By the end of this week we’ll be calling him “Captain Chat”… John Barrowman has been interviewed for BBC News Online, where he discusses his current and upcoming roles – in the West End alongside Doctor Who fan Rob Lowe in A Few Good Men, then off to panto. He’s also in a movie version of the stage version of Mel Brook’s 1968 movie “The Producers” – singing the showstopper “Springtime for Hitler”.
On the subject of Captain Jack Harkness, John says:
“People said he was bisexual, but the show never put a label on it,” says actor John Barrowman. “We didn’t want to make it an issue.”
Still, the 38-year-old – who is openly gay – believes the character broke new ground and applauds writer Russell T Davies for including him in the programme.
The good news for Who fans, or “Whovians” as they are sometimes known, is Barrowman will return as the dashing intergalactic conman.
Not immediately, though. “I won’t be in Season 2 but I will be back for Season 3,” says the Scottish-born, Illinois-raised performer.
“There was talk of me coming back for the next series, but because of the commitments I have it just wasn’t going to work out.”
Meanwhile elsewhere sci-fi nun Sister Teresa Clarke was given a memorable retirement do when she left her post after six and a half years as chief executive of St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney last week, says the Hackney Gazette. Not only did a Dalek turn up but she was also presented with a signed photograph of a former Dr Who, Colin Baker, and former cast member, Nicholas Courtney, who played Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in the early 1970s.