John Barrowman was such a horrible baby his big sister Carole wanted to sell him.
Good job she didn't - the fantasy books for children they've co-written are now earning them both a fortune
Eight years separate John and Carole Barrowman, but they’re uncannily alike.
They have the same hair colour, cheekbones, smile, eyes, accent and infectious sense of fun. They finish each other’s sentences and often speak in stereo.
They’re both sarcastic and stubborn and share passions such as sci-fi and art. ‘She’s me with a skirt,’ jokes John. Except, he says, his sister’s the intellectual.
Carole and John Barrowman may be eight years apart but they have the same hair colour, cheekbones, smile, eyes, accent and infectious sense of fun
A far cry from her brother’s world of television, West End musicals and Hollywood films. Together, though, they’ve made the perfect writing team.
The first time they worked together was on John’s memoirs five years ago, and they had so much fun they wanted to repeat the experience.
During a long car journey back in 2011 they invented Hollow Earth – a magical children’s fantasy about Matt and Emily Calder. The 12-year-old twins live on a remote island and are part of an ancient order of artists with imaginations so powerful they can bring their drawings to life, enter famous painters’ artworks and, in the new sequel Bone Quill, travel through time.
Blink and you’ll miss John Barrowman in this trailer for All Stars
Ben Gregor is graduating from goofy-nostalgic comedy shorts and TV’s No Heroics, Ideal and Todd Margaret to feature films with the 3D family film All Stars.
As well as the cast of acting kids there’s some British tele favourites… and John Barrowman. But if you blink at the wrong time you’ll miss Barrowman’s appearance in this trailer.
All Stars is released in the UK on May 3rd.
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