Michael Gough

Francis Michael Gough (23 November 1916 – 17 March 2011) was an English character actor who made over 150 film and television appearances, known for his roles in the Hammer Horror Films from 1958 and for his recurring role as Alfred Pennyworth in all four films of the Tim Burton / Joel Schumacher Batman series.

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A Christmas Carol (1984)

A bitter old miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive Donner
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Roger Rees  •  David Warner  •  Susannah York

A bitter old miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive Donner
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Roger Rees  •  David Warner  •  Susannah York

Batman (1989)

Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis when a deformed madman calling himself "The Joker" seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Kim Basinger  •  Michael Gough

Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis when a deformed madman calling himself "The Joker" seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Kim Basinger  •  Michael Gough

Batman & Robin (1997)

Batman and Robin deal with relationship issues while preventing Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from attacking Gotham City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Michael Gough  •  Pat Hingle  •  Elle Macpherson

Batman and Robin deal with relationship issues while preventing Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from attacking Gotham City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Michael Gough  •  Pat Hingle  •  Elle Macpherson

Batman Forever (1995)

Batman must battle a disfigured district attorney and a disgruntled former employee with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Carrey  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Tommy Lee Jones

Batman must battle a disfigured district attorney and a disgruntled former employee with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Carrey  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Tommy Lee Jones

Batman Returns (1992)

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While Batman deals with a deformed man calling himself the Penguin, an employee of a corrupt businessman transforms into the Catwoman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Danny DeVito  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken

While Batman deals with a deformed man calling himself the Penguin, an employee of a corrupt businessman transforms into the Catwoman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Danny DeVito  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken

Berserk (1967)

A lady ringmaster milks the publicity from a string of murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim O'Connolly
CAST:  Joan Crawford  •  Ty Hardin  •  Diana Dors  •  Michael Gough

A lady ringmaster milks the publicity from a string of murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim O'Connolly
CAST:  Joan Crawford  •  Ty Hardin  •  Diana Dors  •  Michael Gough

Corpse Bride (2005)

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Set in a 19th-century European village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton  •  Mike Johnson
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Emily Watson  •  Tracey Ullman

Set in a 19th-century European village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton  •  Mike Johnson
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Emily Watson  •  Tracey Ullman

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)

Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor discovers his new wife is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Freddie Francis
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Peter Cushing  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Bernard Lee

Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor discovers his new wife is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Freddie Francis
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Peter Cushing  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Bernard Lee

Dracula (1958)

After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle, the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker's friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Fisher
CAST:  Peter Cushing  •  Christopher Lee  •  Michael Gough  •  Melissa Stribling

After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle, the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker's friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Fisher
CAST:  Peter Cushing  •  Christopher Lee  •  Michael Gough  •  Melissa Stribling

Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

A writer of murder mysteries finds himself caught up in a string of murders in London.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Crabtree
CAST:  Michael Gough  •  June Cunningham  •  Graham Curnow  •  Geoffrey Keen

A writer of murder mysteries finds himself caught up in a string of murders in London.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Crabtree
CAST:  Michael Gough  •  June Cunningham  •  Graham Curnow  •  Geoffrey Keen

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)

A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masami Hata  •  William T. Hurtz
CAST:  Gabriel Damon  •  Mickey Rooney  •  René Auberjonois  •  Danny Mann

A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masami Hata  •  William T. Hurtz
CAST:  Gabriel Damon  •  Mickey Rooney  •  René Auberjonois  •  Danny Mann

Out of Africa (1985)

Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Robert Redford  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Michael Kitchen

Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Robert Redford  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Michael Kitchen

Reach for the Sky (1956)

The true story of airman Douglas Bader who overcame the loss of both legs in a 1931 flying accident to become a successful fighter pilot and wing leader during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Kenneth More  •  Muriel Pavlow  •  Lyndon Brook  •  Lee Patterson

The true story of airman Douglas Bader who overcame the loss of both legs in a 1931 flying accident to become a successful fighter pilot and wing leader during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Kenneth More  •  Muriel Pavlow  •  Lyndon Brook  •  Lee Patterson

Richard III (1955)

Having helped his brother King Edward IV take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York, plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against nearly everyone in the royal court, including his eventual wife, Lady Anne ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurence Olivier
CAST:  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Nicholas Hannen  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Ralph Richardson

Having helped his brother King Edward IV take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York, plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against nearly everyone in the royal court, including his eventual wife, Lady Anne ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurence Olivier
CAST:  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Nicholas Hannen  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Ralph Richardson

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

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New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. Locals believe the culprit to be none other than the legendary Headless Horseman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Casper Van Dien  •  Michael Gough

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. Locals believe the culprit to be none other than the legendary Headless Horseman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Casper Van Dien  •  Michael Gough

Strapless (1989)

An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hare
CAST:  Blair Brown  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Alan Howard

An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hare
CAST:  Blair Brown  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Alan Howard

The Age of Innocence (1993)

In 19th century New York high society, a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Winona Ryder  •  Alexis Smith

In 19th century New York high society, a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Winona Ryder  •  Alexis Smith

The Boys from Brazil (1978)

Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Laurence Olivier  •  James Mason  •  Lilli Palmer

Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Laurence Olivier  •  James Mason  •  Lilli Palmer

The Dresser (1983)

In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. The pathos of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Zena Walker  •  Eileen Atkins

In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. The pathos of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Zena Walker  •  Eileen Atkins

The Legend of Hell House (1973)

A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it is up to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hough
CAST:  Pamela Franklin  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Clive Revill  •  Gayle Hunnicutt

A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it is up to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hough
CAST:  Pamela Franklin  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Clive Revill  •  Gayle Hunnicutt
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