What do Arrow and Doctor Who have in common? Exactly! John Barrowman. Meet the all-rounder at CCON | COMIC CON GERMANY in Stuttgart in July!
John can currently be seen playing Malcolm Merlyn in the hit series Arrow on The CW Network in the USA and Sky 1 in the UK.
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 on BBC1 and in the USA on the Starz Network as a co-production between BBC Worldwide and Starz Entertainment.
John’s multi talents were 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.
He played in movies like Zero Dark Thirty, Allstars, The Producers and the role of Jack opposite Kevin Kline in De-Lovely.
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 in 2012 and the second book in the series The Bone Quill was published in February 2013.
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