32 Facts About John Barrowman

1. John Barrowman was one of 48 British celebrities who signed a public notice warning voters against Conservative Party policy towards the BBC prior to the 2010 general election.

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2. John Barrowman was voted Entertainer of the Year in 2006 by Stonewall and placed on the Out 100 list for 2008, an annual list of notable LGBT people compiled by Out magazine.

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3. John Barrowman worked with Stonewall, a gay rights organisation in the UK, on the "Education for All" campaign against homophobia in the schools.

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4. On 30 November 2008, John Barrowman exposed himself during an episode of Radio 1's Switch programme.

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5. John Barrowman is openly gay: he met his husband, Scott Gill, during a production of Rope at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 1993, after Gill came to see Barrowman in the play.

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6. John Barrowman learned an American accent after school children picked on his Scottish accent when he moved to the United States.

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7. In 2009, John Barrowman published I Am What I Am, his second memoir detailing his recent television work and musings on fame.

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8. John Barrowman continued to guest star in Doctor Who in 2007, appearing in "Utopia", "The Sound of Drums", and "Last of the Time Lords".

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9. John Barrowman went on to appear in the next three episodes, "Boom Town", "Bad Wolf" and "The Parting of the Ways".

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10. John Barrowman is best known in the UK for his role in the BBC science fiction drama Doctor Who.

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11. John Barrowman eventually finished third behind Emily Atack and Harry Redknapp.

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12. On 12 November 2018, John Barrowman was confirmed to be participating in that year's series of I'm a Celebrity.

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13. John Barrowman took part in the reality television series Dancing on Ice on ITV1 in January and February 2006.

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14. John Barrowman appeared as Ben Carpenter in the low-budget film Shark Attack 3: Megalodon.

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15. On May 2017, John Barrowman announced that he is leaving the Arrowverse television franchise.

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16. Since 2012, John Barrowman has portrayed Malcolm Merlyn, one of the main antagonists in The CW series Arrow.

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17. John Barrowman starred in the ABC drama series pilot Gilded Lillys created and produced by Shonda Rhimes.

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18. On 25 March 2008, John Barrowman made a guest appearance in episode 22 of the BBC's Hotel Babylon.

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19. In 2014, John Barrowman hosted the Channel 4 programme Small Animal Hospital and in October 2016, he was a guest team captain for an episode of Celebrity Juice and he guest presented an episode of The One Show.

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20. In 2013, John Barrowman began hosting the BBC One game show Pressure Pad and in 2014, he hosted Channel 4 show Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts, which began airing on 17 February 2014.

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21. In 2008, John Barrowman became the presenter for Animals at Work, a children's television show on CBBC that showcases "animals with extraordinary skills that make people's lives easier and safer"; Animals at Work began in 2009 with 26 episodes.

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22. John Barrowman guested on the BBC Two comedy panel quiz show Never Mind the Buzzcocks, challenging host Simon Amstell to a "gay-off".

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23. On 11 and 18 February 2007, John Barrowman guest-presented two editions of Elaine Paige on Sunday, a pre-recorded BBC Radio 2 weekly musical theatre and film music showcase.

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24. John Barrowman read bedtime stories on the CBeebies channel between 1 and 5 May 2006.

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25. John Barrowman presented Andrew Lloyd Webber's 60th birthday party in London's Hyde Park on 14 September 2008.

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26. John Barrowman was part of the musical Godspell in 1994, and was a soloist in two songs, "We Beseech Thee" and "On The Willows".

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27. John Barrowman graduated from high school in 1985, and became a naturalised citizen of the United States.

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28. John Barrowman spent his senior year shovelling coal for an Illinois power company.

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29. John Barrowman lived in Glasgow for the first eight years of his life.

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30. John Barrowman was born in 1967 in Glasgow, the youngest of three children.

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31. John Barrowman is featured on more than a dozen musical theatre recordings, including cover tunes found on his 2007 album, Another Side, and 2008's Music Music Music.

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32. John Barrowman has had a number of guest roles in television programmes both in the US and the UK.

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