Michael Gough in 'The Legend of Hell House'

Michael Gough (1916 - 2011)

Not to be confused with American voice actor Michael Gough

Film DeathsEdit

  • Blanche Fury (1948) [Laurence Fury]: Shot in the chest with a musket by Stewart Granger, in the garden of Michael's mansion. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre; Candidate For Murder (1962) [Donald Edwards]: Shot by the dying Hans von Borsody as he is about to shoot John Justin. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Berserk! (Circus of Terror) (1967) [Dorando]: Impaled through the head with a spike when Judy Geeson hammers it through a wall against which Michael is leaning. (Thanks to John)
  • Curse of the Crimson Altar (The Crimson Cult; The Reincarnation; Spirit of the Dead; Witch House) (1968) [Elder]: Killed (off-screen) by Christopher Lee (or one of Christopher's followers), his body is shown when Mark Eden discovers him in a coffin.
  • Trog (1970) [Sam Murdock]: Killed by 'Trog' (Joe Cornelius) as Michael tries to frame him. (We never see him again after this scene).
  • Horror Hospital (1973) (Computer Killers; Doctor Bloodbath) [Dr. Christian Storm]: Decapitated when Robin Askwith drives past him in Michael's own spring-blade-equipped car; his severed head is shown in the catching basket afterwards. (Michael's face is covered with monstrous/disfigured make-up in his final scenes.)
  • The Fourth Protocol (1987) [Sir Bernard Hemmings]: Dies (off-screen) of an unspecified illness; his funeral is shown at the end of the film. (Thanks to Graeme)
  • Uncovered (1994) [Don Manuel]: Suffocated (off-screen) by John Wood, making it appear that he died of emphysema; we learn of his death afterwards when Kate Beckinsale gets the news. (Thanks to Eric)
  • The Cherry Orchard (1999) [Fiers]: Playing an elderly servant, Gough is accidentally left abandoned inside of a locked and boarded-up house after the owners and other staff leave the property for good. At the end, he's resigned to his fate and is last seen sitting in a chair, patiently waiting to die.

TV DeathsEdit

  • The Avengers: The Cybernauts (1965) [Dr. Clement Armstrong]: Killed by his own creations after his control-device malfunctions. (Footage from his death scene was repeated in the 1967 episode The Return of the Cybernauts.) (Thanks to PortsGuy)
  • The Avengers: The Correct Way to Kill (1967) [Nutski]: Stabbed to death when Diana Rigg throws a saber at him while he's trying to kill Patrick Macnee. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
  • Blake's 7: Volcano (1980) [Hower]: Commits suicide by pressing a button that causes his entire planet to explode. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
  • Blackeyes (1989; miniseries) [Maurice James Kingsley]: Presumably beaten to death by his niece (Carol Royle). (I haven't seen this mini-series, but I vaguely recall the novel.)

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