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Jane Asher's Biography

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Who is Jane Asher?

Jane Asher was born on 5 April 1946 in London. Her father, Richard Asher was an endocrinologist who identified Münchhausen syndrome and her mother taught the oboe at the Guildhall.

She was a child actress with her first appearance being in the film Mandy. Later she would star in films such as the iconic 1960s movie Alfie with Michael Caine.

Jane Asher's TV credits include playing Celia Ryder in the acclaimed Brideshead Revisited, Angel in the 2001 revival of Crossroads, Queen Charlotte in The Palace, and Lady Byrne in Holby City.

Jane Asher is married to cartoonist Gerald Scarfe.

Back in 1963, she interviewed the Beatles for the Radio Times and she ended up going out with Paul McCartney. Jane Asher has several strings to her bow apart from her acting.

She has established a successful cake decoration company as well as writing cake and baking books and a cookery column for the Sunday Express.

Jane Asher has also written novels including The Longing, The Question and Losing It.

Jane Asher is the president of the National Autistic Society, Arthritis Care and the West London Family Service Unit, and a trustee of the National Deaf Children's Society.

In 2008, Jane Asher was one of the finalists on BBC Two's Maestro and came third.

In 2009, Jane Asher was cast as Sally in the BBC1 sitcom The Old Guys.

Her father, Richard Asher identified Münchhausen syndrome.

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