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HOLLYOAKS' Jack Osbourne looks set for a wild year. The Dog In The Pond landlord has just kicked off an affair with his barmaid Jill - to the horror of his kids.

But the actor who plays him, James McKenna, has only one love other than his wife and kids - Frank Sinatra's crooning. Catch him in Hollyoaks, C4, 6.30pm Mondays and Thursday, 11.40am Sundays.

Name: James McKenna.

Age: 44.

Status: Actor.

Qualifications: Seven O-levels.

Car/transportation: VW Polo.

Favourite TV programme/character (and why): Newsnight and Jeremy Paxman (especially his interview last year with the then Home Secretary, Michael Howard).

Which TV programme/character makes you turn off (and why)? Tory party political broadcasts. Enough said.

First job: Professional footballer.

One job/role you would have loved: Any one of The Magnificent Seven.

Favourite movie star: Brando/ McQueen/De Niro/Pacino.

Favourite all time film: Godfather I & II.

What is the first and last record you bought? Sinatra/Sinatra.

Favourite royal: None.

Describe yourself in five words: I'm too embarrassed.

What is the most expensive treat you've ever bought yourself? A Cartier watch.

When was the last time you were in hospital and why? Last year, to visit my mum.

What has been the best advice you've ever been given? Step back, take three deep breaths, keep cool.

When was the last time you cried and why? Listening to Sinatra the last time I was drunk.

Where in the world would you live apart from the UK and why? New Zealand. I loved it.

Your dream dinner guests: Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Cahn.

Who or what do you despise most in the world? I don't like Thatcher - or Saddam Hussein.

Which is the untidiest room in your home? My daughter's.

How do you relax? Running/golf.

Most embarrassing moment: Too embarrassing to repeat.

Favourite Beatle: John Lennon.

Favourite song: That's Life by Sinatra. Listen to it and you'll know why.

Favourite sportsman: Seve Ballesteros.

Who has sex appeal and why? Depends on how I am feeling.

What book are you reading at the moment? All God's Children, by Thomas Edson.

All-time hero/heroine: Sinatra.

What is your most disgusting habit? Guess?

What do you like/hate most about your body? I'm quite happy with it.

Who or what is the greatest love of your life? My wife Beverly and daughter Natalie.

When and why were you last angry? I can't remember. Probably last time I missed my train.

Finish this sentence... "I'm a nice person because..." "I'm me."

If you were reincarnated, who or what would you come back as? Sinatra's voice.

When are/were you happiest? Most of the time, touch wood.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 22, 1998
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