Jane (I) Asher

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Was born at 5 April 1946 (now is 72 years old) in Marylebone, London, England, UK

Jane Asher (born 5 April 1946) is an English actress, author andentrepreneur, who achieved early fame as a child actress, and hasworked extensively in film and TV throughout her career. She has appeared in TV shows and films such as The Masque of the Red Death (1964) , Alfie (1966) , Deep End (1970) , The Mistress (1985-1987), Crossroads(2001-2003), Death at a Funeral (2007) and The Old Guys (2009-). She is also known for supplying specialist cakes and kitchenware, aswell as publishing three bestselling novels. Asher was the middle of three children born to Richard Alan John and'Margaret Asher' , née Eliot, in Willesden, North West London.

Herfather was a consultant in blood and mental diseases at the CentralMiddlesex Hospital, as well as being a broadcaster and the author ofnotable medical articles. Asher's mother was a professor at theGuildhall School of Music and Drama. Asher attended Queen's College inHarley Street, London and is the elder sister of 'Clare Asher' , aradio actress and school inspector. Asher's elder brother is recordproducer 'Peter Asher' , of 'Peter and Gordon' . She was a key figure of 1960s show-business society as the fiancée of'Paul McCartney (I)' .

Asher met the illustrator'Gerald Scarfe' in 1971, and they married ten years later. Theyhave three children, daughter actress 'Katie Scarfe' (born April17, 1974), and sons 'Alex Scarfe' (born December 1981) and Rory(born 1984). .

There is some small facts about Jane (I) Asher:
  • She made her first professional appearance at the age of five in the film Mandy (1952) .
  • She made her West End debut in 1960, followed by the Bristol Old Vic in 1965. In 1976, she joined the National Theatre.
  • Mother, with 'Gerald Scarfe' , of 'Katie Scarfe' , Alexander 'Alex Scarfe' and Rory Scarfe.
  • Younger sister of 'Peter Asher' who was one of the members of the singing duo 'Peter and Gordon' and later became a record producer.
  • Played 'Alice' in a 1958 recording of 'Alice in Wonderland'. Returned to the series as Alice's mother in Dreamchild (1985) .
  • Has a younger sister, 'Clare Asher' , who acted in the BBC radio series "Mrs. Dale's Diary" in the late 1950s and who is now a schoolteacher in London.
  • Her father, Dr. Richard Asher, was a psychiatrist and her mother 'Margaret Asher' was a classical music professor at the Guildhall School of Drama and Music. Her mother used to play the oboe in symphony orchestras but quit in order to have a family. However she continued to give private lessons in her home; one of her students was future 'Beatles' producer 'George Martin (I)' , long before Jane and 'Paul McCartney (I)' ever met.
  • Attended Miss Lambert's Academy for Young Ladies and Queens College, both in Marylebone, London.
  • By the time she was fifteen, she had appeared in 8 films, made 9 television appearances, over 100 radio appearances and was in five plays.
  • Has a stepdaughter, Araminta, from husband 'Gerald Scarfe' 's first marriage.
  • Plays the piano, guitar and flute.
  • Met 'The Beatles' when she was VIP'd backstage after one of their shows; all four instantly proposed marriage. When it became obvious she was interested in Paul, the others discreetly left the two in his hotel suite... only to come back later and find them discussing their favourite foods.
  • 'Paul McCartney (I)' moved into the spare bedroom in the attic of the Asher household at 57 Wimpole Street, London, in November 1963 and stayed until early 1966.
  • Was 'Paul McCartney (I)' 's muse for much of the 1960s; "Here, There And Everywhere" and many other songs were written with Jane in mind. They were engaged for seven months until finally separating in July 1968.
  • Her father's full name was Richard Alan John Asher and her paternal grandfather's name was Felix Asher.
  • Her mother was born on February 26, 1914. Her maternal grandparents' names were Edward Granville Eliot and Clara Louisa Phelips.
  • Her parents were married on July 27, 1943.
  • Met her future husband, 'Gerald Scarfe' , in 1971 at a party given by satirical magazine Private Eye. Afterwards they became lovers, which resulted in the birth of their first child Katie Geraldine Scarfe on April 17, 1974. They got married in 1981 when expecting their second child Alexander.
  • She is an Associate Member of RADA.
  • Speaks Latin and French
  • Her father, Dr. Richard Asher, was the first to identify Munchausen's syndrome, naming it after Baron Munchausen instead of himself (which she commented was typical of him). It's a disease where the afflicted fakes physical illness - usually acute, dramatic, and convincing - and wanders from hospital to hospital for treatment.
  • Received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Bristol in July 2001
  • Has a rose named after her. The Jane Asher is a patio rose that grows to 10-14 inches in height, is pinkish-red, blooms all summer, and has a pleasant perfume.
  • Associated with 'Mike McGear' & 'Roger McGough' 's album, "McGough & McGear" in 1968. She played instruments on some of the songs.
  • Aunt of 'Cobra Starship' keytarist 'Victoria Asher' .
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There is the list of movies, where Jane (I) Asher was taked part:
1 50 Ways to Leave Your TV Lover movie 50 Ways to Leave Your TV Lover 2008 as Herself
2 Adventure in the Hopfields movie Adventure in the Hopfields 1954 as McBain child
3 Another Girl, Another Planet movie Another Girl, Another Planet 2006 as Herself
4 Der Prinz und der Bettelknabe movie Der Prinz und der Bettelknabe 1962 as Lady Jane
5 George Harrison: Living in the Material World movie George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 as Herself
6 Grumpy Old Women at Christmas movie Grumpy Old Women at Christmas 2004 as Herself
7 Interview mit Arne Elsholtz movie Interview mit Arne Elsholtz 2013 as Francesca
8 The 100 Greatest Scary Moments movie The 100 Greatest Scary Moments 2003 as Herself
9 The Masque of the Red Death movie The Masque of the Red Death 1964 as Francesca
10 The Quatermass Xperiment movie The Quatermass Xperiment 1955 as Little Girl
11 Cinemassacres Monster Madness movie Cinemassacres Monster Madness 2007 as Francesca
12 Hollywood U.K. movie Hollywood U.K. 1993 as Herself - Contributor
13 ITV Play of the Week movie ITV Play of the Week 1955 as Jennifer Simpson
14 Juke Box Jury movie Juke Box Jury 1959 as Herself - Guest Panelist
15 Sinatra: All or Nothing at All movie Sinatra: All or Nothing at All 2015 as Herself
16 The Brothers Karamazov movie The Brothers Karamazov 1964 as Lise Khokhlakov
17 The Eamonn Andrews Show movie The Eamonn Andrews Show 1964 as Herself - Guest
18 The Life of Rock with Brian Pern movie The Life of Rock with Brian Pern 2014 as Cindi
19 The Mill on the Floss movie The Mill on the Floss 1965 as Maggie Tulliver
20 The Sarah Jane Adventures movie The Sarah Jane Adventures 2007 as Andrea Yates
21 Today with Des and Mel movie Today with Des and Mel 2002 as Herself - Guest
22 50 Greatest TV Endings movie 50 Greatest TV Endings 2008 as Herself
23 A for Andromeda movie A for Andromeda 2006 as Professor Madeleine Dawnay
24 A Voyage Round My Father movie A Voyage Round My Father 1984 as Elizabeth
25 Alfie movie Alfie 1966 as Annie
26 Beatles Biggest Secrets movie Beatles Biggest Secrets 2007 as Herself
27 Burn Burn Burn movie Burn Burn Burn 2015 as Amelia
28 Castle Dangerous movie Castle Dangerous 1958 as Jennie
29 Charley Moon movie Charley Moon 1956 as Benesta
30 Closing Numbers movie Closing Numbers 1993 as Anna
31 Dance Little Lady movie Dance Little Lady 1954 as 1st Child
32 Dating Eliza movie Dating Eliza 2014 as Glanda / Mother
33 Death at a Funeral movie Death at a Funeral 2007 as Sandra
34 Deep End movie Deep End 1970 as Susan
35 Dreamchild movie Dreamchild 1985 as Mrs. Liddell
36 Drunk on Love movie Drunk on Love 2015 as Miss Sharp
37 East Lynne movie East Lynne 1982 as Emma Vane
38 Girl in the Headlines movie Girl in the Headlines 1963 as Lindy Birkett
39 Henry VIII and His Six Wives movie Henry VIII and His Six Wives 1972 as Jane Seymour
40 I Give It a Year movie I Give It a Year 2013 as Diana
There is the list of interview of Jane (I) Asher:
  • "Radio Times" (UK), 21 July 1990, Vol. 266, Iss. 3475, pg. 10-11, by: Lee Rodwell, "All the Fun of the Fare"
  • "TV Times" (UK), 19 October 1962, Iss. 364, by: Sally Kline, "Shakespeare Knew About Teenagers"
There is the list of some articles of Jane (I) Asher:
  • "The Independent" (UK), 4 November 2005, pg. 16, by: Jane Asher, "Confessions of a redhead: the female view"
  • "Mademoiselle Age Tendre" (France), August 1965, Iss. 10, pg. 34-35, by: Paul McCartney, ""Quatre filles pour les Beatles" : Paul aime Jane"
There is the list of some printed articles of Asher, Jane (I):
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1990, Vol. 4, Iss. 1, pg. 8-9, by: staff, "Paul McCartney's Fiancee"
  • "Mademoiselle Age Tendre" (France), October 1965, Iss. 12, pg. 52-53, by: Danièle Abitan, "On les a rencontrés"
There is the list of some quotes of Jane (I) Asher:
  • Of all the things I do, acting is the thing that grabs most, but there's another level on which it strikes me as being a little silly. In the end you're dressing up and deciding to be somebody.
  • I look at myself objectively and in a way I see myself as a commodity. Your name becomes somehow outside yourself. Now, when I'm at home being Mrs. Scarfe, that's when I'm most myself.
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