Classic Images No 224
February 1994
Page 59
Michael Gothard 50 – February 2 1993

British character actor, Michael Gothard committed suicide by hanging at his home in England.  He began his film career in British films in the 1960’s, appearing in Herostraus (1968) and Up the Junction (1968).  He played a series of eccentric characters in British horror films during the 1970’s including Scream and Scream Again (1970), Ken Russell’s The Devils (1971), Who Slew Auntie Roo? (1971) and Warlords of Atlantis (1978).  He was also featured in the 1974 version of The Three Musketeers and the 1981 James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only.  Gothard’s other credits include 1985’s Lifeforce and appeared in the tele-film Jack the Ripper (1988), Out of Time (1989) and 1993’s Frankenstein with Randy Quaid and Patrick Bergen.  He was also seen regularly on British television in episodes of such series as Out of the Unknown, Department S, My Partner, the Ghost, Arthur of the Britons and Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense.