This is just getting sad now.
In an interview with NerdBastards.com, Barrowman–despite his moving on with a successful career–stated:
“The thing is, I go around with Eve and people to these conventions and we see the humongous following that we have and also the hunger that there is for Torchwood. If I’m asked to play Captain Jack Harkness again, I would do it at the drop of a hat. And also, the Arrow producers have said that if I’m asked to do something like that, they would let me. They would see that I was able to do it. I think there’s a lot more to tell, there’s a lot more out there. There are those missing years that Jack talked about, there’s how he becomes ‘The Face of Boe’, there’s all sorts of things. But it’s not up to me, it’s up to Russell, Julie Gardner, and the BBC.”
Thank heavens! Barrowman has stopped hanging out being “John Barrowman, Actor Waiting To Play Capt Jack Again” and has decided being John Barrowman, Working Actor is a far more profitable venture. To that end:
The Doctor Who and Torchwood star has signed for a recurring role in Arrow’s debut season. Producers are not saying much about his character, only revealing that he will play a “well-dressed man” who is “as mysterious as he is wealthy … he is an acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City.”
My god! Does that mean I actually have a reason to watch the CW? Never say!
It’s always good to see an actor face the inevitable and try to move onto new things.
Torchwood star John Barrowman will put his 1,000-watt smile to good use in Gilded Lilys, the next drama in the works at ABC from uber-producer Shonda Rhimes. Continue reading
Poor Barrowman. It must be hard to be unable to move on once your character leaves the TARDIS. Especially when your spin off series had ground to an inexorable halt after failing to capitalize on early promise.
Barrowman was speaking on ITV1′s morning showThis Morning yesterday, where he said:
“I would love to [return]. I think that Captain Jack is such a big part of the new realm of Doctor Who that it would be a travesty if he wasn’t involved in some way.” Continue reading
Having seen (and loved!) the footage of David Tennant clowning around with the Master and the Time Lord President singing the Proclaimers, I was delighted to stumble across more musical footage from the wrap party that marked the end of Davies’ tenure.
Seriously, John Barrowman, Catherine Tate and David Tennant singing. It almost makes one wish for a Buffy style musical episode….