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According to IMDB, it is rumored that Jack Davenport is going to be in the next Pirates of the Caribbean installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales. Check it out for yourself here.

Also, according to Mr. Davenport’s CV posted on his agent’s site HERE, he’s going to be playing a character named Lancelot in the upcoming movie The Secret Service. This seems to be less of a rumor than the POTC news, but until it’s officially announced, we’ll still call it a rumor.

We’ll keep you posted as this news is confirmed (or not!).

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The only “games” I have on my computer are the ones that are pre-installed, but the new trailer for the Lego video game of “Pirates of the Caribbean” looks like great fun. I might give into temptation and order it; my inner 12 year old would greatly approve!

Here’s the trailer:

And here’s what our dear Norrington will look like as a Lego figure:

Quite a dashing gentleman – brickleman? – if I may say so!

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We’ll get to Jack Davenport’s whereabouts in a minute, but let me introduce a friend of mine first:

Frank the Poodle!

As you can tell, Frank’s a bad role model. Frank doesn’t care, though. Nor do I. So please, no emails about the dangers of smoking again, cheers. He’s not particularly interested in Jack Davenport (ok, let’s be honest, he had no idea who Jack Davenport is), supports the worst football team on this planet and there’s not one TV show we both like. But still, Frank’s a great mate and offered to jump in to help me out with “Good Boy, Sparky!”, and here’s why:

The recent lack of updates was partially due to Jack Davenport working on whatever he’s working that I don’t know of (and therefore can’t tell you anything about – does that make any sense?) and partially because I’ve been and still am a bit under the weather. Unfortunately, that won’t change any time soon, but I didn’t want to give up the website. I’m very happy that Frank offered to maintain the website for me; he’ll start updating the galleries next week. I’ll still be around though, no worries.

Cheers, Frank! Woof!

And now for the all-important question:

“WHAT’S JACK DAVENPORT BEEN UP TO, LATELY?”

Well, there was the becoming-a-parent-bit. Kids keep one busy. And awake. And you have no idea how much cleaning-work is involved after feeding children pea soup or puréed spinach. So it’s  not unreasonable to assume he’s spent more time with the family.

There is no information about the movie project in France that Jack mentioned a while ago. Internet rumours claim that he’s actually been hidden away on the set of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” instead and will have a cameo as a zombie-Norrington (Zombington?)  in the movie. I won’t deny that miracles can happen – after all, Damian O’Hare as Lt. Gillette will return as well (huzzah!) – but so far, there’s not one person, picture or source out there to confirm that anything about that rumour is true.

DEATH KNIGHT LOVE STORY is still in the works.

According to some users of Spotify, Jack Davenport is doing a voice-over for Alfa Romeo. That’s very nice, but I’ll stick to public transport.

If you’d like to enjoy Jack’s voice without added that special car-salesman-touch, I recommend you’ll listen to his latest audio book:

SUM: Tales from the Afterlife
by David Eagleman
(various episodes)

Or, if you prefer radio: BBC4 will repeat

THE YEAR OF SPAGHETTI
by Haruki Murakami
read by Jack Davenport

tomorrow, 0.30am.

As for new releases:

FLASH FORWARD is now available on DVD!

And if you live in the UK, here’s some excellent news for you:

SWINGTOWN IS COMING TO ITV1!

Starting on 7th September, 10.35pm, ITV1 will show all episodes of the series. Better late than never, eh?

What else… oh, yes. Jack Davenport and Michelle Gomez were guests at the wedding of Anna Paquin (whom I like a lot) and Steven Moyer (he worked with Jack in “Ultraviolet”). As far as I know, nobody was bitten. All the best to the newlyweds!

And last but not least – and not completely unrelated to weddings! – I have news from Ziko, the HeroRat sponsored by “Good Boy, Sparky!”:

“First, Mrs. Ziko and I are happy to announce the safe arrival of three new babies!  Can you imagine?! Triplets! (Truth be told, that’s pretty normal for us Giant African Pouched Rats, but its totally new to me!) The three of them are healthy and active little buggers always squirming around and begging for more milk!  Of course, we have already picked out their future professions: HeroRATs!”

Mrs. Ziko is a very busy new mum!

Three little HeroRattlings!

If you’d like to support the important work of HeroRats and/or learn more about the way they help clearing landmines and detecting contaminated water, please click on the “HeroRats” button in the navigation bar. Cheers!

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Media fans are often very dedicated to their hobby, and many of them are amazingly creative. That’s a great thing, because it means we all get more mileage out of a movie or a TV show. And if you’ve ever suffered through “The Phantom Menace”, you’ve learned to appreciate the quality of fan movies.

Philippe Vergauwen is the name of one such fan, and he’s worked 1.5 years on the Lego-version of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (the first half of the movie, that is). And while he skipped some key scenes, he did include all our favourite navy guys, so you can now all enjoy the Lego-version of Jack Davenport as James Norrington.

The Admiralty would probably not have approved of Mr. Norrington’s stubbles and moustache; see, that’s where Lt. Gillette could have been helpful, but he looks rather scruffy as well. And for unknown reasons, he’s joined the Royal Marines.

On his way to the Dauntless, Mr. Gillette has a mid-scene uniform change. Also, he grew a beard. Amazing!

Commodore Norrington and Lt. Groves watch the goings-on through the spyglass (which is… pretty huge…), and we note that Mr. Groves seems to be the only one in possession of a razor blade.

This fan movie is great fun, compliments to Philippe and thanks for sharing!

You can watch the videos on youtube:

PART I

PART II

PART III

Have fun!

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Jack Davenport has been sighted on the red carpet at the premiere of Disney’s “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”.
I’ll pass that one, thank you.

Jack Davenport joked about being unemployed now that FlashForward has been canceled. “I’m available for children’s parties.”

Really?


He joked that he got the news [of the cancellation, not the children parties] “by carrier pigeon.” And he promises that the last episode is “filmic.”

( Source )

And don’t miss the

JACK DAVENPORT GALLERY ON LIFE.COM

It’s a “Pirates of the Caribbean” class reunion!

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SPARKY’S BIG YULETIDE CONTEST

is over, and our mailbox was flooded with mails from all over the planet, giving the correct answer:

In the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy, Jack Davenport played James Norrington.

The winner was drawn this morning, and it is

~~°~~ JEMMA ~~°~~

Congratulations!

The DVDs of “That Deadwood Feeling” and “A Christmas Story” as well as a lovely scented candle from L’Occitane and delicious chocolate are on their way to Canada.

Thanks a lot to everybody who participated in the contest, and also thanks for the many lovely comments about Jack and Flash Forward!

Many asked if Jack would be in the next “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. Unfortunately, I don’t know more than you, folks. Sorry!

Jack Davenport’s presence would be about the only thing which might tempt me into buying a ticket for “PotC: On Stranger Tides”. And only if James Norrington was alive, shaved, washed, wearing the uniform of the Royal Navy and in the movie for more than two minutes. Nyah!

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Don’t know how to survive the “Flash Forward” hiatus?
Already counting the days to the return of Jack Davenport?

Then you should enter our

SPARKY’S BIG YULETIDE CONTEST!

Sparky’s been a friendly dog – he’ll keep his favourite squeaky toy, but found some goodies which will add some extra fun to some lucky winner’s festive season:

1 x DVD “That Deadwood Feeling”
Jack Davenport, Dexter Fletcher, Demetri Goritsas, David Soul and others in a blackly comic film noir, a tale of three guys who dream of making a movie, of becoming players in the game of life. What could be simpler?

1 x DVD “A Christmas Story”
Peace, harmony, comfort and joy? Maybe next year. Ralphie Parker desperately wants a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas, but his mother refuses, fearing he’ll shoot his eye out. But neither his mother, Santa Claus nor the neighbourhood bullies can destroy Ralphie’s dream… hilarious Christmas comedy, set in the 1950s and one of my favourites.

1 x L’Occitane en Provence: Bougie parfumée “Fleur d’Oranger”
Orange blossom scented candle from L’Occitane. Sparky has one in the doghouse, too! L’Occitane is a French company, known for cosmetics of best quality. They support local production and don’t test their products on animals. Woof!

And because Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without sweets, you’ll also get some chocolate!

And what do you have to do to win this smashing Yuletide package?

Just send an email to

sparky  at  goodboysparky. net

and answer the following question:

“What’s the name of Jack Davenport’s character in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ trilogy?”

That’s all. Even a wiener dog could answer that!

Deadline: 15 December, 2009, midnight GMT.

Please read the following rules before you send off your mail.

RULES:

1. By participating in this contest, you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted the rules.

2. You have to be at least 18 years old to participate.

3. Please be fair: only send in one mail per person.

4. No cash pay-out of your prize.

5. No correspondence will be held over the outcome of the contest.

6. If you are the winner, you’ll have to provide us with your name and address.

7. We’ll send your prize out asap, but have no influence on postal services. We hope the DVDs will be with you before Christmas, though.

8. Should, for any reason beyond our control, one of the prizes not be available, we’ll replace it with a different prize of the same value.

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