Michael Cashman, or Baron Cashman of Limehouse to give him his proper title, is a star not just of stage and screen, but of Parliament as well. From a childhood to the West End stage, to Albert Square and the set of EastEnders, to a life in politics as an MEP, Labour party envoy for LGBT issues worldwide, and latterly independent member of the House of Lords.
Oh, and as if that wasn't a busy enough life, he's one of the founding members of LGBT+ rights charity Stonewall as well.
Thomas met up with him to discuss his life, and his new book:
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