Jane Asher
Actress, author
Jane Asher
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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Jane Asher's personal information overview.
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Acting Out Sexual Fantasies With A New Partner After 50
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Louisa Whitehead-Payne and her new boyfriend are acting out sexual fantasies and going on holiday together, but they're from different worlds. Can it turn into love for High50's dating diarist? Six months on and Muddy Farmer and I are rubbing along well. He is good fun, smart, witty and nice to me. We are, though, from totally different worlds. His is rural and tight. Mine worldly and expansive. But it doesn't seem to matter. We are having a lot of fun and different experiences. Some very different. I loan him a ball gown and my footballers' wives shoes for his forthcoming appearance in the local theater as a fairy. He has small feet, I have big ones and this is the first time I have lent a man my shoes. High heels, two shoestring diamante straps. Gorgeous, but if I wear them, I have to be driven to a restaurant and sit by the toilets. He manages to walk in them without any trouble. So I find myself sitting in a village hall on a Saturday night, and my bloke, all six foot fi ...
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The Global Search for Education: Celebrating Alice -- Listen to the Real Alice
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Alice Pleasance Liddell Hargreaves and President Nicholas Murray Butler Columbia University at the 1932 Centenary Celebration of Lewis Carroll's birth When you hear the voice of the Real Alice In Wonderland - Alice Pleasance Hargreaves - extending her thanks to President Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia University at the spectacular centenary celebrations held in the old Columbia gymnasium on May 4, 1932, you will gasp. As for those of us who know the whole story.....well, we simply reach for our box of Kleenex. It was the Great Depression. People in America needed hope. They had found it in Alice Pleasance Hargreaves on the centenary celebration of Lewis Carroll's birth, hosted by New York's most prominent educational institution of the day. "Famous literary heroines do not always come up to expectations, but Mrs. Hargreaves who celebrated her eightieth birthday yesterday and made her little speech at Columbia is all that Alice's millions of devoted admirers would wis ...
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The Songwriter Might Surprise You: Artists Who Wrote Hit Songs That Others Made Famous
Huffington Post - about 3 years
There is so much well-deserved attention focused on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles US arrival and appearance of on The Ed Sullivan Show. But here's a bit of interesting history. In the 1960s, when Paul McCartney was dating Jane Asher, he was often found hanging around her family's house. Asher's parents took pity on him and offered him the guest room at the top of the house as a pied-à-terre. When McCartney wasn't on the road, he shared the room with Jane's brother, Peter Asher (pictured with McCartney below). "During that time," Peter recalls, "I got to hear songs in various states of creation which Paul played, and one of them was this unfinished song called 'World Without Love.' All he had was a couple of verses. John didn't think it was right for The Beatles. Nobody jumped on it." Some months later, Peter got a record deal with his own group, Peter and Gordon. So Peter asked Paul if the unwanted song was still around. It was. "World Without Love" hit the top of the cha ...
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Sidewalk Antique & Vintage Show set for Saturday
Blue Ridge Now - over 3 years
The 22nd annual Sidewalk Antique & Vintage Show will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in historic downtown Hendersonville. The event will feature a variety of antiques and vintage items ranging from furniture and glassware to clothing and everything in between, according to a news release from Historic Downtown Hendersonville. There will be more than 40 vendors along Main Street, and antique shops will have their doors open during the show, including Village Green Antiques, Jane Asher Antiques and Mia’s Marketplace of Antiques & More. The show will offer furniture, sterling, pottery, china, porcelain, art glass, vintage jewelry and clothing and other collectibles. Vendors will set up on Main Street sidewalks from Sixth Avenue to First Avenue. The avenues and parking along Main Street will all remain open over the course of the event.
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Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.: 3 New Fascinating Horror Film Factoids!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A surprising true story was incorporated in The Masque of the Red Death! The stars of The Gorgon hated the creature! Color mitigated the horrific effects of I Was A Teenage Frankenstein! Roger Corman's 1964 Edgar Allan Poe horror flick, The Masque of the Red Death, afforded Vincent Price a superb role as the evil Prince Prospero who is sheltering several aristocrats in his castle from the plague. In a major masquerade scene, the dwarf Hop Toad (Skip Martin) leads the villainous Alfredo (Patrick Magee) attired in a gorilla suit in chains to the ballroom, then proceeds to burn him to death for unchivalrous remarks about his inamorata, the dwarf Esmeralda (actually a child actress, Verina Greenlaw). This segment was drawn from a Poe short story, "Hop-Frog," which was based on an actual 1393 incident in which French King Charles VI and five of his lords costumed and chained themselves as wild men, then caught fire due to an errant spark, with four of the aristos dying. The ...
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Written by Queenie Le Trout - ATV Today
Google News - over 5 years
In London Faith (Jane Asher) has become head of the OUTFIT for the French operations and recruits Dominique (Catherine Schell) and Anton (Jeremy Nicholas) to head to Le Crest in the South of France were the Marquis is strong
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Baby you CAN drive my car: Sir Paul McCartney's 1965 Aston Martin set to sell ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Sir Paul used it to drive his then girlfriend Jane Asher around town. He also gave a memorable lift to the founder of The Byrds Roger McGuinn. The legendary frontman later recalled: 'The Beatles had come to see one of our gigs and we hung out after the
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Queenie's TV Highlights: The Hour, Horizon, Torchwood and Celebrity Big Brother - ATV Today
Google News - over 5 years
Faith (Jane Asher) contacts Kit (Michael J Jackson) about Liz's marriage break-up. Feeling that she has nothing left to lose Liz agrees to go back to France to aide Emily (Jane Snowden) and Vivian (Lyn Farleigh) who is raising the suspicions of her
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Jane Asher joins BBC One's Waterloo Road for series eight - Unreality TV
Google News - over 5 years
Jane Asher has been announced as a new addition to the cast of 'Waterloo Road'. The veteran actress, 65, will take on the role of a no-nonsense inspector in the BBC One school drama and Bosses are said to be thrilled with her decision to join their
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Jane Asher joins BBC One's Waterloo Road - Mirror.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Asher, 65, will star as a no-nonsense inspector who investigates progress at the troubled comprehensive. Bosses are delighted to have secured her for the eighth series, said to be one of the most dramatic yet
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DVD: Deep End (15) - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
A soundtrack by the German experimentalists Can, a cameo from Diana Dors as a sexual predator and a saucy Jane Asher all feature in this British oddity from 1970. John Moulder-Brown plays a teen who lands a job at the local public baths, working with
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Jane Asher judges competition at Almeida Theatre's annual festival - actress ... - Islington Tribune newspaper website
Google News - over 5 years
ACTRESS and cake-baker extraordinaire Jane Asher was on hand on Sunday to judge the cake-making competition which wound up the Almeida Theatre's annual festival. A street party with food, music, face-painting, hat-making workshops,
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VIDEO; A Tragic Actress's Twilight, Burning, Not Dimming
NYTimes - over 5 years
The Letter Long overshadowed by William Wyler's 1940 remake starring Bette Davis, the first filming, from 1929, of W. Somerset Maugham's stage play ''The Letter'' has re-emerged, thanks to a new DVD edition from Warner Archive. As the only surviving sound film of the radically innovative Broadway star Jeanne Eagels, the film is an important piece
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Top 5 songs for Harry Potter fans - AZ Central.com
Google News - over 5 years
Beatle Paul McCartney reportedly wrote this song to get his girlfriend, Jane Asher, to pay more attention to their relationship. "I Put a Spell on You," Screamin' Jay Hawkins - This singer wore a cape onstage and invoked images of voodoo and magic when
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jane Asher
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 69
    In 2016 Asher took on the role of Miss Havisham in Michael Eaton's adaptation of Great Expectations.
    More Details Hide Details 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. She also has her own brand of kitchenware that is being sold in Poundland shops in the UK and also in Dealz in Ireland. She is a shareholder in Private Eye, President of Arthritis Care, Patron of Scoliosis Association (UK) and a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association.
  • 2014
    Age 67
    In 2014 she starred in the stage adaptation of Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger at the Theatre Royal Bath and on tour.
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  • 2013
    Age 66
    In the summer of 2013 she played Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Pride and Prejudice at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park.
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  • 2012
    Age 65
    In 2012 she appeared in Charley's Aunt at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
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  • 2011
    Age 64
    In 2011 she returned to the Rose, Kingston as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest.
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  • 2010
    Age 63
    In March 2010, Asher became Vice President to Autistica, a UK charity raising funds for autism research.
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  • 2009
    Age 62
    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.
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    From 2009 to 2010, she played Sally in the BBC One comedy series The Old Guys.
    More Details Hide Details In 2011 she played Margaret Harker in Waterloo Road.
  • 2008
    Age 61
    In August 2008, Asher appeared in the reality TV talent show-themed television series, Maestro, on BBC Two with other showbusiness personalities.
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    " Asher co-starred in the 2008 ITV drama series The Palace, filmed in Lithuania; she played Queen Charlotte, mother of King Richard IV.
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  • 2007
    Age 60
    In October 2007, she played Andrea Yates in The Sarah Jane Adventures, in the episode "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?
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    In 2007, she portrayed the widow Sandra in the Frank Oz film Death at a Funeral.
    More Details Hide Details The same year Asher appeared in the BBC medical drama, Holby City as Lady Byrne.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 59
    She is also President of the National Autistic Society, in which she takes an active role. 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.
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    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 58
    In 2005 she starred in The World's Biggest Diamond, by Gregory Motton, at the Royal Court Theatre.
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  • 2004
    Age 57
    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.
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    In 2004 she starred in Festen at the Arts Theatre.
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  • 2003
    Age 56
    After the soap was axed, Asher apologised to Crossroads fans for the way the 2003 series went.
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    In 2003, she appeared in the revived ITV soap, Crossroads where she played the hotel's owner, Angel Samson.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 47
    In 1994, she portrayed the Doctor Who companion Susan Foreman in a BBC Radio 4 comedy drama Whatever Happened to Susan Foreman?
    More Details Hide Details 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".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 34
    They married in 1981 and they had two more children, sons Alexander (born 1981) and Rory (born 1983).
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    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).
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 22
    In 1969, her father, Richard, committed suicide at the age of 57.
    More Details Hide Details Her mother, Margaret, died in 2011 at the age of 97.
  • 1968
    Age 21
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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."
  • 1967
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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 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.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1966
    Age 19
    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).
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  • 1963
    Age 16
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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".
  • 1962
    Age 15
    She also appeared in the 1962 film and Disney TV programme, The Prince and the Pauper.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1961
    Age 14
    In 1961 she co-starred in The Greengage Summer which was released in the United States as Loss of Innocence.
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  • 1958
    Age 11
    She also played the title role in dramatised versions of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass in 1958 for Argo Records.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Age 5
    Asher was a child actress and appeared in the 1952 film Mandy and the 1955 science fiction film The Quatermass Xperiment.
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  • 1946
    Born
    Born on April 5, 1946.
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