Michael Gough, erstwhile Alfred actor, dies at age 94
Michael Gough, the actor best known to people of Juice*-reading age as Alfred Pennyworth from the four Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher Batman films, died Thursday at the age of 94. Shocking, since he was looking pretty ancient even for 1997's Batman and Robin with George Clooney.
The Malaysian-born British star has a resume dating back to 1946, with more than 150 TV and film roles. Nerds also know him as both the Celestial Toymaker and a Time Lord Councilor in the Doctor Who series, but he also starred in other Burton projects like Corpse Bride, Sleepy Hollow and last year's Alice in Wonderland. He starred in several Hammer Films horror movies in the 1950s and '60s, as well as a role as Lord Ambrose D'Arcy in the 1962 version of The Phantom of the Opera. He was working this year as the voice of Parasite in the animated video All-Star Superman, ContactMusic.com reports.
He was married four times: First to Doctor Who actress Anneke Wills, with whom he had two children (one of whom dies in 1982, after their 1979 divorce); then flings with Anne Leon (with whom he had another child) and Diana Graves; He is survived by his current wife, Henrietta.