John Barrowman won the lead in several
musical productions during his time at high school, but
it wasn't until 1989 he landed his first professional
role, which was in a London West End production of Anything
Since then, he has starred in countless other productions,
and more recently, his musical abilities have been showcased
in pantomines, after securing the lead role in Aladdin
over the Christmas 2007 period. He has also co-presented
the BBC series The Sound of Musicals, and appeared in
Mel Brooks' film The Producers.
His television credits include the short-lived
soap operas Titans and Central Park West, but he's best
known for his portrayal of Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor
Who and its spin-off, Torchwood.
His autobiography, Anything Goes, which he co-wrote with his sister, Carole, was published in January
2008, and its sequel, I Am What I Am, was published in
In 2009 and 2010, he presented his own Saturday night show, Tonight's
the Night, which aimed to make the dreams of ordinary
people come true. Recently he has also played Patrick Logan in the hit US drama, Desperate Housewives.