Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jack Davenport. There's Just Something About Him.

OK so I develop crushes. They come. They go. (And they're usually on British men.) They're always on entertainers of some sort and I've been this way since I was 4 and enraptured by Donny Osmond. Then came Davy Jones at 7. Then came Shaun Cassidy at 9. Followed by John Taylor from Duran Duran at 13.

So lately, I've been crushing on an English actor named Jack Davenport. The funny thing is, I don't know why, since I have barely seen him in anything. Flash Forward; that's it. And it got canceled 8 months ago. But he was good. And yes, he was in Pirates of the Caribbean.. but I'm not the biggest fan of those films... and when watching them, I'm using preoccupied with pondering the minuscule amount of calories that the stunning Keira Knightley must take in on a daily basis.

So it's odd that this Jack Davenport has been popping into my brain a lot lately. This morning I said "That's enough!" and took myself over to Google... to see what all the cranial hubbub was all about. And while looking at some lovely pictures and video of the aforementioned subtly handsome and dashing Brit, I came across the following video. And couldn't help asking... "Jack Randall"?

Now don't anyone go and get your panties in a twist. I'm just thinking out loud. By tomorrow I'll be suggesting anyone from Gary Oldman to Mick Jagger! Or one of his kids! (Or grandkids?)

14 comments:

Tracey R. said...

Mike Reno is somewhere in Canada mourning the fact that he wasn't included in your crush list, eh?

Diane K said...

You MUST catch him in the BritCom "Coupling" from a few years back. Totally hilarious! Hard to imagine him being mean old BJR after that, but a good actor can do it all!

Unknown said...

Wow, I like him. I'd never heard of him or the movie that clip is from.

Anonymous said...

He's a lovely man and in this 2005 TV miniseries "Mary Bryant" comes closer to playing a bad guy than in any other of his roles to date; however, there's just something innately too nice/sweet/soft about him which precludes a truly viable transformation to hardened Black Jack Randall. He might do nicely as Brianna's flawed pirate.

Carla

writex3 said...

You got me on Richard Armitage as Frank/BJR. I can think of no better.

Annabella said...

You have to check Jack out in "Swingtown" (a short-lived 2008 CBS TV series set in the early 1970's). Amazing actor-- flawless American accent & very charming, as in every role he plays. I can see the Jack Randall/Frank in him, Carol. Great idea!

Brandy said...

I've only seen him in Pirates of the Caribbean and I liked him in that. The last time I watched it I think I actually said to my hubby that he would be a good Jack Randall.

ChristieH said...

Jack was also in The Wedding Date with Debra Messing and (thud - talk about crushes!) Dermot Mulroney (Irish, sure, but so what?!) Anyway, Jack was good in that - still his character was sort of a 'clueless dude' sort of a guy. Liked him tho - seriously cute... Apparently from this clip he can do drama. (By the way, 'you have no idea who I am'... well, for heaven's sake, who IS he? I mean, come on - are the other guys running to help him or capture him???)

Anonymous said...

I like him. What movie was that clip from, does anyone know?
MollyK

Roberta L. said...

He's in a movie called Pirate Radio...its pretty raunchy humor but its so funny. He plays detective twatt....I love this movie, I'm watching it now.

Jo M said...

He's done some other BBC work that is good, and the miniseries that this is from is really good!

Anonymous said...

I like him!

He's got the whole Frank/BJR package and the accent should be perfect because he was born in Suffolk! [or was it Sussex where BJR was born?]

Angela Fielding said...

He's totally Jack Randall to me!

Anonymous said...

Love Jack Davenport. Way back when he starred in a BBC show called "This Life" which may or may not have included nudity.

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