Jane Asher

Actress + Author
Born Apr 5, 1946

Jane Asher is an English actress. She has also developed a second career as a cake decorator and cake shop proprietor.

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1946 Birth Born on April 5, 1946.
1952 6 Years Old Asher was a child actress and appeared in the 1952 film Mandy and the 1955 science fiction film The Quatermass Xperiment.


1958 12 Years Old She also played the title role in dramatised versions of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass in 1958 for Argo Records.
1961 15 Years Old In 1961 she co-starred in The Greengage Summer which was released in the United States as Loss of Innocence.
1962 16 Years Old She also appeared in the 1962 film and Disney TV programme, The Prince and the Pauper. … Read More
1963 17 Years Old 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. … Read More


1966 20 Years Old 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).
1967 21 Years Old 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. … Read More
1968 22 Years Old 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. … Read More
1969 23 Years Old In 1969, her father, Richard, committed suicide at the age of 57. … Read More


1981 35 Years Old 1 More Event
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).


1994 48 Years Old In 1994, she portrayed the Doctor Who companion Susan Foreman in a BBC Radio 4 comedy drama Whatever Happened to Susan Foreman? … Read More


2003 57 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, she appeared in the revived ITV soap, Crossroads where she played the hotel's owner, Angel Samson.
2004 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004 she starred in Festen at the Arts Theatre.
2005 59 Years Old In 2005 she starred in The World's Biggest Diamond, by Gregory Motton, at the Royal Court Theatre.


2006 60 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
2007 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, she portrayed the widow Sandra in the Frank Oz film Death at a Funeral. … Read More
2008 62 Years Old 1 More Event
" Asher co-starred in the 2008 ITV drama series The Palace, filmed in Lithuania; she played Queen Charlotte, mother of King Richard IV.
2009 63 Years Old 1 More Event
From 2009 to 2010, she played Sally in the BBC One comedy series The Old Guys. … Read More
2010 - 2013 4 More Events
2014 68 Years Old In 2014 she starred in the stage adaptation of Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger at the Theatre Royal Bath and on tour.
2016 70 Years Old In 2016 Asher took on the role of Miss Havisham in Michael Eaton's adaptation of Great Expectations. … Read More
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