Jane Campion

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/30/1954, Taurus
  • Profession: Director; screenwriter
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Jane Campion Fast Facts:
  • Grew up in a show-business family.
  • Primarily raised by nannies for her first 10 years. 
  • Worked as a documentary filmmaker's assistant after relocating to London following college.
  • Her film-school lecturers found her "arrogant and not particularly talented."
  • Won the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film at the 1986 Cannes Festival for Peel.
  • Influenced by Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights when making The Piano. 
  • Became the first woman---and New Zealander---to receive the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or award for directing in 1993 for The Piano.
  • Practices yoga.
  • Jane Campion Relationships:
  • Billy MacKinnon - Ex-significant Other
  • Jane Englert - Daughter
  • Richard Campion - Father
  • Gerard Lee - Ex-significant Other
  • Alice Englert - Daughter
  • Edith Campion - Mother
  • Anna Campion - Sister
  • Michael Campion - Brother
  • Michael Englert - Son
  • Colin Englert - Ex-husband
  • Jasper Englert - Son
  • Jane Campion Awards:
  • 2013 AACTA Awards: Best Telefeature or Mini Series - Winner
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie - Nominee
  • 1984 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Short Fiction Film - Nominee
  • 1993 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 1993 BAFTA Film Awards: The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction - Nominee
  • 2010 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 1993 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Winner
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Nominee
  • 2010 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Direction - Nominee
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2014 BAFTA Television Awards: Best Director - Fiction - Nominee
  • 2011 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1993 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 1993 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • College:
  • Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand (BA in Anthropology, 1975); Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (BA in Painting, 1979); Australian Film and Television School, Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia (1984)

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