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John Barrowman's Biography

 
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John Barrowman was born in Glasgow, but grew up in Joliet, Illinois.

He appeared on Dancing on Ice, and like fellow contestant Andi Peters, he had a stint in front of camera on Live and Kicking. Barrowman partnered Olga Sharutenko in Dancing on Ice and ended up being the fourth celebrity to leave the show.

In December 2006, John Barrowman signed a civil partnership with his partner Scott Gill, who is an architect.

Although he is most famous for his television appearances, John Barrowman has been nominated for awards for his theatrical performances on both sides of The Atlantic. The actor plays Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and is the star of a 13-part spin-off sci-fi drama, Torchwood - an anagram of Doctor Who - which started in October 2006.

John Barrowman was once told he was "too straight" to appear in Will and Grace - even though he's gay!

He has written an autobiography entitled Anything Goes.

John Barrowman was an expert on How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria and has appeared in several musicals including Miss Saigon, Evita, Chicago, Hair, and Phantom of the Opera.

He was also selected to be an expert on the BBC's Any Dream Will Do, to find a 'Joseph' in 2007.

In November 2007, John Barrowman released an album, called Another Side, of cover versions including You're So Vain and All By Myself.

In "John Barrowman - The Making of Me" on BBC1 on July 24 2008, John Barrowman explored why he is gay.



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