He acted in Shelagh Delaney's play, "A Taste of Honey," at the Theatre Royal in Stratford, England and at Wyndham's Theatre in London, England with Frances Cuka, Murray Melvin, Avis Bunnage, and Clifton Jones in the cast. Joan Littlewood was 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 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.
If not in the role of a rake or scowling villain, he was often typecast as aristocrats or high-ranking military officers.