Basic Information About Jack Davenport
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Voice Actor, Musician, Singer|
|Date of birth||1973-03-01 (50 years old)|
|Place of birth||London Borough of Merton|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Smooth baritone voice with drawling English accent|
|Spouse||Michelle Gomez - (1 May 2000 - present) (1 child)|
|Height||6 ft (1.854 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Jack Davenport win?
Jack Davenport roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Kingsman: The Secret Service||Lancelot|
|Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End||Norrington|
|Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest||Norrington|
|Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl||Norrington|
|The Talented Mr. Ripley||Peter Smith-Kingsley|
|The Boat That Rocked||Twatt|
|The Wedding Date||Edward Fletcher-Wooten|
|A United Kingdom||Sir Alistair Canning|
|The Mindy Project||Leland Breakfast 1 episode, 2016|
|Agatha Christie's Marple||Superintendent Harper 1 episode, 2004|
|Why Women Kill||Karl Grove 10 episodes, 2019|
|The Morning Show||Jason Craig 20 episodes, 2019-2021|
|Flashforward||Lloyd Simcoe 22 episodes, 2009-2010|
|Smash||Derek Wills 32 episodes, 2012-2013|
|Swingtown||Bruce Miller 13 episodes, 2008|
|This Life||Miles Stewart 32 episodes, 1996-1997|
Jack Davenport's Quotes
- [describing his role in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)] "The chap in the duffle coat jumping up and down in the background!"
- During my childhood, I was surrounded by actors and all I remember is they were fun to be around. That kind of sticks.
- People tell me that Hollywood loves new faces, but I don't know. They're probably just being nice.
- [About how his This Life (1996) character, "Miles Stewart", was received by the public] A lot of drunken women came up to me in pubs telling me I was a bastard. To begin with, I tried to explain that the show wasn't real, but then I found a better tactic was to look them in the eye and say "Yeah, you know what? I am".
- I try not to see acting as anything other than a job. I hate it when I say to people I'm unemployed, and they say "you mean you're resting?" I'm like "No, unemployed", because I am. That's what acting's about - making a living.
Jack Davenport: The Talented Brit With A Net Worth of $4 Million
Versatility is Jack Davenport’s presence’ middle name. Best known for playing the conflicted Commodore in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Davenport has carved a niche all over the entertainment industry. In the world of acting, he commands attention and respect everywhere he goes.
What is Jack Davenport known for?
Jack Davenport’s acting portfolio is wide, a mix of both film and TV shows. He garnered attention with a sufficient debut as Miles Stewart on legal drama This Life. Soon after, he starred in the critically acclaimed auteur bait The Talented Mr. Ripley, followed by his notable breakout role as Commodore Norrington in the Disney franchise Pirates of the Caribbean. He reinforced his place in British TV through far-reaching roles on popularity sitcoms like Coupling and thrillers like Ultraviolet.
Early Life and Education
Jack Davenport was born in Wimbledon, England in 1973, into a family deeply ingrained in the film industry. His father served as a fighter pilot in World War II before transitioning into editing films like The Lovers, Blowup, and Lady Chatterly’s Lover. From early on, Jack knew that he wanted to build a career in the film industry with an interest in both screenwriting and producing. Jack Davenport studied in various undergraduate schools; Lower Apperley Primary School, Dragon School – Oxford, Cheltenham College – Cheltenham, before proceeding to the University of East Anglia where he took Film Studies.
Jack Davenport debuted his career in 1996 with the TV series, This Life. After gaining recognition for his role in The Talented Mr. Ripley, he starred in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, becoming a household name in the industry.
Through the years, he has solidified his place in TV’s upper high society and on Broadway while successfully working with aplomb on various critically acclaimed dramas across genres. In 2005, he stunningly portrayed assassinated Russian journalist, Georgi Markov’s role in The Man Who Crossed Hitler. Jack Davenport. In recent times, he has confidently dominated in procedural dramas that include Breathless, Agatha Christie’s Marple, The Good Wife, and NBC’s calamitous blockbuster series Smash.
Jack Davenport is a gifted television actor who has won hearts with his frequently insouciant performances. He has been nominated twice for his acting chops and won once at the Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006 for his role as Commodore Norrington in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.
He magnanimously supports various charities such as Action for AIDS, a group that campaigns against AIDS prejudice and stigma. Jack is also an adept cook and once worked in Covent Garden cobbler, Robert Clergerie’s shoe shop before making his debut into acting.
Versatility is Jack Davenport’s middle name. The actor epitomizes versatility through outstanding portrayals of a varied range of characters, from ruthless pirates to stern officers and everything in between. He has proved time and time again that he’s one of the finest actors out there, ready to capitalize on each role and showing chemistry and grace from each note he strikes to the emotions he communicates.
Jack Davenport’s net worth of $4 million is a testament to his hard work and consistency in the entertainment industry. As we wait for Davenport’s next move, his exciting film projects due soon reveal Hollywood isn’t ready for Jack Davenport to take a bow yet.
Interesting Facts about Jack Davenport
- He is the son of Nigel Davenport and Maria Aitken.
- He graduated in film and English from the University of East Anglia.
- He attended Cheltenham College, as did his father, Nigel Davenport.
- He was nominated for a 2002 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2001 for his performance in "The Servant" at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.
- His great-great-uncle was the British politician and writer, Sir William Maxwell "Max" Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook (1879-1964).
- His maternal great-grandfather was John Maffey, 1st Baron Rugby (1877-1969), a prominent British diplomat and the British ambassador to Ireland during World War II.
- His maternal grandmother was the famed English socialite, the Hon. Lady Penelope Aitken (1910-2005).
- He is the nephew of former Conservative MP and Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken.
- He was considered for the role of Caledon "Cal" Hockley in James Cameron's Titanic (1997) but was deemed too young.
- He was considered for the role of Arthur Dent in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) but the producers decided he was too good-looking for the role. Martin Freeman was cast instead.
- He is the younger half-brother of actress Laura Davenport and author Hugo Davenport.
- He is the stepson of Patrick McGrath.
- He has a son name Harry born in 2010.
- Appeared as an extra, playing a stable lad, in "Howard's Way", a TV series in which his father starred.