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Michael Gough


Born - 23 November 1913, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died - 17 March 2011

Brown-haired, slit-mouthed, lean-faced actor of cold and sombre countenance who, after half a lifetime in impassive and villainous roles, became a star of British horror films in the footsteps of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. After extensive stage experience, he entered UK films in 1947, at first as sensitive. brooding young men: Blanche Fury (1947), Bond Street (1948), Blackmailed (1950), a first leading (and 'deranged') role in the 'B' feature Night Was Our Friend (1951), The Sword and the Rose (1953), Richard III (1955), Reach for the Sky (1956) and The House in the Woods (1957). From then on, he was much consumed by horror: Dracula (1958), Horrors of the Black Museum (1959), Konga (1961), The Phantom of the Opera (1962), Black Zoo (1963), Dr Terror's House of Horrors (1964), The Skull (1965), They Came from Beyond Space (1967), Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968), Crucible of Terror (1969), Trog (1970), Horror Hospital (1972), The Legend of Hell House (1973), Satan's Slave (1976) and Venom (1981). Playing smaller roles for the last two decades of his career, he made made four films as Alfred the manservant in Warner's initial Batman series, and was last seen in Sleepy Hollow (1999). He married four times (once to actress Anneke Wills), with several of his children and grandchildren going into acting. Born Francis Michael Gough, he died from pneumonia and prostate cancer.