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, 27 February 2017

'The Quatermass Xperiment', 1955

On August 26th 1955 it was premiered “The Quatermass Xperiment” (aka "The Creeping Unknown") film, in which Jane acts as a little girl but originally was uncredited. 

In 1950s England, professor Quatermass’ manned rocket-ship returns to Earth but two of the astronauts are missing and the only survivor, Victor Caroon (Richard Wordsworth) seems ill and unable to communicate.

Photos 1 to 3) From the net. If they are yours, comment below and I'll give you full credit.

Photo 4) Old Gothic Horror - Vintage Autographs & Memorabilia.
Photo 5) Ebay auction listing.
Photo 6) So it Goes... blogspot blog.
Photos 7 to 10) astridllmatumblr (oringally, they are GIFs).
Photos 11 to 13) Just Screenshots Blogspot.
Photo 14) Joseph Black flickr.
Photo 15) Movie dude.
Photo 16) Journeys in Darkness and Light wordpress.
Photo 17) Horror cult films.

Monday, 20 February 2017

'Hawkmoor', 1978

On January 29, 1978 the five-part television series “Hawkmoor” began airing. It was created by Lynn Hughes and based on the activities of Twm SiĆ“n Cati, a 16th-century Welsh folk hero.

The 5-part series starred John Ogwen as Twm and Jane Asher as Lady Johane Williams, and also featured Godfrey James as Twm’s right-hand man Shanco, Jack May as the English-born Sheriff John Stedman, Tom Owen as the sheriff’s son John, Philip Madoc as Vicar Davyd, Meredith Edwards as Sir Tom Williams and Rachel Thomas as Agnes. 

The series depicted Twm as a Welsh Robin Hood/freedom fighter protecting the Welsh people from the repression of Sheriff Stedman and the cruel (Catholic) Vicar Davyd during the reign of Queen Mary I of England.

Jane recalls: “I did a thing for the BBC called Hawksmoor [sic], I think, and it was about the Welsh Robin Hood character Twm Sion Cati, a figure in Welsh folklore. We were in Tregaron for some time and it was fantastic, we filmed all round that area. I played the equivalent of Maid Marian in his life, whatever her name was, so that’s a very happy memory of Wales more than 30 years ago.”

Photos 1 & 2 and info) Lady Jane group at yahoo.
Photo 3) Ebay auction listing.
Photo 4) BBC one.
Photo 5) BBC Cymru.
Photo 6) A Penguin paperback (ISBN 0-14-004501-5) relating some of the television adventures (and containing a ballad actually written by Twm) was written by Lynn Hughes and published in 1978.

Monday, 6 February 2017

'I Give it a Year' film, 2013

Jane Asher as Diana in I Give It a Year, a 2013 British comedy film, written and directed by Dan Mazer and starring Rose Byrne (as Nat Redfern), Rafe Spall (as Josh Moss), Anna Faris (as Chloe) and Simon Baker (as Guy Harrap). The film was based and filmed in London and was released on 8 February 2013.

Newlywed couple Nat and Josh are deliriously happy despite their differences, though friends and family aren't convinced that they can last. With their first anniversary approaching and attractive alternatives in the mix, can they last?

Photos 1 & 2) imdb.
Photos 3 & 5)
Photo 4) flickr.