Michael Gover

Michael Ole Phillipson Gover (31 August 1913 – 2 May 1987) was an English actor best known for his portrayal of Arthur Russell in the BBC television series Survivors.[1] He started acting late in life after failing in his dream of being an astronaut, and first appeared in an episode of The Avengers Man in the Mirror in 1963 as "One Six".[2] He returned to the show two episodes later, in the same role.[3]

Michael Gover
Born31 August 1913
Died2 May 1987 (1987-05-03) (aged 73)

His other television appearances include 10 episodes of Z-Cars, The Troubleshooters, Dixon of Dock Green, Softly, Softly, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and Doomwatch.[4]

His movie roles include the prison governor in A Clockwork Orange (1971) and one of the Elders in Superman (1978).[5][6]


Year Title Role Notes
1967The Magnificent TwoDoctor Pablo
1968The Strange AffairDet. Chief Supt.
1969The Assassination BureauVenice Hotel ManagerUncredited
1969Frankenstein Must Be DestroyedGuest - Reading newspaper
1971A Clockwork OrangePrison Governor
197411 HarrowhouseDoctor on Plane
1978Superman6th Elder(Krypton Council)


  1. "BFI Screenonline: Survivors (1975-77) Credits". www.screenonline.org.uk.
  2. "The Avengers : Series 2 : Man in the Mirror : cast". www.dissolute.com.au.
  3. Cornell, Paul; Day, Martin; Topping, Keith (October 31, 2013). "The Avengers Dossier". Orion via Google Books.
  4. "Michael Gover". www.aveleyman.com.
  5. "Michael Gover". BFI.
  6. "Michael Gover | Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.

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