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Jane Asher Interview Park Theatre Gala
Jane Asher Interview Park Theatre Gala
Published: 2015/11/17
Channel: Red Carpet News TV
Paul McCartney & Jane Asher - (BBC News) (26.03.1968) London Airport, Heathrow
Paul McCartney & Jane Asher - (BBC News) (26.03.1968) London Airport, Heathrow
Published: 2015/03/03
Channel: The Beatles Day
Young Jane Asher
Young Jane Asher
Published: 2015/12/29
Channel: thequeenoftheprom
♫ Paul McCartney photo-session in Jane Asher home  at 57 Wimpole Street, 1965
♫ Paul McCartney photo-session in Jane Asher home at 57 Wimpole Street, 1965
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: Elena the Beatles photos
♫ Paul McCartney and Jane Asher with Martha at “High Park” 1967
♫ Paul McCartney and Jane Asher with Martha at “High Park” 1967
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: Elena the Beatles photos
Alfie 1966 Part 7
Alfie 1966 Part 7
Published: 2009/04/26
Channel: Priscilla Barquet
The Buttercup Chain- Official Trailer
The Buttercup Chain- Official Trailer
Published: 2009/10/01
Channel: TheMoviesB
Jane Asher - For no one
Jane Asher - For no one
Published: 2016/02/06
Channel: martisslandia
Jane Asher explains her addiction to The Archers
Jane Asher explains her addiction to The Archers
Published: 2010/12/21
Channel: BBC
The Buttercup Chain (1970) Jane Asher
The Buttercup Chain (1970) Jane Asher
Published: 2008/09/21
Channel: modcinema
Jane Asher and Paul McCartney: a love story
Jane Asher and Paul McCartney: a love story
Published: 2015/07/22
Channel: thequeenoftheprom
Jane Asher Makeup Tutorial // Audrey Copping
Jane Asher Makeup Tutorial // Audrey Copping
Published: 2014/10/15
Channel: Audrey Copping
Cake pops by Jane Asher
Cake pops by Jane Asher
Published: 2014/10/23
Channel: Poundland UK
Meet The Beatles
Meet The Beatles' Ashers: Peter (brother of Jane) Asher reveals mutual influence [083]
Published: 2016/07/31
Channel: Scott Jacobs
33 DATOS de Jane Asher.
33 DATOS de Jane Asher.
Published: 2017/04/08
Channel: Grace McLennon
DEEP END (1971) Jane Asher & John Moulder-Brown talk * Jerzy Skolimowski
DEEP END (1971) Jane Asher & John Moulder-Brown talk * Jerzy Skolimowski
Published: 2010/10/14
Channel: TaylorHamKid
Jane Asher Interview.
Jane Asher Interview.
Published: 2017/10/14
Channel: EG RETRO TV
Jane Asher - As Tears Go By
Jane Asher - As Tears Go By
Published: 2011/11/11
Channel: BeatlesWives
Jane Asher on arthritis
Jane Asher on arthritis
Published: 2013/04/30
Channel: Arthritis Care
clips from The Greengage Summer (1961) w/Jane Asher
clips from The Greengage Summer (1961) w/Jane Asher
Published: 2014/01/21
Channel: Grendoza
Deep End (1971) Jane Asher & John Moulder-Brown
Deep End (1971) Jane Asher & John Moulder-Brown
Published: 2010/06/21
Channel: modcinema
Victoria Sponge cake by Jane Asher
Victoria Sponge cake by Jane Asher
Published: 2014/10/24
Channel: Poundland UK
Jane Asher Interview An American In Paris West End
Jane Asher Interview An American In Paris West End
Published: 2017/03/29
Channel: Red Carpet News TV
Paul McCartney & Jane Asher/ HISTORIAS BEATLE
Paul McCartney & Jane Asher/ HISTORIAS BEATLE
Published: 2016/05/19
Channel: Grace McLennon
Meeting Jane Asher + her personal message to my mum
Meeting Jane Asher + her personal message to my mum
Published: 2015/07/29
Channel: Audrey Copping
Jane Asher- You
Jane Asher- You're Beautiful
Published: 2010/11/21
Channel: Elena Vamp
Jane Asher
Jane Asher's 12 Days of Christmas on GMTV (1995)
Published: 2015/03/14
Channel: Frank McGowan
I Will Always Love You - Jane Asher & Paul McCartney
I Will Always Love You - Jane Asher & Paul McCartney
Published: 2009/11/14
Channel: vulcanicspice
The Beatles - Michelle ❤ with Paul McCartney and Jane Asher ❤ "Cover"
The Beatles - Michelle ❤ with Paul McCartney and Jane Asher ❤ "Cover"
Published: 2016/11/03
Channel: Oromero89 Rock Music
Paul McCartney Jane Asher 1964 - 1968
Paul McCartney Jane Asher 1964 - 1968
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: Jack McFile
Jane Asher
Jane Asher
Published: 2009/09/02
Channel: BunnyGoreCute
Jane Asher & Pattie Boyd Beautiful Girl
Jane Asher & Pattie Boyd Beautiful Girl
Published: 2011/12/01
Channel: LasBeatlesGirls
Jane Asher
Jane Asher
Published: 2009/10/27
Channel: BeatlesWives
Masque Of The Red Death
Masque Of The Red Death
Published: 2010/01/19
Channel: Chris Wood
Marlon Asher, Izac King, Pressure Buss Pipe, Sizzla - Mary Jane (Official Video)
Marlon Asher, Izac King, Pressure Buss Pipe, Sizzla - Mary Jane (Official Video)
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: MarlonAsherVEVO
Jane Asher
Jane Asher
Published: 2010/03/05
Channel: roxannehilton2
Deep End (1970) - Jane Asher
Deep End (1970) - Jane Asher
Published: 2011/11/01
Channel: TheMercurian
Jane Asher-Venus
Jane Asher-Venus
Published: 2009/11/08
Channel: BunnyGoreCute
Miss Marple - Jane Asher talks about her character
Miss Marple - Jane Asher talks about her character
Published: 2017/08/04
Channel: Anne-Marie 123
Jane Asher And Paul McCartney- This One
Jane Asher And Paul McCartney- This One
Published: 2010/10/26
Channel: Elena Vamp
Christmas Cookie Tree by Jane Asher
Christmas Cookie Tree by Jane Asher
Published: 2014/11/06
Channel: Poundland UK
Paul McCartney And Jane Asher 1966, 1967,1968
Paul McCartney And Jane Asher 1966, 1967,1968
Published: 2015/12/01
Channel: Jack McFile
Pattie Boyd, Twiggy, Jane Asher
Pattie Boyd, Twiggy, Jane Asher
Published: 2011/09/06
Channel: xCowsCanFly
Jane Asher and Paul
Jane Asher and Paul
Published: 2015/06/26
Channel: Mila Jacob
Jane Asher & Kimmy Robertson McVities Ad (1995)
Jane Asher & Kimmy Robertson McVities Ad (1995)
Published: 2017/05/20
Channel: faym1982
Jane Asher - One Fine Day
Jane Asher - One Fine Day
Published: 2010/05/07
Channel: BeatlesWives
Jane Asher (Masters World Record breaker) competes at the EDSC Masters Meet 2015
Jane Asher (Masters World Record breaker) competes at the EDSC Masters Meet 2015
Published: 2016/08/25
Channel: Erith and District Swimming Club
Halloween Cupcakes by Jane Asher
Halloween Cupcakes by Jane Asher
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: Poundland UK
Paul McCartney Jane Asher John Lennon  Photo Compare 1967
Paul McCartney Jane Asher John Lennon Photo Compare 1967
Published: 2016/11/29
Channel: Jack McFile
Rod Webber interviews Jane Asher
Rod Webber interviews Jane Asher
Published: 2011/10/28
Channel: Rod Webber
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Jane Asher
JaneAsher.jpg
Asher in 2008
Born Jane Asher
(1946-04-05) 5 April 1946 (age 71)
Willesden, London, England
Occupation Actress, author, entrepreneur
Years active 1952–present
Spouse(s) Gerald Scarfe (m. 1981)
Children 3

Jane Asher (born 5 April 1946) is an English actress, author, and entrepreneur, who achieved early fame as a child actress, and has worked extensively in film and TV throughout her career.

She has appeared in TV shows and films such as Deep End[1], The Masque of the Red Death, Alfie, The Mistress, Crossroads, Death at a Funeral, and The Old Guys. She is also known for supplying specialist cakes and kitchenware, as well as publishing three best-selling novels. She was a key figure of 1960s entertainment and arts culture, as well as a girlfriend and muse to Beatle Paul McCartney.[2]

Early life[edit]

Asher was the middle of three children born to Richard and Margaret Asher, née Eliot, in Willesden, Middlesex.[3] Her father was a consultant in blood and mental diseases at the Central Middlesex Hospital, as well as being a broadcaster and the author of notable medical articles. Asher's mother was a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Coincidentally one of her pupils there was George Martin. Asher attended Queen's College in Harley Street, London[4] and is the elder sister of Clare Asher, a radio actress and school inspector. Asher's elder brother is record producer and manager Peter Asher,[5] who started his career as "Peter" of Peter and Gordon.

Acting career[edit]

Asher was a child actress, and appeared in the 1952 film Mandy and the 1955 science fiction film The Quatermass Xperiment. She also played the title role in dramatised versions of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass in 1958 for Argo Records. In 1961 she co-starred in The Greengage Summer which was released in the United States as Loss of Innocence. She also appeared in the 1962 film and Disney TV programme, The Prince and the Pauper. British TV appearances included three episodes (1956–1958) of the ITV series The Adventures of Robin Hood, and as a panelist on the BBC's Juke Box Jury.

Asher as Juliet when the Bristol Old Vic made a US tour in 1967

Asher appeared in Roger Corman's The Masque of the Red Death (1964) with Vincent Price, in Alfie opposite Michael Caine in 1966, and in Jerzy Skolimowski's Deep End (1970). Jane Asher acted with John Moulder Brown in Deep End.

On television, she guest-starred in an episode of the British television comedy series The Goodies; The Stone Tape; Wicked Women; Rumpole of the Bailey; as Celia Ryder in the 1981 Granada Television adaptation of Brideshead Revisited; A Voyage Round My Father opposite Laurence Olivier; The Mistress (1985–87); and as Faith Ashley in Wish Me Luck (three seasons from 1987–89).

In 1994, she portrayed the Doctor Who companion Susan Foreman in a BBC Radio 4 comedy drama Whatever Happened to Susan Foreman? Another notable radio appearance was in The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in 2002, in the episode "The Peculiar Persecution of Mr John Vincent Harden".

In 2003, she appeared in the revived ITV soap, Crossroads where she played the hotel's owner, Angel Samson. After the soap was axed, Asher apologised to Crossroads fans for the way the 2003 series went.[6]

In 2004, she starred in Festen at the Arts Theatre. In 2005, she starred in The World's Biggest Diamond, by Gregory Motton, at the Royal Court Theatre. In 2006, Asher starred in the Richard Fell adaptation of the 1960s science fiction series A for Andromeda, which aired on the British digital television station BBC Four. In 2007, she portrayed the widow Sandra in the Frank Oz film Death at a Funeral. The same year Asher appeared in the BBC medical drama, Holby City as Lady Byrne. In October 2007, she played Andrea Yates in The Sarah Jane Adventures, in the episode "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?" Asher co-starred in the 2008 ITV drama series The Palace, filmed in Lithuania; she played Queen Charlotte, mother of King Richard IV.

In August 2008, Asher appeared in the reality TV talent show-themed television series, Maestro, on BBC Two with other showbusiness personalities.[7][8] From 2009 to 2010, she played Sally in the BBC One comedy series The Old Guys. In 2011 she played Margaret Harker in Waterloo Road.

In October 2009, she appeared as Delia in Peter Hall's revival of Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce at the Rose Theatre, Kingston and in her first pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Richmond Theatre in December 2009, receiving enthusiastic reviews for both.[9][10] In 2011 she returned to the Rose, Kingston as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest.

In 2012, she appeared in Charley's Aunt at the Menier Chocolate Factory. In the summer of 2013, she played Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Pride and Prejudice at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park. In 2014, she starred in the stage adaptation of Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger at the Theatre Royal Bath and on tour. In 2016, Asher took on the role of Miss Havisham in Michael Eaton's adaptation of Great Expectations. She took on the role of Madame Baurel in the 2017 London stage production of "An American in Paris".

Other work[edit]

Asher has written three best-selling novels: The Longing, The Question, and Losing It, and published more than a dozen lifestyle, costuming, and cake decorating books. Asher owns a company that makes party cakes and sugar crafts for special occasions.[11] She also has her own brand of kitchenware that is being sold in Poundland shops in the UK [12] and also in Dealz in Ireland.[13]

She is a shareholder in Private Eye,[14] president of Arthritis Care,[15] and a patron of Scoliosis Association (UK).[16]

She is also president of the National Autistic Society, in which she takes an active role.[17] She was a speaker at the 2006 launch of the National Autistic Society's "Make School Make Sense" campaign and is president of Parkinson's UK.[18] In March 2010, Asher became vice president to Autistica, a UK charity raising funds for autism research.[19] Asher is also a patron of TRACKS Autism, an early years nursery setting for children on the autistic spectrum.[20]

Personal life[edit]

On 18 April 1963, the 17-year-old Jane Asher interviewed the Beatles[21] at Royal Albert Hall in London, England and began a five-year relationship with Paul McCartney. In December 1963, McCartney took up residence at Asher's family Wimpole Street town house and stayed there until the couple moved into McCartney's own home located in St John's Wood in 1966. McCartney wrote several Beatles songs inspired by her, including "And I Love Her", "You Won't See Me", "I'm Looking Through You", and "Here, There and Everywhere". McCartney and Asher announced on Christmas Day 1967 that they were engaged to marry, and in February and March 1968, Asher accompanied the Beatles and their respective partners to Rishikesh to attend an advanced Transcendental Meditation training session with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. In mid-1968, Asher returned to London from an acting assignment in Bristol earlier than expected and caught McCartney in bed with Francie Schwartz. A fan who frequently hung around Paul's Cavendish Avenue home claims to have witnessed the incident, saying, "...Paul brought this American girl home...[and a little while later]...another car turned into Cavendish Avenue — it was Jane. She'd come back...earlier than she was supposed to. Jane went into the house. A bit later on, she came storming out again and drove away." Shortly after, Margaret Asher drove to Cavendish Avenue to collect her daughter's things.[22]

On 20 July 1968, Asher announced publicly to the BBC that her engagement to McCartney had been called off, an announcement that shocked many people, including McCartney himself. At the time of Asher's announcement, McCartney was at his father's home with Schwartz by his side. McCartney, who had not been formally broken up with before the announcement, had been publicly dumped on television. Though Schwartz has confirmed that Asher did see them in bed together, she claims that she was not the sole reason for the breakup, and that the couple were on the verge of breaking up prior to Asher walking in. Other people, such as Hunter Davies and Barry Miles, state that the relationship always had major problems, one of those being that McCartney wanted Asher to give up her career after they married, an aspiration of his that Asher would not comply with. Another prevalent problem in the relationship was McCartney's drug use and womanizing. After returning to London from a five-month acting tour of the United States in May 1967, Asher found McCartney to be completely different, confiding in Davies that McCartney had "changed so much. He was on LSD, which I hadn't shared. I was jealous of all the spiritual experiences he'd had with John. There were fifteen people dropping in all day long. The house had changed and was full of stuff I didn't know about."[23]

Since the breakup, Asher has never spoken about her relationship with McCartney. Being asked about it irritates her, as she stated in 2004: "I've been happily married for 30-something years. It's insulting."[24] She did attend the London premiere of the Beatles' last movie Let it Be along with John Lennon's former wife Cynthia, though none of the former Beatles was in attendance.[25]

Asher met the illustrator Gerald Scarfe in 1971. Their daughter, Katie, was born in 1974. They married in 1981, and they had two more children, sons Alexander (born 1981) and Rory (born 1983).[26]

In 1969, her father, Richard, committed suicide at the age of 57. Her mother, Margaret, died in 2011 at the age of 97.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1952 Mandy Nina Roads
1955 The Quatermass Xperiment Little Girl
1956 Charley Moon Benesta
1961 The Greengage Summer Hester Grey
1963 Girl in the Headlines Lindy Birkett Released as The Model Murder Case in USA
1964 The Masque of the Red Death Francesca
1966 Alfie Annie
1967 The Winter's Tale Perdita
1970 Deep End Susan
The Buttercup Chain Margaret
1972 Henry VIII and His Six Wives Jane Seymour
1983 Runners Helen
1984 Success Is the Best Revenge Bank Manager
1985 Dreamchild Mrs. Liddell
1988 Paris by Night Pauline
1993 Closing Numbers Anna
2006 Tirant lo Blanc Empress of Visantia
2007 Death at a Funeral Sandra
2013 I Give It a Year Diana
2015 Drunk on Love Miss Sharp

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1961 Home Tonight Kathy 5 episodes
1962 The Prince and the Pauper Lady Jane Grey 3 episodes
1972 The Stone Tape Jill Greely TV movie
1972 Hedda Gabler Thea Elvsted TV movie
1973 Wessex Tales Lucy Saville Episode: "Fellow Townsmen"
1978 Hawkmoor Lady Johane Williams 5 episodes
1978 Rumpole of the Bailey Kathy Trelayne Episode: "Rumpole and the Alternative Society"
1981 Brideshead Revisited Celia Ryder 2 episodes
1982 East Lynne Emma Vane TV movie
1984 A Voyage Round My Father Elizabeth TV movie
1985 The Mistress Helen Carpenter 6 episodes
1988 Wish Me Luck Faith Ashley 22 episodes
2003 Crossroads Angel Samson 18 episodes
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Mrs. Sylvia Lester Episode: "Murder at the Vicarage"
2006 A for Andromeda Professor Madeleine Dawnay TV movie
2007 The Sarah Jane Adventures Andrea Yates 2 episodes
2007–10 Holby City Lady Byrne 23 episodes
2008 The Palace Queen Charlotte 8 episodes
2009-10 The Old Guys Sally 12 episodes
2010 Agatha Christie's Poirot Lady Mary Episode: "Three Act Tragedy"
2015 Stella Hazel 3 episodes
2015–16 Eve Mary Douglas 13 episodes

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Deep End on IMDb
  2. ^ Crandall, Bill (29 January 2014). "Paul McCartney's 'Loving' muse". CBS News. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  3. ^ GRO Register of Births: June 1946 3a 765 Willeden, mmn = Eliot
  4. ^ Harry, Bill (2000) [1992]. The Beatles Encyclopaedia (paperback ed.). London: Virgin Publishing. p. 403. ISBN 0-7535-0481-2. 
  5. ^ Scarfe, Gerald (2010). The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall. Da Capo Press. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-306-81997-1. 
  6. ^ "Crossroads History-Carlton Remakes 2000s". Crossroads Application Society. 
  7. ^ "Maestro - Episodes - Band Camp". BBC. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Eight passionate amateurs bid to become BBC Two's Maestro" (Press release). BBC. 23 May 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2008. 
  9. ^ Mountford, Fiona (16 October 2009). "Bedroom Farce and Miss Julie see Rose in bloom". London Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Theatre review: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Richmond Theatre, Surrey". Britishtheatreguide.info. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  11. ^ Mitchison, Amanda (3 October 2005). "Butter wouldn't melt". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 7 May 2007. 
  12. ^ "Jane Asher's Kitchen Poundland". 
  13. ^ "Jane Asher's Kitchen Dealz". Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Peter Cook: Comedian, 1937 - 1995". h2g2. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  15. ^ "Patron and President". Arthritis Care. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Jane Asher". Scoliosis Association (UK). 26 March 2014. Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "President". The National Autistic Society. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "Jane Asher, President". Parkinson's UK. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "Jane Asher becomes an Autistica Vice President" (PDF) (Press release). Autistica. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 September 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  20. ^ "Patrons of TRACKS Autism". TRACKS Autism. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  21. ^ Miles. p102.
  22. ^ Norman, Philip (1981). The True Story of The Beatles. Long Acre, London: Hamish Hamilton. p. 400. ISBN 0-241-10300-2. 
  23. ^ "Jane Asher". The Beatles Bible. 
  24. ^ Thomas, David (19 August 2004). "The darkness behind the smile". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  25. ^ "UK première of Let It Be". The Beatles Bible. 
  26. ^ http://www.thepeerage.com/p18050.htm#i180491

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Dye, David. Child and Youth Actors: Filmography of Their Entire Careers, 1914-1985. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1988, p. 7.

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