Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Jane Asher Biography (1946-)
Born April 5, 1946, in London, England; daughter of Richard Alan John (a doctor) and Margaret (Eliot) Asher; married Gerald Scarfe; children: three. Addresses: AGENT--Chatto and Linnit Ltd., Prince of Wales Theatre, CoventryStreet, London W1V 7FE, England.
- Birth Details
- April 5, 1946
- London, England
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Housemaster, Frinton Summer Theatre, Frinton, U.K., 1957.
- LONDON DEBUT--Muriel Webster, Will You Walk a Little Faster, Duke of York's Theatre, 1960.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Julietta, Measure for Measure and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, both Bristol Old Vic Company, City Center Theatre, 1967.
- Alice, Through the Looking Glass, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, U.K., 1958.
- Wendy, Peter Pan, Scala Theatre, London, 1961.
- Dinah, Level Crossing, Theatre Royal, Windsor, U.K., 1962.
- title role, Cinderella (pantomime), New Theatre, Bromley, U.K., 1962.
- Cassandra, The Trojan Women, Edinburgh Festival, Pop Theatre, Edinburgh,Scotland, 1966.
- Perdita, The Winter's Tale, Edinburgh Festival, Pop Theatre, then Cambridge Theatre, London, both 1966.
- Juliet, Romeo and Juliet and Julietta, Measure for Measure, both BristolOld Vic Company, Bristol, U.K., 1966-67.
- Lorette, Summer, Fortune Theatre, London, 1968.
- Alison, Look Back in Anger, Royal Court Theatre, then Criterion Theatre,both London, 1968.
- Celia, The Philanthropist, Royal Court Theatre, then May Fair Theatre, London, both 1970, later Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1971.
- Sally, Old Flames, New Vic Studio, Bristol, U.K., 1975.
- Ann, Treats, Royal Court Theatre, then May Fair Theatre, both 1976.
- Charlotte, Strawberry Fields, National Theatre Company, Cottesloe Theatre, London, 1977.
- title role, Ophelia, Oxford Playhouse, 1977.
- Dr. Scott, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Mermaid Theatre, then Savoy Theatre,both London, 1978.
- title role, Peter Pan, Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1978.
- Ruth, Blithe Spirit, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1986.
- Also appeared in Cleo, Great Expectations, The Happiest Days of Your Life, and Sixty Thousand Nights, all Bristol Old Vic Company, 1965; Fifty, OxfordPlayhouse, 1973; To Those Born Later, National Theatre Company, Cottesloe Theatre, 1977; Before the Party, Apollo Theatre, London, 1980, then Queens Theatre, London, 1981; Henceforward, Vaudeville Theatre, 1988.
Credits; STAGE WORK
- Producer, Before the Party, Queens Theatre, London, 1981.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Wendy, Peter Pan, U.K. cities, 1972.
- title role, Ophelia, U.K. cities, 1977.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- FILM DEBUT--Nina, Crash of Silence (also known as Mandy), General Film Distributors, 1952.
- Hester Grey, Loss of Innocence (also known as The Greengage Summer), Columbia, 1961.
- Francesca, The Masque of the Red Death, American International, 1964.
- Lindy Birkett, The Model Murder Case (also known as Girl in the Headlines), Cinema V, 1964.
- Annie, Alfie, Paramount, 1966.
- Perdita, The Winter's Tale, Warner Brothers, 1968.
- Susan, Deep End, Paramount, 1970.
- Margaret, The Buttercup Chain, Columbia, 1971.
- Jane Seymour, Henry VIII and His Six Wives, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/EMI, 1972.
- Helen, Runners, Hanstall, 1983.
- bank manager, Success Is the Best Revenge, Gaumont, 1984.
- Mrs. Liddell, Dreamchild, Universal, 1985.
- Pauline, Paris By Night, Cineplex Odeon, 1989.
- Also appeared in Adventure in the Hopfields, Associated British, 1954.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Wish Me Luck, ITV, 1987-90.
- MINI-SERIES Celia Ryder, Brideshead Revisited, Granada, then PBS, 1982.
- Tales of the Unexpected, syndicated.
- Also appeared in Bright Smiles, Granada; The Mill on the Floss, The Mistress, A Voyage 'round My Father, East Lynne, and Love Is Old, Love Is New.
- Jane Asher's Party Cakes, Pelham, 1982.
- Jane Asher's Fancy Dress, Pelham, 1983.
- Silent Night for You and Your Baby, Pelham, 1984.