Jane Asher


Actor

About

Birth Place
London, England, GB
Born
April 05, 1946

Family & Companions

Paul McCartney
Companion
Singer, songwriter. Had five-year relationship c. 1963 to 1968.
Gerald Scarfe
Husband
Cartoonist. Married in 1971.

Biography

Life Events

1952

Film acting debut

1957

Stage debut, "Housemaster" at the Frinton Summer Theatre

1960

London stage debut in "Will You Walk a Little Faster"

Photo Collections

The Masque of the Red Death - British Front-of-House Stills
Here is a set of British "Front of House" color stills from The Masque of the Red Death (1964), directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price and Jane Asher.

Videos

Movie Clip

Masque Of The Red Death, The (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Demon Lover Being conducted away from chambers where her captive father and brother are being tortured, hostage Francesca (Jane Asher) tries to keep up with proud devil worshipper Prospero (Vincent Price), while his incumbent lover Juliana (Hazel Court) works to enhance her own credentials, in Roger Corman’s Masque Of The Red Death, 1964.
Masque of the Red Death, The (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Shouldn't You Be On Your Knees? Cruel Prince Prospero (Vincent Price) discovers the humble Francesca (Paul McCartney's then-girlfriend Jane Asher), looking out for the interest of her village, lover and father (David Weston, Nigel Green, early in The Masque of the Red Death, 1964.
Masque Of The Red Death, The (1964) -- (Movie Clip) I Will Do What I Must Snatched from her people by the leering Prince Prospero (Vincent Price) who aims to make her choose whether he’ll kill her father or her lover, ravishing peasant Francesca (Jane Asher, Paul McCartney’s girlfriend at the time) holds her own with her captor and his paramour (Hazel Court), in Roger Corman’s Masque Of The Red Death, 1964, from the Poe story.
Loss Of Innocence (1961) -- (Movie Clip) We Are Not Orphans! Arriving at French lodgings, their Mum taken ill, the Greys (Jane Asher, Elizabeth Dear, Richard Williams, led by Susannah York as "Joss") meet the manager, the help, the owner and boyfriend (Claude Noiller, David Saire, Danielle Darrieux, Kenneth More), early in Loss Of Innocence, 1961.
Loss Of Innocence (1961) -- (Movie Clip) The French Sleep Late The Grey children, first morning at their champagne-country hotel, without their stricken mother, Joss (Susannah York) wakened by Willmouse and Hester (Richard Williams, Jane Asher), who then meet Eliot (Kenneth More), English beau of the proprietress, early in Loss Of Innocence, 1961.
Loss Of Innocence (1961) -- (Movie Clip) Blood Makes Good Business The hotel owner (Danielle Darrieux) diverted by tourists, Paul (David Saire) and the temporarily un-parented Grey kids (Jane Asher, Richard Williams, Elizabeth Dear) chattering when Eliot (Kenneth More), her boyfriend, is entranced by eldest sister Joss (Susannah York), coming downstairs for the first time, in Loss Of Innocence, 1961.
Mandy (1952) -- (Movie Clip) No Hearing At All Persuaded by friend Lily (Eleanor Summerfield) to seek further help, mother Christine (Phyllis Calvert) meets grouchy deafness specialist Searle (Jack Hawkins, his first scene), on location at the Royal Residential School for the Deaf in Manchester, England, in Mandy, 1952.
Mandy (1952) -- (Movie Clip) One Of The Lucky Ones Child star Mandy Miller in her first appearance in the title role, director Alexander Mackendrick with a terrifying moment, as mother Christine (Phyllis Calvert) narrates, then joins father Harry (Terence Morgan), unable to help their child, in Mandy, 1952.
Deep End (1971) -- (Movie Clip) Opening, Mike Genuine Cat Stevens music and young star John Moulder Brown on his bike in the opening to Polish director Jerzy Skomilowski's off-beat coming-of-age drama Deep End, 1971, also starring Jane Asher.
Deep End (1971) -- (Movie Clip) Very Expensive Girl Young Mike (John Moulder Brown) is horrified to discover a cardboard stand-up indicating his beloved Susan (Jane Asher) is an exotic dancer at a London night club, in Jerzy Skomilowski's Deep End, 1971.
Deep End (1971) -- (Movie Clip) Pregnant Man Coy chatter and horsing around at the bath house between worldly Susan (Jane Asher) and new aide Mike (John Moulder Brown) in director Jerzy Skomilowski's Deep End, 1971.
Deep End (1971) -- (Movie Clip) No Frigid Women Young Mike (John Moulder Brown) follows Susan (Jane Asher) and boyfriend (Christopher Sandford) into a porn theater where everyone's playing around, in Jerzy Skomilowski's Deep End, 1971.

Family

Richard Alan Asher
Father
Endocrinologist. Discoverer of Munchausen syndrome; committed suicide in the 1960s.
Margaret Asher
Mother
Richard Asher
Father
Doctor.
Peter Asher
Brother
Music producer, singer. Was part of the 1960s duo Peter & Gordon.
Katie Scarfe
Daughter
Born c. 1974.
Alexander Scarfe
Son
Born c. 1983.
Rory Scarfe
Son
Born c. 1985.

Companions

Paul McCartney
Companion
Singer, songwriter. Had five-year relationship c. 1963 to 1968.
Gerald Scarfe
Husband
Cartoonist. Married in 1971.

Bibliography