Michael Gover


Born: Copenhagen, Denmark


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. He started acting late in life after failing in his dream of being an astronaut, and first appeared in an episode of The Avengers in 1963. He returned to the show two episodes later. His other television appearances include 10 episodes of Z-Cars, The Troubleshooters, Dixon of Dock Green, Softly, Softly, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and Doomwatch. His movie roles include the prison governor in A Clockwork Orange (1971) and one of the Elders in Superman (1978).

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