This blog is for English actress, cakemaker and writer Jane Asher, with many pictures and accurate information of one of the most beautiful rock muses from the 20th century.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Sir David Frost's Summer Garden Party, 2012

July 10th, 2012 - Jane Asher and Gerald Scarfe attend Sir David Frost's Summer Garden Party, London, Britain.

Photos 1 & 2) Ferdaus Shamim/Wireimage.
Photos 3 to 6) David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Bryan Wharton portraits, 1976

March 1976 - Jane Asher portrayed by Bryan Wharton.

All photos by Bryan Wharton NI Syndication/Newscom.

Friday, 22 April 2016

World Book Day, 1998

April 22nd, 1998 - Jane Asher with Ruud Gullit (former football player and former Chelsea manager), and Lord Jeffrey Archer, with Where's Wally, Shirley Hughs, PD James and Ruth Rendell in the front row, and Michael Bond, Anthony Browne, Lynne Reid Banks, Bernard Ashley, Christopher Awdry, Lynda La Plante, John McCarthy & Melvyn Bragg at the back row, form the line up of authors who read read The Children's Book of Books in celebration of World Book Day at the British Library, London.

Photos 1 to 4 - Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images.
Photos 5 & 6 - Philip Meech / The Independent/REX/Shutterstock
Photos 7 to 9 - Starstock/Photoshot.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Happy birthday, Katie Scarfe!

Katie Geraldine Scarfe (b. April 17th, 1974) is an English stage, radio, TV & voice actress, the oldest daughter of actress Jane Asher and cartoonist Gerald Scarfe.
1977 - Jane and her three-year-old daughter, Katie, at the Notting Hill Carnival. Lady Jane group @ yahoo!

Jane invited a fan to her Chelsea home one August morning in 1978 and served her 10:00 a.m. tea while four-year-old daughter Katie entertained. Jane allowed her guest to take a snapshot of herself and Katie. Pics from Lady Jane & the missed http://meetthebeatlesforreal.tumblr.com

February 15th, 1980 - TV presenter Esther Rantzen with her five-week old baby Rebecca; and actress Jane Asher with her six year old daughter Katie Scarfe judging paintings by deaf children who will compete in a nationwide painting competition organised by Ann Rakhin,  the founder of The Beethoven Fund For Deaf Children and in conjunction with Lorin Maazel's 50th Birthday Gala Concert at The Royal Festival Hall on March 6th. The paintings were also judged by actor Edward Fox, Richard Baker and Gerald Scarfe. REX & TopFoto.

Katie Scarfe Photographied by Brian Wharton taken of Jane and her family in fall 1981 and 1982 to illustrate her first book, Jane Asher’s Party Cakes, published in 1982. Lady Jane.

Katie has two younger brothers, artist Alexander Scarfe (born December 1981), and Rory Christopher Scarfe (born 1984). She also has two elder half-siblings, Rupert (b. 1966) and Araminta Scarfe from her father's previous relationships. She graduated from Bristol University in 1995.
February 7th, 1997 - Gerald and Katie Scarfe attend the Royal Court Fundraiser at The Porchester Hall, Queensway in aid of the Royal Court, London's largest commissioning and producing theatre which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Picture by Hugo Burnand. Tatler.com

September 17th, 1997 - Katie Scarfe, Gerald Scarfe and Jane Asher at a party in London. Desmond O'Neill features.

January 22nd, 1998 - Katie and Garals Scarfe attend the South Bank Show at the Savoy Hotel in London. Picture by: NEIL MUNNS / PA Archive/PA Images

February 3rd, 1998 - Katie and Gerald Scarfe at a reception in London. Desmond O'Neill features.

October 1st, 1998 - Alex and Katie Scarfe at an exhibition in London. Desmond O'Neill features.

November 3rd, 2005 - Alex, Katie, Jane and Gerald at a party to celebrate the publication of Drawing Blood -Forty-Five Years of Scarfe Uncensored, a book of Gerald Scarfe's work held at The Fine Arts Society, New Bond Street, London.

September 26th, 2013 - Katie Scarfe and her mother Jane Asher attend the press night performance of 'The Lyons' at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London, England. Dave M. Bennett / Getty Images.

She trained at LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art; BA (Hons) Acting, 2007-2009). Credits whilst at LAMDA include Maria in "Twelfth Night (2008), Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest" (2009), Molly in "Passport to Pimlico" (2009), "The Girl in The Blue Room" (2009), u/s Pattie and Rachel in "Season's Greetings" (National Theatre, 2010/11).

2008 - Portrayed by James Pike.

Ca. 2015

Her theatre career includes "Just Whores" (New Venture Theatre, summer 2003), "Freakshow", as Eve (New Venture Theatre, fall 2003), her role of Constanze in "Amadeus" ( New Venture Theatre, Brighton, 2005), her role of Richmond in "Richard III" (Brighton Festival, 2007), her role of The Duchess in "Mercury Fur" (Old Red Lion, Trafalgar Studios, 2012) and her role of the Queen in "Beyond Beauty" (Rebel Theatre, fall 2012). In 2015 she acted on the stage along with her mother Jane Asher in "The Gathered Leaves" (Park Theatre).

Summer 2003 - 'Just Whores' play at the New Venture Theatre during the Brighton Festival directed by Martin Nichols. L-R (upper photo): Alexis Hills, Leila Leam, Katie Scarfe, Alex Childs, Louise Gregory. Photo Tim Seelig. From: http://www.anitasullivan.co.uk/Just%20Whores_Anita%20Sullivan.htm

October 2003 - Katie Scarfe as Eve, the new arrival at the circus of the "Freakshow" play, performed at the New Venture Theatre, Brighton from October 21st to 25th. It featured cabaret, circus acts, puppetry, a fleet of minature caravans, live music/ foley from Helleanor Webband and a very disturbing dance routine, directed by production playwright, Anita Sullivan. From http://www.anitasullivan.co.uk/Freakshow_Anita%20Sullivan.htm

March 2012 - Katie Scarfe as The Duchess and Benjamin Dolloway as Benjamin in the play "Mercury Fur", directed by Ned Bennett at Trafalgar Studios. Set in the a squat in a future dystopia London, the drama immerses us in a society where law and order have broken down. Gangs run amok in supermarkets and the British Museum has been looted and burned to the ground. An invasion of hallucinogenic butterflies, scattered over the city by some enemy power and devoured by the embattled populace, has robbed most people of their memories. Photo copyright Emil Charlaff.

From November 27th to December 15th 2012 - Katie Scarfe as The Queen in "Beyond Beauty" by Ron Hutchinson, directed by Simon Pollard , at The Last Refuge, in Peckham, south London. In a dusty, forgotten corner of a London industrial estate, surrounded by churches, warehouses and small businesses, there is a castle: cobwebbed, ivy-strewn and destined to remain asleep until a certain princess is awoken by 'that' kiss. We all know it as the end of the Sleeping Beauty legend: but Beyond Beauty tells the story of what happens after the kiss. One hundred years after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel, Beauty wakes up to find herself in a world quite different from the one she remembers. Other cast members include Bevan Celestine, Sophie Robinson, Natalie Harman, David Eaton, Cate Hamer, Richard Cunningham and Greg Tannahill. Pictures by Emil Charlaff. From: https://www.facebook.com/RebelTheatreUK

Late June 2015 - "The Gathered Leaves" cast reading their roles. Katie Scarfe plays the role of Alice Pennington, and acts for the first time on the stage with her mother Jane Asher, who plays the role of Alice's mother, Olivia Pennington. From:  https://twitter.com/gatheredleaves

July 2nd, 2015 - Rehearsal images have been released for the world premiere of Andre Keatley's The Gathered Leaves. Directed by Antony Eden, the show opens at Park Theatre on 16th July (previews from 15th July) and runs until 15th August 2015. Pictures by Mark Douet, found via http://www.westendframe.com/2015/07/rehearsal-images-released-for-gathered.html

July 16th, 2015 - "The Gathered Leaves" press night at London's Park Theatre.
 The drama about a family that comes together for the first time in more than 17 years will play at the Park200 from 15 July to 15 August. Clive Francis heads up the family as 74-year-old William alongside Asher as his on-stage wife Olivia. Alexander and Tom play father and son Giles and Simon in the production. Alongside Hanson and Asher’s real-life daughter Katie Scarfe, Nick Sampson completes the family’s second generation as Samuel, while completing the line-up as the trio’s children, Emily and Aurelia, are Georgina Beedle and Amber James. Described by Francis as “An exemplary piece of writing, wittily bittersweet and very disturbing”, The Gathered Leaves centres on the Pennington family as they gather with the aim of putting the past well and truly behind them.The production is directed by Antony Eden.

July 16th, 2015 - Georgine Beedle, Jane Asher, Tim Pigott-Smith, Park Theatre artistic director Jez Bond, Katie Scarfe, Tom Hanson, Clive Francis, Alexander Hanson and Nick Sampson attend the press night performance of 'The Gathered Leaves' at the Park Theatre in London, England.

Radio, television and film credits include her role of Brenda in "The Wistleblower" film, the part of Kerry Harrison in "The Real Kathy Haydn" (Channel 4, 2007), "The Long Walk Home" film (2007), "Nunc Demittis", part of the "Someone Like You" collection, for BBC Radio 4 (2009),  her role of Emily Coulson in "Holby City" (BBC, 2010), Sophie in the 2010 film "The Engagement Party", the poet female in "The Cult" film (2010), the short "The Adbucted", as Dr. Murphy in ITV's "Emmerdale Farm" (Yorkshire television, 2012), "A Little Twist of Dahl" (BBC Radio 4) and the short "The Listener" (2014) and the part of Liz Wilde again in in "Holby City" (2015).

2007 - Katie Scarfe as Kerry Harrison in the TV Series "The Real Kathy Haydn". First aired on Chanel 4 on November 30th, 2007. Website: http://www.kathyhaydn.com/

2010 - Katie Scarfe as the female poet in the film 'The Cult'.
Katie Scarfe is also an experienced audiobook narrator. Some of her works include P.D. Jame's 'Death Comes to Pemberley', 'An Unsuitable Job for a Woman' and 'The Skull Beneath the Skin', 'The Edge of the Fall', 'The Storms of War', 'Lady Bette and the Murder of Mr Thynn', 'Larkswood', 'Beauty','Charm', 'Poison', 'Black Rabbit Hall', 'The Summer Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy (Book 1)', 'The Winter Crown: Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy (Book 2'), 'All the Dark Secrets: The Ten Houses Sagas 1', 'Love, Love Me Do', 'Step Back in Time', 'The Crimson Ribbon', 'The Last Kings of Sark', 'How We Met' and 'Larkswood'.