He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Taming of the Shrew," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Marius Goring, Yvonne Mitchell, Robert Shaw, Joan Sanderson, Michael Warre, Tony Britton, Basil Hoskins, and Donald Pleasance in the cast. George Devine ...
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[In his 2010 Shock Cinema interview with journalist Anthony Petkovich about working with Jack Palance
on the Dan Curtis
production of Bram Stoker's Dracula
(1974)] I was pretty frightened of that gentleman, because he was so bloody tall! He was six-foot-four and, as he wanted to look like Dracula, he had three-inch lifts in his shoes, so he was like six-foot-seven - and he was a big guy.
What Davenport referred to as his "dodgy eyes" was the consequence of a botched childhood operation to correct a squint. The vision in his right eye remained blurred for the rest of his life.