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Published on May 17th, 2007 | by Christian Cawley

Captain Jack Interviewed

Jack Harkness is back in Doctor Who in a few weeks, so it’s time to welcome John Barrowman back to the Doctor Who news section. He’s been speaking to the Daily Record, recently.

Thankfully – not that I dislike the chap – he provides an explanaion for his ubiquity:

“I have no free time at the moment,” he said. “I have no time to do anything, but that’s by choice because I love the work I do, and it’s actually fun and pleasurable.

“I’m not one of those actors who goes: ‘Oh my God, I can’t turn it off’. “I just like being on television. “There’s a lot of John in Captain Jack and there’s a lot of Captain Jack in John. He’s a great character.

“It’s brilliant writing by Russell and the other team of writers. I’ve been given a gift. I’ve been handed a part on a platter. It’s just great getting up in the morning and doing it every day.”

The actor also comments on the differences between the Ninth and Tenth Doctors…

“David is a bit more fun and he laughs a lot more, while Christopher was very serious,” said John. “And David and I have socialised prior to working together.

…before refusing to give anything away about the end of Series 3:

“I can’t tell you anything about the plot, but with Doctor Who coming up, Jack will return to Torchwood. A lot will be revealed about that, and the audience will love what they hear about Jack.

“And then when he comes back to Torchwood, the only thing I can tell you is that, without giving too much away, Jack will not be as angry or as dark this time.

“He’s a bit more fun than he was before.”

Interesting news for fans of both shows there. The interview ends with mention of John and David Tennant both being Scottish – which is certainy news to us… – as well as talk about John’s place as judge on Any Dream Will Do and his upcoming album release of showtunes.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.



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