Michael Cashman, CBE enjoyed a career as a stage and television actor before joining the European Parliament in 1999, followed by the House of Lords. Known for his groundbreaking role as Colin in the BBC’s Eastenders, he became a prominent LGBT+ activist and was the founding Chairman of Stonewall. In 2020 he published his memoir, One of Them, and his recreations include travel, writing, photography, and theatre. Discover more about him here.
- From the arts, the 2021 edition includes actor and author Robert Webb, wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan and historian Dan Jones.
- From science and medicine, new entrants include Katherine Barclay of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and Nasrin Hafezparast of Outcome Based Healthcare.