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This just in: Christian Borle will be responsible for the music in “Smash”.

AFTERELTON asks a just question:


And while it’s not often that AfterElton praises the inclusion of a homophobic character, here, Dererk, to be played by Flash Forward’s Jack Davenport, in this case, we’re happy to see it.

Having Derek be a straight homophobic choreographer not only gives Tom a foil with which to spar, thus giving him more potential storylines, it also deals with the fact that homophobia is still very much a part of American society. And having it be a supposedly sophisticated New Yorker, rather than a stereotypical rural or conservative character behave homophobically, gives it a fresh spin.

Fully agree with Michael Jensen there. It all depends on how this will be written, of course.
And anybody who knows fandom will prepare for a bazillion of “Derek coming out of the closet” fics…

Next: a new picture of “The Key Man” has surfaced!

Jack Davenport and Hugo Weaving in "The Key Man"

In further news, “Mother’s Milk” is rumoured to be out in spring (of 2011, until further notice…)

Hamilton and Hodell have added a show reel to Jack’s page.


And Frank has really earned his biscuits this week. The following pages have been updated:








Updates on interviews and print media will follow soon.

Good boy, Frankie!


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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:


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

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:


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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We already knew it, but now it’s official:


Make sure to have some bleach for your brain at hand – after wading through the comments, you’ll need it…

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Order now for a real true swingin’ stocking filler! Or for those moments when you really can’t stomach yet another Christmas movie.



Please remember that this DVD is in Region 1 Code!

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This just in:

Swingtown will be re-airing all of its 13 episodes on Friday, October 24th on Bravo following The Real Housewives Of Atlanta.” The full schedule is below. No mention as of yet if the marathon will be the only time Swingtown is re-aired. It is believed that CBS will be watching very closely how it does on Bravo.

Molly Parker and Jack Davenport as Susan and Bruce Miller in “Swingtown”

12:00 PM “Pilot”
01:00 PM “Love Will Find A Way”
02:00 PM “Double Exposure”
03:00 PM “Cabin Fever”
04:00 PM “Go Your Own Way”
05:00 PM “Friends With Benefits”
06:00 PM “Heatwave”
07:00 PM “Puzzlerama”
08:00 PM “Swingus Interruptus”
09:00 PM “Running On Empty”
10:00 PM “Get Down Tonight”
11:00 PM “Surprise”
12:00 PM “Take It To The Limit”

Mark the date in your calendar and stock up on the popcorn!

Special thanks to Dnique for the information. Sparky’s waggin’!

And now I’m curious what The Unreal Housewives of Atlanta are like…

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We can already promise you that we’ll have a little surprise here on “Good Boy, Sparky!” for you in connection with the release of the DVD, so stay tuned, but for now, we have some eye candy:

It’s with great pleasure that we notice the present of our favourite shirt on the cover. Interesting side note: it still says “the first season”. They enjoy keeping us confused.

What will the DVD offer, aside from the obvious?

– New audio commentaries

– Special features about music, costumes and sets

– Featurette “The Spirit of ’76 – The Making of Swingtown”

– Featurette “Have A Nice Revolution – Sex and Morality in 1970’s America”

– Even more audio commentaries

– Gag Reel

– Deleted Scene

You can pre-order “Swingtown: The First Season” here from Amazon.

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That’s where “Swingtown” will be moving to – so if you want to see Jack Davenport et al, tune in on “Bravo”, which will air all 13 episodes from 5 October on. This does not mean a second season of “Swingtown” will be produced – yet. But it’s a good start, and maybe the show finally get some proper promotion and exposure.

Read all about it here:


Special thanks have to go to Dnique for digging this out. And a big “thank you” in general to all of you guys out there who send in scans of interviews, pictures, screencaps and news and keep this website running. We could never do this on our own. 🙂

And now for something completely different.


Ziko has been doing very well in his training! He’s now working in the real mine field, and passed the 3 hole (positive verses negative samples) stage with flying colours! Ziko found each of the positive targets and did
not have any false positives! His trainer Shaibu was very proud. And so are we! 🙂

Ziko says hello, by the way:

“Wish me luck! I am doing my best to become the best I can be out there finding mines and, most important of all, saving kids and innocent adults from getting hurt. But your support means a lot, thank you!

Love and whiskers,


For more information about the project and to adopt a hero rat, please click on the picture below:


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