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Jane Campion Jane Campion i(A4543 works by)
Born: Established: 1954 Wellington, Wellington (Region), North Island,
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New Zealand,
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Pacific Region,
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Gender: Female
Heritage: New Zealander
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BiographyHistory

Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand. In 1975 she completed a degree in anthropology at Wellington's Victoria University. Then, majoring in painting, she completed a BA at the Sydney College of the Arts in 1979.

Campion studied at the Australian Film and Television School during the early 1980s. Her first short film, Peel (1982), won several awards, including the Palme D'or at the Cannes Film Festival. After completing several short films and one feature film during the 1980s, Campion attracted more attention with Angel at My Table (1990), an adaptation of the autobiographies of Janet Frame.

Her greatest critical and commercial success came with The Piano (1993), an intense and visually stunning tale of sexual politics in nineteenth century New Zealand. The film was highly acclaimed and was nominated for many awards in several categories. Campion won the Academy Award for best original screenplay and the film won the Palme D'Or at Cannes.

Since that success Campion has directed several films, including an adaptation of Henry James' Portrait of a Lady (1996) and Holy Smoke (1999), a film adapted from the novel on which she collaborated with her sister, Ann. The latter tells the story of an Australian family who attempts to rescue their daughter from the influence of an Indian guru.

Campion lives in Sydney where she continues to write and develop new film projects.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Birthday 2017 single work film/TV
2018 joint winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting

With the documentary 'Deep Blue: The Real Story', written by Amanda Blue and Jacob Hickey.

Top of the Lake 2013 series - publisher film/TV detective crime

Series one:

'A 12-year-old girl is found chest deep in the freezing waters of a South Island lake. She's five months pregnant and when asked who the father is she insists: "No one". Then she disappears. Detective Robin Griffin's obsessive search for Tui unravels both Robin and the compromised town of Laketop.' (Source: Screen Australia. Sighted: 13/6/2013)

Series two:

'Top of the Lake Season Two: China Girl is a crime mystery story concerning the unidentified body of an Asian girl that washes up on to Sydney's Bondi Beach. The case seems hopeless, until detective Robin Griffin discovers that China Girl didn't die alone.' (Source: Daily Life. Sighted: 24/3/2016)

2018 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series

For series two, China Girl.

2018 nominated International Awards Golden Globes (USA) Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

For series two, 'China Girl'.

2017 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Drama Series

For season two.

2014 winner Logie Awards Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie
2013 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Telefeature or Mini Series
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