The morally flexible Jack Branning on the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
At age 16 he and several school friends joined the Royal Marines, but a training injury forced him to leave the service.
He joined EastEnders when the soap was under criticism for relying on staid characters; but his recruitment caused another controversy, as he he was poached from The Bill.
He married his longtime girlfriend Estelle Rubio in 2008. The couple has a son named Zak Alexander.
Samantha Womack, his co-star on EastEnders, was his best friend since their teenage years together.