Jane Campion Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

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This article will answer every question you have about Jane Campion. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.

  1. What does Jane do for a living?
  2. Who are Jane’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Jane’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Jane married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Jane have any children?
  6. Where is Jane now?
  7. How tall is Jane?
  8. How much money does Jane earn?
  9. What is Jane’s net worth?

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Who is Jane Campion?

Dame Elizabeth Jane Campion is a well-known New Zealand director, screenwriter, and producer. Jane became the first woman to be nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Director. She is also the first filmmaker to receive the Palme d’Or for The Piano (1993) which also won her the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Jane won the Silver Lion award at the 78th Venice International Film Festival for directing The Power of the Dog (2021). She is also known for directing films such as; An Angel at My Table (1990), Holy Smoke! (1998), and Bright Star (2009), as well as co-creating the television series Top of the Lake (2013).

How Old is Jane Campion?

She is 67 years old as of March 2022, having been born on April 30, 1954, in Wellington, New Zealand. Campion shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Travis Scott, Liza Anokhina, Lil TJAY, Gal Gadot, Mr. Bee, and many more.

Jane Campion Family

Who are Jane Campion’s Parents?

She was born to Richard Campion (Father born on December 13, 1923, died on July 2, 2013) was an actor, a teacher, a theatre director, and a producer. And Edith Campion (Mother born on December 13, 1923, died on September 16, 2007) was an actress, writer, and heiress.

Does Jane Campion have Siblings?

She has two siblings, an elder sister by the name of Anna Campion (she is a film director, born on September 30, 1952). And a younger brother by the name of Michael Campion.

Jane Campion Education

She received her education with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975. Campion then enrolled in the Chelsea Art School in London in 1976. And in 1981, earned a graduate diploma in visual arts (painting) from the Sydney College of the Arts at the University of Sydney. In 1981, Jane began studying at the Australian Film, Television, and Radio School.

Jane Campion Marital Status

She is currently single. However, she was married to Colin David Englert in 1992 but divorced in 2001.

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A Photo of Jane Campion

Jane Campion Kids

She has two kids with her ex-husband David. A son by the name of Jasper Englert was born in 1993 but died 12 days after he was born. And a daughter by the name of Alice Englert born in 1994, is an actress, director, writer, singer, and songwriter.

Jane Campion Career

Her first short film Peel (1982), won her the Short Film Palme d’Or at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival. Other awards followed for the shorts Passionless Moments (1983), A Girl’s Own Story (1984), and After Hours (1984). Campion after leaving the Australian Film and Television School directed an episode for ABC’s light entertainment series Dancing Daze (1986). This led to her first TV film Two Friends (1986) produced by Jan Chapman.

Her feature film debut Sweetie (1989), won international awards. Extended recognition came with An Angel at My Table (1990). And widespread recognition followed with The Piano (1993), which won the Palme d’Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. And an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1994, and Best Director from the Australian Film Institute. Jane was the second woman ever to be nominated for Best Director at the 66th Academy Awards. She wrote, created, and directed the TV mini-series Top of the Lake, in which she received universal acclaim, and won numerous awards.

Including; for its lead actress Elisabeth Moss, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film and a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries—and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. Jane was also nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Director for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Dramatic Special. At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Campion was the head of the jury for the Cinefondation and Short Film, and also the head of the jury for the main competition section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Career Continuation

It was announced in 2014, that Jane was nearing a deal to direct an adaptation of Rachel Kushner’s novel The Flamethrowers. She confirmed in 2015, that she would co-direct and co-write the second season of Top of the Lake with the story moved to Sydney and Harbour City, Hong Kong, and with Elisabeth Moss reprising her role as Robin Griffin. In 2017, the sequel series titled Top of the Lake: China Girl was released. Jane’s first film in a decade was announced in 2019, an adaptation of Thomas Savage’s novel The Power of the Dog. In 2021, the film was released being written and directed by her. And at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, she was awarded the Silver Lion for Best Direction.

The film won her numerous awards and nominations and was critically acclaimed internationally. Jane earned three nominations in the respective categories for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Picture at the Golden Globe Awards, AACTA International Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, and the Satelite Awards. The film in 2022, received 12 nominations at the 94th Academy Awards, thereby leading that year’s Oscar nominations. Jane became the first woman to receive multiple Best Director nominations.

Jane Campion Height and Measurements

Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 8inches. And a weight of 65kg (143lbs).

Jane Campion Salary and Net Worth

Her salary is not dated anywhere on the internet. But her net worth is $10 million.