Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Big Screen in the Sky

Film Gab has just learned that British actor Michael Gough has passed. Most popularly known for his role as  Alfred Pennyworth, the loyal manservant to Bruce Wayne in the Tim Burton Batman re-vamps, Gough was also a mainstay of English B-horror films (some might say C or D films) of the 60's and 70's. Gough could be seen snarling and being angrily British in such cult classics as Konga (1961), Berserk (1967) and Trog (1970) (the two latter films with the equally snarly and angry Joan Crawford). When you can hold your own opposite a giant ape, a prehistoric man and Joan Crawford, you deserve a seat in Heaven. Gough was 94.

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