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Jane Campion

Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early 1980s, attending the Australian School of Film ... See full bio »
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  Top of the Lake (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2013 - 2016) (written by - 8 episodes, 2013 - 2016)
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 2009 Bright Star (screenplay) / (written by)
 2008 8 (segment "The Water Diary")
 2006 The Water Diary (Short)
 2003 In the Cut (screenplay)
 1999 Holy Smoke (written by)
 1993 The Piano (written by)
 1989 Sweetie (original story idea) / (screenplay)
 1984 After Hours (Short)
 1984 A Girl's Own Story (Short) (written by)
 1983 Passionless Moments (Short) (writer)
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You know, sex is actually not so original as the way people love or the stories behind each relationship, which is what you remember. Sex is sex in the end. See more »


Became the second female to be nominated for an Oscar in the Best Director category for her film The Piano (1993). The first being Lina Wertmüller for her film Seven Beauties (1975) (aka Seven Beauties). See more »

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