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Jack Davenport (Steve)

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Biography - Jack Davenport (Steve)

Although he comes from a family steeped in acting - his mother is the acclaimed actress Maria Aitken, his father Nigel Davenport - Jack decided to study Film and English at the University of East Anglia.

He acted professionally, briefly, before he went to university, with Theatre Clwyd.

"I dithered about whether to carry on or go to university and do something else for a while."

On graduating he was given a tiny part in Fierce Creatures, "which quite frankly a potato could have done just as well," and then he was offered the role of Miles in two series of the cult television drama This Life.

As the first series of Coupling was in production, Jack could be seen in cinemas across the UK in the feature film The Talented Mr Ripley opposite Hollywood heavy-weights Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Other film credits include: The Libertine; A Higher Agency; Something Borrowed; Pirates of the Caribbean; 3 Men in a Restaurant; Terrible Kisses; Gypsy Woman; Offending Angels; The Bunker; Not Afraid Not Afraid; The Wisdom of Crocodiles; Talos the Mummy and Mike Leigh's Career Girls.

Other television credits include: Miss Marple; Eroica; The Asylum; The Wyvern Mystery (BBC); Ultraviolet (Channel 4); The Moth (Tyne Tees) and Michael Bogdanov's MacBeth (Granada).

Theatre includes: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (Soho Theatre); Lady Windermere's Fan (directed by Peter Hall, Theatre Royal, Haymarket); The Servant (Lyric, Hammersmith); The Tempest (Holders Festival Barbados) and Hamlet (Theatre Clwyd).

Radio includes: Jane Austen; Escapement; Dickens; Man and Superman, a special recording directed by Sir Peter Hall to mark 30 years of radio plays, with Judi Dench, Juliet Stevenson and Ralph Fiennes; The Airmen Who Would

Not Die; The Cruel Sea; A Clockwork Orange; The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Experience and Easy Virtue.

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