
- In at the Deep End (1975) ... James Shaw
 1975 Galileo
Sagredo
 1974 The Gift of Friendship (TV Movie)
Bill Wakely
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Yule
- Lady Randolph (1974) ... Mr. Yule
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Henri de Latouche
- Success (1974) ... Henri de Latouche
 1974 Microbes and Men (TV Series)
Sir Almroth Wright
- The Search for the Magic Bullet (1974) ... Sir Almroth Wright
 1974 Late Night Drama (TV Series)
Potter
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Helphand
- The Secret War (1974) ... Helphand
 1974 Shoulder to Shoulder (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Richard Pankhurst
- Sylvia Pankhurst (1974) ... Dr. Richard Pankhurst
- The Pankhursts (1974) ... Dr. Richard Pankhurst
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Fletcher
- Part Three (1974) ... Dr. Fletcher
 1973 Moonbase 3 (TV Series)
Sir Benjamin Dyce
- View of a Dead Planet (1973) ... Sir Benjamin Dyce
 1973 The Legend of Hell House
Emeric Belasco (uncredited)
 1973 Computer Killers
Dr. Christian Storm
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Governor
- Cell 13 (1973) ... Governor
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
Shkoder
- One and One Makes One (1973) ... Shkoder
 1972 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie)
Beverly Carlton
 1972 Colditz (TV Series)
Major Schaeffer
- Maximum Security (1972) ... Major Schaeffer
 1969-1972 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Vincent Van Gogh / Astronaut
- Vincent the Dutchman (1972) ... Vincent Van Gogh
- What If Its Just Green Cheese? (1969) ... Astronaut
 1972 Savage Messiah
M. Gaudier
 1972 Spy Trap (TV Series)
Cooper
- Who Among Us?: Part 6 (1972) ... Cooper
 1971 The Corpse
Walter Eastwood
 1971 The Search for the Nile (TV Mini-Series)
David Livingstone
- Find Livingstone (1971) ... David Livingstone
- The Great Debate (1971) ... David Livingstone
- The Dream of the Wanderer (1971) ... David Livingstone
 1971 Kate (TV Series)
Alan Tatley
- Good and Proper (1971) ... Alan Tatley
 1971 The Go-Between
Mr. Maudsley
 1970 Trog
Sam Murdock
 1970 Julius Caesar
Metellus Cimber
 1969 Women in Love
Mr. Brangwen
 1969 A Walk with Love and Death
Mad Monk
 1968 The Crimson Cult
Elder
 1968 Treasure Island (TV Series)
Squire Trelawney
- Episode dated 10 November 1968 (1968) ... Squire Trelawney
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
Major Joss
- Happening (1968) ... Major Joss
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Royal
- Eve (1968) ... Royal
 1968 For Amusement Only (TV Series)
Henry
- Henry the Incredible Bore (1968) ... Henry
 1968 Un soir, un train
Jeremiah
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Holroyd
- Lesson in Anatomy (1968) ... Holroyd
 1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Ted Warner
- Standing by for Santa Claus (1968) ... Ted Warner
 1964-1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Harry / Geoffrey Melville / Clodius Pulcher
- Play with a Tiger (1967) ... Harry
- The Minister (1965) ... Geoffrey Melville
- All the Conspirators #1: The Ides of March (1964) ... Clodius Pulcher
 1967 Berserk
Albert Dorando
 1967 Pride and Prejudice (TV Series)
Mr. Bennet
- Destiny (1967) ... Mr. Bennet
- Elopement (1967) ... Mr. Bennet
- Prejudice (1967) ... Mr. Bennet
- Proposal (1967) ... Mr. Bennet
- Pride (1967) ... Mr. Bennet
 1967 They Came from Beyond Space
Master of the Moon
 1965-1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Nutski / Dr. Armstrong
- The Correct Way to Kill (1967) ... Nutski
- The Cybernauts (1965) ... Dr. Armstrong
 1966-1967 Orlando (TV Series)
Harry Prentice
- In at the Death (1967) ... Harry Prentice
- Assassin Airborne (1967) ... Harry Prentice
- Peeping Tom (1966) ... Harry Prentice
- Wake Up Screaming (1966) ... Harry Prentice
- Stealers Keepers: Storm Warning (1966) ... Harry Prentice
 1966 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
March Hare
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Eliut
- Days to Come (1966) ... Eliut
 1965 Sunday Night (TV Series documentary)
Pausanias
- The Drinking Party (1965) ... Pausanias
 1965 The Skull
Auctioneer
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Andrei Konev
- The Seat of Power (1965) ... Andrei Konev
 1965 Undermind (TV Series)
Rev. Austen Anderson
- Flowers of Havoc (1965) ... Rev. Austen Anderson
 1962-1965 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Robert Hilary / Donald Edwards
- Game for Three Losers (1965) ... Robert Hilary
- Candidate for Murder (1962) ... Donald Edwards
 1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
Eric Landor (segment "Disembodied Hand")
 1965 Game for Three Losers
Robert Hilary
 1964 Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Gérard de Villefort
- An End to Revenge (1964) ... Gérard de Villefort
- A Challenge (1964) ... Gérard de Villefort
- News from Janina (1964) ... Gérard de Villefort
- Evidence of a Crime (1964) ... Gérard de Villefort
- A Garden in Auteuil (1964) ... Gérard de Villefort
 1964 The Saint (TV Series)
Colin Phillips
- The Imprudent Politician (1964) ... Colin Phillips
 1963 Tamahine
Cartwright
 1963 Black Zoo
Michael Conrad
 1962 The Phantom of the Opera
Lord Ambrose d'Arcy
 1962 Candidate for Murder
Donald Edwards
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Charles
- Drama '62: The Lonesome Road (1962) ... Charles
 1961 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Scionneau
- The Executioner (1961) ... Scionneau
 1961 No Place Like Homicide!
Fisk - the Butler
 1961 I Like Money
Tamise
 1961 Konga
Dr. Charles Decker
 1955-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Rev. Claude Bell / Georges Renaud / Gregers Werle / ...
- The Poisoned Earth (1961) ... Rev. Claude Bell
- The Traveller Without Luggage (1959) ... Georges Renaud
- The Wild Duck (1957) ... Gregers Werle
- A Month in the Country (1955) ... Rakitin
 1960 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Boland
- The Edge and the Point (1960) ... Boland
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Dr. Livesey
- Treasure Island (1960) ... Dr. Livesey
 1959 Dancers in Mourning (TV Series)
Squire Mercer
- Part 6 (1959) ... Squire Mercer
- Part 5 (1959) ... Squire Mercer
- Part 4 (1959) ... Squire Mercer
- Part 3 (1959) ... Squire Mercer
- Part 2 (1959) ... Squire Mercer
 1956-1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
George in 'Double Exit' / The Doctor
- Black Laughter/Double Exit (1959) ... George in 'Double Exit'
- Ring Out the Old (1956) ... The Doctor
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
Cassius
- Julius Caesar (1959) ... Cassius
 1959 Horrors of the Black Museum
Edmond Bancroft
 1959 Model for Murder
Kingsley Beauchamp
 1958 The Horse's Mouth
Abel
 1955-1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
David Ryerson / Hugo / Dawson
- Third Party Risk (1958)
- World of His Own (1956) ... David Ryerson
- The Last Reunion (1955) ... Hugo
- Mid Level (1955) ... Dawson
 1958 Horror of Dracula
Arthur Holmwood
 1957 The Peaceful Inn (TV Movie)
Hatlock
 1957 The House in the Woods
Geoffrey Carter
 1957 The Two Mrs. Carrolls (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Carroll
 1957 Night Ambush
Andoni Zoidakis
 1956 Fanny (TV Movie)
The Admiral
 1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Andre La Palme
- The Outcast (1956) ... Andre La Palme
 1951-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Michael / Francis Hubbard / Lt. Geoffrey Ainsworth
- A Death in the Family (1956) ... Michael
- Return to Tyassi (1956) ... Francis Hubbard
- Albert (1951) ... Lt. Geoffrey Ainsworth
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Flying Instructor Pearson
 1956 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV Series)
The Stranger
- Just Off Piccadilly (1956) ... The Stranger
 1955 Richard III
Dighton, 1st murderer
 1955 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Mr. Russel Partridge
- The Case of the Perfect Husband (1955) ... Mr. Russel Partridge
 1954 Stage by Stage (TV Series)
Loveless
- The Relapse or, Virtue in Danger (1954) ... Loveless
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie
- Man Who Heard Everything (1954) ... Charlie
 1954 The Lover (TV Short)
The Lover
 1953 Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue
Duke of Montrose
 1953 The Sword and the Rose
Duke of Buckingham
 1953 Twice Upon a Time
Mr. Lloyd
 1953 Wednesday Theatre (TV Series)
Brama-Glinsky
- Curtain Down (1953) ... Brama-Glinsky
 1951 Night Was Our Friend
Martin Raynor
 1951 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
Captain
 1951 The Man in the White Suit
Michael Corland
 1951 No Resting Place
Alec Kyle
 1951 Blackmailed
Maurice Edwards
 1950 Ha'penny Breeze (uncredited)
 1950 Master of Arts (TV Movie)
Ronald Knight, MA
 1949 Whitehall Wonders (TV Movie)
Stephen Blair
 1949 Crime Passionel (TV Movie)
Hugo
 1949 Hour of Glory
Capt. Dick Stuart
 1948 Saraband
Prince Charles
 1948 Blanche Fury
Laurence Fury
 1948 Anna Karenina
Nicholai
 1946 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
Spintho
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Other Works:

He acted in Michael Meyer's translation of August Strindberg's play, "Creditors", at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with the 59 Theatre Company including Lyndon Brook and Mai Zetterling in the cast. Caspar Wrede was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michaël Gough

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm essentially a jobbing actor. If I'm out of work, I'll be the back end of a donkey. See more »

Trivia:

Although born in Malaysia, he always considered himself English. See more »

Trademark:

Aristocratic bearing See more »

Nickname:

Mick

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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