Jane Asher is a British Actress entrepreneur and author, who earned popularity early in life as a child prodigy born on April 5, 1946, In Willesden, Middlesex, North West London.
She is born to Dr. Richard Alan John Asher and Margaret Asher. Her father was a consultant in blood and mental diseases at the Central Middlesex Hospital, her mother was a professor of oboe at the ‘Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has one younger sister and an older brother.
Jane Asher had been in a 5-year relationship with Paul McCartney from 1963 to 1968. Asher had broken up with McCartney when she caught him cheating on her with Francie Schwartz. In 1971, Asher had met Gerald Scarfe, an illustrator. The couple had a daughter, Katie, In 1974, and 7 years later, In 1981, They walked the aisle.
Asher had attended ‘Queen’s College’ in Harley Street, London.
Jane Asher had started her career as a child actor. Between 1952 and 1958, She had worked in movies such as “Mandy” and “The Quatermass Xperiment” the former being her debut film. She first appeared on stage at the age of 12, with Alice in Wonderland, and later also acted in ‘Through the Looking Glass’. Through the 1980s and the 1990s, Jane Asher had made guest features in a huge number of TV programs, including ‘The Goodies’, ‘Wicked Women’, ‘The Stone Step’, ‘Rumpole of the Bailey’, ‘Brideshead Revisited’, ‘A Voyage Round My Father’, and ‘Wish Me Luck’. Asher had concurrently worked in films, TV series, and the theater through the 2000s. Asher had also briefly experimented as a radio actor, playing Susan Foremen in the BBC Radio 4 comedy Whatever Happened to Susan Foreman?. In 2002, She had been seen in an episode of another popular radio program, The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. In 2013, She had played the character of Catherine de Bourgh in a stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at the Open Air Theatre. In 2016, She had appeared as Miss Havisham, In the Michael Eaton’s adaptation of Dickens’s Great Expectations. Jane Asher also wrote three bestselling novels, namely, ‘The Longing’, ‘The Question,’ and ‘Losing It’. Apart from these, she has more than a dozen other published books on cake decorating, lifestyle, and other such topics.
- Green, Blue, and Black colors are her favorite color.
- Her eye color is blue.
- In 2010, She became the vice president of ‘Autistic,’ a charity that raises funds for research on autism.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 1961, She had become the youngest actor ever to be cast in the role of Wendy in a West End stage adaptation of Peter Pan.
What can we learn from Her??
Like Jane Asher, Life is not always easy to live, but the opportunity to do so is a blessing beyond comprehension.