Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Midweek Mancandy: John Barrowman

This weekend, "Torchwood: Miracle Day," which aired on Starz two years ago, airs on BBC America, so that seems like a totally appropriate time to feature a Pop Tarts favorite on Midweek Mancandy: "Torchwood" star John Barrowman!

Barrowman is best known to fangirls and fanboys around the globe as Captain Jack Harkness, a rogue time-traveling agent on "Doctor Who" and its spinoff series, "Torchwood." He also appeared as Malcolm Merlyn on The CW's "Arrow," and he's done a variety of screen and stage roles, written books (with the help of his sister, Carole), delighted fans at conventions, campaigned for gay rights and just generally been completely and utterly awesome in pretty much every way.

It doesn't hurt that's he's also incredibly good-looking. *swoon*

Here at the Pop Tarts, we've been big fans of Barrowman since his first appearance on "Doctor Who," and we've followed his career with delight (and a lot of fangirl squealing). He's a great actor and has given a lot of depth to Captain Jack Harkness, who is a very complicated character, and was a delight as the evil Malcolm Merlyn, but we also love his offscreen persona. He's very accessible to fans and clearly delighted by his fame and his fans. 

If you want to get a feel for Barrowman's acting skills right now, check out BBC America's site - in anticipation of the "Miracle Day" premiere, they're streaming full episodes of the epic "Torchwood" miniseries "Children of Earth." Not only is is a fantastic story, but it also features a great performance by Peter Capaldi, who is taking over as the Twelfth Doctor on "Doctor Who."

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