Jane is a Writer and Actor who specialises in true-life Storytelling. She has an MPhil in Playwriting and works as a coach/motivator to enable others to tell their own stories.
Her writings often reflect her roots in the South East and her travels around the world. They include the memoir “Slum Songs in the Sun”, set in Africa, which has been broadcast several times on BBC Radio 4.
Jane’s short stories and poetry have been published in international anthologies for The British Council, Reflex and literary magazine Popshot. Her plays include prize-winning shorts that have been presented at theatres and venues around the country.
Now based in the Midlands, Jane is a member of the Room 204 developent programme which is run by Writing West Midlands for emerging writers. As a result, she regularly takes part in readings at writer forums and festivals, most recently Birmingham Literature Festival 2018.
As an actor, Jane is currently appearing in a new film 7 Days, developed by Pixel Revolution Films. It tells the true story of Birmingham local hero and famous marathon runner, Blind Dave. Jane plays the part of Dave’s mum when he is young and discovers that he is going blind. The film, which had its premiere in a packed theatre at Birmingham REP in February, goes on wider release later in 2019.
Jane is a full member of The Writers’ Guild and British Actors Equity and her toolkit of professional skills includes:
- Performing & writing stories & scripts for theatre & broadcast
- Storyteller and workshop leader in true-life storytelling
- Coaching & mentoring communication skills
- Proof-reading & editing
Jane began her early acting career with a special award to train at LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Drama). Her work as Jane Campion spanned theatre, nationally and West End, plus some feature roles in BBC radio drama.
When she decided to take a career break, Jane won sponsorship by British Actors Equity Trust Fund to train at University of Bristol. She graduated with a BA in Drama – Theatre, Film and Television (First class honours). After further training at University of Birmingham, she qualified with a MPhil in Playwriting in 2009. She now works as Jane Campion Hoye.
The pictures in the gallery below show Jane in some of her roles in regional Rep theatre and Chichester, Pitlochry and Edinburgh Festival Theatres. They include a long-running production of ‘Jane Eyre’ at Theatr Clwyd in Wales, and The Playhouse Theatre, London.