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John Barrowman


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Having created the role of Captain Jack Harkness in the first series of Russell T Davies's revamped Doctor Who for BBC TV, the character created such an impact that he was given his own spin off series, Torchwood. Series 4 - aired last summer on BBC1 and in the USA on the Starz Network as a co-production between BBC Worldwide and Starz Entertainment.

John's multi talents have recently been seen on primetime Saturday night in the UK, presenting his own entertainment show Tonight's The Night on BBC1. The show, which helped ordinary people to fulfill their performing dreams, was a co production with John's production company, Barrowman Barker Productions. Three series have aired in the UK, and the format has been sold worldwide, with the show now playing in countries as diverse as Sweden and China.

In 2010 John appeared in season 6 of the hit US TV show Desperate Housewives in the guest role of Patrick Logan. John's movie roles include playing the Lead Tenor in the movie of the Mel Brooks musical The Producers and the role of Jack opposite Kevin Kline in De-Lovely. He was a regular on American television, playing Peter Williams in the Aaron Spelling series Titans for NBC and starred in Darren Star's Central Park West for CBS. Other UK TV drama roles include guest appearances in Hustle, Hotel Babylon and My Family.

He has previously been a judge on the award winning talent shows for BBC1 - How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do and I'd Do Anything. He hosted the family game show The Kids Are All Right on BBC1 and hosts the children's show Animals at Work. He was a celebrity contestant on the first series of ITV's Dancing On Ice, was the subject of a BBC1 documentary entitled The Making of Me, investigating the science of homosexuality and travelled across the USA for Children in Need in Around the World in 80 Days for BBC1. He won the 2010 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special.

John started his career as a leading man in musical theatre, with numerous credits on both London's West End and Broadway. He has subsequently recorded four solo albums with Sony Music, the latest The Very Best of John Barrowman reaching number 12 in the charts. In 2008 his autobiography Anything Goes, which he wrote with his sister Carole E. Barrowman, was published by Michael O'Mara Books and reached number 2 in the Sunday Times best seller's list, remaining in the top ten for 13 weeks. A follow up autobiography I Am What I Am was published in 2009. Hollow Earth, the first of a series of children's book, which he has co authored with Carole, was published earlier this year, and they are now working on a Torchwood novel to be published this fall.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2012 - April 13-15 in Chicago, IL
   The Greatest Show in the Galaxy 2012 - May 12-13 in Peterborough, UK
   Dragon*Con 2012 - August 31 - September 3 in Atlanta, GA
   Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2013 - May 30 - June 2 in Philadelphia, PA
   FandomFest 2013 - July 26-28 in Louisville, KY
   Dragon Con 2013 - August 30 - September 2 in Atlanta, GA
   Comicpalooza 2014 - May 23-25 in Houston, TX
   Phoenix Comicon 2014 - June 5-8 in Phoenix, AZ
   Supanova Pop Culture Expo - Sydney 2014 - June 13-15 in Sydney, NSW, Australia
   Supanova Pop Culture Expo - Perth 2014 - June 20-22 in Perth, WA, Australia
   Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con 2014 - August 1-3 in San Antonio, TX
   Boston Comic Con 2014 - August 8-10 in Boston, MA
   Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 - September 4-6 in Salt Lake City, UT
   Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo 2014 - October 31 - November 2 in Los Angeles, CA
   Ottawa Pop Expo 2014 - November 22-23 in Ottawa, ON
   Gallifrey One 2015 - February 13-15 in Los Angeles, CA
   Planet Comicon 2015 - March 13-15 in Kansas City, MO cancelled appearance
   Emerald City Comicon 2015 - March 27-29 in Seattle, WA
   FanExpo Vancouver 2015 - April 3-5 in Vancouver, BC
   Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention 2015 - June 19-21 in Las Vegas, NV
   Montreal Comiccon 2015 - July 3-5 in Montréal, QC
   Dragon Con 2015 - September 4-7 in Atlanta, GA
   Long Beach Comic Con 2015 - September 12-13 in Long Beach, CA
   Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 - September 24-26 in Salt Lake City, UT
   Wizard World Comic Con Ft. Lauderdale 2015 - October 2-4 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL cancelled appearance
   Wizard World Comic Con Louisville 2015 - November 6-8 in Louisville, KY
   Heroes & Villains Fan Fest San Jose 2015 - November 21-22 in San Jose, CA
   Heroes & Villains Fan Fest New York 2016 - January 23-24 in Seacaucus, NJ
   Dallas Comic Con Fan Days 2016 - February 13-14 in Irving, TX
   Wizard World Comic Con & Gaming Portland 2016 - February 19-20 in Portland, OR
   Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2016 - April 28 - May 1 in Calgary, AB
   MegaCon 2016 - May 26-29 in Orlando, FL
   Awesome Con 2016 - June 3-5 in Washington, DC
   Denver Comic Con 2016 - June 17-19 in Denver, CO
   Heroes & Villains Fan Fest New York 2016 - July 2-3 in Seacaucus, NJ
   Montreal Comiccon 2016 - July 8-10 in Montreal, QC
   Comic Con Honolulu 2016 - July 29-31 in Honolulu, HI
   Boston Comic Con 2016 - August 12-14 in Boston, MA
   Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2016 - August 18-21 in Rosemont, IL
   Heroes & Villains Fan Fest San Jose 2016 - August 27-28 in San Jose, CA
   FanExpo Canada 2016 - September 1-4 in Toronto, ON
   Cincinnati Comic Expo 2016 - September 23-26 in Cincinnati, OH
   FanExpo Vancouver 2016 - November 11-13 in Vancouver, BC
   Heroes & Villains Fan Fest Atlanta 2016 - November 19-20 in Atlanta, GA
42 guest appearances

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