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Gay actor Barrowman plans kids’ book

Scottish-American out gay actor John Barrowman goes from British sci-fi TV to do book on kids with special powers
John Barrowman releasing a children's book next year.

Actor John Barrowman has branched out into writing with a children’s book coming out in 2012.

The fantasy novel is co-written with his sister Carole and is about a brother and sister team with special powers.

Barrowman said he was confident that both children and sci-fi fans would love the story.

‘I’ve got a series of books to be coming out in either February or the spring. My sister and I have written a series of novels for young kids from about eight to 13 and 14 years old. I think adults are going to like it just as much as kids,’ said Barrowman.

Barrowman is well known in sci-fi circles for his role in British drama Doctor Who and as Captain Jack Harkness in it’s spin-off series Torchwood.

He added: ‘My sci-fi fans are going to love it because it’s got a lot of stuff they like because I’m a sci-fi fan myself, and so is my sister, so once we get those out we’re working on the next book.’

The 44-year-old star is planning a busy New Year as he is also trying to launch his BBC show Tonight’s the Night in the US, which he is co-producing.

Glasgow born Barrowman grew up in Illinois and had a star-studded career performing in musicals before moving into television and film.

He began his association with Doctor Who in 2005 as time traveller from the 51st century Jack Harkness.

The bisexual character became so popular that he was given his own spin-off series Torchwood in 2006.

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