Michael Gough was a British actor who has appeared in but a small number of horror films in comparison to the 100+ films that comprise his total filmography. Gough is best remembered for playing the role of Alfred Pennyworth, the erstwhile butler to Bruce Wayne in the revisionist Batman movies of the 1980s-90s. Before that however, he is the first actor to ever portray the character of Arthur Holmwood, one of the provincial characters created in 1897 by Bram Stoker in his novel, Dracula. Gough's Holmwood appeared in the 1958 adaptation of Dracula by Hammer Film Productions. Also for Hammer, Gough played the character of Ambrose D'Arcy in the 1962 film The Phantom of the Opera. Gough has also contributed materials to films such as Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, The Skull, Trog, The Legend of Hell House and Sleepy Hollow.