EastEnders has released new images showing the return of Lord Cashman as Colin Russell in tonight’s episode of the BBC1 soap.
Fans will see Colin turn up unannounced to surprise Dot – but his visit ends up raising a bit question for her. Just what does he have to say?
The character of Colin first appeared on EastEnders back in 1986 and was involved in he first gay kiss on British primetime television in 1989.
Since leaving the soap in 1989, Lord Cashman has been heavily involved in promoting LGBT rights and fighting discrimination. He is a founder of the charity Stonewall and now a Labour peer.
Acknowledging how influential his role in EastEnders has been in his life, he said recently: “It was a real joy, indeed a privilege, to return to the place where 30 years ago I started an amazing journey. A journey which incredibly helped to change the country, and certainly its attitude to lesbian gay and bisexual people.”
“Arguably without EastEnders I would never have gone into politics; I would not have been one of the founders of Stonewall and its founding chair, and I would never have ended up where I am now.”
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