Photograph. Our old house in Vrysoulles, Cyprus

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The Me Show, Starring Me

Photograph. Me a couple of Christmases ago

Name: James Durose-Rayner

Birthplace: 15 Barker Street, Mexborough, South Yorkshire

Birthdate: 12:00am Midnight - 13th / 14th November, 1964

Height: 5'11

Married: Yes, to Julie

Children: Two - Daughter, Son - Carly, Jamie

House: 5-bed Manse (former vicarage) in Lincolnshire, 4-bed Villa in Cyprus

Cars: Mini Cooper, Mitsubishi - I will eventually buy a Maserati - maybe 2016/17 - although I did say that this year. I also said it in 2005 when I was 10 minutes from signing for a new Cambiocorsa and ended up with a  Jeep that I didn't want

Type of phone: A very posh and heavy Sony that has a mind of its own

Type of Laptop: A couple of massive Toshiba's with a million Gig of memory

Best Countries Visited: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China - As for cities, definitely Paris and New York

Favourite Food: Lobster, Prawns, Crayfish - I adore Asian Food, though - especially Indian

Worst Food: Turnip, although at a push, I can eat it - It tastes like shit, but I can eat it

Miscellaneous Likes: Nice people, Christmas

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Bills, queuing, really boring people, liars, bullshitters, parasites and ponces, pedantic twits - I have a 'nil constitution' for wankers and dick heads in general - Ask anyone that knows me

Favourite TV: I don't watch TV as such - I have over 1800 DVD's - The Blacklist, Sons of Anarchy,Breaking Bad, The Soprano's, Steptoe & Son, Auf Weideresehen, Pet, Likely Lads, Porridge, Rising Damp

Favourite Films: Possibly, The Day of the Jackal (1973)

Favourite Actor/Actress: I'm watching a lot of stuff with James Spader at the moment - Naomi Watts is a nice actress

Favourite Music: Indie, Revivalist - Most things with a drum kit plus a few guitars - I hate boy bands, rap and all the other 'X' factor shite. 

Favourite Singers/Group: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Eels, Dandy Warhols, Blur, Supergrass, Super Furry Animals

Worst Music: As already stated - Rap - I fucking hate it

Favourite Sport: Football - team Arsenal. I have a soft spot for both Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday, while ever they aren't in the Premiership.

Favourite Sportsman / Hero: Jon Sammels, David Rocastle, Alan Hudson

Favourite Books: 'Worst of friends - The Betrayal of Joe Mercer'. I also enjoyed Keith Waterhouse's 'Billy Liar'

Worst Books: There are loads of them

Favourite Internet Site: Probably - a couple of Arsenal sites which I read and and where I buy clothes and dvd's

Best part of your job: Completing a magazine and then flying out to Cyprus

Worst part of your job: Proofing on deadline day along with time wasters

Biggest influence on my career: If I am honest, possibly my uncle - Steve Carman - the father of actress, Sally Carman. A first rate guy.

Biggest disappointment: I've never really had one - Although I've had loads of things that have pissed me off - but through life you just sort of deal with those

Most interesting person I have ever met: I am very fortunate that I have met hundreds of very, very interesting people

Which person would I most like to meet: Armed with a baseball bat and wearing a ski mask there are quite a few !

My family 

Photograph. My wife, Julie

Photograph. My wife and her mum Marlene

Photograph. My daughter, Carly

Photograph. My son, Jamie with his ex-girlfriend

Photograph. Me in the middle, flanked by my two uncle's - Steve Carman (left), Rob Carman (right).

Photograph's Above. My UK residence in Lincolnshire. 'S63' was written in its entirety in this property.


Photograph's Above. Our new residence in eastern Cyprus. 

'I Am Sam' and 'ITV7' were written in their entirety in this property

'S63', 'I Am Sam', 'ITV 7' and 'S5 Uncovered' are available now - whilst 'Queen of Cups' will be out shortly.