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Jane Asher is a Actor British born on 5 april 1946 at Willesden (United-kingdom)

Jane Asher

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Birth name Jane Asher
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 5 april 1946 (77 years) at Willesden (United-kingdom)

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 The Masque of the Red Death, Alfie, Deep End, 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 show business society.


On 18 April 1963, the 17-year-old Jane Asher interviewed the Beatles 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", "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 to collect her daughter's things.

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, inquire 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. 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."

Since the breakup, Asher has never spoken about her time and relationship with McCartney, citing in 2004 that "I've been happily married for 30-something years, it's insulting."

Asher met the illustrator Gerald Scarfe in 1971. Their daughter Katie was born in April 1974. They married in 1981 and they had two more children, sons Alexander (born 1982) and Rory (born 1984).

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

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Filmography of Jane Asher (22 films)

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Burn Burn Burn
Directed by Chanya Button
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Laura Carmichael, Chloe Pirrie, Chloe Pirrie, Joe Dempsie, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Alison Steadman
Roles Amelia
Rating67% 3.39693.39693.39693.39693.3969
Après la mort de leur ami, deux jeunes femmes, Seph et Alex, se lancent dans un voyage sur les routes pour répandre ses cendres.
I Give It a Year, 1h37
Directed by Dan Mazer
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Rafe Spall, Minnie Driver, Stephen Merchant
Roles Diana
Rating56% 2.848382.848382.848382.848382.84838
Ambitious high-flyer Nat (Rose Byrne) and struggling writer Josh (Rafe Spall) fall in love at first sight at a party. After 6 months together they decide to marry. The film highlights their struggles during their first year of marriage, switching back and forth from flashbacks of the year's action to a marriage-guidance counsellor's office. Their wedding goes as planned despite many friends' comments that the marriage will not last, an embarrassing best man's speech and a coughing priest.
Three Act Tragedy, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Martin Shaw, David Yelland, Kimberley Nixon, Art Malik, Anastasia Hille
Roles Lady Mary
Rating76% 3.8423653.8423653.8423653.8423653.842365
Lors d'un diner chez l'acteur Cartwright auquel participe Poirot, le révérend Babbington meurt apparemment de cause naturelle. Mais lorsqu'un mois plus tard, en présence des mêmes invités, un autre convive meurt de la même manière, Poirot n'a plus de doute sur le fait que ce sont des meurtres. Lui et Cartwright vont aider la police à faire toute la lumière sur cette affaire...
Death at a Funeral, 1h30
Directed by Frank Oz
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Matthew Macfadyen, Rupert Graves, Andy Nyman, Kris Marshall, Peter Dinklage, Keeley Hawes
Roles Sandra
Rating72% 3.647263.647263.647263.647263.64726
Set in England and taking place mainly at a family home, Daniel (Matthew Macfadyen) and his wife Jane (Keeley Hawes) live with his parents; when the story opens, it is the day of Daniel's father's funeral and, while in the process of organising this event, Daniel and Jane plan to purchase a flat and move away from the parental home. Daniel's brother Robert (Rupert Graves), a renowned novelist living in New York City, would rather spend his money on a first class airline ticket to England than help finance the funeral, leaving Daniel to cover the burial expenses. As guests begin to arrive at the family home, where the funeral service is to be held, he struggles to complete a eulogy, although everyone expects Robert the writer will be the one to deliver some appropriate remarks.
The Maidens' Conspiracy, 2h
Directed by Vicente Aranda
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Alternate history films, Films about virginity
Actors Victoria Abril, Leonor Watling, Casper Zafer, Jane Asher, Charlie Cox, Ingrid Rubio
Roles Empress
Rating40% 2.0185852.0185852.0185852.0185852.018585
In 1401, Tirant lo Blanc, a famous knight, arrives with his small but battle-hardened troops of Almogavars, to the port of Constantinople. The emperor's only son has recently been killed by the Turks and the Byzantine emperor is too old to lead his army in battle. Constantinople is under treat of a Ottoman invasion and therefore it is in desperate need of a skilful military leader. Upon arrival, Tirant is received by the emperor who makes him commander in chief of the Imperial army.
Paris by Night, 1h43
Directed by David Hare
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Charlotte Rampling, Michael Gambon, Iain Glen, Robert Hardy, Jane Asher, Andrew Ray
Roles Pauline
Rating59% 2.9964652.9964652.9964652.9964652.996465
Une personnalité politique britannique, de passage à Paris, se retrouve impliquée dans un meurtre.
Dreamchild (1985)
, 1h34
Directed by Gavin Millar
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Coral Browne, Ian Holm, Peter Gallagher, Nicola Cowper, Jane Asher, Amelia Shankley
Roles Mrs. Liddell
Rating66% 3.3476053.3476053.3476053.3476053.347605
The film begins on the ship bearing Alice (Coral Browne) and Lucy from England to New York. As she and Lucy (Nicola Cowper) disembark, they are set upon by several journalists, all trying to get a story or quote from her. Clearly bewildered by all the excitement, she is befriended by an ex-reporter, Jack Dolan (Peter Gallagher), who helps her and Lucy through the legions of the press. Dolan quickly becomes her agent and finds endorsement opportunities for her. Throughout it all, a romance develops between Jack and Lucy.
Runners (1983)
, 1h47
Directed by Charles Sturridge
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Kate Hardie, James Fox, Jane Asher, Lisa Howard, Robert Lang, Anna Wing
Roles Helen
Rating56% 2.8123152.8123152.8123152.8123152.812315
An English father heads for London in search of his missing teenage daughter.
Hands Up!
Hands Up! (1981)
, 1h30
Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
Origin Pologne
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Jerzy Skolimowski, Tadeusz Łomnicki, Bogumił Kobiela, Alan Bates, Jane Asher, David Essex
Roles Self (1981 footage)
Rating64% 3.2428953.2428953.2428953.2428953.242895
Dix ans après la fin de leurs études de médecine, cinq jeunes gens se retrouvent à bord d'un train de marchandises. Ils y évoquent leur passé commun, le temps où la Pologne était régentée par le stalinisme intransigeant : à cette époque, ils avaient été chargés d'accoler des panneaux de papier afin d'ériger un immense portrait de Staline pour le défilé du premier mai. Or sur l'affiche, le despote avait été affublé de deux paires d'yeux.
Henry VIII and His Six Wives, 2h5
Directed by Waris Hussein
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Keith Michell, Charlotte Rampling, Donald Pleasence, Jane Asher, Brian Blessed, Frances Cuka
Roles Jane Seymour
Rating67% 3.3891153.3891153.3891153.3891153.389115
On his deathbed, Henry VIII reflects upon his long reign, and especially the crucial part his six marriages have played. The bulk of the film is depicted in flashback, while the elderly Henry VIII is surrounded by his family and courtiers waiting for him to die.
Deep End
Deep End (1971)
, 1h30
Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films
Actors Jane Asher, John Moulder-Brown, Karl Michael Vogler, Diana Dors, Cheryl Hall, Erica Beer
Roles Susan
Rating71% 3.596013.596013.596013.596013.59601
Mike (John Moulder Brown), a 15-year-old school leaver, finds a job in a public bath. There he is trained by his co-worker Susan (Jane Asher), a girl ten years his senior. Susan is a tease who plays with Mike's and other men's feelings, acting sometimes warm and affectionate and other times cold and distant. Working in the bathhouse turns out to involve providing services to clients of a more or less sexual nature, in exchange for a tip. For example, an older woman (Diana Dors) is sexually stimulated by pushing Mike's head into her bosom and talking suggestively about football. Mike is confused by this and at first does not want to accept the tip he gets, but Susan tells him that these services are a normal practice, including exchange of her female clients for his male clients whenever a client prefers the opposite sex.
The Buttercup Chain, 1h35
Directed by Robert Ellis Miller
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Hywel Bennett, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jane Asher, Sven-Bertil Taube, Clive Revill, Roy Dotrice
Roles Margaret
Rating55% 2.7715452.7715452.7715452.7715452.771545
France and Manny are cousins, born on the same day to twin sisters. They grow up feeling a bond as if brother and sister. When he returns to London from boarding school, France and Manny make a pact in which each finds a suitable romantic partner for the other. But when they go away to the countryside with Margaret and Fred, a strange incestuous impulse seems to exist between the cousins, while Manny also must deal with a pregnancy.
Alfie (1966)
, 1h54
Directed by Brian W. Cook, Lewis Gilbert
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films based on plays
Actors Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Vivien Merchant, Jane Asher, Graham Stark
Roles Annie
Rating69% 3.496923.496923.496923.496923.49692
Handsome Cockney chauffeur Alfie Elkins (Michael Caine) enjoys the favors of women, while avoiding any commitment. He ends an affair with a married woman, Siddie (Millicent Martin), just as he gets his submissive single girlfriend, Gilda (Julia Foster), pregnant. Although Alfie refuses to marry Gilda and cheats on her constantly, Gilda decides to have the child, a boy named Malcolm, and keep him rather than give him up for adoption. Over time, Alfie becomes attached to his son, but his unwillingness to commit to Gilda causes her to break up with him and instead marry Humphrey (Graham Stark), a kindly bus conductor who loves her and is willing to accept Malcolm as his own son. She also bars Alfie from any further contact with Malcolm, forcing Alfie to watch from a distance as Humphrey steps into his fatherly role. When a health check reveals Alfie has tubercular shadows on his lungs, the diagnosis, combined with his separation from his son, leads him to have a brief mental breakdown.
The Masque of the Red Death, 1h39
Directed by Roger Corman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher, Nigel Green, Patrick Magee, Robert Brown
Roles Francesca
Rating68% 3.4470953.4470953.4470953.4470953.447095
On a mountain in medieval Italy, an old woman meets a mysterious, red-cloaked figure, shuffling Tarot cards. The figure gives the woman a white rose, which then turns red and dappled with blood.