Low-budget bit-part actor now seeking leading role.
MICHAEL Gove once played a vicar in a slapstick comedy film starring Christopher Lee.
He had a featured part in the 1995 low-budget British romp A Feast At Midnight.
Gove appears as a boardingschool chaplain who is seen looking smug in the staffroom and praying for a teacher hit in the groin by a cricket ball.
He says only one word in the entire film - and "Amen" after the head says grace.
Most of the rest of his takes ended up on the cutting room floor. It was his first - and probably last - bid for stardom.
Gove grabbed the part through a film-making friend he met at Oxford University.
At the time he was working as a journalist in Scotland. He went on to The Times before being elected an MP 2005.
Gove has also had a shot at stand-up comedy. In 1992 he presented a satirical Channel 4 series called A Stab In The Dark.
Co-presenter David Baddiel recalls: "He looked the same then - like a precocious child impersonating a big important grown-up. We weren't mates."
EYE-EYE Gove as chaplain
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jul 2, 2016|
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