Jack Davenport

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Quotes (13)

  • Jack: Gay nightclubs offer better dance music.

  • Jack (Jack's advises to London tourists): Go for a walk in Richmond Park and don’t buy a doner kebab from a van.

  • Jack: (About the last time he broke the law) I might have been guilty of doing 32mph in a 30mph zone yesterday. But I can't remember; I was going so fast...

  • Jack: (About which of the seven deadly sins he would admit to) Sloth. I'm only lazy sometimes, but I berate myself for it.

  • Jack: (About what makes him cringe) Watching George Bush try to form a coherent sentence.

  • Jack: (About the Oscars being overrated or not) Not if you're winning one: it'll change your balance sheet forever. If you look at it coldly, of course, to say one film or one performance is better than another then it's a nonsense. But it's the pinnacle of the slightly ludicrous reverence that showbusiness is given in our culture, and very enjoyable for it. I wouldn't refuse one.

  • Jack (About what's secret of being a happy couple): Compromise. You have to learn to give and take, otherwise you can't share your existance with anyone. You also need to know the correct moment to give gifts.

  • Jack (About his Coupling character Steve): In many ways Steve doesn't change, but the relationship certainly has. He's still frequently at a loss for words and continues to despair at his own towering ineptitude. He takes a situation, digs himself a big pit of humiliation and shame, climbs into it - and just keeps digging. But he is completely without malice, which is fun to play.

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Trivia (15)

  • At 18 years of age he ended up in Wales, doing bit parts in Hamlet; where he became friends with Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill).

  • When he was on a summer drama course a director from Clwyd Theatr Cymru (The Welsh National Theatre) saw him, liked what he did and asked him to come and work for him.

  • His parents divorced when he was seven, at which point he was sent to The Dragon School, a boarding school.

  • He lived in Ibiza for the first seven years of his life.

  • Played Edward Fletcher-Wooten in the movie The Wedding Date (2005)

  • At fist he didn't deal with being an actor seriously, because he wanted to work behind the camera.

  • Played Harris in the movie The Libertine (2004) side by side with his Coupling colleague Richard Coyle, who played Alcock.

  • Appeared in the adaptation of the Catherine Cookson novel The Moth (1997) as Robert Bradley.

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