Anthony Ekundayo Lennon – Actor. Director. Genetic Echo.

Born to white Irish parents in West London, but with the colouring and facial features of a mixed race child, Anthony’s appearance led to family strife, police harassment,  and – eventually – accusations of “passing” as black in order to gain Arts Council funds. The subsequent media and Twitter storm – along with Anthony’s lifelong struggle to be accepted for who he is – is as fascinating as it is emotional.

We’re grateful to him for sharing his story with us.

Plus Joanna (“Jo”) Neary raises Lucia Joyce up onto The Plastic Pedestal.

Published by dougdevaney

Doug Devaney is a writer, performer and journalist. He is the presenter of The Plastic Podcasts. The Plastic Podcasts have been supported using public funding by Arts Council, England

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