Jane Asher

Biography

Date of Birth 5 April 1946, Marylebone, London, England, UK Height 5' 6" (1.68 m) Spouse Gerald Scarfe (13 September 1981 - present) 3 children Trade Mark Red hair Trivia She made her first professional appearance at the age of five in the film Crash of Silence (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 of Katie, Alexander and Rory. 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 red hair and blue eyes Has a younger sister, Claire, 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 Augusta Eliot 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, long before Jane and Paul McCartney 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 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'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. Personal Quotes 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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Birth Place

Marylebone, London, England, UK

Birth Date

4/5/1946
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Deep End

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The Stone Tape

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Henry VIII and His Six Wives

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A for Andromeda

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Meeting the Beatles in India

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The Prince and the Pauper

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The Buttercup Chain

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Parting Ways: An Unauthorized Story on Life After the Beatles

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The Wedding Veil Journey

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Meeting the Beatles in India

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An American in Paris: The Musical

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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond

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Burn Burn Burn

Amelia

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I Give It A Year

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Good Ol' Freda

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Parting Ways: An Unauthorized Story on Life After the Beatles

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Christmas in Canaan

Mrs. Lester 1 episode, 2004

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Death at a Funeral

Sandra

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A for Andromeda

Professor Madeleine Dawnay

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The Maidens' Conspiracy

Emperatriz

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Dreamchild

Mrs. Liddell

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Rece do góry

Self

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The Stone Tape

Jill Greeley

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Henry VIII and His Six Wives

Jane Seymour

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Deep End

Susan

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The Buttercup Chain

Margaret

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Alfie

Annie

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Alibi des Todes

Lindy Birkett

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The Masque Of The Red Death

Francesca

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The Prince and the Pauper

Lady Jane

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The Quatermass Xperiment

Little Girl (uncredited)

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The Quatermass Experiment

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The Deadly Game

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