March 17, 2011
Although not exactly a horror icon, Michael Gough was a frequent face in British horror of the 1970s, sometimes headlining films when either Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing wasn't available.
While not an icon himself, he frequently starred alongside icons like Cushing, Lee and even Joan Crawford.
His efforts included Berserk (1967), Horror Hospital (1973), Horror of Dracula (1958), and The Skull (1965).
Gough passed away this week at the age of 94. He's best remembered by modern movie fans as the actor who played Alfred in the Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher Batman films of the '80s and '90s. He gave a tongue-in-cheek element to the characters he played, notably as the lead bad guy in the (pretty weak, but fun nonetheless) "Horror Hospital."
You can catch his face in the far right of the "Berserk" poster below.
His talents will surely be missed.
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