This morning at the University of East Anglia, Jack was granted an honorary doctorate of letters from his alma mater. You can get all the details HERE.
Congratulations to Dr. Davenport!
For today’s milestone birthday (the big 4-O), we have a message for Jack:
Just released today, “Haven’t We Met Before?” is a short film directed by Anjelica Huston for Donna Karan to advertise their new line of hosiery. Most important, it stars Jack Davenport.
Here he was at today’s Donna Karan film premiere event in New York City.
And here is a screen capture from the short.
Yes, this is one big fancy advertisement, but it’s artistic and, well, it features Jack Davenport. Need we say more? You can view the short here: http://youtu.be/zpEEFWDW4G0
Let us know what you think!
Jack Davenport has been spotted in public a lot lately.
First, there was the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Los Angeles on Jan. 6, during which Jack appeared with the rest of the Smash cast. Jack apparently didn’t say much during their Q&A session, but he sure looked pretty.
Since Smash was nominated for Best Comedy/Musical TV Series, Jack was also a part of the show’s representation who attended the 70th annual Golden Globes Awards ceremony last Sunday, Jan. 13.
The day before, he attended the BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party at The Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.
Jack does a fine job of looking both dashing and hip on the red carpet, doesn’t he?
As the new Smash season gears up to premiere on Feb. 5, we’ll be keeping an eye out for more Jack appearances and promos, so check back soon!
Far too long has Europe been deprieved of Jack Davenport’s excellent dastardly-then-again-not-really choreographer Derek Wills. There are two really good videos of an interview with Jack Davenport talking about the character and his thoughts on the show. Part I is here (can’t be embedded, sorry), part II here.
“He [Derek Wills] couldn’t care less about what anyone thinks about him. I sadly do care what people think about me, I wish I cared less but I don’t and it’s quite liberating to play someone like that.”
I’m very curious how “Smash” will be received over here. The British press loves to eat their own, but at the end of the day, it’s the fans who make or break a show. Up to you now, guys!
I’m leaving you with a shot of Jack on the red carpet of the Olivier Awards. Unsurprisingly, he won the award for Best Tux of the Evening.
On Sunday, November 6, the New York Musical Theatre Festival held their 8th Annual Season Awards Gala at the Hudson Theater. Harry Potter presented an award, Morticia Addams jetted around the chandelier on her Nimbus 2000, and Jack Davenport looked very smart.