… unfortunately, he didn’t bring anything.

“We have unfortunatele to notify your about a MySQL1096 database losst of your Webhosting content.”


If you ever get a mail with that content, your website will look like this:


“We are very sorry about this issue and kindly ask you to create new database and import your backup.”


Too bad he backup of the new website is, for whatever BLOODY REASON not accepted, and all you get is error upon error upon error.


Bollocks to that. Christmas is just around the corner, and I will not spend it hitting my head on the keyboard. I’m currently uploading the last backup of the old website, which is outdated, but at least there and has many pretty pictures of Jack Davenport to look at. I’ll see what I can do about this problem next year.

“As a compensation we have added 1 month of free hosting to your account.”



Only if they threw Andrew Buchan into the mix, but as things are, this is going to be fantabulous as it is!

Thanks to Karen and the fine folks over at James Darcy.net for the heads-up that the casting for “Gernika” has been confirmed. Our very own Jack Davenport and the very lovely James D’Arcy! Mr Norrington and Mr Pullings in the same movie, be still, my heart of oak…



If you hear “Guernica” you think, of course, of Picasso’s painting with the same title (Gernika is the Basque name of Guernica). It shows the horror and devastation of the bombing of Guernica/Gernika during the Spanish civil war.

According to IMDB:

The fates of Henry (James D’Arcy) – a cynical American correspondent who has lost his soul – and Teresa (Maria Valverde), one of the Republic’s censors and in charge of overseeing the news that journalists can send abroad, cross in Gernika.

Jack Davenport will play “Vasyl” – more information will follow as it becomes available.

Finally a trailer for The Key Man! And you will not only get to see Jack Davenport, but also the great, the fantastic, the one and only Mitzi, Elrond, Hugo Weaving! Woo-hoo! Yeah! Applause!

And now for something completely different.

If you don’t need visuals: here is something while you wait for Jack Davenport to finally record a reading of the telephone book:


Written by: Ian Caldwell
Narrated by: Jack Davenport
Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
$ 22.67

In 2004, as Pope John Paul II’s reign enters its twilight, a mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered at a clandestine meeting on the outskirts of Rome. The same night a violent break-in rocks the home of the curator’s research partner, Father Alex Andreou, a Greek Catholic priest who lives inside the Vatican with his five-year-old son.


Huzzah, it’s Sparky-Day!


This just in: Jack Davenport will star in a yet unnamed comedy thingy for HBO next to Sarah Silverman. It’s written by Secret Diary Of A Call Girl *cue eerie organ music* creator Lucy Prebble.


Jude (Silverman) is a “pathologically honest woman” having a modern midlife crisis. Blake (Davenport) is a “broken Brit” (so he’s on a zero hours contract?) who ends up in a relationship with Jude, despite getting caught up in his own virtual reality in Seattle. – Quoi?

More news as we get it.


Jack Davenport talks about his role as Lancelot in “Kingsman: Secret Service” at the New York Premiere of the movie.


And another soundbite!


Thanks to Karen for the tip!

And we even stuck to our deadline!

Good Boy, Sparky! is online again, and we hope you will like the new look!


As you know, the main reason for the move was to simplify the maintenance of the website for yours truly. Good Boy, Sparky! is now wordpress-based, which makes it a little less colourful, but updating waaaaay easier and faster for me (I can even update it from my smartphone!), and it comes with additional features for you. There’s a handy search box and drop-down menues (which you don’t have to use, the good old text-based links are still there).

The filmography is now up-to-date as well, with all the latest projects listed, as are the galleries.

The individual pages have changed, though, but with the new layout, it shouldn’t be difficult for you to find what you’re looking for, as the 404 page of doom will provide you with the menu. It will take a while for Google bots et all to index the new pages, but never mind.

Though we have checked the whole site three times over, it’s possible that you might encounter errors. In that case, we’d be really grateful for a heads-up.

Sooo… all that’s left for us to do now is wishing you “happy surfing!” and thanks for your patience. Now all we need is Jack Davenport to give us something to update!