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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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With Flash Forward being on hiatus, Jack Davenport might be out of sight – but he’s certainly not out of earshot. He’ll read a short story by Joanne Harris on BBC Radio 7:

LAST TRAIN TO DOG TOWN

An author is stranded with the characters of his unfinished Western story.

There are two broadcasting dates:

Tue 15 Dec 2009, 2.15pm
Wed 16 Dec 2009, 4.15am

You can also listen to the drama for a week after on BBC iPlayer.

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If a trailer is considered too rude to be up on a decent site, you can bet your arse backside it will be up on mine.

Nick Frost, I herewith forgive you the sock-incident.
We’re on the same sheet here.
Or boat.
Whatever.

And just to get into the mood for “The Boat That Rocked”:

Pirate BBC Essex 729, 765 & 1530MW – the ship is coming in!

“Back by popular demand, the award-winning Pirate BBC Essex returns to the airwaves this Easter (10-13 April) for a four-day broadcast.”

“The vessel’s bridge will be converted into a radio studio from where Pirate BBC Essex will broadcast on 729, 765 and 1530 MW and on bbc.co.uk/essex from 7am on Good Friday (10 April).”

“Thousands of sixties pirate radio fans will be able to get within a few feet of the fun and action.”

“The vessel that hosts the four-day broadcast is a star in its own right as it is featured in the new film The Boat That Rocked, written and directed by Richard Curtis and starring Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans and Kenneth Branagh.”

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THE BARRISTERS
14th November, 9pm, BBC2

“The Bar is one of the most powerful professions in the country, producing prime ministers, millionaires, campaigners and the judges who shape our law. It is a glamorous world which attracts thousands of would-be barristers every year, but just one in five students will ever get to present a case in court; only the brightest and the very best survive.”

Jack Davenport is the narrator (so you’ll probably hear but not see him) – especially fans of “This Life” will be delighted. Why, hello thar, Miles!

life14

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Good news – you can listen to the play even if you’re not in the UK. Just click the link below, lean back and enjoy.

PARLEZ-VOUS BRITISH?
Read by Jack Davenport

Catch it now as it’s online, BBC is a fickle provider and might take it down after a couple of days.

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Houston, we have a canard.

Darn it!

Whenever somebody sends me a link with information, I check the source to see if it’s correct. Jack’s name was there, in was the official BBC website, so I had no reason to doubt the news . Alas, no Jack. Sorry about that.

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