Batman's butler Michael Gough dies

The British actor Michael Gough – a favourite of director Tim Burton and best-known for his role Alfred the butler in the Batman films – has died aged 94.

He was best known for roles in four films about the Dark Knight between 1989 and 1997, but also made 150 appearances in films and TV shows such as Sleepy Hollow, Dracula, Doctor Who and The Avengers in a six-decade career.

He died on Thursday at home with his family. Born in Malaysia, Gough's first acting appearance was in the TV movie Androcles And The Lion in 1946.

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