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Jake Wood

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British soap opera experienced that has portrayed Maximum Branning around the soap opera, EastEnders for a lot more than 2 decades and can be referred to as the voice from the GEICO gecko. He previously his first performing role at age group thirteen within the film, Flesh+Bloodstream (1985). He previously supporting roles within the movies, The Illusionist (2006) and Vera Drake (2004). He wedded Alison Solid wood in 2001, after six many years of dating. Collectively that they had two kids. He previously a supporting part with Imelda Staunton within the Academy Award-winning film, Vera Drake (2004).

Quick Facts


Full Name Jake Wood
Date Of Birth July 12, 1972
Place Of Birth Westminster, England
Height 1.8 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Anna Scher Theatre
Nationality British
Spouse Alison Murray
Children Amber Wood, Buster Wood
Awards The British Soap Award for Best On-Screen Partnership, The British Soap Award for Best Storyline
Nominations The British Soap Award for Villain of the Year
Movies The Illusionist, Uncle Adolf, The Aryan Couple, Vera Drake, Lenny Blue, Tube Tales, Dad Savage, Flesh and Blood, Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie, Never Come Morning, Somewhere to Run, Tough Love
TV Shows EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing, Doc Martin, The Wilsons, Greased Monkeys, Lenny Blue
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1 As of 2016 he is the 8th-longest serving actor in the history of EastEnders (1985) (tied with Dean Gaffney, Shaun Williamson, and Jamie Borthwick, and behind only Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, a tied Sid Owen and Perry Fenwick, Rudolph Walker, a tied Mike Reid and Todd Carty, John Bardon, and a tied Bill Treacher, James Alexandrou and Derek Martin), having played the character Max Branning for 10 years (from 2006 onwards).
2 Became a father for the 1st time at age 32 when his wife Alison gave birth to their daughter Amber Bo Wood on 28 February 2005.
3 Became a father for the 2nd time at age 35 when his wife Alison gave birth to their son Buster Wood on 31 January 2008.
4 Is one of 20 EastEnders (1985) actors to compete on Strictly Come Dancing (2004). The others, in chronological order, are Christopher Parker (Spencer Moon), 'Jill Halfpenny (Kate Mitchell), 'Patsy Palmer' (Bianca Jackson), Louisa Lytton (Ruby Allen), Letitia Dean (Sharon Rickman), Matt Di Angelo (Dean Wicks), Phil Daniels (Kevin Wicks), Gillian Taylforth (Kathy Mitchell), Jessie Wallace (Kat Moon), Zöe Lucker (Vanessa Gold), Ricky Groves (Garry Hobbs), Natalie Cassidy (Sonia Fowler), Jimi Mistry (Fred Fonseca), Scott Maslen (Jack Branning), Kara Tointon (Dawn Swann), Anita Dobson (Angie Watts), Sid Owen (Ricky Butcher), Kellie Bright (Linda Carter) and Tameka Empson (Kim Fox-Hubbard).
5 Participated in the 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing (2004) in 2014, partnered with Janette Manrara, finishing 5th out of 15 celebrities.
6 Ranked #15 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Max Branning (2015).
7 Ranked #26 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Max Branning (2010).
8 His close friend Kacey Ainsworth recommended him for the role of Max Branning on EastEnders (1985).
9 Was in a relationship with Alison Murray for six years before they married.
10 Was in attendance at the wedding of his EastEnders (1985) co-star Samantha Womack to Mark Womack (17 May 2009).
11 Is an only child.
12 Is an avid supporter of Arsenal Football Club.
13 Trained at The Anna Scher Theatre School.
14 His favourite actor is Jon Voight.
15 Loves running - especially the BUPA Great North Run - does it in times of 1 hour 59 minutes (2007 result).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
EastEnders 1990-2017 TV Series Max Branning Max Jackson ...
Access to Work 2016 Short Daniel Tilley
Bedside Manner 2012 Short
EastEnders: Last Tango in Walford 2010 Video Max Branning
The Gil Mayo Mysteries 2006 TV Series Dermot Voss
The Illusionist 2006 Jurka
The Golden Hour 2005 TV Series PC Alex Ryan
Uncle Adolf 2005 TV Movie Emil Maurice
The Aryan Couple 2004 Dressler
Vera Drake 2004 Ruffian
The Crooked Man 2003 TV Movie George
Murder in Mind 2003 TV Series Karl Kruger
Grease Monkeys 2003 TV Series Happy
Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie 2003 TV Movie Jimmy Dobbs
Lenny Blue 2002 TV Movie DS Pete Ainsworth
Silent Witness 2002 TV Series Karl Benson
Tough Love 2002 TV Movie Pete Ainsworth
Sunday 2002 TV Movie Checkpoint soldier
Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes 2001 TV Series Judd
In Deep 2001 TV Series Rio
Watchmen 2001 Short Tony
The Wilsons 2000 TV Series Dougie / Dougie Wilson
Truth or Dare 1999 Short James
Tube Tales 1999 James (segment "Grasshopper")
Murder Most Horrid 1999 TV Series Derek
Red Dwarf 1999 TV Series Kill Crazy
Dad Savage 1998 Sav
Trial & Retribution 1997 TV Series P.C. Barridge / PC Barridge
Holding On 1997 TV Mini-Series Yob at Party
Gobble 1997 TV Movie Androcles, animal rights leader
The Bill 1988-1996 TV Series Adam Cross / Tony Todd / Wayne Thomas / ...
Casualty 1991-1996 TV Series Toby Grant / Rhys Proctor / Danny
Crimetime 1996 Assistant director
A Touch of Frost 1996 TV Series Pte. Kemp
Eleven Men Against Eleven 1995 TV Movie Mick
The Thin Blue Line 1995 TV Series Carol Singer
It Could Be You 1995 TV Movie Policeman
Bramwell 1995 TV Mini-Series Policeman
The Governor 1995 TV Series Colin Foster
Screen One 1994 TV Series LCpl. Stagg
Minder 1994 TV Series Wasp
Nightingales 1993 TV Series The Burglar
Sean's Show 1992 TV Series Burglar
Archer's Goon 1992 TV Series Ginger
Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors 1991 TV Movie Bert
Press Gang 1990-1991 TV Series Jack / Boy at Party
Tygo Road 1990 TV Series Policeman
Screen Two 1990 TV Series Sailor
One Foot in the Grave 1990 TV Series 1st Yob
Inspector Morse 1990 TV Series Jimmy
Only Fools and Horses.... 1989 TV Series Trainee
Skulduggery 1989 TV Movie Hank
London's Burning 1989 TV Series Bateman
Somewhere to Run 1989 TV Movie Liam
Bodo - Eine ganz normale Familie 1989 Alex
A Perfect Spy 1987 TV Mini-Series Sunday School Boy
Scoop 1987 TV Movie London - Paper Boy
A Little Princess 1987 TV Mini-Series Delivery Boy
Dramarama 1986 TV Series Footballer
Flesh+Blood 1985 Little John
The Gentle Touch 1984 TV Series Duncan

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Contestant / Himself / Himself - Goodbye Len VT / ...
EastEnders: Back to Ours 2015 TV Series Himself
Virtually Famous 2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The People's Strictly for Comic Relief 2015 TV Series Himself - Anna Kennedy's Mentor
Lorraine 2015 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
National Television Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Masterchef 2014 TV Series Himself
The British Soap Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
All Star Mr & Mrs 2013 TV Series Himself
South at Six 2012 TV Series Himself
The British Soap Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Himself
The British Soap Awards 2012: The Party 2012 TV Special Himself
Shooting Stars 2011 TV Series Himself
EastEnders Revealed 2008-2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Barbara Windsor: A Comedy Roast 2011 TV Movie Himself
Coronation Street: The Big 50 2010 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
The British Soap Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The British Soap Awards 2009: After Party 2009 TV Special Himself
The British Soap Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The British Soap Awards 2008: The Party 2008 TV Special Himself
EastEnders Christmas Fall Outs 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The National Television Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Lowdown 1988 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Don't Believe It 2016 Video short Yob (uncredited)
Bobby Beale: The Story So Far 2016 TV Movie Max Branning
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2007 TV Special Max Branning (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best On-Screen Partnership EastEnders (1985) · Jo Joyner
2008 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Best Storyline EastEnders (1985) · Charlie Clements
· Jo Joyner
· Lacey Turner
· Simon Ashdown

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 TV Quick Award TV Quick Awards, UK Best Soap Actor EastEnders (1985)
2008 British Soap Award British Soap Awards Villain of the Year EastEnders (1985)
2008 TV Quick Award TV Quick Awards, UK Best Soap Actor EastEnders (1985)
2007 TV Quick Award TV Quick Awards, UK Best Soap Newcomer EastEnders (1985)


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