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  • Deborah Douglas
    John was born in Glasgow. Check his bio on his website. Deborah ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 5, 2010
      John was born in Glasgow. Check his bio on his website.

      Deborah

      On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 6:57 AM, Caroline P <carriepalmer.geo@...>wrote:

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      > Except that John Barrowman was born about 45 minutes south of me in Joliet
      > IL this is an interesting article.
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    • Judy R
      He may have lived 45 minutes from you but John was born in Glascow not Joliet. To: torchwood@yahoogroups.com From: carriepalmer.geo@yahoo.com Date: Thu, 3 Jun
      Message 2 of 6 , Jun 5, 2010
        He may have lived 45 minutes from you but John was born in Glascow not Joliet.



        To: torchwood@yahoogroups.com
        From: carriepalmer.geo@...
        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 torchwood@yahoogroups.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
        > Share 0 comments
        >
        > 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.
        >
        >
        > http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/features/variety-is-the-spice-of-life-for-barrowman-1.1029453
        >
        >
        > --
        > Precious and rare all Love is, gender matters not.
        >





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