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John Barrowman Calls for Trans Doctor Who

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John Barrowman is encouraging Doctor Who to “take another leap” and cast a transgender Time Lord after Jodie Whittaker leaves the show. After making waves as the first ever female Doctor, Whittaker’s tenure is rumoured to be ending soon, leaving the door open for a queer actor to follow her into the TARDIS. As speculation over her successor intensifies, Barrowman threw his weight behind the idea of a transgender actor in the iconic role. “I’d love to see a transgender Doctor. I think that would be awesome,” he told Metro. “With Jodie, they made a leap. They made a huge … Read more

Four Words: John Barrowman, Tardis Dress

John Barrowman, Tardis Dress

r. Who, John John Barrowman has used a Q&A session at the San Diego Comic Con to defend BBC producers casting a female Doctor Who. Speaking about the casting he said: ‘When we did the first regeneration, from Christopher Eccleston to David Tennant. People weren’t happy.’ Arguing, the fans got over the age gap between those two and in the same way, they’ll get over the casting of Jodie Whittaker too. He said the lore of Doctor Who ‘doesn’t say the doctor is a he, or will be “a he” Admitting he was getting really geeky here he said it was possible for the … Read more

Arrow, Torchwood Star John Barrowman Launches Pro Trans Campaign

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John Barrowman turns 50 on Saturday (11 March) and he is using the milestone occasion to make a statement. The Arrow star took to Instagram to share with his more than 650,000 followers his first T-shirt campaign of 2017 which supports transgender equality. ‘Our transgender friends and family need our help and support as a lot of decisions are going to be made on their behalf that don’t take their needs and rights into consideration,’ wrote the prolific actor, singer and author. By Greg Hernandez – Full Story at Gay Star News

Could Torchwood Return to TV?

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John Barrowman is working on getting Torchwood back on screen. During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the Doctor Who and Arrow star revealed he was in talks to get the series back – and not just in the form of reruns. ‘I have a phone conversation on Monday to see how we can get it back on television,’ the Glasgow-born actor said. Over the past, he’s repeatedly hinted at Torchwood coming back to the small screen, but in much vaguer terms. But during the SDCC announcement, Barrowman made it clear he was serious, saying he wouldn’t comment if he … Read more

John Barrowman. In Heels!

John Barrowman had a hilarious mishap while visiting the Loose Women studio this morning… and it has to be seen to be believed. The Doctor Who and Arrow actor was visiting the popular ITV show today when he attempted to show off the red kitten heels he had donned for the occasion. Panellists Andrea McLean, Nadia Sawalha, Sherrie Hewson and Kaye Adams explained: “What happens when we challenged men to try walking in our shoes for the day? Even our guest is getting involved!” By Nick Duffy – Full Story at Pink News

John Barrowman Returning to Doctor Who?

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John Barrowman recently shared a video thanking fans in Doctor Who’s production hub of Cardiff for attending a signing, before hinting that he would be back for something secret soon. “I will be back in Cardiff in about a week and a half,” he says in a Facebook video, adding: “But I’m not telling you what for…sssh!” This isn’t the first time the actor – who plays antihero Malcolm Merlyn in the CW’s superhero drama ‘Arrow’ – has hinted at a return to the show. Full Story at Pink News

Stephen Amell Serenades and Smooches John Barrowman

Stephen Amell Serenades and Smooches John Barrowman

And a hundred thousand gay fans fainted… Despite the snowy weather this weekend, Arrow co-stars Stephen Amell and openly-gay sci-fi icon John Barrowman found a way to heat things up. The pair locked lips on stage at the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in Secaucus, New Jersey, according to Nerdist. Amell, who plays the ripped archer Oliver Queen on Arrow, joined Barrowman first for a rendition of “Music Of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera. Although, Amell’s Queen has a complicated relationship with Barrowman’s character, Malcolm Merlyn, the pair ended their duet with a friendly kiss on the … Read more

John Barrowman Interviewed By Windy City Times

John Barrowman is that rare person: the multitalented heartthrob. Barrowman – who was born in Scotland and raised in Joliet, Illinois – may be best known for playing omnisexual Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who and its popular spinoff, Torchwood, although he’s fulfilling many a fan’s fantasy as Malcolm Merlyn on the CW series Arrow. ( This writer personally remembers him from the short-lived ’90s nighttime sudser Central Park West, or C.P.W.)… Windy City Times caught up with Barrowman last week, talking with him about his sci-fi work, Broadway, Robin Williams and Barrowman’s marriage to Scott Gill. … WCT: So … Read more