Douglas Hodge is an English actor. He started his career in the 1980s, debuting in the film Salome’s Last Dance. The following decade, he appeared in the films Buddy’s Song, The Trial, and Hollow Reed. During this period, he also acted in some made-for-television films and guest-starred in a couple of TV shows. He later landed roles in the movies Vanity Fair, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, and The Descent Part 2. More recently, he became further known for his role as Bartholomew Rusk in the television series Penny Dreadful. He recently had notable performances in the shows Catastrophe and Lost in Space. In 2019, he played Alfred Pennyworth in Joker.