'Batman' star Michael Gough dies

March 17th, 2011

'Batman' star Michael Gough has died.

The British star - best known for the role of butler Alfred Pennyworth in the Tim Burton-directed 'Batman' movies from 1989 to 1997 - passed away today (17.03.11) at the age of 94.

Michael starred in over 150 TV programmes and films throughout his career, including 'Doctor Who' twice where he starred as The Celestial Toymaker in 1966 and a Time Lord Councillor in 1983.

He continued to work up until this year, voicing the character of Parasite in animated video 'All-Star Superman'.

His working relationship with Tim Burton continued for many years, with him taking part in 'Corpse Bride' and 'Sleep Hollow'.

Michael was married four times, firstly to 'Doctor Who' star Anneke Wills, who he divorced in 1979, followed by two short relationships with Anne Leon and Diana Graves.

He had two children with his first wife, one of whom died in 1982, and another with his second partner Anne.

He is survived by his fourth wife Henrietta.