Already an accomplished actor in his native London, Jack Davenport has won over American audiences as well. He has wrapped production on a number of films awaiting release; among them are "The Stolen" with Alice Eve, "Wilde Wedding" with John Malkovich and Glenn Close, and the Spanish historical epic, "Guernica."
Last seen in Matthew Vaughn’s box office success "Kingsman: The Secret Service," Davenport’s other feature credits include the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy, Richard Curtis’ "The Boat That Rocked," Anthony Minghella’s "Talented Mr. Ripley," "Career Girls," "Fierce Creatures," "Tale of the Mummy," "The Wisdom of Crocodiles," "The Bunker," "The Wedding Date," "The Key Man," and "Mother’s Milk," based on the award winning novel by Edward St. Aubyn. Additionally he served as Executive Producer and appeared in two acclaimed short films; "Ticks" and "Subterrain."
On the small screen, Davenport starred as ‘Dr. Otto Powell’ in "Breathless," a British co-production between Masterpiece and ITV Studios. The six-part mini-series aired on PBS in the States.
He also starred as ‘Derek Wills’ on NBC’s "Smash" and previously in the ABC series "FlashForward" as well as "Swingtown" on CBS. He first gained attention on the BBC series "This Life" and later appeared in the Anniversary special "This Life + 10." Additional television credits include "Coupling," "The Real Jane Austen," and "The Wyvern Mystery" in addition to mini-series "Dickens," "Mary Bryant," "Ultraviolet," and "Life in Squares."
For his stage work, Davenport was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance in the critically acclaimed production of "The Servant" at the Lyric Theater. He also appeared in London’s West End production of "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" and "Enemies" at London’s famed Almeida Theater.
Davenport studied literature and film at the University of East Anglia. As a child of two actors who did everything they could to dissuade him from joining their ranks, his career path was rather inevitable.