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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 53 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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  Top of the Lake (TV Mini-Series) (created by - 7 episodes, 2013) (written by - 7 episodes, 2013)
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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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I think that the romantic impulse is in all of us and that sometimes we live it for a short time, but it's not part of a sensible way of living. It's a heroic path and it generally ends dangerously. I treasure it in the sense that I believe it's a path of great courage. It can also be the path of the foolhardy and the compulsive. See more »

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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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