7072RE: [torchwood] Re: Variety is the spice of life for Barrowman
- Jun 5, 2010He may have lived 45 minutes from you but John was born in Glascow not Joliet.
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 10:57:24 +0000
Subject: [torchwood] Re: Variety is the spice of life for Barrowman
Except that John Barrowman was born about 45 minutes south of me in Joliet IL this is an interesting article.
--- In email@example.com, pfyre <oshaun@...> wrote:
> Variety is the spice of life for Barrowman
> * John Barrowman will be hosting another season
> of Tonight's The Night in Glasgow, as well as
> being the star in panto Aladdin, which he launched recently
> Sarah Swain
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> 21 May 2010
> John Barrowman is stroking my leg.
> But that is nothing, I mean, he has already shown
> me his pants (white boxers from US store Banana
> Republic) even though we met only 10 minutes ago.
> It is fair to say the Glasgow-born singer, actor
> and presenter is living up to his cheeky reputation.
> The examination of my shins came when I asked him
> what it was like playing a woman in his last
> theatre role, camp musical La Cage Aux Folles in London last year.
> "It was liberating. But I hated shaving my legs," he confessed.
> "Do you shave your legs? Let me feel!" he says, rolling up my leggings.
> Fun-loving Barrowman was born in Mount Vernon,
> but moved with his family to America when he was nine.
> Now 43, he has forged a career that started on
> the stages of London and Broadway and later took
> him to the Dr Who Tardis as the doctor's pal
> Captain Jack, who became so popular he got his own spin-off show, Torchwood.
> He has also just filmed a guest spot as murderer
> Patrick Logan in American TV network show
> Desperate Housewives, which will soon be shown on Channel 4.
> But now he is ready to spend much of the rest of this year back in Glasgow.
> In the summer he will film a second series of his
> Saturday night hit show, Tonight's The Night, at
> the BBC studios at Pacific Quay.
> And then there's panto �
> He is lined up for the starring role in what is
> claimed to be the UK's biggest festive pantomime,
> Aladdin, at the Clyde Auditorium this Christmas.
> It will offer a special twist on the usual "It's
> behind you" gags of panto with 3D sections.
> Producers also promise Barrowman will fly without wires.
> He might have built a career out of being rather
> loud and brash, but Barrowman also has a caring side.
> When he was a child at Mount Vernon Primary he
> used to organise Opportunity Knocks contests in
> the playground. When he returned there for a
> visit recently he took the time to track down a
> pupil he had teased on an earlier trip to make sure the child was not offended.
> He also asked the teacher to send him a list of
> all the children's names so could send them all a
> signed picture (whether they want one or not, it seems).
> John's already had talks about a part in
> all-singing, all-dancing smash hit TV show Glee.
> He is also reported to be working on a show with
> his parents. They have been married 56 years and
> Barrowman says they are the people he most looks up to in his life.
> But what about Doctor Who?
> Will Captain Jack meet the new Doctor, Matt Smith?
> "Haven't been asked," he says, "but if I am I'll go at the drop of a hat."
> But it really does not matter to him what he does
> � just as long as he is in it.
> "People say, 'Do you watch yourself on
> television?' Yes. I love it because it is
> something I have dreamed of doing from when I was a little boy.
> "Scott (Gill, his partner) says, 'What are we
> watching? and I reply: 'We're watching Desperate
> Housewives because I'm on it'. He says, 'Do we have to?'"
> One show Barrowman did not do this year was
> Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest talent search Over
> The Rainbow � because the BBC asked him "too late".
> But would he have auditioned as a kid? He shrieks
> excitedly: "Who wouldn't want to be Dorothy! I
> could have been Nancy! As long as eeeeeeee
> neeeeeds meeeeee!" he warbles, before crashing back on the sofa in hysterics.
> "No. I would have put myself up for those roles.
> The boys' roles �" he says breaking into a wicked giggle.
> Of course John. And with his manager hovering it is time to finish our chat.
> Now, in case you have not guessed I am a bit of a
> fan � a 'Johnette' as we're known.
> And I have one question on my list I have not
> asked. But he has grabbed my crumpled piece of
> paper. He reads: "What is it like being chased by
> women when we sadly have no chance?"
> He squeals. Wrestles me on to the sofa. And makes
> kissing noises from behind a cushion.
> One thing is for sure, with Barrowman back in the
> city, Glasgow is in for a treat.
> * Aladdin is on at the Clyde Auditorium from
> December 11. For tickets call 0844 395 4000 or
> see the website: www.ticketsoup.com
> * Video is at www.eveningtimes.co.uk click on video and audio.
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