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.

Monday, 26 September 2016

'People, Places & Things' charity gala, 2016

June 14th, 2016 - Gerald Scarfe and Jane Asher attending the ‘People, Places & Things’ charity gala performance in aid of Action on Addiction, London, UK.

Can Nguyen/REX/Shutterstock.

Friday, 23 September 2016

'Wonderwall' film premiere, 1969

Sunday, January 12, 1969 - Jane Asher and director Robert Kidd attended the London premiere of "Wonderwall" at the new Cinecenta complex at the corner of Whitcomb and Panton Streets. "Wonderwall", which featured a musical score by George Harrison, had had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1968. None of the Beatles attended the London opening. Other celebrity attendees included "Wonderwall" star Jane Birkin, and Simon Dee. 

From Kine Weekly, January 18, 1969. From Lady Jane yahoo group.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2002

August 21st, 2002 - Jane Asher at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. 

Photos 1 to 3) Corbis website.
Photos 4 to 6) SUTTON-HIBBERT/REX/Shutterstock.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Rita Hansen photoshot, 1978

Jane Asher pictured on 24th March 1978 by Rita Hansen of Jane Asher in London. These were scanned from an issue of the Beatles fanzine, The Write Thing, published in the 1980’s. The photos accompany a fan written article by Marie Lacey about meeting Jane numerous times in the 1970’s.

Photos 1 & 2) Meet the Beatles for Real – where you'll find the Marie Lacey's article.
Photo 3) Associated Newspapers/REX/Shutterstock. 

Monday, 12 September 2016

Frinton on Sea, 1950s

Late 1940s/1950s - Jane and Peter Asher at Frinton on Sea, Essex, during one of their many holidays there. Nonetheless her stage debut was at the Frinton Summer Theatre in 1957 with the play Housemaster.


Friday, 9 September 2016

Runners, 1983

Runners is a 1983 film written by Stephen Poliakoff, and directed by Charles Sturridge. It stars Kate Hardie and James Fox.

Runners begins in Nottingham, a provincial city clouded by dullness. The Lindsays, a stagnant "happy" family lives in its cramped box of a home. Habit seems to have stilled all doubts. Then, without warning or explanation, the daughter Rachel (Kate Hardie) —twelve or thirteen—runs away,  she leaves home on her bicycle one day, and he could not suspect that she would never return home. The parents tell the police. A search begins and slowly dies away: a lot of kids abandon home and family now, the parents are told. What can you do? 
With his teenage daughter on the missing list for two years, Tom Lindsay (James Fox) refuses to accept the pessimism around him and the suggestions that she is probably dead. The need to keep looking takes charge of his life, especially when he meets another mother as anxious to find her son (Helen, played by Jane Asher) a fellow member of a rather desperate and eccentric self-help support group for the parents of missing children
This pair of discarded parents go to London. They find a drab, tense city, so ugly and disordered that fears mount. Together they scour the hidden world of the capital for their errant offspring, coming into contact with a range of puzzling figures who may help or hinder them, and finding a momentary comfort in each other in the process, despite their respective partners at home.
And the missing child? She is not murdered, not even in immediate danger. Yet her reasons for leaving and her blank refusal to return are maybe more disturbing than death. For they show a profound failure in the clichés of family and middle-class confidence. 

Photo 1) Yooniq Images.
Photo 2) From the net. If it's yours, coment below and I'll give you full credit.
Photo 4) Alamy.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Sony Radio Awards, 1994

April 27th, 1994 - Gerald Scarfe and Jane Asher at the Sony Radio Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel. 

Photo 1) Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA.
Photo 2) Photoshot.

Friday, 2 September 2016

"Hair" Manchester performance, 1970

March 3rd or 4th, 1970 -  Actors and actresses (L-R) Caroline Lyndon, Paul Nicholas, Jane Asher and unknown after the first Manchester performance of “Hair”.

Kevin Holt / Associated Newspapers /REX/Shutterstock