Charlie's dreams of cricket heaven

Extrovert auctioneer Charlie Ross is the man behind Charles Ross Fine Art Auctioneers, based at the Old Town Hall, in Woburn. He's clocked up 25 years in the business, banging the gavel at countless celebrity events...

Name: Charlie Ross

Age: 54

Job : Auctioneer

Marital status: Married to Sally, two children, Charlotte and Oliver.

What is the most dangerous situation you have ever been in?

Trying to separate two men having a fight outside Tesco in Bicester - don't know why I bothered.

Name your three favourite things in the world:

Good white Burgandy, La Boheme and Andrew Flintoff.

What is your biggest regret?

Not leaving school at 16.

What is the most important lesson you have ever learnt from life?

Not to take anyone too seriously.

Describe your best ever holiday.

Two weeks in Sri Lanka with Sally - curry, cricket and Buddhism.

When you get to heaven, who would you like to be on your cloud and why?

Julie Christie, just as she was 40 years ago!

You have an afternoon all to yourself and 250 to spend. What do you do?

Sit in the pavilion at Lords drinking Champagne, eating lobster and watching England beat Australia (dream on!).

Who or what is the love of your life?

Sally...(Mrs Ross)

What three things can't you live without and why? Auctions, sex, wine (obvious!)

What music would you like played at your funeral - and who would deliver the eulogy and why?

Mozart's Requiem. My brother - as long as he wasn't blubbing too much.

Describe yourself in four words.

Happy, under-read, amusing (I hope) and lazy!

Who would you thank in your Oscar acceptance speech? Evan, my sale room manager.

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