Gay actor John Barrowman brings husband Scott to Australia to celebrate their 26 years together
The “Arrow” and “Dr Who” star is very popular down under and is combining appearances at the comic convention Supernova in Adelaide and Brisbane with a dream vacation with his husband.
“I absolutely love coming to Australia and I have never been to Adelaide, and I’ve only ever flown out of Brisbane. So I’ve never really been to Brisbane either.
“My husband Scott will be coming with me. There’s an island [Moreton] that does snorkelling and dune sledding so we may take a vacation.”
John posted this on Instagram with an adorable picture of the couple celebrating their 26 years together.
The British actor is well versed in Comic Con circles. In July 2017 he appeared at the San Diego Comic Con in a Tardis gown to defend BBC producers casting a female Doctor Who.
“I am the transgender Tardis,” John screamed as he entered the stage.
He then went on to speak about the casting of a woman as the next Doctor Who:
“When we did the first regeneration, from Christopher Eccleston to David Tennant. People weren’t happy”
But the fans got over the age gap between those two actors and John believe they will get over the casting of a woman (Jodie Whittaker) too.
There is nothing that says that Doctor Who is a he and always has to be a he. Doctor Who can just as well be a woman, John argues.
“It could conceivably happen if we believe it as that world.
“This is my point today. We all get on that TARDIS, with the doctor, for the journey and the experience.”
Here’s John showing some proud gay love on Insta:
About John Barrowman
John Scot Barrowman was born March 11, 1967 in Glasgow Scotland. His family immigrated to the United States in 1975.
What is he famous for?
Barrowman is an actor, singer, author and comic book writer. In the UK he is best known for playing the role of Captain Jack Harkness on “Doctor Who” when the program was revived in 2005. His role sparked the spinoff show, “Torchwood” which ran for four series.
On the stage, Barrowman was active in London’s West End through the 1990’s. He played many prominent roles in plays such as, “Anything Goes”, “Phantom of the Opera”, “Hair”, “Miss Saigon” and “Sunset Boulevard”. He reprised the role of Joe Gillis in “Sunset Boulevard” on Broadway where he also played Barry opposite Carol Burnett in the Stephen Sondheim Revue “Putting It Together”.
Barrowman has been featured as a judge and panelist on many television reality programs in the UK including = BBC One’s “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” and “Eurovision: Your Decision” on BBC 1. He has also appeared in scripted television shows “Central Park West”, “Desperate Housewives” and the CW’s superhero show, “Arrow”.
Is John Barrowman gay?
Barrowman says he knew he was gay at the age of 13 but had known it deep down since he was nine. He came out to his parents as gay in 1992. Barrowman came home from London where he was playing Raoul in “The Phantom of the Opera” and told his parents that he was gay and was afraid that he might have HIV. His parents were not surprised that their son was gay and neither were his two siblings. He was tested for HIV the next day and received a negative result.
Barrowman didn’t come out publicly until 1995. At the time he was starring in “Central Park West” and dating, his now husband, Scott Gill and felt the time was right to be open about his personal life. He and Gill married in California in July 2013.
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