Talking with Giles Davies

Giles Davies is a fright. Well known for his Shakespearean roles, he’s also carved out a niche – with a large, blood-stained knife, no doubt – as Jobsite’s go-to ghoul. He’s chilled audiences in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Dracula. Next, he’ll play the titular doctor in Frankenstein who discovers, as most parents do, that creating life is just the beginning of his troubles.

How did you get started in the business?

I grew up watching my Mum on stage and was acting by the time I was 5.

What’s always in your refrigerator?

Broccoli and blueberries.

Paul J. Potenza and Giles Davies in Jobsite Theater’s FRANKENSTEIN, opening Oct. 18. (Photo: Stage Photography of Tampa)

Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine or Chris Pratt?

Can’t say I have a preference, but I’ve enjoyed watching the Marvel movies.

What is your worst quality?

My fiery temper, which I endeavor to keep to myself.

What music is on your playlist?

I have eclectic tastes in music, although Pop is conspicuously missing.

Read any good books lately?

Sadly, no. Memorization and role-crafting fills that niche, leaving little room or time for passive enjoyment of the written word.

Giles Davies in Jobsite Theater’s 2022 production of DRACULA.

Cat person or dog person?

Not to denigrate my feline pals, but I have a definite soft spot for my canine cousins.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

Saving for a rainy day reduces “slavery” on sunny ones.

What’s your “guilty pleasure” television show?

I usually go for movies, TV shows are too time consuming.

In the movie version of your life, who would play you?

Ummmm … Me? Johnny Depp, Robert Downey, Jr. or Gary Oldman if I was unavailable due to the fact that I was doing a play.

Who or what inspires you?

Currently, the people of Ukraine and those that support them. Habitually, humane behavior toward the natural world, and personally, the act of communing with an audience.

What do you consider your greatest successes – personally and professionally?

Living as a “traveler” for five years and managing to survive as a stage performer.

If you hadn’t chosen a career as an actor, what other career path do you think you’d have followed?

Marine biologist.

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