In the early 1970s, Napier wrote a three-volume autobiography which was not published at the time because, as he joked, "I haven't committed a major crime and I'm not known to have slept with any famous actresses. Napier was the son of Claude Gerald Napier-Clavering (1869–1938) and Mary Millicent Napier-Clavering (née Kenrick, 1871–1932), sister of Wilfred Byng Kenrick, and a first cousin-once removed of Neville Chamberlain, Britain 's prime minister from 1937 to 1940. He also played the vicious Earl of Warwick in Joan of Arc (1948). Napier was a resident of Pacific Palisades, California. Napier is best remembered for portraying Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's butler in the 1960s live-action Batman television series.[1]. Immigrated to the United States on April 28, 1939. Napier was born on 7 January 1903 in King's Norton, Worcestershire, England. He made his American stage debut as the romantic lead opposite Gladys George in Lady in Waiting. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the garden of his home at 17919 Porto Marina Way in the Pacific Palisades. Napier studied at Clifton College and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Napier's second wife, Aileen Dickens Bouchier Hawksley (nicknamed "Gypsy"), was a great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens. Best remembered by the public for his role as Alfred Pennyworth on the television series. He said, 'Don't you read the comics?' My agent rang up and said, 'I think you are going to play on "Batman,"' I said 'What is "Batman"?' In the early seventies, he wrote an autobiography, which was not published at the time. He is best known for his role as Alfred the butler in the 1960s live-action Batman television series. Aileen was the granddaughter of Charles Dickens. He performed in two Shakespearean films: the Orson Welles Macbeth (1948), in which he played a priest that Welles added to the story, who spoke lines originally uttered by other characters, and MGM's Julius Caesar (1953), as Cicero. Early life and career . His cousin was Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. He is best known for his role as Alfred the butler in the 1960s live-action Batman television series. He appeared in such films as Random Harvest (1942), Cat People (1942), and The Uninvited (1944). Alan William Napier-Clavering (January 7, 1903 – August 8, 1988) was an English actor, best known for portraying Alfred Pennyworth in the 1960s live-action Batman television series. A cousin of the former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and spent his formative years as an actor with Oxford Repertory and, from 1924, on the London stage. He was married to Aileen Dickens Hawksley from 1944 until her death in 1961. 1944) ( divorced) ( 1 child). Right now, we don't have much information about Education Life. There he spent time with such people as James Whale, a fellow ex-Oxford Player. [7] Hawsley's daughter from a previous marriage, actor Jennifer Raine, was the mother of former child actor Brian Forster, best known as "Chris Partridge" on the 1970s television show The Partridge Family. [9], Napier suffered a stroke in 1987, was hospitalized from June 1988, and had been gravely ill for several days, before his death of natural causes on 8 August 1988, in the Berkeley East Convalescent Hospital in Santa Monica, California.