Willesden, North West London, England
Claim to Fame
Nina in the film Mandy, fiancée of Paul McCartney in the 1960s
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Jane Asher (born 5 April 1946, London) is an English actress. She has also developed a second career as a cake decorator and cake shop proprietor. Asher was the middle of three children born to Dr. Richard Alan John and Margaret Asher, née Eliot, in Willesden, North West London. Her father was a consultant in blood and mental diseases at the Central Middlesex Hospital in Acton, West London as well as being a broadcaster and author of many notable medical articles; her mother was a professor of oboe at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and taught George Martin to play the instrument. She also taught Paul McCartney to play the recorder. She was educated at Queen`s College in Harley Street, London. Her younger sister is the radio actress Clare Asher; her elder brother is record producer Peter Asher, formerly one half of the duo Peter & Gordon, and whose daughter is Victoria Asher, keytarist of the band Cobra Starship. Asher`s first appearance as a child actress was as Nina in the 1952 film Mandy. Other film appearances were the 1955 science fiction film The Quatermass Xperiment, and, co-starring with Kenneth More and Susannah York and in the 1961 UK film The Greengage Summer, which was released in the United States as Loss of Innocence. She also appeared as her distant relative Lady Jane Grey in the 1962 film and Disney TV programme, The Prince and the Pauper. British TV appearances included three episodes (1956–1958) of the British TV series, The Adventures of Robin Hood (working alongside her brother Peter), and as a panellist on the BBC`s Juke Box Jury.
In 1963, Asher interviewed The Beatles. A photographer for the BBC`s Radio Times asked them to pose with Asher. Asher subsequently commenced a five-year relationship with Paul McCartney, becoming engaged in 1967. She inspired many of McCartney`s songs, such as "All My Loving," "And I Love Her," "I`m Looking Through You," "You Won`t See Me," "We Can Work It Out," "Here, There and Everywhere," and "For No One" (all credited as Lennon/McCartney). Lennon/McCartney penned the number one hit "A World Without Love" for her brother Peter, who was part of the Peter & Gordon duo. Asher met the illustrator Gerald Scarfe in 1971, and they married ten years later when Asher was expecting their second child. They have three.
Miss Lambert`s Academy for Young Ladies, London
Queen`s College, London, Associate Member, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London
Richard Asher (doctor)
Margaret Asher (She teached oboe to George Martin (The Beatles' producer))
Peter Asher (from the British duo Peter and Gordon)
Clare Asher (radio actress)
Pattie Boyd, Cynthia Lennon, Maureen Starkey, Jenny Boyd
Martha (Dog - It was Paul's dog, but they lived together), Emily (Dog - plays a part in Jane's new television drama, "Love Is Old, Love Is New"), Thisby (Cat - When Jane and Paul lived together)
Actress, Author, Entrepreneur
Katie Scarfe (daughter), Victoria Asher (niece)
Favorite TV Shows
Juke Box Jury
Chinese food, Caviar, Smoked salmon
Ian McKellen, Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Michael Caine, Laurence Harvey, Keith Mitchell, Charlotte Rampling, Leigh Taylor-Young, Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates
Stuart Mungall, Joan Morrow
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.
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
United Agents (UK)
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(1965) TV commercial for Breck's Shampoo, (1995) TV commercial for McVitie's Go Ahead snack bars, (1995) TV commercial for McVitie's cookies "Vermont
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