Jane Campion

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Jane Campion

New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director based in Australia add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1954.

Countries: United States (28%), (19%), United Kingdom (14%)

Main connections: Palme d'Or, The Piano, Bright Star (film)

Linked to: Chelsea College of Art and Design, Sydney College of the Arts, University Press of Mississippi, Victoria University of Wellington




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Jane Campion was born in 1954 add something


In 1976 Campion attended Chelsea Art School in London and travelled throughout Europe add something


She graduated with a bachelor's degree in painting at the Sydney College of the Arts in Australia in 1979 add something


Dissatisfied with the limits of painting as a medium, Campion turned to film and created her first short film, "Tissues" in 1980 add something


In 1981 she began studying at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, where she made several more short films, and graduated in 1984 add something


Her first short film, "Peel" won the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival, and other awards followed for the shorts "Passionless Moments" , "A Girl's Own Story" and "After Hours" add something


China Forbes - She sang the title song for the late 1990s television series "Clueless" and the version of "Que Sera Sera" used over the opening and closing credits of Jane Campion's 2003 film "In the Cut"


In 1992, she married Colin David Englert, an Australian who worked as a second unit director on "The Piano" add something


Their first child, a son named Jasper, was born in 1993 but lived for only 12 days add something


Michael Nyman - Nyman's popularity increased after he wrote the score to Jane Campion's *award-winning 1993 film "The Piano"


Shelley Duvall - She appeared as the vain, over-friendly, but harmless Countess Geminisister to the calculating Gilbert Osmond in Jane Campion's 1996 adaptation of the Henry James novel "The Portrait of a Lady"


Valentina Cervi - She played an English-language role in Jane Campion's 1996 "The Portrait of a Lady"


The Portrait of a Lady - "The Portrait of a Lady" was adapted in 1996 by New Zealand director Jane Campion, into a film starring Nicole Kidman as Isabel, John Malkovich as Osmond, and Barbara Hershey as Madame Merle


The Portrait of a Lady (film) - "'The Portrait of a Lady"' is a 1996 film adaptation of Henry James's novel "The Portrait of a Lady" directed by Jane Campion


Meg Ryan - In 2003, Ryan broke away from her usual roles, starring alongside Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Jane Campion's erotic thriller film "In the Cut"


In the Cut - "'In the Cut"' is a 2003 Australian-American mystery and erotic thriller film written and directed by Jane Campion and starring Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Jason Leigh


Thomas Sangster - At the end of March 2008, he began working with Oscar-winning director Jane Campion on her film "Bright Star", a love story with Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish portraying John Keats and his lover Fanny Brawne


Her 2009 film "Bright Star," a biographical drama about poet John Keats and his lover Fanny Brawne , was shown at the Cannes Film Festival add something


Paul Schneider (actor) - In 2009 Schneider appeared as Charles Armitage Brown in the Keats film "Bright Star", directed by Jane Campion, for which he won the Best Supporting Actor *award from the National Society of Film Critics


John Keats - The 2009 film "Bright Star", written and directed by Jane Campion, focuses on Keats' relationship with Fanny Brawne


Palme d'Or - As of 2012, Jane Campion remains the only woman to have won the Palme d'Or


Palme d'Or - As of 2013, Jane Campion is the only female director to have won the Palme d'Or, for "The Piano"


Top of the Lake - "'Top of the Lake"' is a 2013 television miniseries written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, and directed by Campion and Garth Davis


In 2014 it was announced that Campion was nearing a deal to direct an adaptation of Rachel Kushner's novel "The Flamethrowers" add something


Palme d'Or - The Piano - As of 2014, Jane Campion is the only female director to have won the Palme d'Or, for "The Piano"


Jury Prize (Cannes Film Festival) - New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion was the president of the Jury for the 2014 festival and oversaw a rare decision, in which the Jury Prize was *awarded to two films: "Mommy", by Xavier Dolan, and "Goodbye to Language", by 83-year-old Jean-Luc Godard


Top of the Lake - In 2015 Campion confirmed that she would be co-directing and co-writing a second season of "Top of the Lake" with the action moved to Sydney and Harbour City, Hong Kong with Elisabeth Moss reprising her role as Robin Griffin add something


Palme d'Or - The Piano - As of 2015, Jane Campion is the only female director to have won the "Palme d'Or", for "The Piano"


Gerard Lee - Gerard Lee is co-writer with Jane Campion of the successful mini-series "Top of the Lake", which garnered eight Emmy Nominations and has now been commissioned for a second season due to begin shooting in 2015


Campion was appointed a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2016 New Year Honours, for services to film add something


David Dencik - In 2017 he played brothel owner Alexander "Puss" Braun, in Jane Campion's acclaimed Top of the Lake


Palme d'Or - The Piano - As of 2018, Jane Campion is the only female director to have won the Palme d'Or, for her work on "The Piano"