- 'Arrow' star on John Barrowman role: 'He's the biggest threat so far'
Torchwood star Barrowman's enigmatic character was revealed in the show's latest episode as Malcolm Merlyn, father of Tommy (Colin Donnell).
"He's certainly the most nefarious character we've met so far," Amell told TVLine. "He's obviously the biggest threat that Oliver has, which is ironic, because they've never come together... so far."
In the original comics, the Green Arrow's nemesis is 'dark archer' Merlyn, but Amell refused to confirm if either Barrowman's character or Donnell's Tommy would evolve into the DC villain.
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- Fern Britton meets John Barrowman
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Known to some as Captain Jack Harkness, John Barrowman is an actor, a singer, a writer and an all-round showman who describes himself as an entertainer with a capital E.
Fern Britton meets the man with a dual personality, born in Scotland but brought up in the United States. Barrowman talks frankly about what drives him on - and the beliefs that underpin his life.
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