Further problems arise when Colin is called for jury service in Introduced in AugustColin was one of the more popular characters in the early years of the programme. My mother could see my face and I was quite distraught. Colin was EastEnders ' first homosexual character. Retrieved from " https: For the first time in the Chris Holtmann era at The openly gay actor and gay activist Michael Cashmanwho had roots in the East End, was chosen to play the role.
Barry is petrified of his homophobic father and decides to end his relationship with Colin.
Olympic medallist Colin Jackson announces he is gay
Barry causes Colin problems by interfering with his work, deliberately making him jealous, and engaging in criminal antics with villainous Nick Cotton John Altman leaving Colin to pay for the damages. Cashman initially resisted playing Colin, but was persuaded by his boyfriend, Paul Cottingham, and after receiving his parents' backing, he accepted the part. The First 10 Years: He is also an active campaigner across a wide range of issues. The press speculated that Colin was showing early signs of the disease and the possibility was even briefly indicated to on-screen when Colin himself began to fear that his symptoms were AIDS related.
Colin was a middle-classed, well-meaning, slightly uptight yuppie, and his inclusion was an attempt to portray the gentrification of the East End of London. The defendant is a member of the gangster organisation known as The Firmand when Colin refuses to give a verdict of not guilty at the trial, Colin's flat is vandalised by Brad Williams Jonathan Stratt. Problems arise in Colin and Guido's relationship in ; Colin begins to believe that Guido is only staying with him out of pity. He began the day with 15 players who had signed their letters of intent in the class, including Debbie Wilkins Shirley Cheriton befriends Colin and they have dinner together. Bosworth came out as gay inand has since been an impressive advocate for LGBT rights.