Jack Arthur Davenport (born 1 March 1973) is an English actor, best known for his roles in the television series This Life and Coupling, and as James Norrington in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He has also appeared in many other Hollywood films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley. More recently, Davenport was part of the ensemble cast in the drama series FlashForward and Smash, and took the lead role in the 2013 ITV drama series Breathless.
My parents who worked in the business, felt lion-taming was preferable to acting. They said 93 per cent of all actors were out of work, and tried to talk me out of it. But I grew up mixing with Mum and Dad's friends. Adult actors are really childish, and that's nice to be around when you're a kid. So the big reason I wanted to be an actor was I really enjoyed actors' company - which probably makes me about as shallow as a puddle. But it could be worse. I could be working for a living.
About his costume in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl": "I came in that day and I saw Johnny in his costume and I was so jealous. He looked so cool, with his bandanna and his hat, and here I am, looking like an ice cream."
Acting is a cruel enough business. One minute everyone's going "Hey!" and the next they're going "Who?". You certainly don't need people knowing your private business, especially if you want to come out with your head still attached.
|Full Name at Birth||Jack Davenport|
|Date of Birth||March 1, 1973|
|Height||6' 2" (188 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Light|
|Hair Color||Brown - Light|
|University||Cheltenham CollegeBA English, University of East Anglia|
|Claim to Fame||Steve Taylor on Coupling and Norrington in Pirates of the Caribbean series of films|