Children: Has a daughter Emma Frances Gough (born August 13, 1953) with his second wife Anne Leon. Had two children with Anneke Wills, Polly (b. 1963) and Jasper (b. 1965). Polly died tragically in a car accident in 1982, shortly before she was to be married. Her biological father was Anthony Newley, but Gough had adopted her and been her father since her birth. She never knew that Newley was her biological father. His son Jasper is a photographer for Southeby's.
Father-in-law of Sharon Gurney, who is married to his son Simon Gough. The couple played his character's son and daughter in the film The Corpse (1971) (aka Crucible of Horror).
He came out of retirement to play Notary Hardenbrook in Sleepy Hollow (1999).
In addition to having played Aflred in both of Tim Burton's Batman films, he also worked with Burton on several other films: Sleepy Hollow (1999), Corpse Bride (2005), and Alice in Wonderland (2010). In this regard he is not unlike his successor, Michael Caine, who worked with Christopher Nolan on both the Batman films and The Prestige (2006) and Inception (2010).
One of only two actors to appear in the first four 'Batman' films. The other being Pat Hingle.
Won Broadway's 1979 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for "Bedroom Farce." He was also nominated in the same category in 1988 for "Breaking the Code."