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John Barrowman

John Barrowman, MBE, is a Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, presenter and writer who holds both British and American citizenship. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he emigrated to the United States with his family in 1975. Encouraged by his high school teachers, Barrowman studied performing arts at the United States International University in San Diego before landing the role of Billy Crocker in Cole Porter's Anything Goes at London's West End.

Since his debut in professional theatre, Barrowman has played lead roles in various musicals both in the West End and on Broadway, including Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard and Matador. After appearing in Sam Mendes' production of The Fix, he was nominated for the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical and, in the early 2000s, returned to the role of Billy Crocker in the revival of Anything Goes. His most recent West End credit was in the 2009 production of La Cage aux Folles.

Aside his theatrical career, Barrowman has appeared in various films including the musical biopic De-Lovely (2004) and musical comedy The Producers (2005). Barrowman has also ventured in American and British television, and he is better known for his acting and presenting work for the BBC that includes his work for CBBC in its earlier years, his self-produced entertainment programme Tonight's the Night, and his BAFTA Cymru-nominated role of Captain Jack Harkness in the science fiction series Doctor Who and Torchwood. He appeared as a contestant on the first series of celebrity ice skating show Dancing on Ice while his theatrical background allowed him to become a judge on Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical talent shows How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do and I'd Do Anything. In 2006, he was voted Stonewall's Entertainer of the Year. Starting in 2013, he hosts the BBC One quiz show Pressure Pad.

Barrowman is also featured on more than a dozen musical theatre recordings including cover tunes found on his 2007 album,Another Side, and 2008's Music Music Music. Both albums accrued places on the UK Albums Chart, as did his self-titled John Barrowman (2010), which reached number 11, his highest chart placing to date. Furthermore, Barrowman has published two memoirs and autobiographies, Anything Goes (2008) and I Am What I Am (2009), with his sister Carole as co-author. The siblings also teamed up to write a novel, Hollow Earth (2012). The second book in the series, Bone Quill, has been released in the UK and was released in the US in July 2013.

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Shopping with Keith Lemon (2019)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
DC Daily (2018)
Starring as Co-Host (2 episodes)
Gemma Collins: Diva Forever (2018)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
All Star Musicals (2017)
Starring as Host
Battle of the Network Stars (2017)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
The Keith and Paddy Picture Show (2017)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
All Round to Mrs. Brown's (2017)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016)
Guest starring as Malcolm Merlyn (6 episodes)
Small Animal Hospital (2014)
Starring as Presenter (24 episodes)
The Flash (2014)
Guest starring as Malcolm Merlyn
Guest starring as Cutter Moran
  • Episode 3x17: Duet (Mar 21, 2017) [Special Guest Star]
National Lottery Stars (2014)
Starring as Presenter (3 episodes)
Good Morning Britain (2014)
Guest starring as John Barrowman (2 episodes)
  • Episode 2021-03-19: 19/03/21 (Mar 19, 2021)
  • Episode 2020-11-04: 04/11/20 (Nov 4, 2020)
Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts (2014)
Starring as Presenter (15 episodes)
Pressure Pad (2013)
Starring as Host (45 episodes)
Reign (2013)
Guest starring as Munro
Arrow (2012)
Starring as Malcolm Merlyn (34 episodes)
Guest starring as Malcolm Merlyn (22 episodes)
Guest starring as Malcolm Merlyn (Earth Two)
  • Episode 8x01: Starling City (Oct 15, 2019) [Special Guest Star]
Scandal (2012)
Guest starring as Mellie's Fixer
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (2011)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
Talking Dead (2011)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
Lorraine (2010)
Guest starring as John Barrowman (2 episodes)
  • Episode 11x20: 29/01/21 (Jan 29, 2021)
  • Episode 10x159: 30/11/20 (Nov 30, 2020)
Fern Britton Meets... (2009)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
Around the World in 80 Days (2009)
Guest starring as Presenter
Chris Moyles' Quiz Night (2009)
Guest starring as John Barrowman (3 episodes)
Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder (2009)
Guest starring as Camp Officer (2 episodes)
QI XL (2009)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
  • Episode 13x01: Rude (Aug 29, 2020)
The Making of Me (2008)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? (2008)
Starring as Judge (14 episodes)
The Kids Are All Right (2008)
Starring as Host (8 episodes)
I'd Do Anything (2008)
Starring as Judge (22 episodes)
Bizarre ER (2008)
Starring as Narrator (10 episodes)
Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong (2008)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
Any Dream Will Do (2007)
Starring as Judge (19 episodes)
Al Murray's Happy Hour (2007)
Guest starring as John Barrowman (2 episodes)
All Star Family Fortunes (2006)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
Torchwood (2006)
Starring as Captain Jack Harkness (31 episodes)
The One Show (2006)
Guest starring as John Barrowman (5 episodes)
  • Episode 2020-12-17: 17/12/2020 (Dec 17, 2020)
  • Episode 2017-05-29: 29/05/2017 (May 29, 2017)
  • Episode 2016-05-19: 19/05/2016 (May 19, 2016)
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Guest starring as Presenter
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? (2006)
Starring as Judge (16 episodes)
A Taste of My Life (2006)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
Dancing on Ice (2006)
Starring as Judge (12 episodes)
Guest starring as John Barrowman (8 episodes)
8 Out of 10 Cats (2005)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
Doctor Who (2005)
Starring as Captain Jack Harkness (6 episodes)
Guest starring as Captain Jack Harkness (7 episodes)
Guest starring as Himself
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Guest starring as Patrick Logan (5 episodes)
Strictly Come Dancing (2004)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
QI (2003)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
  • Episode 18x01: Rude (May 28, 2020)
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002)
Guest starring as John Barrowman (23 episodes)
Titans (2000)
Starring as Peter Williams (13 episodes)
Loose Women (1999)
Guest starring as John Barrowman (25 episodes)
Guest starring as Panellist
Central Park West (1995)
Starring as Peter Fairchild (21 episodes)
Live & Kicking (1993)
Starring as Presenter
This Morning (1988)
Guest starring as John Barrowman
  • Episode 33x07: 12/01/21 (Jan 12, 2021)
Children in Need (1980)
Guest starring as John Barrowman (2 episodes)
The Royal Variety Performance (1960)
Starring as Host
  • Episode 2008-12-17: 2008 (Dec 17, 2008)
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