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Jane Asher

Born in London, Jane Asher's acting career has spanned stage and screen, with a debut in 1952 at the tender age of five in the film Mandy. She made her West End stage debut in 1960 and went on to join the Bristol Old Vic and the National Theatre.

Highlights in Asher's feature film career include Lewis Gilbert's Alfie opposite Michael Caine, Peter Sasdy's Henry VIII and His Six Wives, Charles Sturridge's Runners, Jerzy Skolimowki's Success is the Best Revenge, Gavin Millar's Dreamchild and David Hare's Paris By Night.

Major TV drama credits include, The Mill on the Floss, Brideshead Revisited, East Lynne, The Mistress, Wish Me Luck, Murder Most Horrid, The Choir, Miss Marple, New Tricks and A For Andromeda.

Asher's many theatrical roles have included Michael Apted's Strawberry Fields at the National Theatre, Michael Lindsay-Hogg's Whose Life is it Anyway, Alan Ayckbourn's Henceforward at the Vaudeville, as well as Robert Kidd's production of The Philanthropist which transferred from the Royal Court to Broadway, Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court and Criterion, as well as the Bristol Old Vic and US tour of Tyrone Guthrie's Romeo & Juliet, Measure for Measure, Great Expectations, The Happiest Days of Your Life and Sixty Thousand Nights.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Jane Asher Facts

BirthdayApril 5, 1946 (77)
BirthplaceMarylebone, London, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Jane Asher compared to you?

Selected Filmography

War of The Worlds
Death at a Funeral
Drunk on Love
Trading Mom
Agatha Christie's Marple, Series 1
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Three Act Tragedy
The Masque of the Red Death
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