Jane Asher (born 5 April 1946) is an English film and television actress and the author of several full-length novels as well as a former girlfriend of Paul McCartney.
Jane Asher was the second of three children to Dr. Richard and Margaret Asher, née Eliot in Marylebone, London. Her mother was a professor of oboe at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; her older brother was Peter Asher, one half of the duo Peter & Gordon; her younger sister was the radio actress Clare Asher.
Asher's first appearance as a child actress was as Nina in the 1952 film Mandy. Other film appearances were the 1955 science fiction film The Quatermass Xperiment, and, co-starring with Kenneth More and Susannah York, in the 1961 UK film The Greengage Summer, which was subsequently released in the United States under the title "Loss of Innocence.". She also appeared as her distant relative Lady Jane Grey in the 1962 film and Disney TV programme, "The Prince and the Pauper". British TV appearances included...
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Alfie is a 1966 film starring Michael Caine. It is based on the novel and play of the same name by Bill Naughton, who also wrote the screenplay. The film was remade in 2004 and starred Jude Law.Alfie tells the story of a young man who leads a promiscuous life-style, until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life. Alfie was originally a radio play written by Bill Naughton, who also wrote the screenplay of the 1966 film version. Alfie frequently speaks directly to the audience, as a deliberate Brechtian alienation effect.The 1966 version was nominated for several Academy Awards including Best Actor in a Leading Role (Michael Caine), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Vivien Merchant), Best Music, Song (Burt Bacharach and Hal David for "Alfie"), Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. The film featured music by noted jazz musician Sonny Rollins, backed by British jazz musicians including Stan Tracey. In 2004 the ...,
The Greengage Summer (called The Loss of Innocence in the US) is a 1961 British drama directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Kenneth More and Susannah York.
A young English girl (Susannah York in her first leading role) finds herself responsible for the care of her younger siblings one glorious summer in France when their mother is taken suddenly ill and rushed to hospital She also finds herself, with a delicious frisson, under the approving scrutiny of a charming older man, also English, with a murky past (Kenneth More) and a stormy mistress (Danielle Darrieux) who is the patronne of the Hotel Oeillets. Set in Epernay, the Champagne region of France, it is the story of a young woman's sexual awakening.
Kenneth More later named it as his favourite film:
"She [Susannah York] was just twenty-one and an adorable creature...it was one of the happiest films on which I have ever worked."...
Jane Asher was born