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NEWS! + An American in Paris rehearshal photos

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Good evening,

The first rehearshal pictures for Jane's first musical ever, have been added in a new album, 2017 - An American in Paris. For the moment they are 3 pictures of the first day of the rehearshals. They are from https://www.facebook.com/AnAmericanInParisUK/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/AnAmericanInParisUK/ so stay tunned there for more news and updates.

There is also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyyOKuVX65Y" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">a video from the first day of the rehearshals and we can see Jane a bit as well.

Also, there's this news:


Jane Asher to speak at Excursions 2017


Posted by Coach Tours UK on Wed 25th January 2017 - 13:29PM


Glamorous star of stage and screen, Jane Asher, will be a special guest speaker at a session taking place at 11.30am in the AGTO Area at Excursions 2017 at Alexandra Palace, London, on Saturday 28 January.


After officially opening the event, Ms Asher will be taking time out to talk to visitors to the Show about the importance of London theatres to GTOs in a session sponsored by made tourism marketing. She will also discuss her new role as Madame Baurel in the fabulous musical, An American in Paris, due to open at London’s Dominion Theatre on 4 March 2017.


AGTO’s Chief Executive, Mike Bugsgang, said: “This session represents a great opportunity for visitors to the Show to take a short break from walking the aisles to listen to Jane Asher’s views on the groups market for theatres. The session is open to all visitors to the Show and there will be a prize draw for tickets to An American in Paris.”


For more information on the show visit:- www.excursions2017.com


Enjoy! :)

NEWS + Acting career

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Good afternoon,

First of all, it was announced some weeks ago that Jane Asher is going to perform the first musical of her life... aged 70!

It's 'An American' in Paris, at London's Dominion theatre since spring next year.

Also, I've updated Jane's 'Acting Career' page from this site. All the information I've got from all her 1950s & 1960s roles (TV, stage, film...) has been added. Also, I've updated the photogallery, because some of the pictures where added long ago and now I had better versions of them (better quality, bigger, fuller...) so I decided to change them :) 

Thank you.

Violet :)

Jane Asher as Miss Havisham in Dicken's "Great Expectations" play

Posted on March 20, 2016 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Good afternoon,


Since last March 4th and until April 2nd Jane will be starring as Miss Havisham in Charles Dicken's "Great Expectations" (apologies for finding it out now, very late) at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. You can find some pictures at the gallery.


Great Expectations is Charles Dickens’s thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip.


The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens’s weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes.


It is set among marshes in Kent, and in London, in the early to mid-1800s, and Jane Asher plays the character of Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster (an unmarried woman who is past the usual age for marrying and is considered unlikely to marry) who lives in her ruined mansion, Satis House, with her adopted daughter, Estella. Dickens describes her as looking like “the witch of the place.” Although she has often been portrayed in film versions as very elderly, Dickens’s own notes indicate that she is only in her mid-fifties. However, it is also indicated that her long life away from the sunlight has in itself aged her, and she is said to look like a cross between a waxwork and a skeleton, with moving eyes.




Some positive reviews:


The Guardian


https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2016/great-expectations-review-west-yorkshire-playhouse-epic-production-finds-new-depth/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Stage


Exeunt Magazine

Entertainment Focus

"The Gathered Leaves" play pictures & reviews

Posted on July 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Good afternoon,

Some pictures of the preview night (July 15th) and press night (July 16th) of "The Gathered Leaves" play have been posted at the album.

The Park Theatre’s production of The Gathered Leaves is quite the family affair after father/son duo Alexander and Tom Hanson join Jane Asher and her daughter Katie Scarfe in the show’s world premiere.


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 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.


“This could well transfer to the West End – but I’d recommend catching The Gathered Leaves right now…. A top notch 11-strong cast…. [Jane] Asher gives a performance of serene elegance, [Clive] Francis is unpredictably loveable as well as breathtakingly crushing, [Alex] Hanson gives a superb understated performance, Nick Sampson deserves an award for his overwhelmingly touching depiction… A must see drama.”

★ ★ ★ ★ The Times

“…replete with scenes of charged emotional intensity and moments of safety-valve humour, you’re drawn into a recognisable uptight world of simmering resentments, recriminations and rifts. Clive Francis is fantastic… Nick Sampson is superb…. Hugely impressive.”

★ ★ ★ ★ The Telegraph

More reviews:

Evening Standard

The Telegraph

The Guardian

https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/111425/review-the-gathered-leaves-park-theatre/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">London Theatre

Mature Times

"The Gathered Leaves"

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everybody,

I've updated the website adding the first "The Gathered Leaves" pictures that I found. There's one promotional picture and then several rehearshing, from last July 2nd. I've added some of Katie Scarfe as well.

The Pennington family have not been in the same room for over 17 years.

But on the eve of William’s 75th birthday, all three generations gather with the aim of putting the past well and truly behind them.

If only it were that simple.

And to make matters worse, they are running out of time – or rather William is – as the world that he has always known is steadily beginning to crumble around him.

I have lived long enough to see the unknown unfold in front of my eyes. I have watched it turn from nothing into something. You talk of challenging me… challenging my point of view. My point of view is the product of challenge; I’ve been challenged all my life. What can you say? With your head peeking out from under the umbrella of education for the first time you’re absolutely petrified of feeling your first drop of rain. What can you say?

The Gathered Leaves is a moving, poignant and funny family drama that sees the weight of family history, of reputation, and of expectation, all descend on one family over Easter weekend in 1997.



Previews: 15 Jul 2015

Press Night: 16 Jul 2015 (7pm)

Plays until: 15 Aug 2015

https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-gathered-leaves" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-gathered-leaves

More pictures will be posted soon at myhttps://www.facebook.com/JaneAsherSource" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> facebook page, tumblr blog and https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ladyjane/info" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">yahoo group.

Jane Asher & daughter lead Park???s Leaves, 2015

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Jane Asher will star alongside her daughter Katie Scarfe in the world premiere of Andrew Keatley’s The Gathered Leaves at the Park Theatre this summer.

The production, which is directed by current The Woman In Black star Antony Eden, will bring its tale of family history, reputation and expectation to the Finsbury Park venue from 16 July to 15 August.


Star of Alfie and Brideshead Revisited, Asher, whose recent stage credits include Pride And Prejudice at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, will lead the family drama that charts the story of the Penningtons as they gather together on the eve of William’s 75th birthday for the first time in more than 17 years.


She is joined by her daughter Scarfe, whose London stage credits include Mercury Fur at the Trafalgar Studios and Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre, with further casting still to be announced.


The Gathered Leaves is a quite terrific play, one of the best I’ve read for a long time. A family saga up there with Apologia and The Last of the Haussmans – and even maybe August: Osage County.” Nick Hern, Nick Hern Books.


Jane Asher said, “I’ve always believed that theatre should be all about the writer: the actor’s job is to put across the work to its full potential, and to be doing that for the very first time with a brand new play has always been my favourite kind of stage work. So I’m particularly excited about ‘The Gathered Leaves’, not only a brilliant and wonderfully written new play, but being staged in a new, beautiful London theatre. And – I’ve wanted to work with Katie for many years, so when I heard she had been cast as my stage daughter in the play the whole project became even more special. I can’t wait!


Katie Scarfe said, “I’m thrilled to be working on this exciting new piece of writing at such a vibrant and fresh London venue. It will be fascinating to have the opportunity to use a real relationship to inform an on-stage one, and I can’t wait to start rehearsals.

The production will open in the Park Theatre’s largest auditorium Park200 prior to Nick Darke’s The Dead Monkey, starring James Lance, which opens in the venue’s more intimate Park90 space.



Preview: Wednesday 15 July

Press night: Thursday 16 July

Performances 15 July – 15 August

Running Time: TBC

Booking: www.parktheatre.co.uk 020 7870 6876

Prices: Preview £15, Full £20 / £25, Concessions £18

£12.50 Tuesdays Residents with N. London postcode or Under 25s

Pay What You Can on any matinee. Bookable from one hour before the performance, in person at the box office. One ticket per person. Subject to availability.


Jane Asher new TV series: "Eve".

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy new year, everybody!

And couldn't start better! Jane Asher plays a new role in a new TV series called "Eve". I've created a new photo album

2015 - Eve (TV)

Starring Oliver Woollford (Will), Poppy Lee Friar (Eve), Jane Asher (Dr. Mary Douglas), Ben Cartwright (Nick Clarke) and Eubha Akilade (Lily), the new sci-fi TV series 'Eve', first broadcasted at the CBBC on January 5th 2015. The series was filmed in Bathgate and Glasgow last summer and Jane Asher plays the maverick scientist who created Eve, the world's first fully sentient 'artificial person', that comes to live under the Clarke family's roof.


Violet xoxo

Happy Birthday + New film!

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy 68th birthday beautiful Jane!

For celebrating it, we've updated the website's gallery. We've added many pics from Jane's acting career trhough the 1980s to this year, 2014!

Yes, you've read it right! Jane is starring in the upcoming new film "Drunk On Love", and this next April 10th 2014, for the film's premiere, she'll be at the Genesis Cinema in London for a Q&A! You can't miss it!

Moon Tiger

Posted on January 11, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents


Moon Tiger

Directed by Stephen Unwin

Adapted from Penelope Lively’s Booker Prize-winning novel by Simon Reade

Mon 24 Feb to Sat 1 Mar

Compelling, moving and eloquent, one of the great novels of the 20th century is brought to the stage for the first time. Winner of the 1987 Booker Prize, Penelope Lively’s Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire.

Claudia Hampton is a popular historian, a strong, beautiful and difficult woman. Now in her seventies, she is plotting her greatest work – a history of the world. She looks back over her life growing up between the wars and remembers the people who have shared its triumphs and tragedies. There is Gordon, her adored brother; Jasper, the charming, untrustworthy lover and father of her daughter, and Tom, her one great love, both found and lost during the El Alamein campaign when she worked as a war correspondent. Against a background of world events, Claudia’s own remarkable story provokes a sharp combination of sadness, shock and amusement.

Jane Asher is one of the UK’s most accomplished actresses. Her recent theatre credits include Pride and Prejudice at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Charley’s Aunt, The Importance of Being Earnest and Festen. Recent television includes Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing on the Edge, Holby City and The Old Guys and she stars in the 2013 film I Give it a Year.

Simon Reade’s plays include Pride and Prejudice, Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children and Ted Hughes’s Tales from Ovid for the RSC and Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful.

Dame Penelope Lively is a prolific, popular and critically-acclaimed author of fiction for both children and adults.


Jane Asher - Claudia

Tim Delap -Tom

Phil Cumbus - Jasper / Doctor / Teddy /  Tour Guide

Christopher Brandon - Gordon/ Lazslo/Driver/ Texan

Jade Williams - Miss Lavenham / Sylvia / Lisa / Matron

Hilary Tones - Nurse / Mother / Camilla

More info: http://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/visiting-productions/moon-tiger


Jane's new theatre play

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Lately Jane Asher has been doing many theatre plays, dressed beautifully from the Victorian era style - and we love it!

Since last June 20th and until next July 20th you can see her playing the role of Lady Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production 'Pride and Perjudice'.

The reviews praise Jane's work!

★★★★ “Jane Austen’s most beloved novel re-born” Times

★★★★ “a perfect Pride and Prejudice” Daily Mail

★★★★ “such charm and Elegance” Evening Standard

Official London Theatre

The Telegraph

What's On Stage

Enjoy the pictures!