John Barrowman visits BBC’s “The One Show” February 4, 2012.
I’ve just watched season three of Doctor Who in only two days. And I’ve gotten obsessed with John Barrowman… again. I mean, his music is amazing, he is handsome, funny and a great actor! Argh, John, you’re amazingness is killing me… slowly!
The final shortlist nominees for the 2012 National Television Awards have been announced.
Doctor Who is, once again, up for Best Drama. The show faces competition from Merlin, Downton Abbey and last year’s winner, Waterloo Road, which notoriously put an end to Doctor Who’s winning streak in the category.
Matt Smith and John Barrowman are up for Best Male Drama Performance, while Karen Gillan and Eve Myles are nominated for Best Female Drama Performance.
The Doctor Who nominated categories in full:
- Doctor Who
- Downton Abbey
- Waterloo Road
Best Male Drama Performance
- Matt Smith (Doctor Who)
- John Barrowman (Torchwood: Miracle Day)
- Martin Clunes (Doc Martin)
- David Threlfall (Shameless)
Best Female Drama Performance
- Karen Gillan (Doctor Who)
- Eve Myles (Torchwood: Miracle Day)
- Jaye Jacobs (Waterloo Road)
- Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey)
You can vote for this year’s nominees online here. You know what to do.
Voting closes midday Wednesday 25th January. The awards ceremony will be broadcast the same day live on ITV1 beginning 7.30pm.
Captain Jock, Doctor Poo
Doctor Who and Torchwood star John Barrowman tackled a potential thief who had ransacked a room and punched a member of staff at the Glasgow hotel he’s currently staying in.
The 44-year-old is said to have dragged the fleeing teen to the ground to subdue him, moments after arriving at the hotel from Newcastle, where he had been at a concert with his parents.
Barrowman stopped the youngster in his tracks after a woman and her husband had woken to find two boys ransacking their room in the early hours of Thursday and a hotel worker was punched.
"I grabbed the kid’s ankles, yanked him to the ground and then pulled him out into the hallway. I pinned him down.
"My tour manager then arrived and the three of us held him down until the police came."
But the kind hearted TV personality, who married partner Scott Gill at Cardiff’s St David’s Hotel in 2006, claimed he’d like to offer the troubled teen a job backstage in his panto at Glasgow’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, saying: “It was sad. He was only 14 or 15. I think he was on drugs.
"But I’d like to find out the boy’s story and give him a second chance.
"Maybe he could work in the pantomime over Christmas to give him a sense of responsibility."
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Those were the days. Back when Gwen delivered pizzas, Ianto worked the front desk, and the only person who couldn’t die was Captain Jack.
Starts tonight, Friday, September 16 at 11:30p Eastern/10:30p Central (on BBC America.)
Anglophenia has a poll to decide the “favorite British TV and movie stars of 2011” OF ALL TIME! (we may have added that last bit.)
Ten, Eleven, Captain Jack, and The Master are in play but b/c this has been publicized primarily through the tweeter and teh facebooks, some of our boys are losing.
And I’m sorry. I’m so so sorry but some of you will be very upset to learn that someone really important, your favorite companion, the PERFECT HUMAN BEING is missing from the list…
… there’s no Wilfred.
Doctor Who related poll links are here:
Which guy is the ultimate Anglophile fan favorite of 2011? Colin Firth or Sean Bean? David Tennant or Damian Lewis? Ricky Gervais or Simon Pegg?
The choice is yours: we’re pitting 32 of Britain’s (and a couple of Ireland’s) most popular male TV and movie stars against each in a battle for supremacy.
And we’re doing it tournament style: each week you’ll vote for winners in a set of matchups, whittling down the field until there is one man standing — the Champion.
Rally the troops, lobby your fanbases — there’s a title on the line! (We’ll cover the Women of 2011 later this year.) Round 1 voting ends Thursday at 11 am ET.
Portroids (Polaroid Portraits) of Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Toby Whithouse, and John Barrowman
For full res versions plus other great portraits from Comic-Con 2011 follow them on tumblr: portroids.tumblr.com
This year’s Comic-Con schedule continues to take shape. TV Guide Magazine has just announced two panels showcasing a few faces familiar to BBC America fans.
Want a glimpse of Matt Smith but can’t wait for the Doctor Who panel on Sunday, July 24? On Thursday, July 21 at 4:15 pm, the star will participate in TVG’s “Fan Favorites” panel, alongside names like The Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki, Chuck‘sZachary Levi, The Vampire Diaries‘s Julie Plec, and True Blood star Joe Manganiello. (Who will get the most rousing applause? I know where I’d place my bets…)
And on Saturday, July 23 at 2:30 pm, TV Guide will present their “Super Supernaturals” panel featuring Theo James, star of BBC America’s upcoming Bedlam, in a lineup that includesTorchwood‘s John Barrowman and Teen Wolf‘s Tyler Posey. (Any panel that includes Mr. Barrowman will be lively, to put it mildly.)
Here are the complete lineups and room info:
Thursday, July 21
4:15-5:15 TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites – TV Guide is back with an all-star panel for the fans! Moderated by editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum, Fan Favorites features your favorite talent from your favorite shows — in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Panelists include Nestor Carbonell (Ringer), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Jorge Garcia(Alcatraz), Leslie Hope (The River), Zachary Levi (Chuck), Joe Manganiello (True Blood),Julie Plec (Vampire Diaries), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Kevin Williamson (Vampire Diaries), Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood), and others. Ballroom 20
Saturday, July 23
2:30-3:30 TV Guide Magazine Presents: Super Supernaturals— Moderated by TV Guide senior editor William Keck, this panel features the most super supernaturals, super witches, and super werewolves from new series and returning favorites. Panelists include John Barrowman (Torchwood), Kristin Bauer (True Blood), Thomas Dekker (The Secret Circle), David Greenwalt(Grimm), Theo James (Bedlam), Jim Kouf (Grimm), Britt Robertson (The Secret Circle), Phoebe Tonkin (The Secret Circle), and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf). Room 5AB
So Comic-Con goers, will you be in attendance at either of these panels?
Since “Torchwood” is a “Doctor Who” spinoff, will there be any crossover episodes? Perhaps a visit by the Doctor?
Barrowman: I don’t think so. I think it’s hard for Doctor Who to come into Torchwood because Doctor Who is a more family-oriented show. We’re an adult show. It’s easier for Jack to go into that show because he started there but not the other way because Jack is very different in Torchwood.