Are we ready for Jack Davenport to be a star in the U.S.? (Yes!)

Jackdavenportpirates_lLet’s hope it’s the moment fans of the British Coupling (and of Commodore Norrington in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, pictured) have been waiting for: Jack Davenport will star in the CBS drama Swingtown, premiering May 29. The show depicts the ’70s sexual and cultural revolution in a Chicago suburb — which sounds good for plot lines and bad for wardrobe and hair. In addition to Davenport, the show stars Deadwood‘s Molly Parker and Melrose Place‘s Grant Show (!). Is it finally time for Davenport, who also had memorable turns in The Wedding Date and The Talented Mr. Ripley, to break through in the States?

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  • Rachel K

    Yes I am! But, I really liked him in The Wedding Date, probably because I liked that movie.

  • Sean

    He was brilliant in Coupling.

  • Joslyn Hansen

    Jack Davenport is DREAMY! I’ve been waiting for Swingtown ever since the upfronts, just to see more of him. Wonder if he’ll keep his British accent or have to use an American one?

  • Antoinette

    Yes, I am so ready for Jack Davenport to be a star!!! Especially after the pathetic way they killed of Norrington. They took him out like he was a chump, his character deserved better than that.

  • Antoinette

    I meant to say killed “off” course, not killed “of”. It’s too early in my day for good spelling. ha

  • yay

    I’ve loved him since This Life, it’s about damn time America appreciated him

  • Ceballos

    I like Davenport…but I also like Steve Coogan, Robbie Williams, Richard E. Grant, and an entire laundry list of Brits who just never clicked with U.S. audiences.
    Here’s hoping it’s different for Davenport. I never watched “Coupling”, but I really liked the way he elevated a potential nothing role in the “Pirates” franchise, and he was also rock solid in “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”

  • Snarf

    Not a moment to soon.

  • Martha

    Yes, yes, yes…hope he does break through. Ceballos, he was great in “Pirates” and “Ripley” but put “Coupling” on your Netflix list. I’ve seen every episode numerous times and I still laugh just as hard as the first. Great stuff. Looking forward to “Swingtown,” bad hair and all.

  • Charlee

    YAY! OMG I love him! Everytime I watch the Wedding Date, I forget that’s that him, I always think, “I love him! He looks so familiar!” and then I IMDB him and remember he’s Norrington. And then i love him more. I’ll have to check out the other things he’s been in and I can’t wait for this new show!

  • sje

    I loved Norrington, esp in the 2nd movie when he was all scruffy and bitter. *sigh* Say what you will about POTC, but those guys (and gal) provide some serious eye candy.

  • Sailor

    Love him. Love Coupling.

  • junior

    I’m sorry to disappoint everyone but “Swingtown” is so getting cancelled after a few episodes. I also saw it during upfronts and unless they tone down the raciness, the old people who love CBS are gonna lose it when they see this.
    Love Jack Davenport tho!

  • idigress

    I love Jack Davenport – I hope that this show is a success or at least gets him a prominent showing here in the US!

  • Katie

    Love, love, love Coupling and Jack Davenport… and Kate Isitt, Ben Miles, Sarah Alexander and Richard Coyle…. not so much Gina Bellman, though…

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