Michael Gough is dead. I have just read about it on the Doctor Who News site.
Who is he? To Doctor Who
fans, he is the Celestial Toymaker, and Councillor Hedin from Arc of Infinity
. He was also once married to former Doctor Who companion Anneke 'Polly' Wills.
fans, he was one of the few constants in the Burton/Schumacher films, playing Alfred Pennyworth. He also collaborated with Tim Burton on later projects from Sleepy Hollow
all the way up to Alice in Wonderland
And of course, he appeared in many a Hammer Horror film.
RIP, Michael Gough...
Note, he is not to be confused with the American voice actor of the same name.
Four minutes? That's ages! What if I get bored? I need a television, a couple of books. Anyone for chess? Bring me knitting.
-The Eighth Doctor, defiant in the face of death, in Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor