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“FlashForward” is back on FIVE, but unfortunately, the rates a pulling a Titanic. I hope nobody will click “eject” after “ff”… but on the plus side, there are more interviews with Jack than ever. Or it’s the same interview, re-interpreted by 20 different people: what would be your ff, what’s it like working on US television, will Lloyd hook up with Olivia, do you know how ff will end, what’s the average speed of a swallow…
(Can’t somebody ask him about his thoughts on Arséne Wenger, for a change?)

DFW.COM: Q + A WITH JACK DAVENPORT

During the great global blackout on ABC’s FlashForward, most of the show’s characters got sneak peaks at life-changing moments they’re apparently destined to experience. But cast member Jack Davenport suspects, if he had a real-life flashforward, all he would see is 2 minutes, 17 seconds of the same mundane stuff he does every day. “I would probably find myself either walking the dog, changing my son’s diaper or doing both at the same time,” he says. “A lot of life is routine and I’m sure my future would be just as prosaic.”

Sounds better than my flashforward: cat jumps on table. Cat jumps on desk. Cat changes locks on front door.

A WORD FROM SPARKY

I know that “Good Boy, Sparky!” is taking ages to load at times. The reason is actually a positive one – with the start of FlashForward’s second half of series one, interest in Jack has once again gone through the roof. Heavy traffic = tailback. This blog here is hosted on WordPress, which has its own servers, so it’s not affected. I’m very sorry about any trouble this causes, but unfortunately, there’s not much I can do. Friends, Romans, Netizens – I ask for your your forgiveness.

In more positive news: “Good Boy, Sparky!” has now had over 500’000 visitors! So that’s either the same five fans visiting the site 100’000 x each, or Jack Davenport is more popular than we thought. Neat!

Also:

I don’t buy paparazzi shots.
I don’t want to see paparazzi shots.
I seriously can’t be arsed.

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Tons of interviews,
big and small –
it’s impossible to track them all.
If you try, I wish you luck,
Go to Twitter and enter “Jack”…

Hey, I never claimed to be Shakespeare.

While the world prepares for the return of “FlashForward”, exclusive interviews with the cast are popping up all over the internet. I decided to pick only one and let you all use your own google-fu.
It goes without saying that I went for the one where the interviewer starts his article with the words “I’ll admit, I’m not a huge fan of TV romance. It’s a guy thing.” A pity, that – somebody who can write a sentence like “The Lloyd and Olivia ship has been anchored in the bay of forbidden love for sometime on the show…” is a natural for writing romance.

Anyway, please click the link below for article and videos:

TVOvermind – Interview with Jack Davenport and Sonya Walger

If the videos shouldn’t load for you (either the site is overwhelmed with traffic or has a Firefox ad-blocken allergy), you can try the following site, which also offers a summary of the interviews in Spanish – and the videos load without problem.

Entrevista a Jack Davenport e Sonya Walger

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“FlashFoward is back” sounds odd, but is true. The second half of season 2 kicks off tonight, 16th March on ABC with a re-cap. The new episodes will be shown starting on 18th March, 8 pm. FlashForward will return to UK screens on 22nd March,  9pm, on FIVE.

That’s very exciting and we’re all counting the minutes, but now for Jack Davenport’s thoughts on “American Idol”:

“I DON’T REALLY CARE, TO BE HONEST.

Suuure…
(Eh, we all have our guilty pleasures. “How clean is your House?” anybody…?)

Could somebody please offer Ant and Dec a job on American Idol? As in – a ten-year contract?

Jack Davenport after his audition on "American Idol"...

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No reason to cry in your porridge – thanks to the good people of the internet – more specifically, Philiana Ng – you can now read a recap of the FlashForward panel.

“Shirtless to you is two syllables. Shirtless to me is like 9,000 sit-ups with no breaks.”

Thanks a bunch for the recap. I’m still as confident when it comes to the future of FlashForward as I am about the reliability of hedgefond managers, but – think positive, folks!

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Gentlefolks, we have a new project!

DEATH KNIGHT LOVE STORY

It’s about – well.

“Performance capture coupled with real-time rendering.”

Look, don’t ask me, I don’t have a clue. This might be a good point to start research, though. For all I know, DKLS could be anything from a breakfast cereal commercial to the title of Eddie Izzard’s new show.

But – Jack Davenport! Joanna Lumley! Anna Chancellor *hearts*! Brian Blessed!

By Jove, I shall keep track of this project even if it should turn out to be a commercial for car insurance, with Jack Davenport voicing a Meerkat!
This is not a suggestion!

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

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You know you’ve seen “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” once too often if your brain turns Paleyfest into Parlayfest every.single. time. Paley! Paley! Paley!

FLASHFORWARD PANEL AT PALEYFEST 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010
7:00 pm PT
Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills

In Person:

David S. Goyer, Executive Producer
Joseph Fiennes, “Mark Benford”
Sonya Walger, “Dr. Olivia Benford”
John Cho, “Demetri Noh”
Jack Davenport, “Lloyd Simcoe”
Zachary Knighton, “Dr. Bryce Varley”
Peyton List, “Nicole Kirby”
Brian F. O’Byrne, “Aaron Stark”
Courtney B. Vance, “Stanford Wedeck”
and additional members of the cast and creative team.

Sounds good! You can order tickets through the website (link above), priced $ 25.00 to $ 45.00. And even better:

YOU CAN LEAVE QUESTIONS FOR THE PANELISTS ONLINE!

Currently, there are mostly questions for Joseph Fiennes. Now do a good deed and come up with some decent questions for Jack Davenport as well; that way poor Joseph will have time for a comfort stop.

And no worries: they’ll clean Jack up and change the dressing before the panel…

Jack Davenport, preparing notes for his panel at Paleyfest...

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