Jane Asher (born 5 April 1946) is an English actress, who is well known in the United Kingdom for her television career.
Asher is known for her starring role as the main character Faith Ashley in the 1987 British TV drama Wish Me Luck, and for her trademark red hair.
She has appeared in numerous film and television dramas.
Asher was the second of three children born to Dr. Richard Alan John and Margaret Asher, née Eliot, in Willesden, north-west London . Her father was a physician at the Central Middlesex hospital and author of many notable medical articles; her mother was a professor of oboe at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; her older brother is record producer Peter Asher (formerly one half of the duo Peter & Gordon); her younger sister is the radio actress Clare Asher.
Asher's first appearance as a child actress was as Nina in the 1952 film Mandy. Other film appearances were the 1955 science fiction film The Quatermass Xperiment, and, co-starring with Kenneth More and Susannah York, in the 1961 UK film The Greengage Summer, which was subsequently released in the United States under the title Loss of Innocence. She also appeared as her distant relative Lady Jane Grey in the 1962 film and Disney TV programme, The Prince and the Pauper. British TV appearances included 3 episodes (19561958) of the British TV series, The Adventures of Robin Hood (working alongside her brother Peter), and as a panellist on the BBC's Juke Box Jury.
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