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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
Denmark Denmark
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
1967 The Magnificent Two Doctor Pablo
1968 The Strange Affair Det. Chief Supt.
1969 The Assassination Bureau Venice Hotel Manager Uncredited
1969 Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Guest - Reading newspaper
1971 A Clockwork Orange Prison Governor
1974 11 Harrowhouse Doctor on Plane
1978 Superman 6th Elder (Krypton Council)


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

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