Jane is a professional Actor, Writer and Storyteller who specialises in true-life stories. She is a member of Room 204, a development programme with Writing West Midlands and regularly takes part in writer forums. These include Birmingham Literature Festival where she will be showcasing some of her performance work in October 2019.
Although based in the West Midlands, Jane’s writing often reflect her roots in the South of England and her travels around the world.
Her memoir Slum Songs in the Sun is set in Africa and has been regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Similarly, her poems and stories have been published in various international anthologies. For example, Sampad, The British Council, Reflex and Popshot literary magazine.
As an actor, Jane is currently appearing in the multi-award winning film, 7 Days produced by Pixel Revolution Films. The film tells the true-life story of local hero and famous marathon runner, Blind Dave Healey.
Amazingly, he ran 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. Totally blind! The film premiered to a full house at Birmingham REP earlier this year and now is on wider release. As an inspirational story, it has already scooped up 3 top awards in film festivals in Los Angelos, Europe and India. See News.
In addition, Jane has a MPhil in Playwriting from the University of Birmingham. She has recently adapted one of her short stories into a futuristic play about the clock ticking on climate change. And some of her previous scripts have won selection for theatre showcases in Birmingham, Worcester, Bristol and London.
- Her toolkit of professional skills includes:
Jane is a full member of The Writers’ Guild and British Actors Equity.
Jane began her training with a scholarship to the 3-year professional acting course at LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Drama)
Her acting career as Jane Campion spanned work in BBC radio dramas, national, regional and West End theatre. This included seasons at Chichester, Pitlochry and Edinburgh Festival Theatres.
One of her favourite roles was playing Emily Bronte in a long-running production of Faye Weldon’s adapation of Jane Eyre. The play tells the classic story through the eyes of the Bronte sisters.
The play premiered at Theatr Clwyd in Wales, then toured the regions before transferring to The Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End.
After that, Jane took a career break to study theatre, film and television drama at The University of Bristol. She was sponsored by at Trust Fund from British Actors Equity which helped her to complete a BA in Drama with First Class Honours. As a result, she was able to pursue creative writing at the University of Birmingham.
She graduated with a MPhil in Playwriting in 2009.
Because of the investment by British Equity, Jane has always wanted to put something back into the profession that will help other artists find work in the industry. She is particularly keen to see women in more leading roles and features them as key figures in her own scriptwriting.
She now works in her married name of Jane Campion Hoye.