JOHN Barrowman is best known for playing Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and its spin-off, Torchwood.
He is now back on the box in All Star Musicals. Here's the lowdown.
Who is John Barrowman, how old is he and what is his background?
Actor John Barrowman, 52, was born in Glasgow and moved to the United States with his family when he was eight.
His love of performing came from the encouragement and coaching he received from his music and English teachers while at high school, and he was moved into a Gifted Programme to further develop his talents.
Animal lover John holds British and American citizenship and studied performing arts at the United States International University in San Diego before starting his career in London.
What stage and TV shows has John appeared in?
John made his name in the West End, landing roles in musicals including Miss Saigon, The Phantom of The Opera, Sunset Boulevard and La Cage aux Folles.
He has also appeared in various films such as the musical comedy, The Producers in 2005 and more recently Zero Dark Thirty.
Barrowman was a natural choice as a judge on the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical talent shows, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do and I'd Do Anything.
A brilliant guest on chat and reality shows, he has appeared on Dancing On Ice, Children in Need and the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special – as well as putting in a memorable appearance on Celebrity Juice, and hosting quiz show Pressure Pad.
John then went onto star in CW's DC Comics series Arrow as supervillain Malcolm Merlyn – but he was devastated in 2017 when his character got the axe.
He told fans: "I am very sad to be leaving the Arrowverse…
"As sad as it may be I understand how shows must change and also how characters must change and develop but that doesn't mean I'm not very sad and upset about it."
Over the 2016 Christmas period, John appeared in Birmingham's panto Dick Whittington, bringing a touch of showbiz class to the titular role.
He then played the fairytale character again in Manchester across the 2017-18 season – alongside veteran comedy duo The Krankies.
Since his successful stint on I'm A Celebrity 2018, reports have claimed that he is in talks for his own show with campmate Emily Atack.
Emily revealed the news on the National Television Awards 2019 red carpet saying there were ideas flowing around and meetings being scheduled.
Who did John Barrowman play in the Doctor Who universe?
Captain Jack Harkness is the role that John is known for – originally playing the swash-buckling, omnisexual character as a recurring guest in Doctor Who from 2005-2010.
Time-travelling heartthrob Captain Jack was so popular he was given his own show, Torchwood, which ran from 2006-2011.
This year John made it clear he would agree to return to Doctor Who "at the drop of a hat" after slamming "certain egos" for blocking a revival of Torchwood.
What is John's net worth?
John has quite a hefty bank balance thanks to his work as a TV star.
He has an estimated £2.6m fortune.
He also owns two houses in America – one in LA and one in palm Springs, as well as property in the UK.
Who is John Barrowman married to?
John met his husband, Scott Gill, during a production at the Chichester Film Festival in 1993 where Scott was in the audience.
The couple entered a civil partnership in 2006 and legally married in California in 2013.
John received an MBE in 2014 and was accompanied by Scott to the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
They have homes in London, Cardiff and Palm Springs.
Source: Read Full Article