Marc Elliott: 'I'm proud of EastEnders' role'
Marc's character Syed Masood soap's first gay Muslim is leaving the BBC One show in dramatic scenes to air next month.
And Marc, who stars in new play Tape on London's West End stage, told The Sun that Syed's romance with Christian Clarke meant a lot to him.
"Playing Syed meant I've had loads of letters from people of all religions coming to terms with their sexuality. That's what I am proud of most, portraying a normal, loving gay relationship."
He added: "That's quite an important thing, it's normalising it, two men being affectionate with each other.
"And when someone tells you they've found the strength to tell their parents, you feel proud."