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    Default CBR: R.I.P. Michael Gough AKA "Alfred"

    The actor who portrayed Batman's trusty butler Alfred Pennyworth in the four Batman films of the 1990s has passed away at 94 years old.


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    R.I.P. to one of if not the best portrayal of Alfred Pennyworth.
    “I've always wanted to diversify the DCU, but usually when I do it, James Robinson comes along and kills them all.“ -Grant Morrison

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    Sucks really. A great Alfred indeed.

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    RIP Alfred :(

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    Not only a great Alfred, but also a great member of the Doctor Who family as well.

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    No! D': God, this makes me sad. I don't care how great Michael Caine is, Michael Gough was - and always will be - the one and only Alfred for me.

    Rest in peace, mr. Gough.

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    The one and only Alfred to me!

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    He was my favorite Alfred, and probably my favorite single recuring character in the 90's Batman film series. R.I.P. He will be missed.

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    He was a great actor, whose contribution brought some dignity even to a movie like Batman & Robin. May he rest in peace.

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    I agree with the sentiment that he was the best Alfred, one of the best characters of the 90's films, and a great actor in general. I kept thinking he'd have been perfect in the new films.
    Rest in Peace, Alfred Pennyworth.
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    He was a great alfred and even when last two movies got bad he was still good. RIP. Thanks for the memories.

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    From Hammer to Doctor Who adventures such as "Arc of Infinity" to the Batman films, Michael was always a class act.

    He won't be forgotten.

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    He was 94 years old.
    I can΄t even dream of what it means to live half that long.
    Born in Malaysia.
    And forget Alfred Pennyworth, have you checked the IMDB list of movies he made?
    I can΄t even dream of what it means to have such a long career, the stories he probably could have told, just look at this:

    The Wanderer
    The Old Soldier

    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

    1972-1989 Hallmark Hall of Fame (TV series)
    Beverly Carlton / Judge / Roy Brookner
    – The Shell Seekers (1989) … Roy Brookner
    – Witness for the Prosecution (1982) … Judge
    – The Man Who Came to Dinner (1972) … Beverly Carlton

    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 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

    1988 Rarg (short)
    Professor (voice)

    1987 Screenplay (TV series)
    Albani
    – Cariani and the Courtesans (1987) … Albani

    1987 The Fourth Protocol
    Sir Bernard Hemmings

    1987 A Killing on the Exchange (TV mini-series)
    Charles Makepeace

    1987 Maschenka
    Vater

    1987 Inspector Morse (TV series)
    Philip Ogleby
    – The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (1987) … Philip Ogleby

    1986-1987 The Little Vampire (TV series)
    Uncle Theodor
    – Fliegen will gelernt sein (1987) … Uncle Theodor
    – Nδchtlicher Besuch (1986) … Uncle Theodor

    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 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

    1984 Oxford Blues
    Doctor Ambrose

    1984 Top Secret!
    Dr. Paul Flammond

    1984 Memed My Hawk
    Kerimoglu

    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)
    Dr. De Quincey / Justice Galbraith / Mr. Justice Galbraith
    – A Proper Man: Part 1 (1983) … Mr. Justice Galbraith
    – Baby Love: Part 1 (1979) … Justice Galbraith
    – Destruct, Destruct ...: Part 1 (1973) … Dr. De Quincey

    1966-1983 Doctor Who (TV series)
    Councillor Hedin / The Celestial Toymaker / Toymaker
    – Arc of Infinity: Part 3 (1983) … Councillor Hedin
    – Arc of Infinity: Part 2 (1983) … Councillor Hedin
    – Arc of Infinity: Part 1 (1983) … Councillor Hedin
    – The Final Test (1966) … Toymaker
    – The Dancing Floor (1966) … The Celestial Toymaker
    See all 7 episodes »

    1983 Heartattack Hotel (TV movie)

    1982 Cymbeline (TV movie)
    Belarius

    1982 Play for Today (TV series)
    Professor Burrows
    – Another Flip for Dominick (1982) … Professor Burrows

    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)
    – Episode #2.6 (1982)

    1981 Brideshead Revisited (TV mini-series)
    Doctor Grant
    – Brideshead Revisited (1981) … Doctor Grant

    1981 Venom
    David Ball

    1980 Blakes 7 (TV series)
    Hower
    – Volcano (1980) … Hower

    1979 Suez 1956 (TV movie)
    Sir Anthony Eden

    1978 Question of Love
    Sir Baldwin

    1978 The Boys from Brazil
    Mr. Harrington

    1976 Evil Heritage
    Uncle Alexander Yorke

    1975-1976 Centre Play (TV series)
    Father
    – Showcase: Sea Change (1976) … Father
    – The Trip to Jerusalem (1975)

    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 Ten from the Twenties (TV series)
    – The Fifty Pound Note (1975)

    1975 Sutherland's Law (TV series)
    James Shaw
    – In at the Deep End (1975) … James Shaw

    1975 Galileo
    Sagredo

    1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV mini-series)
    Reverend Yule
    – Lady Randolph (1974) … Reverend 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
    – A Brisk Dip Sagaciously Considered (1974) … 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

    1974 The Gift of Friendship (TV movie)
    Bill Wakely

    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 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

    1973 Computer Killers
    Dr. Christian Storm

    1972 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV movie)
    Beverly Carlton

    1972 Colditz (TV series)
    Major Schaeffer
    – Maximum Security (1972) … Major Schaeffer

    1972 Savage Messiah
    M. Gaudier

    1972 Spy Trap (TV series)
    Cooper
    – Who Among Us?: Part 6 (1972) … Cooper

    1972 Henry VIII and His Six Wives
    Norfolk

    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

    1970 The Go-Between
    Mr. Maudsley

    1970 Trog
    Sam Murdock

    1970 Julius Caesar
    Metellus Cimber

    1969 A Walk with Love and Death
    Mad Monk

    1969 Women in Love
    Tom Brangwen

    1968 Curse of the Crimson Altar
    Elder

    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)
    – Standing by for Santa Claus (1968)

    1964-1967 Theatre 625 (TV series)
    Clodius Pulcher / Geoffrey Melville / Harry
    – Play with a Tiger (1967) … Harry
    – The Minister (1965) … Geoffrey Melville
    – The Ides of March (1964) … Clodius Pulcher

    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
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    1967 Berserk
    Albert Dorando

    1967 They Came from Beyond Space
    Master of the Moon

    1965-1967 The Avengers (TV series)
    Dr. Clement Armstrong / Nutski
    – The Correct Way to Kill (1967) … Nutski
    – The Cybernauts (1965) … Dr. Clement Armstrong

    1966-1967 Orlando (TV series)
    Harry Prentice
    – Inn 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

    1965-1966 The Wednesday Play (TV series)
    March Hare / The Doctor
    – Alice in Wonderland (1966) … March Hare
    – The Girl Who Loved Robots (1965) … The Doctor

    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 Man in Room 17 (TV series)
    Andrei Konev
    – The Seat of Power (1965) … Andrei Konev
    Wow, I just surpassed the forum character limit listing his movies, what an amazing career!!

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    1965 The Skull
    Auctioneer

    1965 Undermind (TV series)
    Rev. Austen Anderson
    – Flowers of Havoc (1965) … Rev. Austen Anderson

    1962-1965 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV series)
    Donald Edwards / Robert Hilary
    – Game for Three Losers (1965) … Robert Hilary
    – Candidate for Murder (1962) … Donald Edwards

    1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
    Eric Landor (segment 4 "Disembodied Hand")

    1965 Game for Three Losers
    Robert Hilary

    1964 The Saint (TV series)
    Colin Phillips
    – The Imprudent Politician (1964) … Colin Phillips

    1964 Count of Monte Cristo (TV series)
    DeVillefort

    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

    1955-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV series)
    Georges Renaud / Gregers Werle / Rakitin / …
    – The Wild Duck (1961)
    – 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

    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

    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
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    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 Julius Caesar (TV movie)
    Cassius

    1959 Horrors of the Black Museum
    Edmond Bancroft

    1959 Model for Murder
    Kingsley Beauchamp

    1958 The Horse's Mouth
    Abel

    1958 Horror of Dracula
    Arthur

    1957 The House in the Woods
    Geoffrey Carter

    1957 Night Ambush
    Andoni Zoidakis

    1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV series)
    Andre La Palme
    – The Outcast (1956) … Andre La Palme

    1951-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV series)
    Michael
    – A Death in the Family (1956) … Michael
    – Return to Tyassi (1956)
    – Albert (1951)

    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 ITV Television Playhouse (TV series)
    Dawson / Hugo
    – The Last Reunion (1955) … Hugo
    – Mid Level (1955) … Dawson

    1955 Sherlock Holmes (TV series)
    Mr. Russel Partridge
    – The Case of the Perfect Husband (1955) … Mr. Russel Partridge

    1954 Stage by Stage: The Relapse or, Virtue in Danger (TV movie)
    Loveless

    1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV series)
    Charlie
    – Man Who Heard Everything (1954) … Charlie

    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)

    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)
    Rest in Peace, Mr. Gough.
    You truly brought honor to your craft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Clutch View Post
    From Hammer to Doctor Who adventures such as "Arc of Infinity" to the Batman films, Michael was always a class act.

    He won't be forgotten.
    And of course some two decades before Arc of Infinity, Gough portrayed one of the most memorable Doctor Who villains, the Celestial Toymaker. It was a pity that he never had the opportunity to reprise that role, after the original 23rd season had not been canceled at the last moment. Even more of a pity that of the original story, the first three episodes most likely no longer exist. But from watching the final, surviving episode, you can see that Gough gave a very chilling, memorable performance as the Toymaker.

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