This is about the English actor. For the voice actor, see Michael Gough (voice actor).

Michael Gough was an English actor.


Born in Kuala Lumpur, he was a member of the Old Vic and made his film debut in 1948. He became well known for his appearances in horror films such as Dracula and The Phantom of the Opera, as well as television roles including the Celestial Toymaker in Doctor Who and Dr. Armstrong in The Avengers. In 1979 he won a Tony for Bedroom Farce.

In his later career, Gough worked frequently with Tim Burton, playing Alfred Pennyworth in the Batman film series, Notary Hardenbrook in Sleepy Hollow and emerging from retirement to voice characters in Corpse Bride and Alice in Wonderland.

Gough passed away in 2011.


Gough had only one singing role, in the London production of Fanny, where he sang "The Octopus Song."


Fanny (1956)

  • The Octopus Song (solo)
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