Jack Davenport


Date Of Birth

March 1, 1973


Jack Davenport was born on March 1, 1973 to parents Nigel Davenport and Maria Aitken, who divorced when Jack was seven. He is an actor best known for his role on the CBS series Swingtown. English-born Davenport spent the first seven years of his life in Ibiza, Spain. His uncle Jonathan Aitken is a writer and politician, while his maternal great-grandfather was the first Baron Rugby. After finishing his studies in the Dragon School, he went on to Cheltenham College where he discovered his interest in acting. He was discovered by a director from Clwyd Theatr Cymru while he was on a summer drama course and was later asked by the director if Davenport could work for him. He is married to actress Michelle Gomez.

At the age of eighteen, Davenport performed on stage in Wales, where he became friends with Rhys Ifans. He went back to school, this time at University of East Anglia where he took up film studies and English literature. The first major production Davenport participated in was Fierce Creatures, where he played a student zookeeper. He was later found by an agent who cast him for the role of Miles Stewart in the BBC series This Life. A string of projects then followed and among them were appearances on The Talented Mr. Ripley, Coupling, and Ultraviolet. He was also given roles for the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and its sequels, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

Davenport also did a lot of voice acting, including narrating the audio versions of John Buchan’s The Thirty-Nine Steps and recorded parts in Anthony Burgees’ A Clockwork Orange. His voice is also behind the very popular MasterCard advertisements. In 2009, he was cast on the series FlashForward. When it was cancelled, he moved on to appear in The Key Man and the show Smash.

Place of Birth

Suffolk, England, UK

Birth Name

Jack Davenport



Fun Facts





2011: Smash (TV series) - Derek
2011: The Key Man - Bobby
2009-2010: FlashForward (TV series) - Lloyd Simcoe
2009-2010: That Deadwood Feeling (video) - Jack
2009: Pirate Radio - Twatt
2008: Swingtown (TV series) - Bruce Miller
2007: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - Norrington
2007: This Life 10 (TV movie) - Miles Stewart
2006: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Norrington
2005: Mary Bryant (TV mini-series) - Lt Ralph Clarke
2005: A Higher Agency (short) - John
2005: The Wedding Date - Edward Fletcher-Wooten
2004: Marple: The Body in the Library (TV movie) - Superintendent Harper
2004: The Libertine - Harris
2004: Terrible Kisses (short) - Man
2000-2004: Coupling (TV series) - Steve Taylor
2003: The Welsh Great Escape (TV movie) - Narrator
2003: Eroica (TV movie) - Prince Lobkowitz
2003: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - Norrington
2002: The Real Jane Austen (TV documentary) - Henry Austen
2002: Dickens (TV series) - Charley Dickens
2001: The Bunker - LCpl. Ebert
2001: Gypsy Woman - Leon
2001: Look (short) - Stanley
2001: Subterrain - Businessman
2001: Not Afraid, Not Afraid - Michael
2000: Offending Angels - Rory
2000: The Wyvern Mystery (TV movie) - Harry Fairfield
1999: The Talented Mr. Ripley - Peter Smith-Kingsley
1999: The Cookie Thief (short) - A man
1998: The Wisdom of Crocodiles - Sergeant Roche
1998: Ultraviolet (TV series) - Detective Sergeant Michael Colefield
1998: Tale of the Mummy - Detective Bartone
1998: Macbeth (TV movie) - Malcolm
1996-1997: This Life (TV series) - Miles Stewart
1997: Fierce Creatures - Student Zoo Keeper
1997: The Moth (TV movie) - Robert Bradley







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