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Jack Davenport

Jack Davenport stars as Derek Wills, one of Broadway's most brilliant director-choreographers - and one of its most seductive bad boys - in NBC's new musical drama Smash. But even Derek's genius is strained by the demands of bringing an untested new musical to the New York stage.

Davenport's television credits include lead roles in the series FlashForward, Swingtown, the BBC's Coupling, The Real Jane Austen and The Wyvern Mystery. He also was featured in two series of the BBC's award-winning This Life and the anniversary special This Life+10, the miniseries Dickens and Mary Bryant, and the six-part series Ultraviolet for the U.K.'s Channel Four.

On the big screen, Davenport can be seen in Working Title's comedy The Boat That Rocked, directed by Richard Curtis. His other feature film credits include the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Career Girls, Fierce Creatures, Tale of the Mummy, The Wisdom of Crocodiles, The Bunker and The Wedding Date. He also executive produced and starred in two acclaimed short films, Ticks and Subterrain. Davenport also has the leading role in The Key Man, alongside Brian Cox and Hugo Weaving.

Among Davenport's other projects are radio productions of A Clockwork Orange and The Cruel Sea. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for his performance in the critically acclaimed production of The Servant at the Lyric Theatre. He also appeared in London's West End production of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People and Gorki's Enemies at London's famed Almeida Theatre. Davenport was born in London, England and studied literature and film at the University of East Angelia. He currently lives in New York with his wife, actress Michelle Gomez, and their two-year-old son.

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Jack Davenport Facts

BirthdayMarch 1, 1973 (51)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Jack Davenport compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
The Wedding Date
Pirates of the Caribbean: Four-Movie Collection
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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