Belfast Telegraph

Davenport's 'no thanks' to drama

Jack Davenport has admitted that he didn't jump at the chance to star in his new TV drama at first.

The former This Life and Coupling star plays a charismatic gynaecological surgeon in Breathless, a medical drama set in the Sixties.

"Initially I thought it was going to be a medical procedural, and I was like, 'No thanks'," the star, 40, said.

But he changed his mind when he discovered what the show was really about.

"The context of the show - not to get too pompous about it - makes a broader sociological point about women's health and their role in society," he said.

Jack, who has enjoyed a spell appearing in US shows, said that he always wants to work in an ensemble cast.

The actor, who played heart-throb Miles Stewart in This Life, said: "I pick jobs on the basis of what I like to watch myself.

"The only show that has one continuous protagonist that I'm obsessed with is Breaking Bad. But anything else I've ever really liked has had a huge cast, because frankly what [one] character is interesting enough?"

:: Breathless is on ITV1 on Thursdays at 9pm.


From Belfast Telegraph