Actor John Barrowman is coming to Ghent!

Arrow, Torchwood & Doctor Who actor visits FACTS Fall 2018 in September

Scottish movie, TV and theatre actor John Barrowman is best known as Captain Jack Harkness in the series Dr. Who and its spin-off Torchwood, and as Malcolm Merlyn / Dark Archer in Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. The man is also a hero for the LGBT community, with his unwavering battle against homophobia.

His role as Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood was a complete bull's-eye. He is a true hero in the sci-fi ranks because of his utterly charming and witty acting power in this universe. He maintained this role from 2005 until 2011.

His role as ‘bad guy’ Malcolm Merlyn, aka Dark Archer, in the popular DC Universe series Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow proves that John Barrowman is an extremely versatile actor. Not only is he capable of portraying a lovable hero figure, but also a convincingly menacing villain. He was sorely missed after the character’s apparent death in the series not too long ago.

Furthermore, John Barrowman is known for his lead role in the critically acclaimed series Titans and his roles in quite a few well-known movies, such as Zero Dark Thirty and Shark Attack 3: Megalodon. Even in the theatre world, John Barrowman is a respected name.

John Barrowman is often seen in the most outrageous outfits with the goal to eradicate homophobia and to raise awareness for gay rights, effectively making him an LGBT hero.


Actor John Barrowman will be present at FACTS Fall 2018, on September 29-30, in Flanders Expo Ghent. He will be available for photoshoots, autographs and panels on both days.

He will be accompanied by his Doctor Who colleague David Tennant (Doctor Who / Jessica Jones), actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter / The Flash), actress Jennifer Morrison (House M.D. / Once Upon a Time), Charles Martinet (the voice of Super Mario) and Carolina Ravassa (Sombra in Overwatch).

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Anthony Audenaerd Head of Media, FACTS
Debby Wilmsen Press Officer, Diamonds & Pearls Communications
Anthony Audenaerd Head of Media, FACTS
Debby Wilmsen Press Officer, Diamonds & Pearls Communications


FACTS, Your Belgian Comic Con, is a universe where all your favourite fictional worlds collide and form a Big Bang of pop culture. Meet the biggest stars of classic & new movies, TV series, comics and cosplay. Be amazed by magnificent shows, activities and movie scenes. Participate in interesting panels and workshops. And much more.

FACTS has been around since 1993 and has 25 years of experience and know-how in the comic con world. But that’s not all: FACTS is also backed by ‘Heroes’, a European network of 11 pop culture events in 5 countries. The Belgian event ‘Made in Asia’, for example, is one of those sibling events.

The next FACTS is held on September 29-30 2018, in Flanders Expo Ghent. If you’re even remotely a fan of fantasy, science fiction, comics, anime, cosplay, video games, board games, films and TV series, then FACTS is an event you don’t want to miss. 

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