Jack Davenport

Actor
One of the most versatile actors to emerge from England, Jack Davenport became a star in his native country for his honest portrayals of the British everyman, such as the twenty-something law professional who lacked any ... Read more »
Born: 03/01/1973 in Suffolk, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (30)

Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015 (Movie)

Lancelot (Actor)

Not Afraid, Not Afraid 2015 (Movie)

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Breathless 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tank 2014 (Movie)

Will Sachs (Actor)

Smash 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Flash Forward 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Key Man 2010 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

Twatt (Actor)

Swingtown 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 (Movie)

Commodore James Norrington (Actor)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 (Movie)

Commodore James Norrington (Actor)

The Libertine 2005 (Movie)

Harris (Actor)

The Wedding Date 2005 (Movie)

Edward Fletcher-Wooten (Actor)

Coupling (BBC) 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gypsy Woman 2002 (Movie)

Leon (Actor)

The Bunker 2001 (Movie)

Lance Corporal Ebert (Actor)

The Wyvern Mystery 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

This Life 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wisdom of Crocodiles 2000 (Movie)

Detective Roche (Actor)

Ultraviolet 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 (Movie)

Peter Smith-Kingsley (Actor)

The Cookie Thief 1998 (Movie)

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Fierce Creatures 1997 (Movie)

Student Zoo Keeper (Actor)

Eroica (TV Show)

Actor

Life In Squares (Tv Show)

Actor

The Key Man (Movie)

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Biography

One of the most versatile actors to emerge from England, Jack Davenport became a star in his native country for his honest portrayals of the British everyman, such as the twenty-something law professional who lacked any social grace on the BBC drama "This Life" (BBC, 1996-97), or the hilarious bachelor Steve Taylor on the cult sitcom "Coupling" (BBC, 2000-04). Davenport captivated across the pond with a number of American films, from the thrilling drama "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999) opposite Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow, to the high seas adventure "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003). Throughout his career, Davenport managed to choose roles that required his full commitment to a character yet his most challenging - both physically and emotionally - was the physicist he portrayed on ABC's sci-fi drama, "FlashForward" (2009- ), a breakout role that finally made the talented and likeable actor a household name.

Relationships

Bill Aitken

Grandfather
Served as member of Parliament

Maria Aitken Actor

Mother
Born Sept. 12, 1945; assumed guardianship of brother's children after his incarceration

Penelope Aitken

Grandmother

Jonathan Aitken

Uncle
Appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury under Prime Minister John Major Published biography of former U.S. President Richard Nixon Nixon: A Life (1993) Resigned 1995 to defend himself against accusations that whilst serving as Minister of State he violated ministerial rules by allowing an Arab businessman to pay for his stay at the Paris Ritz Charged with perjury and perverting the course of justice, and in 1999 was jailed for 18 months

Nigel Davenport Actor

Father
Born May 23, 1928

Michelle Gomez Actor

Wife
Together from c. 1997 Married May 1, 2000 in Glasgow, Scotland

Patrick McGrath

Step-Father
Married Davenport's mother Maria Aitken 1991

Rugby

Great-Grandfather
Maternal great-grandfather

EDUCATION

Cheltenham College

University of East Anglia

1992 - 1995

The Dragon School

Sent to boarding school at age 7, while parents were divorcing

British American Drama Academy

University of East Anglia

1992 - 1995

Milestones

2012

Cast as the director of a Broadway musical on NBC's "Smash"

2009

Joined an ensemble cast for Richard Curtis' "Pirate Radio"

2009

Cast as Lloyd Simcoe in ABC's sci-fi series "FlashForward"

2008

Cast as a regular in the short-lived CBS wife-swapping drama "Swingtown"

2007

Reprised role of James Norrington in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

2006

Reprised role of Lt. James Norrington in Gore Verbinski's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"

2005

Cast opposite Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney in "The Wedding Date"

2003

Portrayed Lt. James Norrington opposite Keira Knightley in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

2002

Co-starred with Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson in Oscar Wilde's "Lady Windermere's Fan"

2001

Had first prominent stage role in an adaptation of "The Servant"

2000

Starred alongside Gina Bellman in the British sitcom "Coupling" (BBC2)

2000

Acted with Iain Glen in the period horror thriller "The Wyvern Mystery" (BBC)

1999

Portrayed a detective in Russel Mulchahy's "Tale of the Mummy"

1999

Cast as a musician who falls for the title character in "The Talented Mr. Ripley"; second collaboration with Jude Law

1999

Acted opposite Honor Fraser in the short "The Cookie Thief"

1998

Appeared as Malcolm in a TV production of "Macbeth"

1998

Co-starred with Jude Law in "The Wisdom of Crocodiles"

1998

Cast as vampire hunting policeman Michael Colefield in the British series "Ultraviolet"

1997

Featured in the British TV miniseries "The Moth"

1996

Breakthrough role as the tactless, lovable solicitor Miles Stewart in the BBC series "This Life"

1995

Wrote letter to John Cleese asking for a production job on "Fierce Creatures" (1997); Cleese sent the letter to casting and he was cast in a small role as a student zookeeper

Lived in Ibiza for the first seven years of his life

Briefly tried acting while at university

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