More Jack Davenport Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Pirates of the Caribbean)Jack Davenport is probably best known to American audiences for his role as Peter Smith-Kingsley in the critically acclaimed The Talented Mr. Ripley, starring Matt Damon.
Davenport made his film debut in Mike Leigh's Career Girls. His other credits include Fierce Creatures, Talos the Mummy, The Wisdom of Crocodiles, Ticks, The Cookie Thief, Offending Angels, The Bunker, Subterrain, Not Afraid, Not Afraid, Look and Gypsy Woman. His next project, Eroica," about Beethoven, is for the BBC.
He currently stars as Steve Taylor in the popular British series Coupling, which has recently been emulated by NBC for American audiences. His other television appearances include The Real Jane Austen, co-starring Anna Chancellor; The Wyvern Mystery, with Derek Jacobi and Iain Glen for the BBC; a six-part series for Britain's Channel Four, Ultraviolet; and two series of the BBC's award-winning This Life.
Davenport has appeared on radio in A Clockwork Orange and The Cruel Sea. He also participated in a special recording of Man and Superman with Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench and Juliet Stevenson to mark 30 years of radio plays.
He was nominated for an Olivier Award for his role in the critically acclaimed The Servant at the Lyric Theatre, and is currently appearing in London's West End in his much praised one-man show entitled, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.
Born in London, England, Davenport studied literature and film at the University of East Anglia. He is the son of actors Maria Aitken and Nigel Davenport, and is married to actress Michelle Gomez.
Bio courtesy Disney for "Pirates of the Caribbean" (20-Jul-2003)