From his Glaswegian childhood and American adolescence to his starring role in the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood, this memoir traces the life and career of actor John Barrowman. John made a name for himself with remarkable West End achievements, including an Olivier Award nomination and success in... show more
From his Glaswegian childhood and American adolescence to his starring role in the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood, this memoir traces the life and career of actor John Barrowman. John made a name for himself with remarkable West End achievements, including an Olivier Award nomination and success in the movies The Producers and De-Lovely. Television success was also assured when Torchwood won a Best Drama BAFTA. John also lays bare his personal life: his emigration as a child, coming out to his family, turning down a job at Disney, and his civil partnership with long-term partner Scott Gill. Revelatory and insightful, told with real heart and characteristic Barrowman charm, this is a wonderful tale of how one boy achieved his dreams.
Publish date: March 1st 2009
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Series: John Barrowman Memoirs (#1)
How can you not love John Barrowman? Well even if you don't he certainly loves himself and he's got a damned good reason to. He's talented and has a heart. He's also unapologetic about his sexuality and his enthusiasm for life in general.This isn't literature but it's surprisingly well written. He k...
The Book Report: The life and times of fabulous Captain Jack Harkness, I mean I mean JOHN BARROWMAN of course I do, silly me to get the two confused, he of the TV show Torchwood, in all his dimpled and smiling glory. With butt shots. Two.My Review: One knows what one is getting with celebrity memoir...
I'm going to be frank here. I love John Barrowman. My friend, Adam, pushed me to read his book, namely because I kept badgering him to show me what was so funny when we sat in the library and he kept bursting into fits of giggles. I'm so pleased he let me borrow his copy and read it last year, befor...
I decided I loved this book when Barrowman started his autobiography with a recap of a Matrix-style wall vault on a busy street, inadvertently almost taking out an old lady.It's a coming out story, a work-hard-and-be-beautiful story, and a tale about a kid who loves to dance. Granted, the actor seem...