Michael Gough

Michael Gough

Actor Michael Gough, who starred as Batman’s loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth in four films, passed away at age 94, according to E! Online.

Gough, whose career began in 1947 with ‘Blanche Fury,’ starred as Alfred in ‘Batman,’ ‘Batman Returns,’ ‘Batman Forever’ and ‘Batman and Robin’ between 1989 and 1997.

The actor, born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, rose to prominence early in his career with starring roles in the U.K. version of ‘Doctor Who’ and film versions of both ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Dracula.’

Gough appeared for the last time on the silver screen in Tim Burton’s 1999 ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ and provided voice acting for the Burton-produced ‘Corpse Bride’ in 2005.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

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