Jack is the youngest child of Jim and Reenie Branning and brother of Derek, Carol, April, Suzy and Max.Having grown up in a large family in a poor area of East London, Jack regularly fought his older brother, Max, for the attentions of his father who was an alcoholic.There are a whopping 15 nominees in those categories at the moment, with stars including Danny Miller and John Middleton (‘Emmerdale’), Danny Dyer and Scott Maslen (‘East Enders’), and Jack P Shepherd and Simon Gregson (‘Coronation Street’).June Brown, Lacey Turner and Diane Parish (‘East Enders’) are among the stars on the Best Actress nominees list, along with Jane Danson and Kym Marsh ‘(Coronation Street’), and Charlotte Bellamy and Zoe Henry (‘Emmerdale’).Jack lost his new wife and her sister after they drowned in a hotel pool on New Year’s Day and now Scott has admitted the tragic news left the character “devastated”.“Losing Ronnie has ripped his heart out. He continued: “His whole world has fallen apart and he is really struggling to hold everything together.He loved Ronnie and was the happiest he had ever been on their wedding day.”The 45-year-old had the nation in tears earlier on this month when he learned that his wife of a few mere hours and her sister had been found lifeless.Scott Alexander Maslen is an English actor and model, best known for his portrayal as DS Phil Hunter in ITV's The Bill and Jack Branning on the BBC's flagship soap East Enders.
Jack built a career in the police force but got involved in criminal activities and when they backfired, one of Jack's informants knocked Selina and Penny down in revenge for being accidentally sent down.
We doubt that any of the homophobic haters out there were phoning Ofcom after seeing the latest man-on-man kiss in East Enders this week – Inn fact we bet everyone liked it just as much as they did!
Fans were left gobsmacked when, after accepting a dare on his stag night, groom to be Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) had to approach the first man who walked in to the pub, that he didn’t know, and try and hit on him.
Maslen was born in Woolwich, London, England on 25 June 1971. He was brought up in Woolwich and signed up to join the Royal Marines with his school friends, Marcus Marnham and Simon Farnham at the age of 16.
As a young boy Maslen admired the Royal Marines and attended Bromley Marine Cadets on a Monday and a Thursday at T. He later sustained an injury whilst in the Marines, resulting in him having to leave.