He acted in William Wycherley's play, "The Country Wife," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Laurence Harvey, Esme Percy, Diana Churchill, Sheila Ballantine, Sir Alan Bates CBE, Sir Robert Stephens, John Moffat, George Devine, Dame Joan Plowright CBE, and Moyra Fraser in the cast. George Devine was also director.
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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.