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12 March 2017 @ 01:16 am
Happy 50th birthday John Barrowman  
It's already the next day in my part of the world but for John it is still March 11th, the day he turns 50. He's sharing his birthday celebrations with us via pictures and videos, so I thought this would be a good time to post my selfies from the Birmingham panto back in January. The background of the first was a bit overlit due to sunshine, so the next day we asked for the wall. Little did I know that the sunshine then was gone for the week and it was all grey and rain and cold!

PS: If you haven't seen his new hair color and style yet, go here and be shocked: https://twitter.com/JohnBarrowman/status/840699582451408896

For those who don't know, he has been grey for many many years and we all knew he colored his hair. So a few days ago he shaved it all off and now it is short and natural grey. I always said sooner or later he'll have to look his age. The transition comes as a shock so all of a sudden and we don't think he'll keep it, as he surely has to look young for TV, but I always liked a silver fox (looking at you, Richard Dean Anderson and Sean Pertwee) so I certainly wouldn't mind! I think if the hair was a bit longer it could look great. Maybe they could start to dye his temples grey at least or something...

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Antje: JohnB2011dieastra on March 12th, 2017 04:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think he went grey in his late Twenties / early Thirties already? Must run in the family. In interviews he often showed the grey roots so it was no secret to us (and one of the reasons we love him).

I think if he let it grow it could look good. I mean, what about Richard Gere, George Clooney or Philipp Schofield? They all look great to me. The shock with JB is only that it came all of a sudden, there was no transition.

We also don't think he will keep it at the moment, there is still more Arrow filming to do. But sooner or later he'll have no choice, the hair is pretty destroyed after so many years of color. Our neighbour also went white overnight as she couldn't continue anymore.

I'm sure we could get used to it over time. I mean, inside it's still the same man, right? He himself has to be comfortable with it. Not sure if he is yet. After the first picture last week, he didn't show any new ones until the birthday pics started to come in. To be honest, at the first picture I had to look twice for him as I had momentarily forgotten ;)

And then also the shirt kinda clashes with the hair / color. But I could imagine it looking good in a nice suit. I'd even take a picture with him like that at the con in July but I guess he'll be dark again at the time.

Thank you! Selfies taken by John personally, just give him your phone, he does the rest! And all free of charge also ;)