Jake Wood's daughter Amber is "so proud" of him for running the London Marathon.

Jake Wood

Jake Wood

The 46-year-old actor - who is best known for portraying Max Branning in BBC One soap 'EastEnders' - took part in the event for his former co-star Dame Barbara Windsor, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2014, as part of a group called Barbara's Revolutionaries.

The soap star's daughter praised her dad - who also has 11-year-old son Buster Wood with wife Alison Murray - for completing the race for an "an amazing cause" with "hardly any training".

Alongside of a picture of their family after the race, Amber, 14, wrote: "So proud of this man for running the London 2019 marathon yesterday with hardly any training haha with a time of 5 hours 59 mins and 15 secs.

"he did it for an amazing cause - dementia revolution and to help his dear friend Barbra Windsor and Scott. My mum had also planned to walk the marathon but she sadly couldn't due to a foot injury but she is going to be walking the moon walk half marathon for breast cancer.

"I have such amazing and inspiring parents and I want to thank you both for teaching me such valuable life lessons. well done dad. (sic)"

Sharing a screenshot of Amber's message on his own account, Jake added: "Our beautiful daughter Ambers @amberbowood Insta post yesterday. We are very lucky to have such amazing children @alisonrwood46 Love u Ambs, you make us proud every day too xxx (sic)"

Barbara's Revolutionaries also featured Barbara's husband Scott Mitchell, and 'EastEnders' stars Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale), Tanya Franks (Rainie Branning), Emma Barton (Honey Mitchell) and Jamie Borthwick (Jay Brown).