Thursday, March 17, 2011

RIP Michael Gough (1916-2011)

British actor, Michael Gough, celebrated on this blog for his role as Arthur Holmwood in Hammer's The Horror of Dracula, is dead at the age of 94. Gough appeared in another Hammer production (The Phantom of the Opera), as well as several other horror films. His lengthy career also included stints on Doctor Who and, most famously, The Avengers, where he played Dr. Armstrong in "The Cybernauts." His quiet dignity will be missed.


  1. He will be missed.

    So many fine performaces in horror and more. He was a great Alfred Pennyworth, even when the rest of the Batman movies sucked.

  2. His "Dr. Armstrong" is one of my favorite "evil masterminds" from The Avengers, the epitome of the mad, bitter genius. I don't think it's a coincidence that "The Cybernauts" is one of the best episodes in that series' long run.

    A fine actor. R.I.P.

  3. As an absolute fan of "The Avengers", I must admit this news saddens me, even if I didn't even know this actor was still alive until now.

    I fear the day John Steed will die of old age, a thing I just cannot believe...

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  5. The guy always creeped me out first seeing him in 'Crucible of Horror' when I was a kid.
    Sadly, I would have assumed he was already long dead...