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John Barrowman

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John Barrowman was born in Scotland, and moved to Illinois when he was eight years old. He is bi-dialectal, doing much of his stage and acting work in his American accent, but speaking with family in his Scottish accent.

He moved back to Britain in 1989 when he was hired to play the lead in Anything Goes. He took on a number of West End roles, including the leads in Sunset Boulevard and Miss Saigon and a dramatic play entitled Rope, while working as a children's television presenter and came back to America briefly to work on short lived shows such as Central Park West and Titans. He then bounced around Broadway, West End and the LA Stage for a number of years before moving back to Britain permanently. He won the role of Captain Jack Harkne
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“I've always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.”
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Richard Abbott-Brailey Thank you for connecting on Goodreads. I hope you will get the opportunity to read my book. Take care. Best wishes to you both.


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Mona G Thank you for accepting my friend request!!! My day is now so much better than it was before :) just like my life is so much better since you became my favourite actor :D

You are a huge inspiration for me - you can act, sing, write! I'm actually listening to one of your songs right now "Anything Goes"! (probably because I keep listening to your songs on repeat) :)

I just want to thank you for being an AMAZING Captain Jack, my favourite character of all time and space!! :D

I'm about to start Hollow Earth, Exodus Code, as well as the 2 auto-biographies you co-wrote with you sister!

Huge fan,
Mona

PS: happy (late) birthday!! x


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Katie Brock Thank you for accepting my friend request :D Made me smile :)


I recently read Hollow Earth and I loved it. Looking forward to reading the other books and your Torchwood book.

Been a fan since Doctor Who,
congrats on your MBE! x


Callie Rose Tyler Thanks so much for accepting my friend request, it literally made my day!


Hannah Karlikova Thank you john for accepting me and iam a big fan of your from Hampton court area surrey uk and love all your books and I thinks are amazing what ever u do :)


Victoria manson Thanks John for accepting me..BIG BIG fan of yours! You are an amazing guy and you rock girl, sorry meant guy :P x


 ♕ ❤  ♕ Princess pink diamonds posh bird LINZY.x.♕ ❤ ♕ Thanks John for the friendship.I look forward to reading the book.


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