John Barrowman wants to play Captain Jack in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

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Matt Smith wants Captain Jack to appear in Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special. And at the Torchwood panel here at San Diego Comic-Con, John Barrowman just said that he'd like to return to the show that made him famous.


Yesterday at the TV Guide panel, Matt Smith confirmed there will be a special episode for the show's 50th anniversary, as everyone expected. And Smith said that Barrowman would be more than welcome to appear as Captain Jack.

At the Torchwood: Miracle Day panel just now, Barrowman was asked if he would like to come back. Barrowman said an enthusiastic yes. "Torchwood and Captain Jack were born from the mothership," he said. "I would love to do it... I think it would be disappointing for the 50th anniversary for a character like Captain Jack not to make some kind of appearance for the 50th anniversary show."

And he said there would be a "different kind of dynamic" between Jack and the Eleventh Doctor than there was with the other Doctors.

Meanwhile, the Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, told an acting masterclass at the Royal Theater Haymarket that he absolutely not be returning for the show's 50th anniversary. "No, never bathe in the same river twice." (Time to raid Madame Tussauds for a wax statue of Eccleston!)



It's interesting to see Eccleston say he didn't get along with the people at the top, Tennant and obviously bloody loved doing this job. I hope he gets to change his mind, since it will most likely be Moffat and not RTD who's running things then.

Barrowman's been saying he wants back on Who forever, and I think he was supposed to be in either this series or the last one but the schedule didn't work out.