Jane Asher

Active - 1952 - 2015  |   Born - Apr 5, 1946 in Willesden, London  |   Genres - Drama

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Long before her "formal" professional stage bow in 1957 with the Frinton Summer Theatre, London-born Jane Asher was a busy child actress, appearing in such films as Crash of Silence (1952), Dance Little Lady (1955) and The Creeping Unknown (1956). Thus, when Jane made her London stage debut in Will You Walk a Little Faster, she already had a decade's worth of credits. Once we saw her in the role of the egotistical Annie in 1966's Alfie, we knew that juvenile actress Jane Asher was lost to us forever. Her major film appearances since that time have included The Winter's Tale (1968), Deep End (1971), and Dreamchild (1985), in which she played the mother of Lewis Carroll's Alice. On television, Jane was seen as Jane Seymour in The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1971) and as a regular on the British weeklies Wish Me Luck (1989-90), Eats for Treats (1991) and The Choir (1995). Romantically linked with Beatle Paul McCartney in the mid-1960s, Jane Asher is (at last report) the wife of cartoonist Gerald Scarfe.

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