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Happy Birthday, Alex Kingston & John Barrowman

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It’s a double helping of birthdays today as Alex Kingston and John Barrowman celebrate their 51st and 47th, respectively.

Kingston of course plays River Song, while Barrowman is Captain Jack, two characters that seem destined to meet on screen in the Whoniverse one day…

Happy birthday to Alex and John!

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44 comments
MJJ
MJJ

Happy Birthday, Alex and John.

Strontium
Strontium

I really hope that we get a few episodes with Jack in! His character can go on forever and not get ruined. River Song I wouldn't mind either, but I'm not desperate for. Or if they were to resume Torchwood!!! On an unrelated note, in the gap between The Waters of Mars and The End of Time, did the 10th Doctor have some unseen adventures with River Song?

Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

They do not look their age. Either of them. Really hope to see Captain Jack make a return very soon, same can't be said for River I'm afraid. Her story is done. I mean does anyone really think the character has a future role within the show? Still, many happy returns to the both of them.

MowTheFrontLawn
MowTheFrontLawn

For a split second, I thought this article was about returning characters for Series 8.  Damn my optimism.  Happy birthday, you two!

damienpatel3
damienpatel3

This is a sign that they should have a spin off. They have the same birthday, they were both in doctor who, they were both in arrow, and they have the same personality in doctor who(except the gay-straight thing).

Teh Doctor
Teh Doctor

Happy Birthday :D But you missed out Graeme Harper!

IceDaleks
IceDaleks

This is just a massive sign in the sky telling us THEY NEED THEIR OWN SHOW TOGETHER! And happy birthday :)

BeyondThePolice
BeyondThePolice

Daaang, I'm 18, and John Barrowman and I look the same age!!!

christopherbrooke1
christopherbrooke1

Keep saying it and will continue to do so cos' nothings gonna' stop me... GIVE THESE TWO A FRIKKIN' SPINOFF.

onewingednavi
onewingednavi

I love that I share a birthday with these two! Happy Birthday guys!! :D

Tennantallonsy
Tennantallonsy

Happy Birthday to both of you! I hope both of you have another great year! 

grumpyoldcow
grumpyoldcow

Happy Birthday to you both! I wish you the best, but OMG I miss you.

DaftDalek
DaftDalek

OH MY GOD! HE'S 51? REALLY? Anyway happy birthday to both of you!

hankim912
hankim912

Were they born on same day?!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY~ :)




ArielShostak
ArielShostak

happy bday sweeties <3 my mind  will race to see how they will preform on screen in doctor who

Lord of Time
Lord of Time

Now would be the perfect time to announce a spin-off Moffat, seeing as McGann's birthday brought us NotD

thetasman
thetasman

Jack and River's birthdays on the same day....? I can't even tell you what I'm thinking right now!

Deus_Ex_Machina
Deus_Ex_Machina

I hearby dub this day to forever more be remembered as Intergalactic Innuendo Day.

Recently I've been watching Arrow and it's always great to see these two show up in it. Alex Kingston's American accent takes quite a bit to get used to.

PhotonFromOz
PhotonFromOz

Wishing very happy birthdays to two of my favourite Dr Who companions. 

May you both live long & prosper !

DC815
DC815

She's 51 ??? That is quite amazing, she's beautiful! Happy Birthday Alex & John!

Frank the Bunny
Frank the Bunny

My goodness, they both look ridiculously good for their age!

Mithrilneth
Mithrilneth

Happy Birthday to the two most amazing people on the planet. Thank you for being such an inspiration (especially you John Barrowman because you are amazing).

Mikeyboss182
Mikeyboss182

Had no idea their birthday is on the same day that's awesome, have a good one to the both of them.  

sontaran17
sontaran17

Happy birthday to 2 of the most stunning and brilliant people in the world!!!

lukashcartoon
lukashcartoon

Two of the greatest Doctor Who supporting characters Share the same a Birthdays! Weeee!

It's also cool they are both Guest Stars on Arrow as well... happy Birthday to both!

Pipnant
Pipnant

Would love a Jack and River spin off!

Brainlock
Brainlock

@Master Michael Moon "I've seen all your faces. I almost need a spotter's guide."


yeah, she'll be back.


Meanwhile, we can have Alex and John on Arrow, on rare occasions.

Notsosmartguy
Notsosmartguy

I'm waiting for the flash spinoff, maybe then I'll get into arrow.

Taz C
Taz C

@Frank the Bunny Jack's immortal, and River's "taking the age down a little, just gradually, to freak people out". Even in real life, apparently.

Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

But but but. She could have been talking about the Doctors first regeneration cycle. Does she even know he can get, and has now got, a new one. This whole thing about 'a new hair cut and a suit' has passed now- probably off screen with 11, regarding the last time she sees him before her death at the Library. Trust me, Moffat is done with River. I'd be very surprised if she returned.

Gustaff
Gustaff

Do urself a big favor and watch arrow. It is spectacular.