'Torchwood star John Barrowman in Queen's Birthday Honours list
Torchwood and Arrow star John Barrowman has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE). Barrowman had known for some time he was to receive the honour but had to keep it a secret until the Queen’s Birthday Honours list was announced.
Barrowman described receiving the honour as one of the proudest moments of his life. The openly gay actor was honoured for his services to the entertainment industry as well as his contribution to charity.
“It’s been the hardest thing for me to keep this a secret, but I’m glad it’s out now, because this is probably one of the proudest days of my life,' Barrowman said.
'I can’t tell you how honoured I am to get this MBE, to be recognized by Her Majesty, and also by the United Kingdom, because that’s where I consider my home.”
Barrowman, who is currently visiting Australia, made the announcement of receiving his award to fans via a video online.
Watch the video