Michael Gough - Rotten Tomatoes

Michael Gough

Highest Rated:   100% The Garden (1990)
Lowest Rated:   12% Batman & Robin (1997)
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Birthplace:   Malaya
Born in Malaya (now Malaysia) to British parents, Michael Gough attended Wye Agricultural College before realigning his career goals by taking classes at the Old Vic. Gough made his first theatrical appearance in 1936 and his first film in 1948. He listed King Lear as his favorite stage role, though one suspects that he was equally fond of the character he portrayed in the 1979 Broadway hit Bedroom Farce, for which he won the Tony Award. Movie historian Bill Warren has noted that Gough, by accident or design, adopted two distinct film-acting styles. In such "straight" roles as Montrose in Rob Roy (1954), Norfolk in Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972), Van der Luyden in The Age of Innocence (1993) and Bertrand Russell in Wittgenstein (1993), he was subtle and restrained; but when starring in such scarefests as Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) and Black Zoo (1962), his eye-bulging hamminess knew no bounds. Most contemporary filmgoers are familiar with Gough through his appearances as Alfred the Butler in the Batman theatrical features. Gough died at age 94 in the spring of 2011.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz
  • The Scarecrow/Hunk
2016
No Score Yet Back To The Sea
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo!: Legend of the Phantosaur
  • Mr. Babbit/Blair
2011
No Score Yet Tom And Jerry & The Wizard Of Oz
  • Actor
2011
51% Alice in Wonderland
  • Dodo Brid
$319.4M 2010
No Score Yet Winnie the Pooh - A Very Merry Pooh Year
  • Actor
2008
84% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
  • Elder Gutknecht
$53.4M 2005
No Score Yet Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie
  • Gopher
2005
No Score Yet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Actor
2004
54% The Cherry Orchard
  • Feers
2000
69% Sleepy Hollow
  • Hardenbrook
1999
No Score Yet The Strange Case of Delphina Potocka
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Robert Louis Stevenson's St. Ives
  • Count
1998
12% Batman & Robin
  • Alfred Pennyworth
1997
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father
  • Tolstoy
1996
No Score Yet The Haunting of Helen Walker (The Turn of the Screw)
  • Barnaby
1995
75% The Advocate (The Hour of the Pig)
  • Magistrate Boniface
1994
No Score Yet Uncovered
  • Don Manuel
1994
No Score Yet A Village Affair
  • Actor
1994
84% The Age of Innocence
  • Mr. Van der Luyden
1993
86% Wittgenstein
  • Bertrand Russell
1993
38% Nostradamus
  • Jean de Remy
1993
80% Batman Returns
  • Alfred Pennyworth
1992
No Score Yet Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
  • 2nd Teacher
1992
84% Let Him Have It
  • Lord Goddard
1991
No Score Yet Doctor Who: The Hartnell Years
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Sleepers
  • Actor
1991
100% The Garden
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet The Shell Seekers
  • Roy
1989
No Score Yet The Wizard of Speed and Time
  • Supporting Cast
1989
71% Batman
  • Alfred
1989
44% Strapless
  • Douglas Brodie
1989
74% The Fourth Protocol
  • Sir Bernard Hemmings
1987
65% The Serpent and the Rainbow
  • Schoonbacher
1987
No Score Yet Memed My Hawk
  • Kerimoglu
1987
80% Caravaggio
  • Cardinal Del Monte
1986
62% Out of Africa
  • Delamere
1985
No Score Yet Arthur the King (Merlin & the Sword)
  • Archbishop
1985
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol
  • Mr. Poole
1984
No Score Yet Oxford Blues
  • Dr. Ambrose
1984
75% Top Secret!
  • Dr. Flammond
1984
100% The Dresser
  • Frank Carrington
1983
No Score Yet To the Lighthouse
  • Mr. Ramsay
1983
No Score Yet Witness for the Prosecution
  • Judge
1982
43% Venom
  • David Ball
1981
69% The Boys from Brazil
  • Harrington
1978
No Score Yet Satan's Slave (Evil Heritage)
  • Uncle Alexander Yorke
1976
No Score Yet Galileo
  • Sagredo
1975
62% The Legend of Hell House
  • Emeric Belasco
1973
No Score Yet Horror Hospital
  • Dr. Christian Storm
1973
60% Savage Messiah
  • Mons. Gaudier
1972
No Score Yet Henry VIII and His Six Wives
  • Norfolk
1972
No Score Yet Crucible of Horror (The Velvet House)
  • Eastwood
1971
100% The Go-Between
  • Mr. Maudsley
1970
14% Trog
  • Sam Murdock
1970
No Score Yet Curse of the Crimson Altar
  • Elder
1970
40% Julius Caesar
  • Metellus Cimber
1970
No Score Yet A Walk with Love and Death
  • Mad Monk
1969
83% Women in Love
  • Tom Brangwen
1969
No Score Yet Berserk
  • Albert Dorando
1967
No Score Yet They Came from Beyond Space
  • Monj
1967
No Score Yet Alice In Wonderland
  • Actor
1966
No Score Yet The Skull
  • Auctioneer
1965
100% Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
  • Eric Landor
1965
No Score Yet Black Zoo
  • Michael Conrad
1963
No Score Yet Tamahine
  • Cartwright
1963
No Score Yet Doctor Who - Lost in Time: The William Hartnell Years
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet What a Carve Up! (No Place Like Homicide!)
  • Fisk
1962
No Score Yet The Phantom of the Opera
  • Lord Ambrose d'Arcy
1962
43% I Like Money (Mr. Topaze)
  • Tamise
1962
38% Konga
  • Dr. Charles Decker
1961
No Score Yet Horrors of the Black Museum
  • Edmond Bancroft
1959
No Score Yet Model for Murder
  • Actor
1959
89% The Horse's Mouth
  • Abel
1958
No Score Yet Ill Met by Moonlight (Intelligence Service) (Night Ambush)
  • Andoni Zoidakis
1958
90% Horror of Dracula
  • Arthur
1958
No Score Yet Reach for the Sky
  • Flying Instructor
1957
84% Richard III
  • Dighton
1956
No Score Yet Last Reunion
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue
  • Duke of Montrose
1953
No Score Yet The Sword and the Rose (When Knighthood Was in Flower)
  • Duke of Buckingham
1953
No Score Yet No Resting Place
  • Alec Kyle
1952
83% The Small Back Room
  • Capt. Dick Stuart
1952
100% The Man in the White Suit
  • Michael Corland
$4.4k 1951
No Score Yet Blanche Fury
  • Laurence Fury
1948
No Score Yet Anna Karenina
  • Nicholai
1948
No Score Yet Saraband for Dead Lovers
  • Prince Charles
1948

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Gravity Falls
2012-2019
  • Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet Totally Spies!
2001-2013
  • Scientist Tim Scam
  • 2006
96% Justice League
2004
  • Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet Rocket Power
2004
  • Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
1996
  • Voice
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Little Mermaid
1992-1994
  • Voice
  • 1992
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
  • Hayhoe Ogleby
  • 1989
  • 1988
68% Doctor Who
1963-1989
  • Councillor Hedin Hedin The Toymaker
  • 1985
  • 1982
  • 1974
No Score Yet Search for the Nile
1972
  • Dr. David Livingstone
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
1969
  • Nutski Dr. Clement Armstrong
  • 1967
  • 1965
No Score Yet Blake's 7
1978-1981
  • Hower
No Score Yet Inspector Morse
1987-2000
  • Actor
90% Smiley's People
1982
  • Mikhel
No Score Yet The Emperor's New School
2006-2008
  • Voice

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