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Published on July 27th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

Barrowman Wants 50th Anniversary Role

John Barrowman told gathered nerds at this years San Diego Comic Con that he’d love to be a part of Doctor Who’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations in 2013.

As reported by Digital Spy Captain Jack himself was speaking as part of the Torchwood panel where he revealed he’d sought both former head writer Russell T. Davies and current word wrangler Steven Moffat’s consent to play with the new Doctor.

“I think it would be disappointing for the 50th anniversary not to have a character like Jack in that show. Russell thinks it would be a good idea, I’ve spoken to Steven about it.”

Of course it all depends on the man at the centre of all festivities blessing- it would be quite a shock if the always gracious Matt Smith said ‘no’ to having Jack back inside the TARDIS:

“If Matt was welcome to it, because he is The Doctor now, I think it would be great. I think it would be a different kind of dynamic there with Jack and The Doctor. So, yes, I’m totally up for it.”

It may seem like a cliché for an actor to announce that a certain role was their ‘dream’ part to play but Barrowman’s enthusiasm for the role he thought would last only five episodes is infectious:

“It’s the best coat I could put on every morning. It was a dream job for me and [Torchwood co-star] Eve [Myles] and then when they said they wanted to do a spinoff show, it was just like being handed our dream job on a platter. We never ever thought we’d be sitting here among people like you.”

Whatever the BBC has in mind for this landmark anniversary lets hope there’s space left for Captain Jack.

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




One Response to Barrowman Wants 50th Anniversary Role

  1. avatar Bob James says:

    I think that Jack will be back. Maybe even before the 50th Anniversary.

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